WH Paling Victor Player Piano (Pianola)

A New Year, A New Restoration.

The new year brings with it a new restoration project. This latest project is a Victor WH Paling Player Piano or pianola, as they are often called. This particular restoration will involve a total rebuild of the player piano action, as the player piano is not in working order at all.

Throughout this diary, i will be documenting each part of the restoration process, so you will be able to follow along and see all that is involved with this particular rebuild.

Clementi Square Piano

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If you have a piano that looks like this, congratulations, you have an instrument that is quite rare in Australia. If you would like to have it totally restored, then you have come to the right place.

Clementi square piano with lid raised

Square pianos are seldom seen in Australia, but were the main household instruments for over 100 years from the mid 18th till 19th century.

To read more about square pianos, click here.

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