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Kohler & Campbell
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Kohler & Campbell.

Established--1894 by Charles Kohler and John Campbell, in New York, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Kohler, Brambach

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Sherman Clay (1985-), Samick U.S. (1996-).
Source: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

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57 1/2" Kohler & Campbell Upright #127819
Tall, beautifully carved oak cabinet. Built in 1901. Restored by Ray’s Piano Service in 2005.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild, Cabinet improvements—Complete cleaning. Remove strings & pins. Install new bass bridge. Repair and refinish soundboard. Completely restring and repin. Repair or replace casters. Clean metal parts. Install lid hinge. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition action
—Tighten action screws. Install new hammers. Replace defective parts. Install new muffler bar.
Complete Regulation
—All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new. Tune to A-440
Refinish--Dismantle, strip cabinet & panels, repair as needed, sand, stain, sealer, lacquer. Install new buttons, knobs.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Restrung

Restrung

Sealer

Sealer

Installing Damper Levers

Installing Damper Levers

Polishing Keytops

Polishing Keytops

38" Kohler & Campbell Studio #770300
Oak cabinet. Built in 1981. Reconditioned by Ray’s Piano Service, Summer 2002
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
Other—Install new black leather bench cover.
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