Suppliers and Materials

These suppliers are amongst those I have used recently; most are based in the UK.  Other suppliers are available!

Lucy Coad: Tuning hammers, plain and covered strings, Seccotine, leather for hammer-hinges, vellum for hopper-hinges.  

Authentic woollen green, red and white cloth for keyboards, hitchrails (Broadwood) and dampers.

Graham Walker worked for several years to develop authentic cloths for early keyboard  instruments, and many of us have depended on them for building new instruments as well as for restorations.  These cloths are woven from pure wool, of course, and are as close as possible to the original textures and colours.  We are pleased to announce that Lucy Coad has now taken over the stock and the responsibility for supply.  


For all of these items, please go to the 'Shop' on Lucy's website

Malcolm Rose: Red brass, yellow brass, and iron wire for strings; copper, tinned copper, annealed brass and soft iron for covers.

David Law:  Authentic brassware (cast from originals) for harpsichords, spinets, and early pianos.

Optimum Brasses: Brassware including casters, bolt-covers, and Broadwood dampers.

Sykes Timber:  Timber including walnut, spruce, pine, poplar, beech, oak, cherry, etc.

Elforyn: High-quality synthetic ivory replacement.

Casein: Natural ivory replacement

The Music Room (Andy Durand)  Covered strings, leg-threads

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