Collard & Collard Grand Square Pianoforte

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Collard & Collard Grand Square Pianoforte

Post by tim_gildea » 03 Apr 2004, 16:30

Looking for whatever info I can find about a piano that was given to me. The top has 2 sets of numbers 1. "12489 Grand Square"
2. "69249"
It almost looks like it is Walnut Burl and it weighs a bunch. The legs screw right off of the bottom and the foot pedal 'thang' is a single pedal. It is approx 75" across. Not sure what other info would be important. Would love to hear from someone that has info on this or can direct me to someone who does. Thanks in advance...Tim Gildea

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Post by Bill Kibby » 03 Apr 2004, 19:44

I've never seen a pedal 75" wide. (just ignore me!) The published dates around 12,000 are wrong, see my reference at
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-gen/piano ... mbers.html
but 69,000 should be around 1861. I can supply a booklet on the Collard firm for &20, or
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Post by tim_gildea » 04 Apr 2004, 17:32

Thank You Bill!!!!
While I am thinking about the 75" pedal!! :lol:
Is the single pedal normal. I always remember two??

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Post by Bill Kibby » 04 Apr 2004, 17:44

Two pedals is normal for most british pianos in people's front rooms, three for american, and one for many earlier pianos, such as Collard squares!
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