Henry F. Miller Pedal Piano
|The pedals on this piano connect through a complicated set of extensions to the backs of the bass keys in the piano. The expense of hiring someone to provide the muscle power to pump up the church organ and the inconvenience of having to go…
Henry F. Miller Upright #7763 (1875)
|This upright is one of the earliest and biggest made by the Miller Company. The label under the keys indicates it was made on Washington Street in Boston. Like the Chickering upright the action including keys, slides out as in a grand, but…
Henry Miller Upright #26536
|Another show piano, this time made for the Columbia Exposition in 1893. This piano was the first in the Piano Museum Collection. It got away from us once and when we got it back I vowed to keep it. Another example of "be careful what you…
Ivers & Pond Screwstringer Upright #17726
|Like Mason & Hamlin, Ivers and Pond made a screwstringer type piano. Ivers had a two string unison and the hooks were held from rotating by a slot in the wooden back of the piano, rather than the 'comb' system used by Mason & Hamlin.
Ivers & Pond Upright #1579
|From the first year of production, this upright is rosewood. It had a crack in the plate which has been repaired with a steel plate bolted across the crack, Nice bass for a small piano.
|W.H. Ivers. Not Ivers and Pond but Boston made. A rosewood case and real ivory.
Jacob Doll Giraffe Upright #45620
|What can you say about this but Yikes? And that it is actually called a "Pompadour" due to its shape. It s rather like a grand piano stood on end and then flipped around so that the harp is at the back of the piano. The action is similar…
James & Holmstrom Transposing Upright
|By rotating the wheel located on the underside of the keybed, the keys can be moved left or right to change the pitch of the piano keys. In the normal position there is a small pointer aimed at A. The keys can be moved to cause the…
Knabe Upright #22125
|Old Knabe uprights are extremely well made and durable. This one has a nice ebony finish with inset gold pin striping. It has an open faced pinblock with curly maple veneer on its face. One oddity is the keybed. Most uprights have a slab of…