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45" Cable Upright #282614
Exotic light wood veneer cabinet. Built in 1928. Restored by Ray's Piano Service in 2009.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
RebuildóDismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Replace bass bridge. Repair and refinish sound board and treble bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition Actionó
Clean.  Install new hammers, shanks, butts, whippens, and damper felts.
Complete Regulationó
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  sustain, spoons. Tune to A-440
Ornate front post carving

Ornate front post carving

Music rest inlaid carving

Music rest inlaid carving

Panels removed

Panels removed

Action on bench

Action on bench

Selected pictures of the evaluation and improvement process
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Keys in storage

Keys in storage

Piano on tilter for dismantling

Piano on tilter for dismantling

Remove strings and pins

Remove strings and pins

Remove sample hammers & butts

Remove sample hammers & butts

Scraping soundboard

Scraping soundboard

Bass bridge cracks

Bass bridge cracks

Removing bridge cap

Removing bridge cap

New bridge cap glued

New bridge cap glued

Drill bridge pin holes

Drill bridge pin holes

Scrub plate

Scrub plate

Re-install plate

Re-install plate

Repin bass bridge

Repin bass bridge

Restring tenor

Restring tenor

Remove dampers

Remove dampers

Replace whippens

Replace whippens

Replace butts, shanks & hammers

Replace butts, shanks & hammers

Install odd-nuimbered hammers

Install odd-nuimbered hammers

All Hammers Installed

All Hammers Installed

Assemble Keybed Bottom Beam

Assemble Keybed Bottom Beam

Rebuild Pedal Mechanisms

Rebuild Pedal Mechanisms

Assemble Bottom Board Casters Legs

Assemble Bottom Board Casters Legs

New Action Parts Installed

New Action Parts Installed

Damper Levers Installed New Damper Pads

Damper Levers Installed New Damper Pads

Keyboard Cleaned & New Underkey Felts

Keyboard Cleaned & New Underkey Felts

Sand Keys Before Installation

Sand Keys Before Installation

Install & Regulate  Keyheights  One Section at a Time

Install & Regulate Keyheights One Section at a Time

Levelling White Keys

Levelling White Keys

Levelling Black Keys

Levelling Black Keys

Dip Block and Sharp Dip Measuring Device

Dip Block and Sharp Dip Measuring Device

Regulating Backchecks

Regulating Backchecks

Installing Bass Damper Pads

Installing Bass Damper Pads

Replace Worn Key Bushings

Replace Worn Key Bushings

Align 2 Capstans to Whippen Tails

Align 2 Capstans to Whippen Tails

Several Tunings

Several Tunings

Ready for Delivery

Ready for Delivery

Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--The Cable Piano Company.

Established--1880 by H.D. Cable in New York, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Conover, Cable, Kingsbury, Wellington, Schiller.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Aeolian, Winter & Co., Gibson Guitars (2001-present).
From: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

Note: To obtain the age of your piano and details about the manufacturer, click: Pierce Piano Atlas--"the world's most authoritative publication on piano manufacturers, past and present." To learn how a piano works and how to go about buying one, we encourage you to purchase The Piano Book.
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57" Wellington Upright #30186
Traditional Walnut Cabinet. Built in 1932. Reconditioned, regulated and tuned by Ray's Piano Service in May, 2015 for the owner in Becker, MN.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Complete Cleaning--Clean strings, pressure bar, keybed, keys, keypins, pedal mechanisms.
Repair Bass Bridge
--Loosen all bass strings, reglue & screw bridge apron in position.
Recondition Actionó
Tighten all action screws. Align hammers to strings. Reshape hammers. Remove damper levers and replace damper felts. Replace parts as needed.
Complete RegulationóAll adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, raise pitch, tune to A-440.