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Albert Schoenhut was a German immigrant who had a family tradition of toy making.
He began making toy pianos in his home at an early age and perfected them over the years.
There were many different pianos manufactured over the years by Schoenhut.
Although Albert died in 1912 the company continued making pianos and by 1934 there were over 40 different models of Schoenhut pianos.
He gave him the job of repairing the imported German toy pianos which had been broken during shipping. The Schoenhut Piano Company was begun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872.
Soon more instruments and other toys were added and by 1900 Schoenhut Piano Company was the largest manufacturer of toys in the United States.
By 1912, the company became one of Europe’s largest piano manufacturing companies as 10,000 units were being produced annually.
Later, they became a world-wide piano exporter with over 400,000 instruments sold all over the globe. Bechstein AG took ownership of the Zimmermann company in 1992 and incorporated it in their product range.
For example: "Hamilton" by Baldwin or "Cable Nelson" by Everett.
You can also let your local antiques dealer know that you are looking for a Schoenhut antique toy piano.
Many times they will be able to locate what you are looking for.
Serial Numbers to Determine Your Piano’s Age 1885 - 1 1901 - 60001 1915 - 92001 1919 - 108001 1930 - 165001 1940 - 174001 1950 - 180001 1960 - 195001 1965 - 215001 1970 - 246001 1975 - 280501 1980 - 322671 1985 - 357000 1990 - 415600 1995 - 425660 2000 - 431753 2002 - 434053 Do you need help with locating the serial number on your Zimmermann piano?
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