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by Laffanpiano
02 Nov 2019, 11:21
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860

I'll look for serial numbers for you..
by Laffanpiano
02 Nov 2019, 11:21
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860

I haven't yet phoned Flethcers actually, although I must ring them for advice on this...I know they mainly supply for modern pianos. I have the oblong tuning tip on back order from them, so when I get that I can see what the pins are like. But Dettmers I don't know about. Do you have some contact fo...
by Laffanpiano
31 Oct 2019, 09:40
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860

I'm sure I could get most of the action to work fine, and replicate a few parts if needed, but if I was replacing strings and hammers they should be closer to what was available then...even recovering, and using original wood and felts, where to source vellum etc. There's a lot involved to make this...
by Laffanpiano
30 Oct 2019, 21:46
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Re: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860

Thanks for your reply Bill. It is a picture of somebody else's, but the case, legs, castors, fall-board shape and length, and finish are very very similar, so I posted this as I thought it might be standard from that time that would be sufficient to identify it. I've since had a perusal of your site...
by Laffanpiano
26 Oct 2019, 12:14
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

Collard and Collard Upright, circa 1860

Hi By way of introduction, I am a technician working in Southern Ireland, and have come across a variation of this piano, which is in my workshop, and is quite intriguing: http://hammerfluegel.info/coppermine15/albums/userpics/10001/IMG_0753.JPG I trained in Canada, so I'm familiar with C20th Steinw...