Why would a German piano built in 1920 have Grand Prix Turin 1911 written on it?
I have an restored Dörner Stuttgart piano that according to its serial number was built in 1920 but there is text right above the keys that says Grand Prix Turin 1911. I was just wondering whether anyone could shed some light on why that might be?
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 75 months agoBest answer
Apparently there was some kind of piano-building competition in Turin in 1911, and this company won a Big Prize (that's what Grand Prix means). So on pianos it made in the years afterwards they advertised that they'd won this award.
Very often when you buy a new car that's won an award from JD Powers there will be a decal on the window that says 'JD Powers Award'. Many bottles of wine (or olive oil, or balsamic vinegar) have 'medals' on them that they company won in competitions.