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56" Baldwin Upright #12910 (1905)
 
 
56" Baldwin Upright #12910 (1905)
Traditional mahogany cabinet.. Reconditioned in November 2016 for the owner in Clear Lake, MN.
IMPROVEMENTS:
Complete Cleaning--Clean strings, pressure bar, keybed, keypins, pedal mechanisms.
Recondition Actionó
Reshape hammers, Tighten action screws, Replace or repair defective parts, Clean & lubricate.
Install Keytops--Remove ivories, clean tops & sides, install new plastic keytops, shape keytops to key edges.
Complete Regulationó
All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to pitch of C6 (slightly flat).
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--D.H. Baldwin

Established--1862 by Dwight Hamilton Baldwin, in Cincinnati, OH

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Hamilton, Howard, Ellington, Valley Gem,St. Regis, Schroeder, Franke, Acrosonic, Kremlin, Modello, Monarch, Sargent, Winton.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Baldwin Piano & Organ Co (1900-2001), Gibson Guitars (2001-2004), Dongbei Piano Group (2004-present).
From: 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.
A - IN OUR SHOP
9 - Keys and action parts set aside

9 - Keys and action parts set aside

10 - Hammer heads reshaped with Dremel sander

10 - Hammer heads reshaped with Dremel sander

11 - Screws tightened & centers lubricated

11 - Screws tightened & centers lubricated

12 - New bridle tapes installed

12 - New bridle tapes installed

1 - Action on workbench

1 - Action on workbench

2 - Action cleaned  with compressed air

2 - Action cleaned with compressed air

3 - Damper stop rail and sostenuto rail removed

3 - Damper stop rail and sostenuto rail removed

4 - Damper levers removed

4 - Damper levers removed

5 - Worn bridle tapes removed

5 - Worn bridle tapes removed

6 - regulating rails removed

6 - regulating rails removed

7 - Hammer rail removed

7 - Hammer rail removed

8 - Damper lever removed

8 - Damper lever removed

B - AT THE PIANO OWNER'S HOME
Our shop is located in Becker, Minnesota. For contact information, go to the "Home Page"
Selected pictures of the step-by-step improvement process
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Picture #35 - Close-up of new keys & fallboard
13 - Old keytops removed

13 - Old keytops removed

14 - Tops of keys sanded

14 - Tops of keys sanded

15 - Sides of keys cleaned

15 - Sides of keys cleaned

16 - Sides of keys sanded

16 - Sides of keys sanded

17 - New keytops placed in position

17 - New keytops placed in position

18 - New keytops glued in place with PVC-E glue

18 - New keytops glued in place with PVC-E glue

19 - A new keytops installed

19 - A new keytops installed

20 - Edges of keytops shaped to key on router

20 - Edges of keytops shaped to key on router

21 - Key inside edge shaped to key with router jig

21 - Key inside edge shaped to key with router jig

22 - Broken key repaired

22 - Broken key repaired

23 - Keytops cleaned & polished

23 - Keytops cleaned & polished

24 - Straighten misaligned hammers

24 - Straighten misaligned hammers

25 - Damper rod cleaned, lubricated, re-installed

25 - Damper rod cleaned, lubricated, re-installed

26- Damper levers re-installed

26- Damper levers re-installed

27 - Sostenuto bar & damper stop rail re-installed

27 - Sostenuto bar & damper stop rail re-installed

28 - Ready for return to piano!

28 - Ready for return to piano!

29 - Key cloth & felt underkey punchings replaced

29 - Key cloth & felt underkey punchings replaced

30 - Hammer blow distance & key leveling corrected

30 - Hammer blow distance & key leveling corrected

31 - Letoff regulated

31 - Letoff regulated

32 - Damper spoons regulated

32 - Damper spoons regulated

33 - Piano tuned

33 - Piano tuned

34 - Piano re-assembled

34 - Piano re-assembled

35 - Close-up of keys & fallboard

35 - Close-up of keys & fallboard