Zorba, Male Belly Dancer

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The Pie-Anna!

29 June 2005

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Here it is, the front covers and fallboard have already been removed.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Label under the lid proclaims proudly: "Hobart M. Cable Piano".

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Label on the action proclaims the same thing!

1918 Hobart M. Cable
And on the harp, or "plate" as its called in "the trade".

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Keyboard half removed. Look at all that dust! Although the piano was all around very dusty,
I think that no-one had ever pulled the keyboard in its entire 87 year history as there was
easily three times the dust under the keyboard than elsewhere. If this piano could talk - I
even found a 1941 nickel and a 1960 dime in here!

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Keybed cleaned out. Most of the parts shined up really well. There's some beautiful wood that
no-one ever sees - an example of old time American craftsmanship which is largely gone.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Keyboard bits scattered all around the living room. I "borrowed" my makeup counter stool
as the bench for this beast is in sad shape. Hope to either repair or replace the bench.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
The action removed from the piano for cleaning and inspection.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Cabinet parts in temporary residence in our dance room.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Keyboard re-installed, but action still out.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Now the cleaned action is back into the cleaned piano.

1918 Hobart M. Cable
Close up of bass hammers.



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