I want to share my good news with you!

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Re: I want to share my good news with you!

Postby Ennis » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:23 pm

Raphael:

"Lock of his hair. . . ok, I'd better stop" -- I know where you're coming from. It's a drag, sometimes, to be in love with a dead man . . . . But this one's worth it.
"But if you will fully love me, though there may be some fire, 'twill not be more than we can bear when moistened and bedewed with Pleasures." JK to FB 08.07.1819
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Re: I want to share my good news with you!

Postby Raphael » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:55 pm

:lol:

I bet he'd like Piano! :D
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Re: I want to share my good news with you!

Postby Cybele » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:55 pm

Raphael wrote:
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What are those metal bracket-like things on either side?


They are remains of candle sconces- someone must have took them off. :( I want to get him new ones one day.I will put candles in them then- unlit of course.

How cool is that! How pretty that would be -- candles so that you could read your music.

These old uprights have so much more going for them than those little, puny spinets that were so popular when I was a kid.


Spinets are from the c.18th! don't you mean those little electronic keyboards?

No, no. Not electronic keyboards. It's a compact piano that was less expensive than a full-size upright. Wikipedia says that they were popular in the US from the 1930s thru' the early 70s. They often had fewer than 88 keys and were a pain in the wazoo to tune. (Or so several piano tuners have told me.) A lot of families had them when I was growing up because they took up less space.

Here's a photo of a typical spinet piano that I grabbed from the Web:

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Doggoneit -- I can't seem to insert the image. Here's the URL for it:
http://picasaweb.google.com/102883722691529064723/Spinetpiano#slideshow/5512081413728252434
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Re: I want to share my good news with you!

Postby Raphael » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:05 am

How cool is that! How pretty that would be -- candles so that you could read your music.


I'd only have them for decoration unlit- wouldn't want to spill wax on Piano- he already has some wax stains on him I mean to clean off- been advised to use linseed oil and vinegar.



No, no. Not electronic keyboards. It's a compact piano that was less expensive than a full-size upright. Wikipedia says that they were popular in the US from the 1930s thru' the early 70s. They often had fewer than 88 keys and were a pain in the wazoo to tune. (Or so several piano tuners have told me.) A lot of families had them when I was growing up because they took up less space.



Ah, don't think we had those here. Spinets here are old..from the c.18th. Spinets have 64 keys. I think the piano looked rather cute.

I spoke to the piano man ( via phone)in my area again today- told him what the piano expert online said and the piano guy here thinks Piano can be fixed ok- he knows people who can do it. Also a friend knows a great professional tuner too who charges only £10 for callout and £40 for tuning. He might be able to repair the hammer shanks too.
The online guy estimated the total cost fixing of Piano to be £300 roughly. It might well be less. I can get things done in stages.I'm happy with that price- wouldn't get a new piano for that and I did want an old piano! Old ones have soul...
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what it is we are in what we make of you.

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Re: I want to share my good news with you!

Postby Raphael » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:26 pm

Piano has had a big linseed and vinegar polish and here is is shiny and happy in his new home:

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino002.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino003.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino006.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino012.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino006.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino016.jpg


http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx14 ... ino015.jpg
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