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H.P. Nelson
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--H.P. Nelson.

Established--1908, in Chicago, IL.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
Source: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

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57" H. P. Nelson Upright #11917
Built ca 1900. Restored by Ray’s Piano Service in 2005.
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. Install new pedals. Install new casters.
Recondition action—Clean, install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, tighten screws, replace additional defective parts, rebush keys as needed.
Complete Regulation—
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. Polish all metal parts. Reassemble.
Bench—
New bench with round legs, refinished with the same stain and finish as piano. Attach 2" extensions to the bottoms of the four bench legs so that the bench height is appropriate for the unusually high keyboard of the piano.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Board & bridges repaired & refinished

Board & bridges repaired & refinished

Plate refinished

Plate refinished

New strings & pins

New strings & pins

Cabinet stripped

Cabinet stripped

Cabinet veneer repaired & sanded

Cabinet veneer repaired & sanded

Parts stained

Parts stained

New hammers installed

New hammers installed

New bridle tapes installed

New bridle tapes installed

Action reconditioning complete

Action reconditioning complete

Legs installed

Legs installed

New underkey punchings

New underkey punchings

Pillar close-up

Pillar close-up

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