Posts Tagged ‘patent’

Lettering…

First job today was to paint the black lettering (using enamel) on the Style-X frame. Quite a fiddly job, but satisfying! The frame is now ready to return to the case. (I just need to finish the case now…!)

Written on December 12th, 2012. 0 Comments

Regulating…

Mid way through the initial regulation of Blüthner No.83988. Here I’m doing a rough adjustment of the “setoff”, on the work bench.

Written on April 14th, 2012. 0 Comments

Assembling the action…

Re-fitting the keys to the keyframe. It’s very important to make sure the keys move properly, so each bushing will be eased or tightened to ensure frictionless movement, but without any slack. It’s a fine balance…!

Written on April 12th, 2012. 2 Comments

Hammer assembly…

The hammer seen here with flange and “Abstract” fitted.

Written on April 5th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bushing hammers…

Hammers fitted. Here, I’m making new bushes to hold the “Abstracts” in place.

Written on April 5th, 2012. 0 Comments

Abel hammers…

Fitting the new hammers to Blüthner No.83988. The hammers are made by a company called “Abel”. The wool used for the felt is best quality Marino, and the wood in these hammers is Hornbeam.

Written on March 28th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bass hammer…

Hammer No.1 prepared to be fitted to Blüthner No.83988. The hammer has been “spliced”, which is the name given to the process of cutting a chamfer into two of the edges of the bass hammers. The reason for this will become clear in later pictures…

Written on March 27th, 2012. 0 Comments

Carriages…

Blüthner “carriages” assembled, and waiting to be fitted to the keys.

Written on March 26th, 2012. 0 Comments

Frame fitted…

The newly fitted frame seen here tied down (all screws fitted), awaiting “dressing” (fitting the wooden and felt parts).

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

Aliquot patent…

Lettering cast into the frame on Aliquot patent Blüthner pianos. The frame seen here finished, with lettering painted in enamel.

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bleaching…

First stage of bleaching the ivory key tops. The keys go through another round of bleaching before being fine sanded and buffed to finish.

Written on February 8th, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner 72917….

Now in the showroom

Written on January 23rd, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner keyboard….

 

 

Written on November 3rd, 2011. 0 Comments

Abstracts….

Part of a patent Blüthner action

Part of the Blüthner “Patent” action – known as an “Abstract”. Seen here having new cushions fitted.

Written on October 21st, 2011. 0 Comments

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Bechstein rebuild started…
Final fitting of new legs…
Lyre parts…
New Blüthner legs…

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