Sadly, it sometimes happens that a square piano is simply beyond realistic hope of repair. Sometimes, the best we can do is to rescue as many parts as possible, and give these a new life.
The picture above shows a few of the parts I have waiting to be used. More pictures will follow - have other Friends got anything for this page?
And if what you need is not shown - please ask! David at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cloth and Felt
The top item in the picture is a piece of high-quality woollen bushing-felt, 1350 x 100 mm and 1.25 mm thinck. It is primarily sold for bushing the 'centres' of modern piano actions, but it has many other uses as well. It has a very fine and close weave. £10.
We know that felt (non-woven) is not found in older instruments, but it can be useful, and perhaps some of us have newer instruments. This material is sold for piano checks and other uses.
~ 4 mm thick, 380 x 100 mm - £4
~ 5 mm thick, 380 x 1oo mm - £4
~ 6 mm thick, 380 x 100 mm plus extra pieces - £5
All plus postage. Contact Sheila Wood email@example.com
About 125 wrestpins, nearly all undrilled, 5.75 mm diameter. £25 the lot.
A useful set of ivories, probably from a Broadwood, because the D-tails are quite wide. 39 notes, including the elusive full-width tail for the top F or C. 1.6 mm thick£25 the lot.
A damper-spring, probably from a Broadwood, but these have many other uses. £5.
These parts were recently sold, after being on the website for only a few days.