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Gallant Restorations

Station Road
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 4BD
England

We offer an antique furniture restoration service and also restore 20th century furniture. Guild of Master Craftsmen Traditional French Polishing ...

Ms Nicola Wright

Scartho
Grimsby
Grimsby, Lincolnshire Dn332hu
England

I have over 20 years experience teaching the piano and violin

I am friendly and patient and teach all ages and levels up to Grade 8 or just play for ...

paino removal lincoln

Unit 15 Witham Point
Wavell Drive
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3 4PL
England

Lincoln Piano Centre offer a high quality piano removal service across Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

Lincoln Piano Centre

Unit 15, Witham Point
Wavell Drive
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN3 4PL
England

We are dedicated piano specialists in Lincoln and are able to offer a variety of services of the highest calibre. Along with sales of new, used and ...

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Piano & music theory tuition in Branston LN4

Beech Road
Branston
Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 1PR
England

Piano and music theory lessons for all ages and abilities in Branston, Lincolnshire.

White & Sentance

The Temple, Eastgate
Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7DR
England

White & Sentance are one of the longest established piano dealerships in the EastMidlands, specialising solely in the sale, restoration and ...

Stamford Music Shop

11, St. Mary's Hill
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DP
England

Music shop established in 1963 we stock a large variety of instruments and have just branched out. We now have a dedicated piano showroom within ...

Bands For Hire Ltd Pianists

28 Porters Lane
Easton on the Hill
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 3NF
England

Bands For Hire are a UK entertainment agency representing a range of highly talented pianists across the UK.

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1350
Towards the middle of the fourteenth century German wire smiths began drawing wire through steel plates, and this method continued until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Iron, gold, silver, brass, gut, horsehair and recently nylon have been used for strings on many different instruments. The earliest use of steel wire occurred in 1735 in Wales, but is not thought to have been used for the stringing of instruments. The Broadwood piano company stated that they were using steel wire in 1815 from Germany and Britain, but this has not been confirmed. According to the Oxford Companion, it was in 1819 that Brockedon began drawing steel wire through holes in diamonds and rubies. Before 1834 wire for instruments was made either from iron or brass, until Webster of Birmingham introduced steel wire. The firm seems to have been called Webster and Horsfall, but later the best wire is said to have come from Nuremberg and later still from Berlin. Wire has been plated in gold, silver, and platinum to stop rusting and plated wire can still be bought, but polished wire is best. In 1862 Broadwood claimed that a Broadwood grand would take a strain of about 17 tons, with the steel strings taking 150 pounds each. There had been many makers, but it was not until 1883 that the now-famous wire-making firm of Roslau began in West Germany. According to Wolfenden, by 1893 one firm claimed their wire had a breaking strain for gauge 13 of 325 pounds. The same maker gives some earlier dates for the breaking strain of gauge 13: 1867 - 226 pounds; 1873 - 232 pounds; 1876 - 265 pounds; and 1884 - 275 pounds. Wolfenden said:"These samples were, of course, specially drawn for competition and commercial wire of this gauge cannot even now be trusted to reach above 260 pounds."