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 Performing - Studying - Exhibiting - Conserving

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

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

       610 Amigos Dr C,  Redlands, CA  92373  909 796-4226     PERIOD PIANO CENTER SINCE 2006                       

We seek to rediscover the art of the piano as the composer heard it on the instruments of the time;  to collect and study the instruments themselves, conserving many for history, and performing on many, so we might rediscover history’s magic.  We exhibit and curate instruments, tell the great stories of piano and society, and study the history of the piano, its technology and its builders.






Chickering 7’6” Grand Scale 110B ca. 1890

Chickering 110B #1872 Plan View Top corrected
Chickering 110B #1872 Plan View Bottom Cropped
Chickering 110B #1872 Nameplate
Chickering 110B leg drawing
Chickering 110B #1872 Plan View Action stack only
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The Chickering 110B is prime example of the company’s best grand design ideas.  The wide tail, the  “Swiss Action” - the company’s Erard-Herz action - and its use of a high treble “Harmonic Bar” in place of the use of agraffes in the high treble;  the flexible soundboard perimeter - these combined for an extraordinary design.

The photo above uses borrowed legs from a contemporary Steck, as the original legs were modified.  Fortunately Clark Panaccione of Fitchburg, MA has provided the public with a drawing of the legs (see above), which we hope to replicate.

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