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 their 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