Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant to restore antique piano

November 27, 2013. An old piano manufactured by the German company Offenbaher is going to be restored with support from Pervouralsk New Pipe Plant (a member of ChTPZ Group). The instrument was presented to the enterprise by one of the plant workers, the company's press service reports.

The piano was produced in the late 19th-early 20th century. According to the experts' estimates, the instrument was hand-made from oak; most likely, this was designed to meet a specific order. The front panel is fitted with hand-made chandeliers, the bearing frame is gilded and has some colored pattern on it.

The instrument has belonged to the Lyash family from Pervouralsk since the 1960s.

'My mother, a pre-school teacher, used to play this. The piano had a bright and powerful sound in all the registers when used. We hope that the piano will be fit for use for many years afterwards following the restoration,' says the owner Andrei Lyash.

The instrument will be restored by one of the best experts in Sverdlovsk Region, tuner/restorer Sergey Kolotilin.

'The peg system will have to be replaced completely, and the keys and the wooden parts of the frame will have to be restored. This will take about six months. I can guarantee that after this renovation, the piano can be used for another half-century, at least. Our plant experts will keep an eye on the restoration process. After this process is over, we can make a decision on where this unique musical instrument will be employed,' Kolotilin said.

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