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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
129 registered (Alan Cyr, anamnesis, acollins, ando, Alan_Dublin, 41 invisible), 1426 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* 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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2078559 - 05/06/13 09:36 PM Landsdowne Piano Restoration
SabrinaGal Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 3
Loc: Canada
Have located a Landsdowne Piano, serial #4879, cabinet excellent condition, know that the piano has not been played for years, few keys do not work. Can't find much information regarding this brand, except it was a very short partnership between Nordheimer and Heintzman when they first started out, if this is correct.

I have an appreciation for antiques, and have a desire to find and fully restore a old piano, in attempt to preserve the memory of the golden age of pianos. I have a great piano, so my antique would be played a few hours each week and enjoyed for what it once was.

I would appreciate any comments and knowledge of this piano as a possible candidate for restoration, before I contact a tech.

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#2078566 - 05/06/13 10:13 PM Re: Landsdowne Piano Restoration [Re: SabrinaGal]
Steve Jackson Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 672
Loc: Toronto
Originally Posted By: SabrinaGal
Have located a Landsdowne Piano, serial #4879, cabinet excellent condition, know that the piano has not been played for years, few keys do not work. Can't find much information regarding this brand, except it was a very short partnership between Nordheimer and Heintzman when they first started out, if this is correct.

I have an appreciation for antiques, and have a desire to find and fully restore a old piano, in attempt to preserve the memory of the golden age of pianos. I have a great piano, so my antique would be played a few hours each week and enjoyed for what it once was.

I would appreciate any comments and knowledge of this piano as a possible candidate for restoration, before I contact a tech.



Hi Sabrina:

The Lansdowne piano was made in a factory on Lansdowne Ave. in Toronto. It
was a partnership with Abraham and Sam Nordheimer and Mason from Mason and Risch. The factory later became the Nordheimer factory where they made their pianos.

It is a well built and designed piano, but its condition would need to be assessed to see if it is a viable restoration candidate as it is at least 115 years old.

Hope this helps,

Steve
_________________________
Vintage Piano sales and restoration in Toronto
Exclusive Live Performance Player Systems Dealer

http://stevejacksonpianos.com

Top
#2078580 - 05/06/13 10:36 PM Re: Landsdowne Piano Restoration [Re: Steve Jackson]
SabrinaGal Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 3
Loc: Canada
Hi Steve:

An opinion from you who obviously has an appreciation for vintage pianos is what I was hoping for when I made my post.

I have looked at various old pianos, but there is something about this piano that intrigues me. Feel it is worth the cost for a tech to give me a quote for complete restoration.

A bit disappointed that Heintzman wasn't part of it, as he and Nordheimer were in Canada the best-of-the-best pioneers.

Thanks so much for your reply,

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha
Yamaha
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Setting up the room
by cullam
8 minutes 16 seconds ago
Saint-Saens 2nd concerto - best edition (fingering)?
by Barly
Today at 07:09 AM
Music reading apps for iPad that use mic
by Artur Gajewski
Today at 03:02 AM
About Roland's PHA4 STANDARD and F-130R
by Yussnan84
Today at 12:55 AM
Call me irresponsible....
by harpon
Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Forum Stats
77024 Members
42 Forums
159311 Topics
2340227 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
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