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For 1920's Player Pianos


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Currently, this webpage is under construction. However, we already have a nice selection of invisible hinges like the ones used for the 'flip board' that's in front of the keys. Under the Flip Board are the various controls that are used when playing a player piano. Some people might refer to the board as a 'Controls Board', or 'that little thinky that's in front of the piano keys -you know, the one that flips open'.... ;-) They are available in the following sizes: 1" x 3/8", 1-1/2" x 3/8", 1-1/2" x 1/2". Also, they are available in 'brushed brass' or 'chrome' finish.

Most invisible hinges were made out of "pot metal". Being a very unstable metal, pot metal hinges "explode", or "grow" as the metal oxidizes (or rusts). And, while the metal never appears 'rusty', in the common sense that it turns a redish/brownish color, tiny cracks start developing in the metal which cause it to get weak. Then, when someone tries to remove the hinge to refinish the piano, the hinge literally falls apart in their hands. Unfortunately, there is no other type of hinge that is an adequate replacement for the hinge. Even small regular-type hinges will elevate the flip board when it's closed, creating an open space between the flip board and the front of the key bed. And, not only does this detract from the appearance of the front of the piano, it also causes the fallboard (or key cover) to rest at an angle when it is closed.


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