Being a first time home owner, and just a year out of pharmacy school, I really couldn't afford much. So, I started checking out the want ads in the local paper. I found someone selling an old piano for $75. I called and went to check it out. It wasn't in great shape, but it had a nice sound and I felt it could be tuned up and cleaned up. It cost $200 to have it moved to my house.
When Amazing Daddy and I got engaged and I moved to Philadelphia to be with him the piano went in to storage until we bought our house. I was so happy when the moving trucks arrived with it (and all my other stuff too, it had been 16 months since it all went in storage). I was fortunate to have a little extra money at that time, and was able to get it tuned and restored a bit. In the process I found out a little more about it.
It turned out it is a Cable-Nelson piano. It was likely built in South Haven, MI in the early-ish 1900's. It's serial number is 104485 if I'm reading the faded handwriting correctly.