Lexi Cross, Steinway B, Keyboard

E. Frohnhoeffer made this keyboard on Sept 16th 1890.
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It has survived quite well - a few chips ...
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... and some ivories have fallen off.
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A chip.
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Quite an untidy repair done in the past.
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The lead has oxidised and expanded, splitting the key.
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Quite a number had this problem.
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 I had to add some missing ivories from another Steinway keyboard.
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Someone glued this one on out of line.
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I measured the down-weight -- the weight of a piece of brass which can
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It is possible to buy a brand new keyboard from Steinway, but Lexi has an interest in antiques, so for about the same cost, I reconditioned the keyboard.
 

   

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