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Erard
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Sebastien Erhardt, re-named Erard in reaction to hostility of French during the French Revolution.

Established--1777 by Sebastien Erhardt, in Paris, renamed Erard & Cie. Moved factory to London in 1892; subsequently built pianos in Paris and London.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Guichard et Cie, Erard & Bondell, Schimmel Piano Co., Pleyel, Gaveau.
Source: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

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6' Erard Grand #10265
A beautiful, sturdy musical instrument with a deep, rich musical tone. Built in 1890. Reconditioned in January, 2007 by Ray's Piano Service
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Clean keybed, action, top surface of strings & plate.
Recondition action--Reshape hammers, tighten action screws, lubricate knuckles, replace key cloth & felt underkey punchings, clean keys.
Commplete regulation--hammer blow distance, key height & levelling, letoff, dampers, sustain mechanism, shift mechanism. Repin bass section. Repair music rest. Tune to A-440.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Regulating hammer blow distance

Regulating hammer blow distance

Reshaping hammers

Reshaping hammers

Using the Jaras regulating guage

Using the Jaras regulating guage

Regulating wrench

Regulating wrench

Regulating hammer blow distance

Regulating hammer blow distance

Aligning whippens

Aligning whippens

Aligning backchecks

Aligning backchecks

Regulating damper lift levers

Regulating damper lift levers

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