HE introduction of the entire iron frame for Square Pianos, as perfected and brought to practical application by the late jonas chickering, was the first great step in advance; but another equally valuable improvement was the invention of the Circular Scale. This was invented and first used by Mr. 'chickering in the year 1845, and from this invention, and in «connection with the entire iron frame, Sprang all the excellence of the American Square Piano. It was not patented, and was immediately Copied by every Piano maker in the country. With out this circular scale the overstringing of Square Pianos would be almost an impossibility, as the bass strings running SO very obliquely would be brought together at the striking point, and the hammers could hardly be made to Operate at all. In fact, the adoption Of this scale, Which Mr. Chickering generously left unpatented for the benefit of the whole trade, has given to the Piano depth, power and tonal beauty. The invention Of the circular scale, in Short, opened the way for the Splendid qualities which distinguish the Piano of to-day, and which have given to the American Pianos their world-wide superiority over all foreign rivals.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Chickering and Sons
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780265592182
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
Page Count - 46
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