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

Established--1904, in Columbus, OH.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
From: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

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48" Columbus Five-Octave "Musette" #1252
Oak cabinet. Built approx. 1920. Reconditioned by Ray’s Piano Service, Winter 2002-2003.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Destring. Remove plate. Repair and refinish sound board. Install new pinblock. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins.
Recondition—Clean interior. Install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, install new damper pads,  tighten screws, replace additional defective parts, rebush keys as needed. Rebuild pedal mechanisms. Install new plastic keytops. Install new casters. Provide refinished oak bench, legs shortened to match keyboard height.
Complete Regulation—Install new underkey punchings. All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440
1920 Columbus "Musette" 5-octave piano -- compared to a full-size Kimball Upright
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Dismantled

Dismantled

Panels

Panels

Action dismantled

Action dismantled

Installing butt squares

Installing butt squares

New casters  & bottom board repair

New casters & bottom board repair

New hammers installed

New hammers installed

New keytops installed

New keytops installed

Old pinblock

Old pinblock

Drilling pinblock

Drilling pinblock

Ready for restringing

Ready for restringing

Restrung & repinned

Restrung & repinned

Installing bass dampers

Installing bass dampers

Installing treble dampers

Installing treble dampers

Complete regulation

Complete regulation

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