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Is there an Everett piano in your house and you would like to know how old it is?
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The Everett Piano Company is an American company founded in the 19th century. Its history begins in Boston, where the John Church and Frank A. Lee (John Church & Company) brand was established in 1883. Interestingly, this name is translated as "strong". Initially, a reed organ was created in the factory, and medium class (commercial) upright and grand pianos were to be produced, but this idea has changed. It was decided that the goal would be to create the highest quality instruments possible.
 

The fate of the Everett brand

In 1926 the Everett factory merged with Cable-Nelson Piano and was moved to Michigan-South Haven. In the meantime, Everett has abandoned its flagship instrument, the electronic reed organ, in favour of pianos. 10 years later, they started working with Meridan Co., where many innovations and changes in the construction of Everett pianos were made. This was due to the experienced engineer George H. Stapely, who soon became the president of the company. After World War II, Everett stopped manufacturing grand pianos because there was a much greater demand for upright pianos. In the 1950s, the school Everett piano was extremely popular, meeting the strict requirements of schools. This was mainly due to the reinforced Balanced Tension Back construction. Officially, the Everett brand became the property of Meridan Co. in 1954. The next owner was the legendary company that produced the Hammond organ (1962-1973). Thanks to this cooperation the production of the Hammond piano began. Next, the brand was bought by the world-famous company Yamaha (1973-1986).

Is this the end of Everett’s story?
No, although we are approaching this point. smiley

Officially, American production ended in 1989 and the last three years belonged to the Baldwin factory! This is where the last American Everett pianos were made, commissioned by Yamaha (the numbers of these models end with the letter C). Only for a year Baldwin used its parts for production - 1988-89. And here is another surprise, in 1995 the name Everett was bought by experienced pianist Edward Richards (Wrightwood Enterprises, Inc.). Since then, the pianos have been produced in China by Dongbei Piano Co., and in smaller Chinese factories. Richards then sold them in the USA for several years through a small network of dealers.

Patents and innovations used in Everett pianos

One of the key inventions of engineer and president George Stapely was a research-based Balanced Tension Back design patented in 1946. Thanks to the exceptional strength of the metal posts, it allowed for a more permanent tuning effect - the pure sound was maintained longer. Using this innovation, a dyna-tension scale - developed by American designer John Henns in 1949 - was introduced. Although these terms sound complicated and may not be understood by the amateur - it is worth remembering that these are inventions that characterise Everett pianos.

Was my Everett piano made in America?

The answer to this question is simple. Despite the fact that the owner of the Everett brand changed several times, it is certain that pianos were produced in America until 1989. If, on the other hand, your Everett piano was created after 1990, it probably comes from China.

Everett Models

Below is an overview of the different Everett models.
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Spinet 36”
Console 41”
School Everett piano 45”
Everett 48" piano - model resembling Yamaha U1
Baby grand piano 5’2”
Everett 6’ grand piano - modelled on the Yamaha G3 piano

After the year 1995:
Pianos in sizes 44", 46", 48"
Grand pianos in sizes 5’, 5’5”, 6’1”

How old is my upright or grand Everett piano?

The answer is hidden in the serial number.

Your instrument is certainly marked with a serial number. Find it and you can easily determine the age of an Everett piano.
1885 – 10 000
1890 – 17 000
1900 – 31 000
1905 – 36 000
1910 – 39 600
1915 – 41 200
1920 – 43 900
1925 – 45 600
1930 – 46 600
1935 – 48 300
1940 – 50 400
1946 – 57 000
1950 – 71 000
1955 – 98 000
1960 – 125 700
1965 – 168 000
1970 – 195 000
1975 – 229 000
1980 – 269 000
1985 – 296 000
1990 – 355 000
1995 – 369 000

Value and quality of Everett pianos

Opinions are divided on the quality of the Everett instruments. Especially in the first decades, Everett upright and grand pianos were valued by many pianists and considered exceptional. It seems that instruments from the later (post-war) period are in the middle class category - they are considered to be of good quality.

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