Kingsbury Carola Inner Player in Mason & Hamlin
By Jere DeBacker
Hello Friends, Has anyone ever heard of a Mason & Hamlin Kingsbury
Carola Inner Player? I'm working on a beautiful piano that has the
serial number 164312 and on the fall board it has the standard Mason
& Hamlin script and under that it has Kingsbury followed by Carola
Inner Player. I don't see any reference to Mason & Hamlin and Cable
Kingsbury being associated in the Pierce Piano Atlas.
It's a great old piano with the spool box up really high like a
Kimball, but it has a player system much more like a Euphona. The
bellows are completely different, with the pumps and the reservoirs
running horizontally instead of vertical like usual. The bellows are
also two separate units that bolt onto a divider in the center. It's
a nice system, and the piano is very high quality.
(Message sent Fri 13 Nov 2009, 04:50:34 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)