Broadwood c. 1822

This Broadwood is a fairly early example of a six-octave piano, and the arrangement of the treble wrestpins at the right (rather than at the back) dates it to the early 1820s.  It's good to see all six legs and the pedal still present.  Pedals are often lost, and although a replacement can be made, this is not a simple job.   

Clearly, it needs a full restoration, but the good news is that apart from some clumsy attempts to patch up the strings, I cannot see any signs of interference, and everything looks original.  As usual, a couple of hammers have become detached, but with a bit of luck these will be rattling about inside.



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