We came to the conclusion that it was almost certainly built while the RMS Titanic was being built. It was bought by my great-grandfather for my great-aunts when they were small children, we think it must have been around 1910-1912. The construction of the Titanic started in 1909 and its maiden (and only) voyage was in 1912.
Fortunately, unlike the unlucky Titanic, our beautiful piano is still fit for purpose a century after it was made, having survived two world wars, several house moves and numerous children's fumbling fingers.
Four generations have learned to play on this Kaiser piano (a German brand that has recently resurfaced after having disappeared in the turmoil of the first half of the 20th century). For a hundred years, pleasure has been derived and given through it, frustration, joy and sadness have run wild on its gorgeous ivory and ebony keys producing all sort of melodies. It has endured a lot but it still sounds wonderful, a deep sound with a very particular tone. We regard it as our oldest family member.