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23 Feb 2015, 11:44
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Re: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano

Hi In an email sent to us d.honey told us: According to a conversation I remember having with my late mother indicated that only three of this type of piano were ever made. She also mentioned the fact that one of the three were displayed at an exhibition probably at Brighton Pavilion. Two of the pia...
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01 Feb 2015, 20:30
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Re: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano

It's a minor point, but the key rail won't be Perspex as that plastic material was not invented until 1934 and the piano was made around 1900. Given the glass fall, it is reasonable to suppose that Sarah would have used mirrored glass for the key rail as stated in the patent.

Kathy
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27 Jan 2015, 19:36
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Re: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano

We have obtained a copy of the patent 'Improvements In Pianos & Other Keyboard Musical Instruments' - the authors given as Nightingale David William (76 Peckham Rye) & Sarah Garth Wicking (190 Walworth Rd Surrey). The patent granted was for the glass fall front, a mirror placed at an angle as to ref...
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25 Jan 2015, 22:12
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Re: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano

There is a glass plate above the keys - photo 4 - which has Sarah's name and address on. Photo 5 shows the mother-of-pearl inlay more closely. Have sent off for a copy of the patent.
by piano
22 Jan 2015, 21:05
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Sarah Garth Wicking Piano

Hi! We have an ornate glass fall front upright piano which was patented by S Garth Wicking of 190 Walworth Road SE and 261 High St Boro. It was inherited by my mother-in-law sometime before 1950. We believe it was made for an exhibition. Does anybody know about her?

Regards

Kathy
by piano
22 Jan 2015, 19:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano Patents
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano Patents

Hi

The glass fall is original. We believe it was made for an exhibition. It was left to my mother-n-law by her aunt. Will post in history section.
by piano
21 Jan 2015, 19:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Sarah Garth Wicking Piano Patents
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Sarah Garth Wicking Piano Patents

We have an ornate upright piano which has been in the family for a few generations. It was patented by S Garth Wicking of 190 Walworth Road S E and 261 High St Boro. It has an unusual glass keyboard cover.