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Steinway fallboard lettering
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Anybody know if the lettering on my 1924 Steinway upright fallboard would be a decal or a brass inlay? It has been varnished over at some stage and I want to know if it is worth trying to get to the brass underneath or if it was a decal used back then.


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Even if varnished over, the lettering remains sticking out, while an inlay would be completely level with the fallboard surface?


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Originally Posted by Lushey1

Anybody know if the lettering on my 1924 Steinway upright fallboard would be a decal or a brass inlay? It has been varnished over at some stage and I want to know if it is worth trying to get to the brass underneath or if it was a decal used back then.


I don't know the specific answer but I have done inlay work and finish correction. Can you post a picture and explain what you are trying to do? Is there a problem with the varnish? Are you trying to make this area look better or refinishing the whole piano?

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If it was made in Hamburg, it is probably brass. If it was made in New York, it is probably a decal.


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