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#923549 - 06/05/05 09:03 AM Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 Tuesday May 2, 2006 [/b]

Pictures of 2006 tour[/b] posted HERE

I need...
Forums name, Forums Member Number, Real Name, Location (City/Town, State). Also need info on your guest(s) if you are bringing any.




This is a fantastic tour! Mason & Hamlin does a wonderful job of hosting, and the tour is amazing.

Before we finalize the tour list, I'll need your real name, forums name, forums member number, and where you are from.

Details[/b]
Date:[/b] Tuesday, May 2 The tour will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Watch this post for updates
(I will probably be hanging out in the parking lot until just before start time, watching for attendees).

Duration:[/b] Plan on most of the day.

Pictures:[/b] Yes, you can take pictures (as long as you don't interfere with the work going on).
Lunch[/b] Will be served. Usually sandwhiches, soda, chips, spring water. (if you have special dietary restrictions, let me know)
Tour Size Limit:[/b]
To make the PianoWorld Tour safe and enjoyable, we need to cap the attendance on the Tour to a maximum of 25 people[/b].
Attending:[/b] (the * indicates we have your information)

- RedTop *
- IgnorantHusband
- Monster M&H *
- John Citron *
- rtaorm *
- IrishMak + 1 *
- Virginia Prescott *
- Eric S *
- Tony Halter *
- Brenda Halter *
- John Makely *
- Ed Bonacci *
- John Williams *
- Jeremy Gloo (A441)*
- Roberta Lang *
- CTPianotech *
- reliv4all + 1 *
- Jeffo + 3 *
------------------
Total = 23

What You Will See[/b]
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/22/67.html (2005 tour)
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/22/52.html (pictures from 2004 tour)

The Mason & Hamlin web site

Interesting Factoid: If you search Google for Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour ... we have the top 2 slots :-)

Costs[/b] There is no charge for the tour. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

General Information:[/b]
Keep in mind you will be touring a live factory in full production mode. Lots of dangerous machinery, tools, and many people moving around.

The group needs to stay together, stay out of the way of the workers, and LISTEN to what the tour director (Bruce Clark) is saying.

We do a LOT of walking (and standing). Wear comforable shoes and clothes. The factory is clean (other than sawdust), but you may brush up against a piece of machinery, pile of wood etc.

Our thanks to the Burgett's (owners), our own Cecil Ramirez (national sales rep), Bruce Clark (piano designer, technician, and tour moderator), and all the other fine folks at Mason & Hamlin for hosting this event.


Date for the Piano World Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour is...
May 2, 2006[/b]


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

If any PianoWorld members would like to stay in Haverhill overnight, there is a Best Western Merrimack Valley Lodge nearby. www.bwmerrimackvalley.com

This is the hotel M&H uses to accommodate their dealers (and themselves) when they host training seminars.
The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the factory.

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


Location[/b]



Parking[/b]


Satellite shot courtesy of Keyhole
http://www.keyhole.com/

Another View (red balloon is factory, white arrow is parking).


Remember,
I will need your forums name, real name, and where you are from (town/city & state).
If you are bringing a guest, I will need their name and where they are from as well.

If your name hasn't been posted in the first post of this topic, I haven't counted you as part of the group yet.

If your name is there, but you can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can open your spot for somebody else.

webmaster@pianoworld.com [subject line: Mason & Hamlin 2006 Tour]

As in the past, the tour group is limited to 25 people.

Please see the link at the top of the page for info about past tours.
If you are attending, please bring/wear comfortable shoes, we do a LOT of walking!

Pictures are allowed/encouraged.

Although the factory is clean (other than sawdust), there are a lot of machines (with protrusions, and possibly grease), and a lot of people working.

I will post additional details as I get them.
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#923550 - 06/06/05 04:20 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
RedTop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/03
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Loc: Peterborough, NH
Please put my name on the list for the 2006 tour (or a second 2005 tour)! Thanks.

Red Top
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#923551 - 06/10/05 07:55 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
Please put my wife and I on the list for 06'/05' tour. Email has info.

tanks
Monster M&H
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#923552 - 07/07/05 11:54 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Boxer Offline
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Registered: 04/26/05
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Loc: Chicago
Please put me on the list for the next tour.

Thanks!

