J&J Hopkinson resto

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J&J Hopkinson resto

Post by Colin Nicholson » 27 Feb 2017, 19:32

Thought this section was getting a bit quiet, so I hope to spark something into life!

Bill / anyone

Just started a resto project on a 1907 Hopkinson (Arts & Crafts) / over-strung / under-damped/ full frame with exposed plank/ ivories. (everything inside is covered in black coal dust!) - Schwander keyboard & action.
Serial No: #60998

On the right side of the cast frame, it says "SYSTEM HOPKINSON" (raised iron words/ black lettering)??

Any thoughts what "System" means, or just a selling thing?
Pic below of piano might help.... thanks
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Hopkinson upright
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Re: J&J Hopkinson resto

Post by Bill Kibby » 27 Feb 2017, 20:03

Piano History Centre
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If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info

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Re: J&J Hopkinson resto

Post by Colin Nicholson » 28 Feb 2017, 02:31

Thanks Bill, very interesting.
The ads in those days say a lot, and right next to WW1 issues aswell.
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Re: J&J Hopkinson resto

Post by Bill Kibby » 28 Feb 2017, 23:48

There's a bunch of them if you google "system hopkinson" piano
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