Andrew Lancaster
Music Room Antiques
Beyer

The soundboard removed from 1779 Adam Beyer showing the inside of the piano.

damagedjacksmonc1805Astor

Damaged and missing jacks from Astor square piano c.1805.

dateon1822Bw

Date on key of 1822 Broadwood - May 28 1822.

letteringondampers

Parchment hinges on the dampers of a Longman and Broderip square piano which once belonged to Lord Byron's sister Augusta. Note the very old script - obviously recycled parchment!

rehingingHson1820sGDP

Rehinging the hammers on an 1820's Goulding D'Almaine and Potter square piano. They had been rehinged previously using a dreadfully stiff maroon leather.

rehingingunderhammerson1829Bw

Rehinging the underhammers on an 1829 Broadwood square piano.

hitchpinplate1829Bw

Rather beautiful marbling on the metal hitch pin plate of an 1829 Broadwood square piano.

HandstopsLB

The handstops on Augusta Byron's Longman and Broderip square piano. One of these raised the dampers up to middle c, one above middle c, and the bottom one raised a strip of leather so that it touched the strings - the "lute" or "harp" stop.

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