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Harrison
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--W.W. Kimball Company.

Established--1857 by William Wallace Kimball, in Chicago, IL.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Dubar,  Hinze, Kimball, Whitney.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Jasper Corp. (1959-1984).
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.
45" Harrison Upright #124573
Built in 1929 by W.W. Kimball, Chicago. A solid small upright when new, In good condition considering its age--a good candidate for restoration. Restored by Ray's Piano Service in 2010 for the owner in Yakima, WA.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Restring & RepinóDismantle, destring, remove plate, repair & refinish board & bridges, replace plate, completely restring & repin.
Recondition action & pedalsó
Install new hammers & bridle tapes, tighten all screws, replace defective parts. Install new plastic keytops. Recondition pedal mechanisms.
Complete Regulationó
All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, install new underkey punchings, tune to A-440.
Case work, Refinishingó
Strip all exterior wood surfaces. Sand & repair as necessary. Apply grain filler, walnut stain, sealer, satin lacquer. Clean & polish all metal parts. Re-assemble.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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On arrival in shop

On arrival in shop

Dismantled & stripped

Dismantled & stripped

New bass bridge

New bass bridge

Board refinished

Board refinished

Board refinished, new strings & pins

Board refinished, new strings & pins

New keytops

New keytops

New hammers

New hammers

Completely regulated, several tunings

Completely regulated, several tunings

Stain, grain filler, sealer, lacquer

Stain, grain filler, sealer, lacquer

New bench with compartment

New bench with compartment

Replace defective parts

Replace defective parts

Completely reassembled

Completely reassembled