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Graham WalkerThis is the website of Graham Walker, Dorset, UK who has had an interest in the early piano for over 30 years. He has undertaken the restoration of instruments for private collection and has also carried out research on early pianos and their makers over this period. This has been done alongside a career in management consultancy and performance management. Early retirement in 2007 enabled him to become more involved and he commissioned a cloth manufacturer to produce an authentic keyboard cloth. This cloth is the nearest match to an early 19th century piano cloth that can be made within modern manufacturing processes. It was initially produced for his requirements but it soon came in demand by others.  Further types of cloth have been replicated by request from makers and restorers.  These cloths can be purchased from the online shop on this website.  He has also undertaken some research into the leather used in early English pianos and is currently working in liaison with the Institute of Creative Leather Technology, Northampton University, UK with the objective of determining specifications. He is involved in supporting interest in the early piano and is passionate about ensuring that our heritage of early pianos collections in the UK can be maintained for the future.

Welcome to this website that gives a wealth of information mainly about early English pianos and their makers but also covers other early pianos. The online store on this website where authentic early keyboard cloths could be purchased closed on 14th September 2021 but these cloths are now available from Lucy Coad, Square Piano Conservation and Repair, Hill Farm, Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham, SN14 8LA, UK. www.squarepiano.co.uk

The “STORE” tab at the top of this page will re-direct to this website.  I would like to thank my customers for their business and I am pleased that the supply of these cloths will be continued by Lucy Coad.

Please enjoy your visit and come back soon.  You are welcome to get in touch if you would like any further advice. You may have an early piano that you would like to know more about or offer one for sale on this website. 

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