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Southwell Square Piano

Square Piano Nameboard Fretwork

Nameboard fretwork apertures backed by coloured silk were generally used by makers from about 1800. There were various designs and sizes but there were normally two fretwork panels positioned in symmetry towards each end of the nameboard and one internal…

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Hammer Covering and Leather

The leather used by piano makers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for covering hammers is no longer available. Therefore, if it is necessary to replace, an alternative needs to be found that has similar properties to the…

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