DeKalb Mini Grand

During Restoration

 


We discovered a beautiful striated African Mahogany veneer underneath the old finish. The Recordo Player, made by Wurlitzer and Simplex, was also completely refurbished during this restoration. A Recordo, although it had a limited range of expressions, was a type of piano that was designed with a limited capacity to reproduce the artist's original intensitiy of expression.

 

 

Lifting Out the Plate

 

 

 

Bottom of the Plate- Removing Bushings

 

Lid After Stripping

 

Action Ready for Work

 

 

Hanging New Hammers

 

Parts After Staining

 

Refinishing the Case

 

 

Refinished Legs - Awaiting Final Rub

 

 

Plate Re-installed

 

Wurlitzer Lock & Cancel Valves

 

 

Simplex Unit Block Pneumatics

 

Pump Assembly Components

 

Inside the Air Motor Govenor

 

 

Simplex Stack Complete & Re-installed

 

Restringing and Repinning the Harp

 

 

Click Here for Photos After Restoration

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