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Piano Recycling at its finest!
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A member of our staff took home an old piano that was sadly beyond repair (insect damage). We had previously disassembled the piano and he recycled it. It's now serving as a planter while pumping out 2000 gallons of water/hr as a fountain!
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Any guesses about the piano?


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I do not know the make, but it has waterfall keys!


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That's gorgeous, and really creative.


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That is just lovely. I am now inspired to compose an Ode to Tuberous Begonias by the Waterfall.

Now I understand what Handel was thinking.


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Judging by the flowers, it must be a Growtrian .

But then again, the pool indicates it is a Basindorfer .

Since it doesn't have the bird logo, it can't be a Gullbransen .

Maybe it is a KaWa-Wa .

I'm sure its plumbing is from Kohler .

I'm just curious. How much Seiler was used to create that landscaping Everett? Let's all Sauter over and I'm sure that it will Shimmel in the sunlight.

(Please forgive me, Please)


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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Judging by the flowers, it must be a Growtrian .

But then again, the pool indicates it is a Basindorfer .

Since it doesn't have the bird logo, it can't be a Gullbransen .

Maybe it is a KaWa-Wa .

I'm sure its plumbing is from Kohler .

I'm just curious. How much Seiler was used to create that landscaping Everett? Let's all Sauter over and I'm sure that it will Shimmel in the sunlight.

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Well done, Marty.

I would add that this outdoor display appears to have been built by a Forster,

and probably an August one at that,

since it seems to be fashioned of Broadwood.

It's lovely though. I can just hear the birds Chickering away.

I bet they'll Pleyel Sohmer long in that fountain.

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I have to wonder... how does the water get back into the piano? Maybe pipes underground going up through the legs?!

smile Either way, it's really quite pretty, thanks for sharing!

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If the lyre were still attached, that would be a great way to pipe the water back up!


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Originally Posted by pianovoce
If the lyre were still attached, that would be a great way to pipe the water back up!
The pipe runs up beside the front left leg. The legs are not original and the lyre had already been recycled.


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I think it's excellent. I want one!

It looks like a pretty old instrument with the squared tail.

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Should not have shown this to my wife. crazy Now she wants one. And she knows just which piano to do this to. sick


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I love it! Very creative!

Rick, if you're reading this, just one more reason for you to get another piano!


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Well if the legs are not original, the lyre is gone,there is no music rack, you can't see the plate (which i am sure has been removed) then how can we guess?

...BTW, my guess is a 1930's Baldwin - but the legs are leading me there. wink


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Y'all are all wet. That's obviously and Ivy and Pond piano.

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The music must be flowing.....


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insect damage you say?.. easy, it's an Antzman & Co.

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Is this what musicians are talking about when they say "They are in the flow"?


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hmm the image file is named "steinwayfountain2.jpg" so maybe it is a steinway?

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Originally Posted by zerox61
hmm the image file is named "steinwayfountain2.jpg" so maybe it is a steinway?
Aha!


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If it is indeed a Steinway, by watering it down this will dilute the quality of the brand……

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