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Mysteries of an early Steinway #2741907
06/04/18 12:17 AM
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This instrument,
Archaic 1864 Steinway concert grand #9608
is still from the first overstrung concert model series patented in 1859, later so frequently and proudly quoted by Steinway. However the 1857 Blüthner I have posted in this gallery,
1857 Blüthner Symmetrical concert grand, serial # 1134
is already overstrung. Does this not appear to be a contradiction?

In contrast to its progressive plate design it sports a really archaic soundboard with ribs running front to back instead of across as is the case in all modern instruments (see second pic). I have only seen this in some earlier Boadwoods and Pleyels. The soundboard also has two prominent wide ribs, only running on top in the base section, which may serve as cut off bars (see pic #10). Why two, I don't know.

Including the action the instrument is largely original, except for the hammers and the legs, which are of a later date. If you know of an owner with original legs (the slim serpentine type) or original hammers to serve as example in the restoration effort, please let us know. Also any enlightening comments regarding the soundboard's construction rationale and the timing of the Steinway patent claim would be very welcome.

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Re: Mysteries of an early Steinway [Re: Klavimaniac] #2742020
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Contact Bill Shull RPT at 951-544-0121 or 909-796-4226. He has much early Steinway and Chickering data.


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Re: Mysteries of an early Steinway [Re: Klavimaniac] #2742052
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The real proof will be in its performance following restoration.

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