More Smith & Nixon Upright Piano, Circa 1899


 

 

 

 

The Smith & Nixon Piano Company was one of Cincinnati’s premier piano manufacturers during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Smith & Nixon owned and controlled a handful of other makers including Ebersole and Goldsmith Piano Companies. Ebersole and Goldsmith were marketed as affordable alternatives to the costlier Smith & Nixon brand instruments. Smith & Nixon brand pianos were sold as the firm’s top-of-the-line, highest grade instruments. Because of their high prices, they were only built in modest numbers and are a bit rare today. The firm was out of business by 1931 due to the Great Depression (courtesy of http://www.antiquepianoshop.com).

I am fortunate to photograph this antique upright piano. Yes, it needs refurbishment but it is one beautiful instrument. I am not sure the last time it was tuned but am sure it has been over 10 years…it sounds good and not too out of tune.

Enjoy…
Encinitas Photographer

Encinitas Photographer

Encinitas Piano

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Encinitas Photographer

Encinitas Photographer

Encinitas Photographer

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2 thoughts on “More Smith & Nixon Upright Piano, Circa 1899

  1. Mike~ from what I can tell we have the same piano. Curious, have you ever looked into selling yours? We inherited the one we have with the home we purchased a few years back and are looking for a buyer (preferably in St. Louis, MO). Our serial number is 3403 – yours?

    • Hi Eric,
      I’ve looked into refurbishing and selling. Both are out of the question right now. I will check out the serial number soon. Right now I have it covered and some boxes sitting on top of it. It’s a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, for sure.

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