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Collard & Collard
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--The Collard & Collard Piano Company.

Established--1800 by Clementi and Frederick W. Collard, in London, UK.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Chappell (1929-), Kemble Piano Group (1950-)
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.
Collard & Collard 6' Grand #12493
Built in 1830. Reconditioned by Ray's Piano Service in 2007.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild--Remove strings & pins. Lift plate and repair soundboard. Repin & Restring.
Recondition--Recondition action: replace and repair defective parts, lubricate or replace tight centers, tighten all screws. Install new hammers (if available). Replace damper felts.
Regulation--Replace underkey punchings. Complete regulation, to ensure reliable performance.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Damper felts removed

Damper felts removed

Loosen strings

Loosen strings

Prepare stringing guide

Prepare stringing guide

Remove strings & pins

Remove strings & pins

Soundboard shimming

Soundboard shimming

Apply spar urethane

Apply spar urethane

Dismantle sustain system

Dismantle sustain system

Repair damper underlevers

Repair damper underlevers

Rebush damper guide

Rebush damper guide

Install new understring felt

Install new understring felt

New underkey punchings

New underkey punchings

Regulating key heights & leveling

Regulating key heights & leveling

Drill pin holes for 0/2 pins

Drill pin holes for 0/2 pins

Restringing treble

Restringing treble

Drill hammers

Drill hammers

Cut tails

Cut tails

Shape tails

Shape tails

Install hammers

Install hammers

Space hammers

Space hammers

Space jacks & backchecks

Space jacks & backchecks

Repair damper underlevers

Repair damper underlevers

Install bass dampers

Install bass dampers

Install top treble dampers

Install top treble dampers

Several tunings

Several tunings

Finished except fallboard decal

Finished except fallboard decal

New fallboard decal

New fallboard decal

After delivery - side view

After delivery - side view

Back in owner's music room

Back in owner's music room

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