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Schimmel-Nelson Giraffe
Make: Schimmel-Nelson
Model: Giraffe
Type: Upright
Serial: 1189
Year: 1889
Size: 6'
This unusual design is sometimes called a Giraffe because of its height. It is straight strung, that is, the bass strings do not cross over the treble strings. The action is upside down compared to a conventional upright and the hammers swing towards the strings below the keybed. Unfortunately for the tuner, it appears that one must lie upon the floor in order to get at the tuning pins which are at the very bottom of the piano.