Welcome to this website that gives a wealth of information mainly about early English pianos and their makers but also covers other early pianos. You can also buy authentic early keyboard materials from the online store. 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.
COVID-19 UPDATE 27th March 2020. In view of the current difficulties, the online shop on this website has been closed until further notice. You can view the products as usual but unable to make an order at the present time. If you have interest in any of the cloths, please let us know and we will advise you as soon as you are able to order. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause.
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Early 19th century square and grand pianos typically use a keyboard cloth that is about 1.5mm thick applying two thicknesses to the back-touch and front rail of the keyframe and…
This paper covers William Southwell’s manufacturing activities in Dublin during the late 18th century and brings into context the progression of instruments he designed and made. He was one of…