The Family Piano


    This is the Family Piano.  It dates from around 1898.  You can't read it, but on the cover that goes over the keys it says:Whitney, Chicago.  The piano has been mechanically fully restored.  There is a bit of work that needs to be done on some of the woodwork, and the piano bench is a mess.  But it sounds very good now.  If you look at the lower left hand leg, you can see some damage that was done in a fire just about in the 1920 time range.  The piano was restrung at about the same time, and below, you can see a concert ticket that was being used as a shim under the keyboard by the piano tech who did the work at the time.

    The work on the piano was done by a local piano tech by the name of James Connolly.