Thursday, March 10, 2011

Broadwood fortepiano action

The unrestored action, with the signatures of Cochran and Bishop, two of the many craftsmen who worked in the Broadwood factory.

John Broadwood & Son

Fortunately, the previous caretakers of this instrument appreciated the importance of preserving any component that had become separated, such as these veneer chips and hammers. (Click on images to enlarge.)