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1927 Dolmetsch Spinet meets a 1956 sibling!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Friday, January 28, 2022, In : Second-hand 
Two Octave spinets in the workshop at the same time. an interesting comparison!

Some differences in details, such as the mouldings on the case and the case height, but otherwise exactly the same layout. This spinet was in production for about 50 years!
The sound of both instruments is very similar although we have voiced the later one a little louder.
What fun we have here in Somerset..
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1928 Dolmetsch Octave Spinet now strung.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, In : Second-hand 
Dan Flew, who is working here one day per week, has now completed the restringing of this instrument, refitted all the jacks, and is now voicing the spinet with authentic leather plectra.
This is a job for a very patient person!
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Signature discovered under soundboard!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Antique Keyboard Instruments 
This signature can be seen using my new probe. It is on the underside of the soundboard near the treble section of the bridge.  Further details of this spinet are on my Home Page. An exciting find. 
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