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  • #31
    When Jeff and Carrie have that piano all "assembled" and shined up, it is the most beautiful piano I've ever seen. Better than a Steinway grand and all the others I have seen or played. Now, as for tuning it, I'll not push it. I really love that piano Jeff!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Colgate Studebaker View Post
      When Jeff and Carrie have that piano all "assembled" and shined up, it is the most beautiful piano I've ever seen. Better than a Steinway grand and all the others I have seen or played. Now, as for tuning it, I'll not push it. I really love that piano Jeff!
      Thanks..
      It is all back 'together' for now. It was tuned once in the last 75 years.
      Didn't help. The 'tuner' did not know anything about IGN, or dwell, or anything
      .
      Sounded just as bad after the tune as it did before the tune.... Really
      .
      Only has an 85 key register, but it has three pedals.
      That dates it between 1862 and 1866 (when the factory burned down)

      My next challenge is to learn how to 'French Polish' both the piano, and the Edison Player.
      That will wait until this coming winter...


      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #33
        Jeff,
        And I thought you knew how to make a Studebaker really sing!
        Bill

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        • #34
          Hey Jeff, you probably already know this, but when we restored our very old beautiful upright, we noticed that the adjustment "knobs" were wood into wood. We found an elderly blind gentleman there in Nashville, TN and he came out and tuned it. Amazing to watch, but it turned out so pretty sounding. After he finished, he told us that it would lose tune with weather and humidity due to the little wooden "knobs', but we never noticed if it did. Sold it years later, but when it comes to piano tuning, blind guys rule !

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          • #35
            The record player reminds me of a similar one that was in my family since new. I believe that my mother got it new in 1928. ISTR it as being a Columbia. It played well. I believe that it sold in my sister's estate sale, with a box of records, for $300.

            EDIT: In 1985.
            Gary L.
            Wappinger, NY

            SDC member since 1968
            Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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            • #36
              Well, I'd like to say the move is complete, but moves take a while...
              Still unpacking and still setting up each room.
              The shop? Don't ask. The house and the wife come first.
              But... (There's always a but..)
              As I was leaving the neighborhood a couple days ago, I saw this fence builder putting in new horse fencing.
              Immediately stopped, as he had a pretty big tractor with loader arms set as a forklift and a hydraulic post rammer built onto the side. We chatted for a short bit, and this afternoon he came by.
              Picked my Acer Milling machine off the trailer (parked behind my garage/future shop) and brought it up front.
              Set it down, scooped it up on the forks and set it inside the first bay.

              I am so unashamedly CASO... He moved it for a case of Busch Lite beer. Love this country!




              I'll move the milling machine later on, but it is good to have it "inside".
              One small step to get back to building intake manifolds, and other Stude stuff.
              HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

              Jeff


              Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



              Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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