George Rogers Downstriking Grand

This unusual down striking piano is one of at least two models George Rogers made in the early 20th century (the other was a square piano), apparently with the aim of taking up less space. The action is simply that of an upright, turned to face downward, and with a stronger spring to return the hammer. The tuning pins are very inconveniently placed beneath the keyboard, so tuning is a challenge.
Full view of piano
View from treble
Piano with lid up
Lid off
Action raised
Action raised front view
key on keyboard
Action side view
Keyboard removed
Tuning piano
strings