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Old Piano parts #2750270
07/08/18 05:12 PM
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I pulled some old piano part out of a garage that was fixin to be torn down.

Before I dispose of them, I wanted to see if anyone wanted them. I am keeping the piano hinge. All I ask is actual shipping cost (you'll get the USPS/FedEx/UPS receipt).

This is what a local piano guy said after seeing the pics:
"The parts appear to be to a late 19th Century, early 20th Century grand piano.
I don't know of any practical application for these parts as they aren't compatible with any modern pianos.
The pictures include a keyrail, back action, let off rail, and whippens...."

I found that some of the parts and whippens are part of "The Improved Swiss Action" [img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/AdSmawgKSP4wvokA7[/img]

If no one wants them, I'll toss them in the trash.

Thanks,
Chris

Last edited by Chris Howell; 07/08/18 05:14 PM.
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Re: Old Piano parts [Re: Chris Howell] #2750294
07/08/18 08:45 PM
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If someone NEEDS those parts it could be a gold mine. Personally, I'll pass.

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Re: Old Piano parts [Re: Chris Howell] #2750298
07/08/18 09:18 PM
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Chris,

I don't assume that those parts are from the same piano, but they are all unusual. I think you will have a hard time finding someone who wants/needs them. Further compounded is the fact that I would never use old parts when doing piano work.

My 2 cents,


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Re: Old Piano parts [Re: Chris Howell] #2750303
07/08/18 09:58 PM
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The wippens are worth saving. They are for a Brambach action, which was fairly common, and nothing else will do for repairing them. If there were shanks, they would be even more worth saving.

The problem is that they were used in cheap pianos which are not worth reworking. But to keep them going, they are worthwhile.


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Re: Old Piano parts [Re: Chris Howell] #2750307
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If my memory is accurate, I believe that is a Staid, Abenschein action. How nice of the OP to think of us. I suggest he check with a tuner in his locale who might want to store them for possible repair use.

Brambachs had a horrible scale design with the strike point in the bass tenor way too shallow on the strings. It gives the piano a very pinched, nasally honking tone.


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