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Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Hardman.

Established--1842 by Hugh Hardman, in New York, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Autotone, Harrington, Hensel, Minipiano, Playotone, Standard.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Winter & Co. (1951-).
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.
6'8" Hardman Grand #60924
Mahogany cabinet. Built in 1908. Rebuilt by Ray’s Piano Service, Winter 2002-2003
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Dismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Repair and refinish sound board and bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition—
Clean, install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, install new damper pads,  tighten screws, replace additional defective parts, rebush keys as needed. Re-install loose and missing ivory keytops. Grind keytops smooth to front edges.
Complete Regulation—
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, letoff, drop, sustain, sostenuto. Tune to A-440
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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A501ActionDismantled

A501ActionDismantled

A502DampersInHolder

A502DampersInHolder

A503KeysCleaned&Polished

A503KeysCleaned&Polished

A504NewUnderkeyPunchingsInstalled

A504NewUnderkeyPunchingsInstalled

New knuckles installed

New knuckles installed

Plate on blocks

Plate on blocks

Plate cleaned

Plate cleaned

Plate bolts

Plate bolts

Plate refinished

Plate refinished

Board drying

Board drying

Board scraped

Board scraped

Board refinished

Board refinished

Plate reinstalled

Plate reinstalled

Restringing

Restringing

New hammers, complete regulation

New hammers, complete regulation

First tunings

First tunings

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