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What is This Part Called?

  • 1.  What is This Part Called?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago

    Hello all,

    Any idea what this part is called? It goes on the back of an upright pull-out-style fallboard. I assumed it was called something like fallboard hinge but can't find a match on the supply house website. 




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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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  • 2.  RE: What is This Part Called?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    I'm not sure what the term is, but if you're looking to replace the broken metal clips, a quick fix can be made from the nylon DC water fill tube holders.

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    Patrick Draine
    Billerica MA
    978-663-9690
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  • 3.  RE: What is This Part Called?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    Benjamin,
    The broad industry definition of such a part is, "pillow block", but I doubt you will ever find an exact replacement from the piano supply houses.
    Roger

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    Roger Gable
    Gable Piano
    Everett WA
    425-252-5000
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  • 4.  RE: What is This Part Called?

    Posted 20 days ago
    I replaced a couple of these a while back and ended up using this cable clap thing. Got it from a local hardware store, not Amazon. It worked pretty good!

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    "That Tuning Guy"
    Scott Kerns
    www.thattuningguy.com
    PianoMeter, TuneLab & OnlyPure user
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  • 5.  RE: What is This Part Called?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 20 days ago
    This should do it. Baldwin used them on Acrosonics etc. Had the good sense to make them out of metal.
    Apparently that rod is called the fall rod and those are fall rod clips

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/292946593282?hash=item4434fa4602:g:1eIAAOSw1T1cV7Qc

    A lot of American consoles and spinets used them in the 60's and 70's, probably a lot of derelicts around where they can be salvaged.

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    Steven Rosenthal
    Honolulu HI
    808-521-7129
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  • 6.  RE: What is This Part Called?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Thanks for everyone who replied. I found several options at the hardware store under "D Clamp". Should at least get me going in the right direction. Thanks again!

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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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