IBACH

The Ibach company is the oldest surviving piano manufacturer in the world, and it has remained in the Ibach family's control since its establishment. Johannes Adolf Ibach (1766-1848) completed his education at the Beyenburg monastery in southern Germany and travelled around Germany to learn something of his country. During this period he learned about organ and piano manufacture from some of the best craftsmen, and returning to his home town obtained the contract to refurbish the great organ at Beyenburg. However his interest had been fired by the piano, and he felt that such an instrument had enormous potential. He subsequently set up a piano manufacturing workshop in 1794, primarily supplying local musicians who had also been won over by the new instrument.

A.. Rudolf Ibach took the company through World War I, and J. Adolph Ibach through the 1939-45 war, the latter resulting in the complete destruction of the Ibach factory which prevented the company fromproducing instruments until 1952. The Ibach tradition continues with Rolf and Christian, the sixth generation, running the family business, while the next generation is being trained for the future. No other piano company can boast such a strong family heritage, and few instruments can match the enduring quaiity and craftsmanship of those that bear the Ibach name.

Ibach

År       Prod.nr.

1820 - 464

1830 - 701

1840 - 1189

1845 - 1603

1850 - 1906

1855 - 2600

1860 - 2900

1865 - 3450

1870 - 3800

1875 - 5400

1880 - 7800

1885 - 12500

1890 - 20100

1891 - 21800

1892 - 23000

1893 - 24600

1894 - 26100

1895 - 28000

1896 - 30000

1897 - 31900

1898 - 34300

1899 - 36600

1900 - 38600

1901 - 40500

1902 - 42800

1903 - 45000

1904 - 47500

1905 - 50200

1906 - 52900

1907 - 55300

1908 - 58000

1909 - 60600

1910- 63600


År       Prod.nr.

1911 - 66800

1912 - 70200

1913 - 73600

1914 - 75900

1915 - 76600

1916 - 77700

1917 - 78400

1918 - 79100

1919 - 81200

1920 - 82100

1921 - 83400

1922 - 85000

1923 - 86000

1924 - 88600

1925 - 90300

1926 - 91600

1927 - 93000

1928 - 94400

1929 - 95300

1930 - 96000

1931 - 96300

1932 - 96600

1933 - 96800

1934 - 97000

1935 - 97200

1936 - 97400

1937 - 97600

1938 - 97800

1939 - 98100

1940 - 98300

1948 - 98310

1950 - 98500

1955 - 99500

År       Prod.nr.

1956 - 100000

1957 - 100850

1958 - 101700

1959 - 102700

1960 - 103800

1961 - 105000

1962 - 106200

1963 - 107400

1964 - 108700

1965 - 110000

1966 - 111801

1967 - 113301

1968 - 114751

1969 - 116300

1970 - 117901

1971 - 119550

1972 -  i21401

1973 - 123251

1974 - 125101

1975 - 126901

1976 - 128700

1977 - 130800

1978 - 133050

1979 - 134925

1980 - 136675

1981 - 138450