- Colin Nicholson
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- Joined: 04 Jul 2010, 19:15
- Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
Have a look inside the piano for further clues, and send a photo or 2. The original name might be inside the piano near the tuning pins......
It seems a very good build quality and bloody heavy (nearly killed the team of piano movers getting it into our home). The sound board, treble and bass bridges are in excellent condition and it even appears to have the original strings (which I think is why the last tuner left it a semitone under pitch). It plays well and the action is surprisingly good considering its age. On that subject, I was trying to work out how old it was. My great grandmother owned it originally and working back, assuming she was around 25 when she got it, I had a rough date of 1893. The information here possibly means it was pergaps a little older if Henry dissapeared in 1890.
Is there anywhere to find out more information on Henry or Hagspiel pianos? It does have some internal numbers and other information. I would love to know more about it.