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#923553 - 07/07/05 05:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Sushi Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 52
Loc: East Bay, CA
Please add me on the list.

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#923554 - 07/20/05 02:55 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3914
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
Need about a month's warning for the date, is all. Sign me up.
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#923555 - 07/26/05 04:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Bee Dee Offline
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Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 88
Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Frank, Please put me on the list for next year's tour. Sounds like an excuse to finally visit the East Coast.

Thanks!
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#923556 - 07/30/05 12:29 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

Please put me on the list too.

John Citron
Haverhill, MA - Mason & Hamlin's hometown \:\)

Thanks
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#923557 - 08/04/05 05:24 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Frank,

I would like to add a possible guest. She is the owner of a 1907 Model AA that was inspected by the factory just before they started production.


Thanks,
John
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#923558 - 08/14/05 05:58 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 226
Loc: upstate, NY
Would love to join the group. PLease add me to the list.
Tony

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#923559 - 09/21/05 05:42 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Posts: 861
Loc: Raleigh
Please add my wife and myself to the list.
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#923560 - 10/20/05 07:15 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Has there been any updates for the 06 tour? I'm trying to set up my vacation for next year and I REALLY want to attend the tour. Will it be around the same time frame as this years??
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#923561 - 12/03/05 01:46 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Sorry Monster M&H, missed your post.

I won't know for sure until we get closer.
But, the last two tours were on the same date.

Of course, this is all assuming M&H invites us back :-)
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#923562 - 12/06/05 06:42 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Thanks...I kinda figured when you got some info, you'd post. Lets see...sometime around May 10th...Right??
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#923563 - 12/13/05 10:46 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Posts: 226
Loc: upstate, NY
Frank:

Please add 1 more for me as my wife will attend with me.

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#923564 - 01/05/06 10:27 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
rtaorm Offline
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Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 20
Loc: New Jersey
Frank:

Just got my new M&H delivered today. Please include me in the tour.

Thanks

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#923565 - 01/06/06 08:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Jamie Offline
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Loc: Mt. Pearl, NL, Ca
Frank, is there a date yet? I may be in New England area in May/06, and might be interested in this.

Jamie

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#923566 - 01/06/06 12:03 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



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Jamie,

No date yet, waiting to hear from our friends at Mason & Hamlin.

- Frank B.
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#923567 - 02/23/06 04:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Just inquiring???

tks
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#923568 - 03/08/06 02:23 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Bump!!!
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#923569 - 03/09/06 12:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
IrishMak Offline
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Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Is it too late to get my name (+ 1) on the list?
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1889 Mason & Hamlin screwstringer upright
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#923570 - 03/14/06 07:49 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5571
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
I heard from Cecil Rameriz (Natl. Sales Manager for Mason & Hamlin)...

Tentative date for the Piano World Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour is...
May 2[/b]

Remember,
I will need your forums name, real name, and where you are from (town/city & state).
If you are bringing a guest, I will need their name and where they are from as well.

If your name hasn't been posted in the first post of this topic, I haven't counted you as part of the group yet.

If your name is there, but you can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can open your spot for somebody else.

webmaster@pianoworld.com [subject line: Mason & Hamlin 2006 Tour]

As in the past, the tour group is limited to 25 people.

Please see the link at the top of the page for info about past tours.
If you are attending, please bring/wear comfortable shoes, we do a LOT of walking!

Pictures are allowed/encouraged.

Although the factory is clean (other than sawdust), there are a lot of machines (with protrusions, and possibly grease), and a lot of people working.

I will post additional details as I get them.
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
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Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#923571 - 03/16/06 11:26 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
bluemountain Offline
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Frank,
Please add bluemountain + 1, if it's not too late.
Thanks!

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#923572 - 03/18/06 10:55 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



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bump
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-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
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#923573 - 03/23/06 01:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

I still plan to go, but did you look at a calendar? May 2nd is a Tuesday? A weekday tour might be hard for a lot of us to consider.

