The lower player piano action consists of numerous components. These include the pumping bellows, pumping pedals, reservoirs and trunk. Various gaskets and valves will be found located here also. All of these parts must be dissembled so that the restoration work can commence on each individual component.Continue reading “Disassembling the Lower Player Piano Action”
Work has now commenced on my latest player piano (pianola) restoration project. Firstly, all the components from the entire player piano action must be removed from the piano.
Pictured below are the various parts of the player piano action.
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.
This is a diary, documenting the restoration of a Collard & Collard (late Clementi, Collard & Collard) Square Piano.
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This little upright piano had a mouse take up residence, and it decided to remove most of the tapes from the action to use as bedding for its nest.
This is a restoration diary for a Collard and Collard (late Clementi) Square Piano.