How Old is my Scheidmayer & Sohne Piano?

A reputable clavichord maker, Balthasar Scheidmayer is reported to have made his first grand piano in 1735 at Erlangen in Germany.

To the end of the century both Schiedmayer firms would continue to build on theirĀ  success of their forefathers, independently achieving recognition for their fine instruments.

In 1969 the two branches merge and produced small upright and grand pianos.

Today Kawai make a range of pianos with the Schiedmayer name.

Dates and serial numbers when the pianos were manufactured

1880 11000
1890 15150
1900 20005
1910 28611
1920 35321
1930 45037
1940 49600
1950 53100
1961 54135
1970 124870
1980 126640