Thanks,

John
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#923574 - 03/23/06 02:21 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
If my memory serves me right...they do that so you can see the factory in action. I believe it was on a weekday last year also..May 10, a Tuesday also.
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#923575 - 03/23/06 07:49 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
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John,

Monster M&H is correct, they only do tours on week days.
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#923576 - 03/24/06 12:25 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Okay then Frank. I'll plan my vacation day accordingly ;\)

John
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#923577 - 03/24/06 12:45 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Loc: Tewksbury MA
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Citron:
Okay then Frank. I'll plan my vacation day accordingly ;\)

John [/b]
... a very wise decision!! \:D

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#923578 - 03/25/06 08:31 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
rtaorm Offline
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Loc: New Jersey
Can't wait!

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#923579 - 03/27/06 08:58 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
Which airport to fly into? Boston? and how long of a drive is it to Haverhill? Ann Arbor area...plan on flying in on Monday, out on Wednesday.
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#923580 - 03/27/06 09:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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I would check to see if you can fly into Manchester New Hampshire to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and the bumper to bumper stop and go traffic of Boston.

Boston to Haverhill is about 50 minutes if no traffic. With traffic you should be able to make it in oh say under 2 hours. LOL

Manchester New Hampshire to Haverhill is about the same at 45 minutes but you would have a better shot at avoiding bumper to bumper traffic.
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#923581 - 03/30/06 09:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Hi Frank
Looks like 4 from Cape Cod if you can squeeze us in. If not put us on the alternate list.
Always a great day.
Best
Jeremy Gloo
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#923582 - 04/01/06 10:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Frank:
Have to bow out of the M & H tour for myself and my wife due to a big work project nad will be out of town that week and the week before. Hope you all have a great time. TONYF

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#923583 - 04/05/06 12:46 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Can anyone supply driving directions from I-95?

Also, are there any hotels in Haverhill that won't cost an arm and a leg? This stop is only part of an extended two-city vacation. So, I don't want to waste a lot of money.

Thanks.
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#923584 - 04/05/06 06:13 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Larry Buck Offline
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From the intersection of 95/495

Take 495 S

Travel maybe 10 to 15 minutes and take rt97 toward Haverhill.

I don't remember the exact milage, maybe 2 to 3 miles and you will be going slightly downhill to a rotary.

Entering the rotary at 6 ocklock, you will exit approxamitly 11. There will be a gas station on your right.

You will go under a rail road bridge.

Very quickly you will see Duncan St on the right. Take that right. This brick mill bldg is the corner of the Mason and Hamlin factory. You will follow Duncan St along the plant, the entrance is at the far end of the bldg on the left.


BTW, where will you be before as you are heading up to the factory?

There are other ways to get to the factory, depending on your starting point.
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#923585 - 04/05/06 10:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Thanks Larry!

I'll be leaving from the Raleigh area on Monday and returning on Wednesday. After a few days at home, we'll fly out (with the kids) to San Diego for some family fun.
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#923586 - 04/05/06 06:03 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Larry Buck Offline
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I Bruton,

Let me know where you will be staying. There are several ways to get to the factory. All fairly easy.

Depending on where you are staying, there may be a quicker route.

If you are staying South of the city, there is definately a better way.
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#923587 - 04/09/06 05:48 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
For those of you that are travelling to the Haverhill area and need a place to stay, there's a Comfort Suites Hotel located not too far from the factory. It is located just off Route 495 at exit 48. Route 110/113 Westgate exit. You can see a car dealership and shopping plaza at the exit. The hotel is on Bank Road behind the dealership.

Comfort Suites
(978) 374-7755
(978) 521-1894
106 Bank Rd
Haverhill, MA 01832


To get to the Factory from there, take a right out of the hotel, stay straight through under the railroad bridge, and take a left on to Essex Street (in the square across from the music store). Take a right on Locke Street, and a left on Dunkin. The factory is on the right hand side.

If anyone needs local directions, email me for my telephone number. I live in the city about three miles from the factory in the Riverside section.

John
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#923588 - 04/09/06 06:16 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Sushi Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 52
Loc: East Bay, CA
Frank,

Sorry...I have to cancel and wait for the next opportunity. Too much work project due to merger.

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#923589 - 04/13/06 11:23 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
bluemountain Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 37
Loc: MA
Frank,

I am afraid we won't be able to make it either - we'll be busy moving.

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#923590 - 04/15/06 08:11 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
lilylady Offline
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Loc: boston north
Monster...

