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#922246 - 01/31/04 05:13 PM Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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You asked for it, you got it[/b]

A while ago there was a thread asking if M&H would set up a tour for the Piano World Piano Forums members.

Cecil Ramirez (National Sales Manager for M&H) recently sent me an email...

"I've spoken with Kirk and Gary Burgett, the owners of Mason & Hamlin, about having a group tour of the factory specifically for PianoWorld readers and they would be pleased to welcome such a group."

Cecil didn't want to post anything on the Forums out of concern it might look like advertising or a plug for M&H.
I assured him our group would be pleased to take a private tour of the factory:-)

They would like to get an estimate of how many people would be interested in the tour[/b].

Details[/b]
Tentative Date:[/b] Monday, May 10 (not confirmed yet)
Duration:[/b] Likely a couple of hours, possibly longer.
Pictures:[/b] Yes, you can take pictures (as long as you don't interfere with the work going on).

If You Think You Are Interested in Attending[/b]
Reply to this thread, or contact me directly events@pianoworld.com

FYI, the factory is in Haverhill, MA (pronounced Heyvrill). About 45 minutes north of Boston.

Mason & Hamlin Piano Company
35 Duncan St. Haverhill, MA 01830
www.masonhamlin.com

Additional details will be coming.
Right now we would just like to get an idea of how many people would be interested in the tour.

Please Stay On Topic With This Thread![/b]

Location[/b]
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#922247 - 01/31/04 06:14 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Count me in! Mondays are best but if I have enough notice, I can change my work schedule.

Can I invite a piano teacher? She has a golden era A and we have gone on the tour before, but....After all they had a new machine tool, still in it wrappings when we went a few years ago. ..

I'd be willing to offer my home for those needing some sort of stop off. You could meet here before or after for coffee, use the facilities :rolleyes: and rest up before heading out... Maybe even play a little piano! Haverhill, is only about 30 minutes from me...
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#922248 - 01/31/04 06:41 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Hi BeeLady,

Yes, bring the teacher.
Is she a forums member? If not, sign her up:-)
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#922249 - 01/31/04 07:29 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Frank,

I can shoot for a day off. Monday would be better for me, also.

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#922250 - 01/31/04 10:50 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Thans Frank. Yes, I'm going to try and make this one too. Probably wont bring anyone although one never knows.
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#922251 - 02/01/04 04:06 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I'd be interested, & that's far enough in advance I could work it into the schedule.

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#922252 - 02/01/04 04:27 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Count me in Frank - just one

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#922253 - 02/01/04 05:29 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Very likely.
I'd be a party of one. ;\)

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#922254 - 02/01/04 06:05 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Wow, Kenny! You'll probably get the "farthest traveled" award.

penny

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#922255 - 02/01/04 08:02 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Penny:
Wow, Kenny! You'll probably get the "farthest traveled" award.

penny [/b]
Cool.
Hope it's a Rosewood AA. ;\)

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#922256 - 02/01/04 11:23 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Frank,
Count me in also.

Regards,
Chris
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#922257 - 02/01/04 11:34 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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YES! Count me in. Can I bring a friend?

You know when I was a child the grade school classes would take field trips to the "Tip Top" bakery in WRJ, Vt. to see how they made bread, and before leaving the bakery each kid got a loaf of bread to take home...

...
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#922258 - 02/02/04 12:11 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I'd like to come as well. Tuesday would be best, but Monday is OK.
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#922259 - 02/02/04 01:15 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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There's still a chance I might come, even though I did have my heart set on that travel award. \:\(

For me the 3rd or 4th (Mon, Tues) of May would be best though I could also make it the 10 or 11th.

My sister lives in Pittsfield, Mass and I was thinking about visiting her on the way, but she'll be out of town on the 7,8,9,and 10th.

Bob

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#922260 - 02/02/04 11:46 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I'd love to attend the tour \:\) Sounds wonderful and my husband will be coming with me. Thanks \:D

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#922261 - 02/02/04 11:51 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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You lucky dawgs, you. If I came - which I can't - \:\( - I'd bring the party hats. (Hi Cecil \:\) )

Jodi! Stay on topic!

\:\) Jodi

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#922262 - 02/02/04 12:50 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I'm not 100% sure I can go, but I am definitely interested, and it's probably 80% that I can. Mondays would be much better, schedule-wise.
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#922263 - 02/03/04 11:30 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Please count me in for the tour. Either day would be fine. This is a really wonderful opportunity. Thanks for making the arrangements!

