Monday, June 17, 2013

Broadwood square piano hammers

Pictured is an 1840 repair of one of the hammers, with a newly fabricated replacement. The hammer head, hammer leather, and hinge plate are the originals. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hubbard/Stein fortepiano, wood to metal kapsel conversion

Pictured is the action of a Hubbard fortepiano, after Stein, 1784, built by Mary Sadovnikoff, 1976. The wooden kapsels, being loose, wobbly, and completely unreliable, have been replaced with nickel plated brass kapsels. (Click on images to enlarge)