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Kingsbury
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--The Cable Piano Company

Established--1880.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Conover, Cable, Kingsbury, Wellington, Schiller

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
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.
53" Kingsbury Upright #13890
Mahogany cabinet. Built in 1890. Reconditioned and refinished by Ray’s Piano Service, Spring 2003
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition—Clean interior. Install new bass strings. Install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, install new damper pads,  tighten screws, replace additional defective parts, rebush keys as needed. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Complete Regulation—Install new underkey punchings. All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440
Refinish Cabinet—Repair veneer as needed. Strip and sand cabinet and all panels. Apply stain and lacquer.  Install new rubber buttons. Clean and polish all metal parts. Replate pedals.  Reassemble.
Selected pictures of the evaluation and improvement process
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Stripping Cabinet

Stripping Cabinet

New Hammers Installed

New Hammers Installed

New Bass Bridge Installed

New Bass Bridge Installed

Completely regulated

Completely regulated

57" Kingsbury Upright #104945
Light mahogany, built in 1907, reconditioned and refinished by a colleague technician in 2009.
Original player mechanism has been removed. Sold 11/12/10 to buyer in Bellingham, WA.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition action—Complete cleaning, reshape hammers, tighten action screws, install new bridle tapes.
Regulate & Tune—
all adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440.
Refinish—
Strip, sand and repair veneer surfaces, apply light stain, sealer, lacquer.
Additional pictures taken in our showroom
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Keys & fallboard

Keys & fallboard

Action reconditioned

Action reconditioned

Player bellows removed

Player bellows removed

Player door is fastened closed

Player door is fastened closed

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email: rayklapwyk@rayspiano.com