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#922264 - 02/03/04 11:54 AM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I am interested but cannot promise yet. I won't have a car available. I would have to take a train to, I assume, Boston; not sure trains go to Haverhlll.

Two important questions:

Is there public transportation from, say, Boston to Haverhill?

If not, could I get a ride up there on the tour day with a PW member in Boston?

Thanks.
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#922265 - 02/03/04 12:11 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Actually, Joe, I'll probably be taking the train from the opposite direction and thus know that there is a Haverill stop. My train is the Amtrak Downeaster which you can pick up in NOrth Station in Boston, but I suspect that there are others that run from Boston to Haverill - probably even a commuter rail run (Purple line). You can check the MBTA information online and also Amtrak.

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#922266 - 02/03/04 12:14 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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i'd like to join the tour, but right now is still too early for me to commit.

perhaps the new york contingent could travel to haverhill together? i would love to join that group, if it works out for me to be back east at that time.
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#922267 - 02/03/04 03:15 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Joe, the commuter rail runs from Boston to Haverhill, see it here .

Note since most commuters go into town in the mornings, not all trains go out that far and you may have to change trains in Reading.

I am impressed with the distances from which many are coming!! \:\)
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#922268 - 02/03/04 03:27 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Kenny,

One word. Pictures. Lot's of em!
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#922269 - 02/03/04 04:14 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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JohnC, if kenny doesn't take em I will with my new toy, a digital camera the guys gave me for xmas. But while I can take them, I can't host them. Anyone ready with a site? Frank maybe?
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#922270 - 02/03/04 04:42 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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JohnC, if kenny doesn't take em I will with my new toy, a digital camera the guys gave me for xmas. But while I can take them, I can't host them. Anyone ready with a site? Frank maybe? [/b]
Not a problem, we can host them for you.
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#922271 - 02/03/04 05:03 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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 Quote:
Originally posted by RealPlayer:
I am interested but cannot promise yet. I won't have a car available. I would have to take a train to, I assume, Boston; not sure trains go to Haverhlll.

Two important questions:

Is there public transportation from, say, Boston to Haverhill?

If not, could I get a ride up there on the tour day with a PW member in Boston?

Thanks. [/b]
RealPlayer,

I already checked with Amtrak because that would have to be my mode of transportation also. They have trains to Haverhill via Boston. $141 round trip from NYC. The problem is the schedules. I think the train leaves NYC around 7:something am and gets in Boston 3 or so hours later. Then there is a connection to another train to Haverhill which gets there around 1'ish I think. I'm thinking of traveling up on Sunday and spending the night in a hotel so I can be fresh and ready for the tour. There is a train returning to NYC from Haverhill later in the day.

Let me get the specifics again and I'll post them.
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#922272 - 02/03/04 05:10 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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I really hope I can come, but it is too early for me to know my work schedule. Hey, gotta see where my baby was born! I'll try and work around the dates that the main group needs. Since my sister lives in MA, it will be an added bonus to visit with her.

Sounds like a good group is able to commit now
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#922273 - 02/03/04 05:13 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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... Here are the specifics I'm considering via Amtrak:

NYP New York Penn Sta
BBB Boston Back Bay
BNS Boston North Station

Sunday: NY to Haverhill (tentatively 5/10?):
NYP to BBB 7:05am - 11:05am
BBB to BNS 11:29am - 11:37am
BNS to Haverhill 12:00pm - 12:53pm

Monday: Haverhill to NY
Haverhill to BNS 3:51pm - 4:45pm
BNS to BBB 4:55pm to 5:04pm
BBB to NYP 5:40pm to 9:50pm

OR

Haverhill to BNS 5:51pm - 6:45pm
BNS to BBB 6:59pm to 7:08pm
BBB to NYP 10:05pm to 2:11am
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#922274 - 02/03/04 05:21 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Just to let you know, I spoke with Cecil today
and 05/10 looks like the tentative date.
I will let you know for sure once we have confirmation.

Other details to follow...
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#922275 - 02/03/04 07:37 PM Re: Piano World Tour of Mason & Hamlin Factory??
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Originally posted by BeeLady:
JohnC, if kenny doesn't take em I will with my new toy, a digital camera the guys gave me for xmas. But while I can take them, I can't host them. Anyone ready with a site? Frank maybe? [/b]
BeeLady,

Thank you.

Take lot's of 'em. Whatever Frank can't host I might be able to host a few.
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