As well, there is the Peace Airport in Portsmouth NH. A short drive to Haverhill.

http://www.allegiantair.com/?gclid=CPyL8PfwroQCFRpSFQodxD1A-Q

Roberta
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#923591 - 04/15/06 10:33 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
 Quote:
Originally posted by I. Bruton:
Can anyone supply driving directions from I-95?

Also, are there any hotels in Haverhill that won't cost an arm and a leg? This stop is only part of an extended two-city vacation. So, I don't want to waste a lot of money.

Thanks. [/b]
I posted a previous note on the Comfort Suites. They're not too expensive and not too far away from "The Factory"

To get to Haverhill from Route 95 South or North:

Take Route 95 to the Route 133 - Rowley/Georgetown exit.

Head towards Georgetown.
Watch your speed, and do EXACTLY the speed limit.

At the set of lights in Georgetown center, stay straight ahead towards Groveland. This is now Route 97.

Follow Route 97, it dips, twists and winds into Groveland center. Again keep an eye on your speed because the cops are waiting everywhere to ticket.

Just on the other side of Groveland center, cross the bridge over the Merrimack River. You are now in Haverhill, and about a mile from my house.

Keep to the left at the flashing light. There will be a shopping plaza on the left and a stadium down a bit next to a park.

Stay straight at the set of lights.

At the next set of lights, with a bike shop on the right, stay straight on Ginty Boulevard.

At the next set of lights at Main Street, stay straight on to Bailey Boulevard.

At the next set of light, stay straight on to Walnut street. Make a right on to Locust.

Go up 1 block, and make a left on to Orchard Street. Stay straight through the next intersection, and the M&H factory is on your right.

Email me for my telephone number if you need additional help.

John
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#923592 - 04/15/06 10:34 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Frank,

Add in Virginia Prescott.

She'll be coming after all.

John
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#923593 - 04/15/06 10:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3914
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
Sorry to have to opt out at this late time but due to family problems won't be able to come.

Jim
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#923594 - 04/16/06 12:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank
To date.......
Tony Halter
John Makely
Ed Bonacci
John Williams
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923595 - 04/19/06 09:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank--
Please add Brenda Halter to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923596 - 04/19/06 12:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Registered: 10/20/04
Posts: 861
Loc: Raleigh
Oh...my...

Frank,

I have to cancel this portion of my trip. I am so sorry as I was really looking forward to it. It seems that I have triple-booked myself for May 2nd. Please put my name on next year's list.

Thanks,
Isaac
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#923597 - 04/20/06 11:37 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
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Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank....
Please add Roberta Lang to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923598 - 04/22/06 07:05 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
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Updated 04/22/06.

SEE Start of This Thread! [/b]

If you signed up to attend, PLEASE make sure you have sent me your:
~ Forums Name
~ Forums Number
~ Real Name (Mason & Hamlin needs this)
~ Location (we like to know where people are coming in from).

webmaster@pianoworld.com (subject line: Mason & Hamlin Tour 2006)

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#923599 - 04/24/06 07:38 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank---
Please add Marilyn and Keith Harrison to the tour list. Thanks.
Jeremy Gloo (A441)
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#923600 - 04/24/06 04:13 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank----
All the folks I have posted are from Cape Cod. If you need the towns let me know. Ed Bonacci is a memeber (Ed B).
Jeremy
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#923601 - 04/24/06 04:15 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
I wonder if memeber means the same as member????
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#923602 - 04/25/06 05:31 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
Posts: 207
Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
Frank...
Just got a phone call from the Harrisons. They will not be able to attend the tour. (Marilyn and Keith Harrison) She said put them on the list for next year.
Jeremy
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A441 New piano sales from 1947 to 1973. Owned music store 1959 to 1973. Sold Mason&Hamlin, Knabe, Chickering, George Steck. Full time piano technician since 1973.

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#923603 - 04/25/06 07:47 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
CTPianotech Offline
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Loc: CT
I saw my name on the list! \:\) --I made it! and I'm excited to go!

See you all there!

Rich \:\)
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#923604 - 04/26/06 06:53 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
Frank, my wife (+1) will NOT be able to attend, BUT I WILL BE THERE can't wait.

Monster M&H
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#923605 - 05/01/06 08:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
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Bumping.

Tour is tomorrow ... Tuesday May 2, 2006.

See start of this thread for details.
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