Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Willis & Co.
Established--1884 by Alexander Willis, in Montreal, Canada.
Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Alexandra, Carlton, Denholm, Handel.
Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
Source: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).
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56" Willis Upright #24826
Ribbon mahogany cabinet. Built in 1921. Rebuilt and Refinished by Ray’s Piano Service, 2009.
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 Action—Clean, install new hammers & shanks & butts & wippens, tighten screws, repair or replace defective parts, rebush keys. Replace chipped keytops. Grind keytop fronts for even "overhang."
Complete Regulation—Install new underkey punchings. Make regulation adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key leveling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, let-off, sustain, spoons. Tune to A-440
Refinish—Dismantle, Strip, repair veneer as needed, sand, stain with dark walnut, apply sealer, apply lacquer.
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