Old Fire Station Piano Gallery
















Old Fire Station Piano Gallery
Restoration

W. Daneman. Circa 1920 a Pianola rebuild for a customer.
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Air driven by the footpedals it plays all 88 notes, new paper tunes are still produced to this day.
The movie on the right shows this Pianola in action, it is still being tuned after any work is done on this lovely machine.
     
     

Click here to see a movie of this wonderful pianola in action, the large foot pedals fold out to be pumped to create the air pressure, and fold away when you want to play as a normal piano.




This Antique action Upright Piano restoration is nearing completion
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Bluthner Grand Piano
The pictures below show a Bluthner Grand Piano in the process of being restored.
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This Rosewood piano measure 6' 10" and was manufactured around the year of 1890.
The first coat of Reguilding of the frame has taken place, which will air dry for a number of days before a second coat.
Then re-stringing this instrument with brand new strings all newly calculated to the correct lengths.
     

The shimming of the sound board is now complete, now dressing the frame with Bluthner Blue Felts
       

The re-stringing process goes well with all the preperation done
       

The re-stringing continues with the thicker bass strings, while work on the hammer assembly starts with renewing the hammers.
         

Now Fully re-strung, the strings are gradually and evenly tightened throughout to avoid undue stresses.
         

Replacement of all the damper pads and their re-fitting
     

The Keys and mechanisms are replaced with new pads
         



Daneman Pianola
Rebuilding pianola action, then regulating ready for play, before installing the pianola mechanism.
       


Kimble Reynolds, Old Fire Station Piano Gallery, Church Road, Blundeston, Suffolk NR32 5AJ
Tel: 01502 732798     Mob: 07775 812284     Email info@krpianos.co.uk