Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1990914 - 11/26/12 02:37 AM Armand Hammer
gsmonks Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 589
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
I have an Armand piano, which I know little about, except that it's a stencil. I'm told that it's a Heintzman stencil, but the info on the subject is convoluted, incomplete, and tends to run you around in circles.

Anyway, the serial # is 979, and it's a rather ornate old leviathan. Anyone have any idea how old it is?

The action is different from my old 1910 Heintzman, which is why I'm not entirely convinced it's a Heintzman stencil. The tone is different, too- more like an old Dominion or Bell piano, which is to say a bit thuddy and gutless in the low range, whereas the Heintzman is clear and loud. The action is very nice, though. More pleasurable than the Heintzman, which I've always found a bit hard, with the spacing a bit too tight for my taste.

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

#1990993 - 11/26/12 09:40 AM Re: Armand Hammer [Re: gsmonks]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 3448
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
The Pierce Piano Atlas only says that it was made in Toronto. Heintzmann was using serial numbers around 1,000 in 1867! The fact that the serial number is only three digits usually means it was made before 1900, especially if it only has 85 keys (top note is an "A"). Tone is not a good indicator, with century-old hammers.

You can ask Pierce for more info: http://www.pianoatlas.com.

--Cy--
_________________________
Cy Shuster, RPT
505-265-4234
www.shusterpiano.com
www.facebook.com/shusterpiano
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Registered Piano Technician
Dampp-Chaser Certified Installer
PianoDisc Certified Service Technician

Top
#1994935 - 12/05/12 09:17 AM Re: Armand Hammer [Re: gsmonks]
gsmonks Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/10
Posts: 589
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
It has the full 88 keys. It was rebuilt a number of years ago, and it would have been helpful to see it in its original condition.

It has real carving, as opposed to assembly-line pieces that were glued on in order to get that carved look more cheaply. The carved sections aren't exactly identical, which means they were done free-hand.

I was recently given a cast-iron harp from I have no idea what instrument. It had been sitting in a shed since the early 1970's, and was an ancient discard back then. I'm going to clean it up and try to figure out what it's out of. It's too small to be out of a piano, so I'm thinking it may be out of a harpsichord.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
> Robin Spielberg Playing in Maine! <
-------------------
75,000 Members and Growing!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
154 registered (36251, Akpianoman, Al LaPorte, accordeur, 36 invisible), 1851 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75483 Members
42 Forums
156069 Topics
2291824 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kristian Bezuidenhout on Mozart and his piano music
by bennevis
Today at 05:05 PM
Hard Starting Intermediate
by frankeric
Today at 04:48 PM
And what about this one?
by leel
Today at 04:23 PM
No music rest for Roland stage pianos?
by Delphian2001
Today at 04:20 PM
Where is the new blood?
by Markarian
Today at 03:53 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission