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The Construction Tuning and Care of the Piano-Forte (Classic Reprint)
Edward Quincy Norton
No preview available - 2017
action alcohol back catch bass beat become better brace break bridge broken bushing button cause centre CHAPTER clean close cloth construction cushion damp damper lever damper wire Defects desired directed displaced draw fall fault felt flange flat forward fourth frame frequently front give glue gluing hammer heel hand hard head hold hole inch iron plate ivory jack lead leather loose lower metal obtained octave Organ ounce pedal perfect piece pitch polish position prevent pull rail raise rattle reed regulating remedy removed replace result rocker scale screw shade sharp side soft sometimes sound sound-board split square pianos stem stick stirrup strike string strip sufficient swings TEMPER tight tone touch Trial tune tuner turn twist upper Upright valve varnish veneer White winding wire wood wrest pin
Page 93 - Boil a pound of Brazil wood and an ounce of pearlash in a gallon of water, and while hot brush over the work until of a proper colour. Dissolve two ounces of alum in a quart of water, and brush the solution over the work before it dries, ii.
Page 93 - ... decoction, until the greenness of the copper is destroyed. 8. Boil half a pound of logwood chips in two quarts of water, add an ounce of pearlash, and apply hot with a brush. Then take two quarts of the logwood decoction, and half an ounce of verdigris, and the same of copperas ; strain, and throw in half a pound of iron rust. Brush the work well with this, and oil.
Page 40 - His strings are perpendicular, and he contrives within that height to give his strings the same length as in a grand piano, and fixes three unisons to the same screw. It scarcely gets out of tune at all, and then, for the most part the three unisons are tuned at once.
Page 94 - Boil half a pound of logwood in three pints of water till it is of a very dark red, add half an ounce of salt of tartar ; stain the work with the liquor while boiling hot, giving three coats ; then with a painter's graining brush, form streaks with No.
Page 40 - This versatile fellow, according to one contemporary, was a civil engineer, poet, preacher, phrenologist and inventor of ever pointed pencils. In the year 1800 Thomas Jefferson, writing to his daughter from Philadelphia, remarks, " A very ingenious, modest and poor young man in Philadelphia has invented one of the prettiest improvements in the pianoforte that I have ever seen and it has tempted me to engage one for Monticello. His strings are perpendicular, and he contrives within that height to...
Page 94 - To take out bruises in furniture, wet the part with warm water; double a piece of brown paper five or six times, soak it, and lay it on the place; apply on that a hot flatiron till the moisture is evaporated. If the bruise be not gone, repeat the process. After two or three applications, the dent or bruise will be raised level with the surface.
Page 80 - С to first E above, have now been tuned ; the temperament has been confined to the smallest possible compass to lessen the liability of errors, and if the first F above middle С is now tuned three beats in five seconds, flat of A-sharp below, it will be a perfect octave to the first F tuned. Tuning. — The art, principle or act of so adjusting the intonations of keyed musical instruments as to make possible consecutive musical tones agreeable to the ear. The method varies according to the kind...
Page 3 - ... well selected. For those organists and choirs not fully acquainted with Gregorian notation, an arrangement of the Requiem Mass, Vatican edition, made by Eduardo Marzo, will be helpful. Mr. Edward Quincy Norton has prepared a very helpful manual on The Construction, Tuning, and Care of the PianoForte for tuners, dealers, musicians, and owners in general of pianos and organs. He has put into it the results of years of study and practical experience. He writes in a simple manner, without attempting...
Page 11 - PIANO. 1. Damper Lifter Wire. 2. Damper Lifter Buttons. 3. Damper Felt 4. Damper Head. 5. Damper Lever. 6. Damper Leads. 7. Shade, supported by wire stanchions, on top of which are screwed shade buttons. 8. Damper Rail.