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by From the Hills
16 May 2004, 22:11
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Eavestaff & Sons 14052
Replies: 5
Views: 6741

Re: Eavestaff & Sons

Definitely after about 1889! Schwander weren't always the high-class name they became, and they made some weird and awful actions in the 1800s, even when they were making good grand actions for Bechstein etc.. If you look in the bottom of the piano, follow the strings all the way down, I imagine yo...
by From the Hills
16 May 2004, 03:05
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Eavestaff & Sons 14052
Replies: 5
Views: 6741

Re: Eavestaff

If the action (the working parts of the notes) was made by Schwander, it should have a number on the rear, which can be dated. Spoke with gent who tuned piano and he said he thought piano dated 1860's because of the all-wooden base and he also noted that there was nothing on the action to suggest i...
by From the Hills
15 May 2004, 01:57
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Eavestaff & Sons 14052
Replies: 5
Views: 6741

Eavestaff & Sons 14052

We have an upright piano which is very ornate. The gentleman who tuned it recently was certain the piano was manufactured about the 1860's but could not find any more information in his "piano bible". He tuned the piano successfully and felt it had been well cared for. It is all wood and ivory keys....