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The experts here are going to tell you that your piano needs tuning after its move so ask the tuner to sort out that key and any other problems. Taking all the keys out could be a very high risk exercise for you if you don't know exactly what you are doing. I believe George Rogers made good pianos that deserve professional servicing.
Your tuner will fix any minor disencobulations due to it's move/
Any fool can make a piano-- it needs a tuner to put the music in it
One of Britain's top manufacturers. We understand that the quality of Rogers' pianos was transformed after building London-made pianos for Bechstein in the early 1890s, and some of Rogers' own models were strikingly similar. http://www.courtneypianos.co.uk/makes-R.html
Such an arrangement is common in many industries. Today several piano manufacturers in China have links with German firms and designers.
Bechstein are a German firm of piano makers founded in Berlin in 1853 by Friedrich Wilhelm Carl Bechstein (1826-1900), who founded the firm in 1853 in Berlin. Following successful receptions at the 1862 London exhibition and the 1867 Paris exhibition, the output of the firm grew from 300 instruments a year during the 1860s to 1000 a decade later, 3000 during the 1890s and 5000 in the years preceding World War I. Following the founder's death, his sons Edwin Bechstein and Carl Bechstein assumed control and later Carl's son, also Carl, joined the firm. The importance of the British market to the firm was such that half of the firm's annual output of pianos was sold there. The firm sought to provide an impressive yet intimate showcase for recitals (particularly featuring the firm's instruments). In 1901 the firm opened a concert room in London, known as the Bechstein Hall, next to its showrooms on Wigmore Street; the first concert on 31 May 1901 featured the virtuoso pianist Ferruccio Busoni. The Hall quickly came renowned for its superb acoustics and enjoyed popularity with both performers and the public. Bechstein, like other German firms in Britain during World War One, experienced anti-German hostility and a decline in business. The firm's affairs were wound up in 1916 by the Board of Trade and the entire business - including studios, offices, warehouses, 137 pianos, and the Hall itself - was sold at auction to Debenhams for £56,500. The Hall reopened in 1917 as the Wigmore Hall. http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/vcdf/det ... earch&nv2=
Does anyone know seeing that George Rogers has a date..1843..have any of his piano s been found from the 1800 s .....also, did he ever supply any of his piano s to ex. the royal houses in Europe?...(as Bechstein had) any photos?... of grands of George Rogers piano s from that period....
Good second division stuff.
No, I never took a photo of the piano, and never, ever bothered with jotting down the serial number.
(I'm obviously a waste of space !)
I am looking for a french polisher of piano s in South africa if any one knows of one. My keys have gone off to be fixed. Have an empty shell....
All I know is that it came from a school that had donated it to charity, who then sold it to me!
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