Starr Pianos: Dates and Serial Numbers

Photo: Starr Piano in the Gennett MansionThe Starr Piano Company was established in Richmond, Indiana in 1872. The pianos were manufactured under the labels of Cumberland, Duchess, Gennett, Krell, Minum, Tayser, Royal, Pullman, Remington, Richmond, Coronado, Schmoller & Mueller and Starr.

To determine the year your Star Piano Company piano was built, visit your local library to obtain a copy of the Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (Hard Cover) . In the 10th edition, published in 1997, this information was located on page 326.

Visit the Starr-Gennett Foundation for more historical information on the Starr Piano Company and the Gennett Recording Company.

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John Finley, Richmond, Indiana mayor from 1852 until his death in 1866, wrote the poem "The Hoosier's Nest", which is often cited as the first written reference to the word "Hoosier".