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53" Marshall & Wendell Upright #98791 (1923)
 
 
53" Marshall & Wendell Upright #98791 (1923)
Traditional mahogany cabinet.. Reconditioned in November 2015 for the owner in Eden Prairie, 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.
Clean Keys--Grind chipped keys to front edge, clean tops & sides.
Complete Regulationó
All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440.
01 All damper levers removed

01 All damper levers removed

02 Hammer rail & spring rail removed

02 Hammer rail & spring rail removed

03 Old bridle tapes removed

03 Old bridle tapes removed

04 Hammer butt screws tightened

04 Hammer butt screws tightened

Selected pictures of the step-by-step improvement process
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Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Marshall & Wendell Piano Company.

Established--1836 at Albany, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Marshall & Wendell brand name re-established in 2007 by Musical Properties, Inc.
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.
21 Hammer spring rail re-installed

21 Hammer spring rail re-installed

22 Regulating screw & button replaced

22 Regulating screw & button replaced

23 Defective damper lever flange replaced

23 Defective damper lever flange replaced

24 Damper levers re-installed

24 Damper levers re-installed

17 Hammer rail cleaned

17 Hammer rail cleaned

18 Sustain rod hinge refelted

18 Sustain rod hinge refelted

19 Sustain rods re-installed & lubricated

19 Sustain rods re-installed & lubricated

20 Hammer rail re-installed

20 Hammer rail re-installed

A - IN OUR SHOP
13 New bridle tapes installed

13 New bridle tapes installed

14 Chipped keytops ground to front edge

14 Chipped keytops ground to front edge

15 Keys cleaned

15 Keys cleaned

16 Hammer spring rail cleaned

16 Hammer spring rail cleaned

05 Whippen & sticker flange screws tightened

05 Whippen & sticker flange screws tightened

06 Loose jack reglued

06 Loose jack reglued

07 Defective hammers, shanks, butts replaced

07 Defective hammers, shanks, butts replaced

08 Hammers hammers aligned to string marks

08 Hammers hammers aligned to string marks

09 Broken shank replaced

09 Broken shank replaced

10 Hammers aligned to strings

10 Hammers aligned to strings

11 Hammers reshaped

11 Hammers reshaped

12 Regulating rail cleaned & lubricated

12 Regulating rail cleaned & lubricated

B - AT THE PIANO OWNER'S HOME
Our shop is located in Becker, Minnesota. For contact information, go to the "Home Page"
25 Ready for return to piano!

25 Ready for return to piano!

Selected pictures of the step-by-step improvement process
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Picture #25 - Piano action has been reconditioned--ready for return to piano
26 Keybed cleaned & key pins polished

26 Keybed cleaned & key pins polished

27 Pedal mechanisms repaired & lubricated

27 Pedal mechanisms repaired & lubricated

28 Hammers aligned to strings

28 Hammers aligned to strings

29 Top treble hammers aligned to strings

29 Top treble hammers aligned to strings

30 New butt square installed

30 New butt square installed

31 New underkey felt punchings & cloth installed

31 New underkey felt punchings & cloth installed

32 Hammer striking distance set

32 Hammer striking distance set

33 White key heights regulated

33 White key heights regulated

34 Black key heights regulated

34 Black key heights regulated

35 Capstans & letoff distance & spoons regulated

35 Capstans & letoff distance & spoons regulated

36 Piano tuned

36 Piano tuned

37 Keys close-up

37 Keys close-up

38 Piano assembled - Project complete!

38 Piano assembled - Project complete!