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THE PERIOD PIANO CENTER

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation    email contact    Donations

        Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.  Founder and President

New Location:  610 Amigos Dr B1,  Redlands, CA  92373  909 796-4226

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Pianos in the Collection

Click on link to see more about each piano (please be patient while we add these pages).

Most recent acquisitions, yet to post photos and links:

V. LLinares Barrel Piano, Barcelona, c. 1900

Chickering “Cocked Hat” Grand 7’, Rosewood, 1858

Steinway “C” Grand 7’4” 53804, early scale, Rosewood, 1885

Steinway “G” Vertical 57” 42279 3/4 plate, Rosewood

Steinway “G” Vertical 57” 61354 Full plate, Rosewood

Broadwood 7’1” Boudoir Grand, Rosewood

Broadwood 46” Vertical 16912, Rosewood

 

1858 Steinway 8’ Concert Grand #1396, flat-strung, one of the earliest “fancy” grands. 

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6 octave Broadwood Grand built in 1811.  Exhibited in Redlands, CA 

Broadwood Square  Exhibited in Redlands, CA

Chickering 8’4” Scale 33B Concert Grand, built in 1875, flatstrung, This piano was used in the November 13, 2016 Gottschalk concert with Frank Franch

Chickering 33B 5b 

Giovanni Schmid Grand #404,   ca. 1850  Exhibited in Redlands, CA

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Mason and Hamlin 7’5”  “Style “B” “screw stringer” Grand #8940 - 1895

Mason and Hamlin Style B 7'4

 

 1858 Hallet and Cumston Cocked Hat Grand #6742

Hallet and Cumstom 6742 compr web

1871 Bosendorfer Concert Grand #6908 flatstrung,

Bosendorfer 12228Bosendorfer 609 web

1881 Bosendorfer Concert Grand #9777 overstrung

Bosendorfer Sac State

1859 8’2” Chickering Concert Grand #22163, flatstrung

 Chickering Spring Lake Village 1 cn 1684 (2)

1867 Chickering 8’4” Concert Grand #30036

 Chickering 8'4 30036 plan view 2 opt

1847 Chickering Square Grand case #8141

Chickering square 8141 pan view

1880s (undated) Chickering 110B 7’6” Grand case number #1782 (loaned)

Chickering 110B #1872 Plan View Top cropped brighter web

1887 Chickering 106 6’4” #73240

Chickering 106 3 compr

Chickering 109C 6’4” #78875

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1868 Steinway 8’6” Rosewood Concert Grand #16681

Steinway 16681 front Hollywood 

1871 Steinway 7’2” “Style 2” Rosewood Grand #24681 (At Period Piano Center)

Steinway 24681 compr

1870 Steinway 7’2” Rosewood Grand #20500

Hollywood compr Sty 20500

1867 Steinway 48” Style 1 Double-Iron Upright #15225

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1871 Steinway 52” “Style 3 2” Double Iron Upright #20905

Steinway 20905 plan view back

 1879 Steinway “E” 48” Rosewood Upright #40731

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 1881 Steinway “F” Ebonized #47263  Early Full Plate Vertical 

Steinway 47263 Chaussee Hollywood5 compr

1865 Th. Steinweg Braunschweig Vertical #645

Steinweg vertical 645 front plan view compr 1

ca. 1857 Steinway Square #1301, 6 3/4 oct.

Steinway 1301 Lorenzo Lacovera compr

1875 Steinway Square #30846, 7 oct.

Steinway square 30648 plan view

1878 Steinway Square #38043, 7 1/3 oct. with duplex and sostenuto

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1880 Steinway Square 42972 similar to 38043 above (no picture)

1856 48.5” Erard Paris vertical  #4687

Erard 4687 opt

1866 46” Erard Vertical #37885

Erard Vert 37885 opt

 1879 7’1” Erard London grand #16515

Erard Grand 16515 7' opt

1844 8’ Erard Paris grand #16234

Erard 1844 touched up

1843 8’ Erard Paris Grand #15908

(See The Erard Project - with VP David Rubenstein )

Nameboard Erard 8' 15908

 1869 8’ Erard London grand #11541

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1911 Erard 7’ Paris Grand #100377

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ca. 1870 Promberger 6’6” Viennese grand #1103

Promberger 1103 compr

ca. 1880 Roenisch Vertical #9722

Ronisch Vertical 9722

ca. 1875 Bluthner flatstrung Vertical #9291 - flatstrung with shifting una corda

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ca. 1875 Collard and Collard flatstrung Vertical with shifting una corda

Collard and Collard Vertical Trichord compr

Collard and Collard 7’ Grand case 5240

Collard and Collard Toms Hollywood compr thumb

ca. 1850 Wilkins and Newhall Square Grand #1210

Wilkins and Newhall opt

Hallet Davis and Co. 7’4” Grand #38241

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ca. 1825 Dubois and Stodart Square Grand #218

Dubois and Stodart 218 opt thumb

1890 Mason and Hamlin Screwstringer Vertical Style 5 #2196

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1890 D.H. Baldwin Vertical #76

DH Baldwin #76 side compr 2

1892 Valley Gem #2920 Vertical

Valley Gem Vertical 2920 compr

Heintzmann #27374 Transposing Vertical

Heintzmann Vertical 27374 Transposing Index

Sprecher and Butte Vertical

Sprecher and Butte Vertical web

Foster and Co. Vertical #30350

Foster vertical 30350 compr

J&C Fischer bichord Vertical

JC Fischer Vertical 1 compr

Steinway Square #29672 (No Picture)

J&J Hopkinson Vertical

Hopkinson 2

T. Gilbert Square #1591

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Artifacts

1875 8’9” Steinway Centennial #35349 back action (first generation sostenuto mounted on belly), other action sample parts, donated by Jude Reveley of Billerica, MA

1862 early scale Steinway grand soundboard, donated by rebuilder Mark Phillips of Pennsylvania

1887 8’10” Steinway “D” # soundboard, bridge caps and pinblock only.  Seen are elements of the original 1884 Theodore Steinway “D” design prior to the 1892 re-design by Henry Ziegler, including angled unison terminations in the mid-treble, and a larger bass cut-off bar than that of later “Ds”, donated by Dale Fox of North Highlands, CA

1878 7’2” Steinway Style 2 #38497 pinblock only, traditional stretcher type, donated by Bill Shull

1884 Steinway “D” #52473 original front duplex coverings (buckskin) and other artifacts from this very early first generation Steinway “D”.  Donated by Richard Blais and Craig Hair of Hampshire Piano, Holyoke, MA

Hard Cover Piano Catalog and Piano Construction Catalog with color lithographs by Wing and Son Piano

Chickering 1880s Vertical Piano Iron Action Artifacts, donated by Richard Blais and Craig Hair of Hampshire Piano, Holyoke, MA

The Erard Project - with VP David Rubenstein