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Re: new to me 1904 Mason & Hamlin Model O upright
BethRH #2480261 11/13/15 04:51 PM
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Lost motion compensation is something else. It only works with the soft pedal.

The repetition springs on a Mason & Hamlin upright are the brass leaf springs on the fronts of the jacks.


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That's a mighty handsome piano. Case is gorgeous. Share a video with us so we can hear her!

Congrats!!



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Steven: lt depends on what your material is. Plastic traditional styrene kits use huge tooled metal molds. Rubber is used for resin .... detail kits etc. All l know is that mold making can get really complicated because you have to think about how to get pieces out of the mold ..
Beth.

I have seen pvc , soho's, or silicon ge adhesive recommended for ivory key repair...

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BDB :Thank you for your clarification and correction .When l get a tech l will certainly have it looked into. I am going to be cleaning this weekend so hopefully can see for myself ..Beth. ps, l found your orig. posting with pictures # 2346609.
Did all Mason & Hamlin uprights have these?

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Dear look alive: thanks!Eventually l will do that ...

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Originally Posted by BethRH
Steven:
I have seen pvc , soho's, or silicon ge adhesive recommended for ivory key repair...

Great to know. Thanks.

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Steven: you are welcome.The techs all say Don't use old style model airplane glue. That stuff actually eats the plastic surfaces away to form a bond. I would be afraid it would damage the ivory. And after 10 years or so that old glue just does not hold.

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BDB: I checked tonight. Will post some pics after l take them this weekend. I have the brass leaf springs and from what ones l can see they look ok, but I know l need bridle straps. I find it fascinating, did other makes have equivalent ways to do the same thing? I know there were some other really great quality large uprights. E.g. l heard
a tech really praise the quality of A.B.Chase.
I think they also used WNG actions ...
Thanks again. Beth

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Beth,
From what I can see, you've landed yourself a fine example of one of the best uprights ever produced. Good for you! If you take care of it, it should last another lifetime or two.

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Re: new to me 1904 Mason & Hamlin Model O upright
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Craig: Thanks much. Also thank you for your videos on string cleaning! your piano with corrrugated sound board looks really wild.. I just havn't had the time to post some interior shots will do this weekend. The more l examine my new instrument l am blown away by the quality ...

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Originally Posted by BethRH
Craig: Thanks much. Also thank you for your videos on string cleaning! your piano with corrrugated sound board looks really wild.. I just havn't had the time to post some interior shots will do this weekend. The more l examine my new instrument l am blown away by the quality ...


A lot of people put real pride into their products at that time.


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Re: new to me 1904 Mason & Hamlin Model O upright
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That is really true. Many pianos from this time are well built. I saw a 1913 Cadillac at a local car show, the woodwork was spectacular. The car ran so quiet you could barely hear it ... Beth

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Beth,
I just noticed that you hail from a neighboring state. Anywhere near us? We have worked on quite a few of those pianos. Pictures of the bass string ends after tuning would be interesting.

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Re: new to me 1904 Mason & Hamlin Model O upright
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Hello everyone. Finally got some more pics of my piano.Cleaned keys with steel wool (0000) and reattached 1 ivory key with ge silicon white . I have the pics on my phone. How do l get them here ????

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Craig l am in Middletown, CT. Halfway between Hartford and New Haven.

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I simply load them onto tinypic.com It works like a charm.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
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Tinypic.com is not compatable with my phone.

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Beth,

Looks great, and count me in for those wanting to see internal pictures and hear a sound clip or two. Having just completed a 4-month shop rebuild of a 54" Steinway R, I also wanted to welcome you to the tall vintage upright "club" (as Withindale did for me) I am interested in hearing what would have been one of my instrument's--or rather, its NY equivalent, the Model I--main American competitors for the top of the upright market back in the early 1900s.


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Re: new to me 1904 Mason & Hamlin Model O upright
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Erchoukyrie: thanks for the welcome.... l have heard of course about the superior quality of the Hamburg Steinways, is the "I" what would be earlier in the u.s. an x? Or was the x 60 inches ? I don't recollect the x after 1900, I know the v is 49 inches, the k 52 of course)
The R was just made in Germany, correct?
Beth

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hello all I cannot get images on here. I have them on my computer in dropbox and this site will not accept png suffixes. I have spent 3 hours on this in the last two days and I just want to put pics of my piano on this site.
Why is this so complicated, it is not user friendly!!Beth

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