What an admirable feat to restore this ancient player piano! We at FPF are immensely impressed and hope to tackle similar projects in the future!!
Although my summer’s project came to a very satisfactory completion almost four months ago, I haven’t had the time until now to showcase a complete debriefing of the transformation. I could blither on forever about the particulars, but I’ll let the before and after photos speak for themselves. I’ll also put in here a link to a couple of videos that pretty thoroughly explain the intricacies of how this thing works. First, some stats:
Manufacturer: Haines Piano Co. Rochester, New York
Serial No: 72790
Year of Completion: 1924
Date of Keybed Manufacture: 1919
Weight: ~850 lbs.
Scale: 88 note, A0: 54 inches.
Backplate Pressure: ~24 tonnes (53,760 lbs.)
Action: Haines Accu-Point Action ®
Center Pedal: Bass Dampers.
Player Action: Manufactured by the Armstrong Player Action Co. Rochester, New York
Player Action Serial No. 50613
Player Action Type: Full Scale 88 Note, dual valve (176 valves, 2 per key); Auto Center; Mechanical Rewind.
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