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45 1/2" Sargent Studio #227010 (1931)
 
 
45 1/2" Sargent Studio #227010 (1931)
Walnut-coloured Cabinet. Placed in storage at our shop for cleaning, inspection, and evaluation while the home it was located in is being restored following water damage. Picture numbers correspond to items in our Evaluation Report to the restoration company.
1 - Build-up of many years' dust & debris under keys.

1 - Build-up of many years' dust & debris under keys.

2 - Build-up of dust & debris in lower interior.

2 - Build-up of dust & debris in lower interior.

3 - Broken key, 3 broken key buttons.

3 - Broken key, 3 broken key buttons.

4 - Action shows normal wear for 86 years of playing.

4 - Action shows normal wear for 86 years of playing.

Selected pictures detailing inspection findings
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Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--D.H. Baldwin Company

Established--Cincinnati, 1862

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Acrosonic, Baldwin, Classic, Ellington, Franke, Howard, Schroeder, Valley Gem, Winton, Modello, Monarch. . .
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 - BEFORE CLEANING
13 - Piano will be in storage under packing blankets until home restoration is complete.

13 - Piano will be in storage under packing blankets until home restoration is complete.

5 - Hammerheads worn, regulation poor (hammer blow long, keydip short)

5 - Hammerheads worn, regulation poor (hammer blow long, keydip short)

6 - Pins & strings corroded, pin torque OK, bridges OK, tuning pitch slightly flat.

6 - Pins & strings corroded, pin torque OK, bridges OK, tuning pitch slightly flat.

7 - Soundboard & ribs in good condition.

7 - Soundboard & ribs in good condition.

8 - Underkey punchings worn but OK.

8 - Underkey punchings worn but OK.

9 - Plastic keys chipped, keytops cleaned with glass plus, pieces from broken buttons stored in white cap.

9 - Plastic keys chipped, keytops cleaned with glass plus, pieces from broken buttons stored in white cap.

10 - All notes play except broken key. Repairs and adjustments required before piano can be tuned again.

10 - All notes play except broken key. Repairs and adjustments required before piano can be tuned again.

11 - Sustain pedal mechanism works poorly--reconditioning & adjustment required. Soft pedal OK.

11 - Sustain pedal mechanism works poorly--reconditioning & adjustment required. Soft pedal OK.

12 - Cabinet exterior cleaned and dusted. Veneer damage on cabinet is not recent.

12 - Cabinet exterior cleaned and dusted. Veneer damage on cabinet is not recent.

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B - AFTER CLEANING, REASSEMBLY