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Ellington
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Ellington Piano Company, controlled by The Baldwin Piano Company.

Established--1862 by D.H. Baldwin, in Cincinnati, OH.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Gibson Guitars (2001-).
Source: 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.
57" Ellington Upright #27926
Beautiful burl walnut veneer. Built in 1910. Reconditioned by Ray's Piano Service February 2005.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition Action—Tighten all action screws, replace bridle tapes and other defective parts, install new hammers.
Regulation, Tuning—Complete regulation, using new underkey punchings. Tune to A-440.
Cabinet, Keyboard--Check casters, replace if necessary. Install 14 ivory keytops to replace those missing or chipped, match as well as possible.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Interior cleaned,  new underkey punchings

Interior cleaned, new underkey punchings

New hammers & dampers

New hammers & dampers

Complete regulation

Complete regulation

Several tunings before delivery

Several tunings before delivery

56" Ellington Upright #42290
Manufactured in 1916. Reconditioned, Regulated, Refinished by Ray's Piano Service in 2009
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition Action—Clean, reshape hammers, tighten all screws, replace defective parts.
Complete Regulation—Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key leveling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  keydip, sustain, spoons. Tune to A-440
Refinish--Dismantle, strip, sand, and repair veneer surfaces. Apply stain, filler, sealer, satin lacquer.
1916 Ellington Upright #42290 "Before"
1916 Ellington Upright #42290 "After"
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Action reconditioned

Action reconditioned

Tuning

Tuning

Cabinet stripped & sanded

Cabinet stripped & sanded

Strings masked for refinishing

Strings masked for refinishing

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