Muzio Clementi   Square piano   London  1822  with Harmonic Swell

 

6 octaves FF-f'''' - English double action 
2 Pedals : dampers lift - Harmonic Swell (reverberation bridge)

 

Clementi 1822 reverberaton bridge - Harm
Clementi square piano reverberation brid

Photos taken after its arrival. Some hammers were out of order, a very few broken, porcellain was broken and dirty. Of course the whole piano had suffered so much dust and keys (which are made of bone) were too yellow. Many strings were replacements, done in an unpleasant way. The soundboard, pinblock, dampers and the whole structure was relatively in wonderful condition though.

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