When did Gerhard Heintzman start exporting pianos?
Gerhard Heintzman did not aggressively export his pianos, and they are rarely found outside of Canada today. Gerhard Heintzman died in 1926, and the firm was taken over by Uncle Theodore Heintzman of Heintzman & Company. Theodore Heintzman continued building pianos under the Gerhard Heintzman name until 1929.
How old was Gerhard Heintzman when he died?
Gerhard Heintzman died in 1926, and the firm was taken over by Uncle Theodore Heintzman of Heintzman & Company. Theodore Heintzman continued building pianos under the Gerhard Heintzman name until 1929. Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?
When did Heintzman and annowski make the piano?
A square piano built by this firm ca 1854 was still in the possession of Heintzman Ltd in 1980. In Buffalo Heintzman was associated with the Western Piano Co, which may have been an alternative name for Drew, Heintzman & Annowski and which failed in 1857.
How big is a Gerhard Heintzman baby grand piano?
This piano is very wide left to right; 65 inches instead of the more usual 58-59. This is because the string scale is pitched wide so as to accommodate the long speaking length. The bass strings speaking length in this instrument are the same length as a 5’6” baby grand. Serial number 10808 would be the fall of 1903.
When did Heintzman and co.go out of business?
Heintzman & Co. had a reputation for building extremely high quality, durable pianos and they enjoyed huge success for nearly 125 years. During the 20th Century they manufactured Nordheimer pianos in addition to Heintzman & Co. pianos. The firm went out of business in the 1980’s, and their factory machinery was sold to Chinese piano makers.
When did Theodore Heintzman move to New York?
Theodore August Heintzman arrived in New York City from Berlin, Germany in 1850. He worked in various piano factories in that city before pre-Civil War unrest prompted him to move to Toronto, Canada in 1860. In 1866 he established Heintzman & Co. at 70 King St. W. Following Theodore Heintzman’s death in 1899, the firm was