Over the years, a tuner will meet older tuners who learned their trade at a very different stage in the ongoing history of the piano. Invariably, they are full of stories, and often a great source of tips and ways of doing the routine and time-consuming jobs of restoring a piano.
When the retire - they still hang on to their tuning kit for as long as possible! Occasionally younger tuners inherit these old tools and they become memories of the person who used them for so long. Some of the tools really belong in a museum but here are some of the old tools that have been passed on to me:
|A 'T' Hammer and a wooden 'papps-type' tuning wedge.|
|A few regulating tools - key spacers, set-off regulator, a not-quite-so-old check-bender and spoon-bender.|
© Steve Burden
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