Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Welcome PianoTV members!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
101 registered members (anotherscott, Axel Ramge, Ancore, anamnesis, Anita Potter, 25 invisible), 1,183 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1125762 - 04/07/05 01:11 PM Mason & Hamlin With Hickman Piano Action  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 117
newstead Offline
Full Member
newstead  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 117
Hi!

Can you techs tell me about the Mason & Hamlin With Hickman Piano Action.

I understand only a few were made.

What is the Hickman Action like?

Thanks.
Newstead

Piano & Music Accessories
#1125763 - 11/24/06 09:08 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin With Hickman Piano Action  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 246
Tom Tuner Offline
Full Member
Tom Tuner  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 246
Bainbridge, OH
Off the top of my head, I believe Dr. Hickman designed reproducing roll recording equipment for American Piano Co. (Ampico). His grand action had a toggle between the wippen and shank instead of a jack. This is quite rare. I don't know what that says about its actual merit as an action. I'll have to see what further I can dig up, but probably not a lot more.

Tom

#1125764 - 11/25/06 10:32 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin With Hickman Piano Action  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 246
Tom Tuner Offline
Full Member
Tom Tuner  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 246
Bainbridge, OH
Actually the Hickman grand action does not even have a wippen! Better than a description is an animated diagram at Mechanical Music Digest: mmd.foxtail.com> Archives> Topic Index> H> Hickman. Near the top of the list is The Hickman Grand Piano Action by Richard Vance and John Rhodes. Always wondered what playing one of these felt like given the evident absence of 'after-touch' and scant provision for regulation.

Tom

#1125765 - 12/27/06 01:19 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin With Hickman Piano Action  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 252
John Dutton Offline
Full Member
John Dutton  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 252
Billings, MT
Quote
Originally posted by Tom Tuner:
Actually the Hickman grand action does not even have a wippen! Better than a description is an animated diagram at Mechanical Music Digest: mmd.foxtail.com> Archives> Topic Index> H> Hickman. <snip>
Tom
______________________
http://mmd.foxtail.com/Tech/HickmanAction/index.html
http://tinyurl.com/ye789t


Piano Technician
Pro horn player
Recording Engineer

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Grand newbie - knuckle question
by Beemer. 01/17/18 04:46 AM
Why 9'
by PhilipInChina. 01/17/18 03:26 AM
Late Pessimistic Liszt Pieces
by Batuhan. 01/17/18 01:28 AM
Parents Don't Want Me to Become a Piano Teacher
by RyanThePianist. 01/17/18 01:24 AM
Virtual piano softwares and velocity curves
by lunobili. 01/16/18 11:09 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,827
Posts2,687,791
Members89,464
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0