Plyer Pianos and Nickelodeons
Upright Piano Grading Guide
Stained glass pattern guide, Wood Grain guide and Ragtime Piano Style Guide
Grade 1 Cabinets
Plain in every aspect. Square Legs, usually tapered. Flat Sides, square edges. Relatively little moulding, simple and uncluttered. Some cabinets may be considered Mission period. Circa 1913 to 1927
Note: Some Special Name brands will elevate a cabinet one grade, some of them are: Bush and Gertz, Wing and Sons, B. Shoninger, Neuman, Beckwith, Cunningham, Crown, Chickering Bros. ( Not Chickering and Sons), Steinway, Cremona, Seeburg and Adam Schaff.
The Ragtime Style D has piano only
The Ragtime Style ST has Bass and Snare drums, Tambourine and coin op.
The Ragtime Style GR has Bass and Snare Drums, Tambourine, 24 note Glockenspiel, cymbal and coin op.
The Ragtime Style A has Accordion, Bass and Snare Drums, Tambourine, Triangle, Woodblock and coin op.
Last Update: 12/17/08
Web Author: Ken Caulkins