R.Lipp & Sohn Piano Serial Numbers

Lipp was founded in 1831 in Stuttgart, Germany, They were made under license by Bently pianos from 1985 to 1992 and then by Whelpdale, Maxwell & Codd Ltd. but they ceased production in 1998. You can use the dates and serials listed below to help date your piano.

Year SN.
1875 – 8000
1880 – 9780
1885 – 12520
1889 – 14930
1891 – 15400
1892 – 15900
1893 – 16400
1894 – 16800
1895 – 17070
1896 – 17800
1897 – 18600
1898 – 19200

1899 – 19800
1900 – 20480
1901 – 21400
1902 – 22300
1903 – 23300
1904 – 24300
1905 – 25300
1906 – 26300
1907 – 27300
1908 – 28400
1909 – 29500
1910 – 30740
1911 – 31600

1912 – 32800
1913 – 34000
1914 – 35400
1915 – 36800?
1920 – 36670?
1921 – 37000
1922 – 37800
1923 – 38600
1924 – 39200
1925 – 39200
1926 – 40000
1927 – 41133
1928 – 41133

1929 – 42050
1935 – 42600
1936 – 42650
1937 – 42700
1938 – 42836
1948 – 43000
1949 – 43100
1950 – 43500?
1951 – 43300?
1952 – 43400
1953 – 43500
1954 – 43597
1955 – 43735

1956 – 43758
1957 – 43900
1958 – 43960
1959 – 44160
1960 – 44350
1966 – 47499
1967 – 48101
1976 – 49098
1985 – 50001
1986 – 50020
1987 – 50050
1988 – 50080
1989 – 50110

1990 – 50140
1991 – 50170
1992 – 50200
1993 – 50220
1994 – 50230
1995 – 50250
1996 – 50260
1997 – 50270

Example: If the serial number is 7000 then that would make the year 1875