Colin Batt Removals

Colin Batt Removals
4 star(s) from 2 votes

Piano Moving Specialists

Colin Batt Removals are specialist piano movers and we have been moving your pianos since 1978. We have moved thousands of pianos over the years, from uprights through windows and grands up spiral stairs, and our many customers have included Elton John, The Royal Collection Trust and even Beethoven. Colin Batt Removals was the piano mover selected to move Beethoven's original piano, made by John Broadwood & Sons, on a Europe-wide tour. The Beethoven piano is one of the oldest and most valuable instruments in the world, and we gave it the extraordinary level of care it deserved, just like we do with every piano we move.

Colin Batt Removals has built up an outstanding reputation by providing an exceptional piano removals service throughout our history and we are now the first choice for many quality piano dealerships throughout Kent, London and the South East. Many top dealers would use no-one else, with the result that we are often asked to tackle challenges that no other piano mover will take on. We have the skills, passion and experience to take care of your piano and for extra peace of mind all our pianos moves are ful

Contact Information

  • The Mill Business Park, Maidstone Road
    Ashford
    Ashford, Kent TN26 1AE
    England
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Did You Know Piano Facts

1709
The year 1709 is the one most sources give for the appearance of aninstrument which can truly be called a "Pianoforte." The writer Scipione Maffei wrote an article that year about the pianoforte created by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1732), who had probably produced four "gravicembali col piano e forte" or harpsichords with soft and loud. This instrument featured the first real escapement mechanism and is often called a "hammer harpsichord." The small hammers were leather covered. It had bichords throughout, and all the dampers were wedge-shaped. By 1726 he seems to have fitteda stop for the action to make the hammers strike only one of twostrings. He had produced about twenty pianos by this time and thenhe is presumed to have gone back to making harpsichords,probably from the lack of interest in his pianos. Three of hispianos remain extant today: one with four octaves, dated 1720, is in NewYork; one with four and a half octaves, from 1726, is in Leipzig,Germany; and there is one in Rome from 1722. There are approximately ten plucked instruments surviving today with the name Cristofori on them.