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Value of Kramer Welte Baby Upright
By Gerry Bay

Surprise!  In MMDigest 980827 I mentioned, in a post, that I had run
across a cute, baby upright made by Kramer.  I thought it was just a
plain 88-note mechanism.  Upon closer inspection, the mechanism in the
Kramer Baby Upright is a Welte reproducer.  The piano mechanism seems
okay but the Welte needs the usual restoration.  The case also would
benefit by a refinishing.

Any info about the background of this reproducing piano and its
approximate value/rarity would be greatly appreciated.

Gerry Bay

 [ Inspect even closer and get the serial number of the piano, so that
 [ the date may be determined, and also get a description of the Welte
 [ pump and action stack.  All these effect the cost of restoration,
 [ which influences the current value.  Has a piano tech seen it and
 [ estimated the costs to fix the piano action?  -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 29 Aug 1998, 18:33:50 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Baby, Kramer, Upright, Value, Welte

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