Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info

MMD > Archives > April 2006 > 2006.04.04 > 08Prev  Next

Lightweight Piano Aboard the Hindenburg Airship
By Bill Kibby

Hi!  I was intrigued to see Craig Smith's item about the aluminium
Bluthner on the Graf Zeppelin, because I have in front of me a
Bechstein catalogue of about 1936, which states quite clearly that
it was Bechstein who made the aluminium piano, and furthermore,
it was on the Hindenburg, not the Graf Zeppelin!  It was the first
piano to be flown over the ocean.

I should add that the elusive aluminium Bluthner is mentioned on
various web sites, which all seem to be quoting each other!

Bill Kibby
Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK 

 [ See
 [ -- Robbie

 [ Links updated by request on 141017

(Message sent Tue 4 Apr 2006, 17:24:44 GMT, from time zone GMT+0100.)

Key Words in Subject:  Aboard, Airship, Hindenburg, Lightweight, Piano

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   

Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google

CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

Translate This Page

. .