This is a restoration diary for a Collard and Collard (late Clementi) Square Piano.
Upon first inspection it was realised that the instrument was in a very run-down condition. The cabinet, the action and the keys were all suffering from many years of use and perhaps misuse. This is going to be a major job to restore the piano back to playing condition.
The initial task is to remove the action, keys etc for cleaning and to assess the overall condition and determine the work that needs to be done.