Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser,and I'd be happy to help.
I'll need you to upload a clear, well-lit photo of the piano. Case and finish style give me many clues!
Photo upload instructions are here:
Can I ask where you got your information on Becker?
According to my resources, Becker Brothers was formed in 1892 by Jacob Henry Becker.
The company has no relation to Becker & Sons, which was one of many brand names used by the Whitman Piano Manufacturing Company, founded in 1880.
Of course, both of these are at odds with a patent date of June 1863.
Perhaps you could send me a photo of the labels? And also let me know where you got the Becker & Sons/Becker Bros. information you cited?
This is what's known as a "square grand" piano.
Whitman was in business from 1880-1926.
Let me know the date and I'll see what else I can find for you.
Oh, please ignore those phone call offers-those come from the system, not me. I don't do this by phone, ever!