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The Clarendon Piano Company was established in 1901 at Rockford, IL, by the Haddorff Piano Company. The Haddorff Piano Company started using Haddorff serial numbers for their Clarendon name-brand pianos after 1930.
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--The Clarendon Piano Company.

Established--1901 by the Haddorff Piano Company in Rockford, IL.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Haddorff (1930-).

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
49 1/2" Clarendon Upright #106782
Dark Walnut, Built in 1925, Restored by Ray's Piano Service, Fall 2003
IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDED:
Rebuild—Repair soundboard, refinish soundboard & bridges, restring and repin.
Recondition action—Complete cleaning, install new hammers, tighten action screws, replace all defective parts.
Regulate—all adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, install new underkey punchings, tune to A-440.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Dismantle, remove bass strings

Dismantle, remove bass strings

Remove plate bolts

Remove plate bolts

Soundboard repaired & refinished

Soundboard repaired & refinished

Plate re-installed

Plate re-installed

Cabinet stripped & stained

Cabinet stripped & stained

New hammers installed

New hammers installed

New bridle tapes installed

New bridle tapes installed

New dampers installed

New dampers installed

New strings & pins installed

New strings & pins installed

Keybed & legs installed

Keybed & legs installed

Pedal mechanisms rebuilt

Pedal mechanisms rebuilt

Bass dampers installed

Bass dampers installed

New sharps installed

New sharps installed

New keycloth & punchings installed

New keycloth & punchings installed

Regulating key heights & leveling

Regulating key heights & leveling

First tuning

First tuning

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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