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#2183292 - 11/16/13 10:04 AM Can anyone tell me what this is
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Found this piece if metal up in our attic. It says Harvard piano Cincinnati O on it. Can anyone tell me what it is.
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#2183320 - 11/16/13 11:31 AM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Images did not download - for me, anyway.
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#2183349 - 11/16/13 12:19 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Ditto. See the FAQs...
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#2183389 - 11/16/13 01:29 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Looks like the Harvard Piano Company was established in 1885, and died in the great depression (like many other piano manufacturers).

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#2183835 - 11/17/13 09:57 AM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Retsacnal]
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hopefully image is now correctly loaded

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#2183839 - 11/17/13 10:05 AM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Looks like an upper plate from an older upright. Many of the earlier uprights had an iron plate that stopped just short of the pinblock, and a plate like this was in place above the tuning pins.
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#2183896 - 11/17/13 12:16 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Pieces like that were bolted onto the top of generic upright plates to make them look like the entire plate was cast for the company, but in fact, that was the only part that was cast specifically for them.
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#2184014 - 11/17/13 04:07 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Roy and BDB win...
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#2184017 - 11/17/13 04:13 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: OperaTenor]
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Roy and BDB win...



Unhappily the prize is the upper plate from an old upright.

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#2184025 - 11/17/13 04:29 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Jean Claude]
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Uhmmm..... do I have to accept the prize? wow I have a few I could award myself if BDB wants it. I don't mind sharing.
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#2184154 - 11/17/13 08:12 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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Aw, c'mon, Roy. I made a wall hanging out of a square grand damper rail. Surely you could do the same with this...
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#2184214 - 11/17/13 10:32 PM Re: Can anyone tell me what this is [Re: Rjansen]
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