This lovely 1901 Model O has been stored in the same house and played since 1972, during which time it received tuning and basic maintenance. Prior to that it was owned by a prominent member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for many years. It has had a few repairs with Steinway parts (see below) but otherwise is in very good original condition. It is a great candidate for a full rebuild or for someone who wants a vintage player.
The instrument has some provenance and documentation with it.
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Steinway Model O in Mahogany
Serial Number: 101790
Completed January 21, 1902 in New York
Shipped to Wander & Sons, Hartford, CT March 28, 1902
Purchased by current owners in 1972 from Steinert & Sons, never moved since then
Prior to that was owned by Mrs. Ford of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Letter from Steinway confirming build and sale details dated 4/11/1994
Document with Serial number and other details documented by Steinert & Sons at time of sale in 1972
Correspondence between new owner and the sister of the previous owner.
Other documentation may be available.
Piano was inspected by a well-versed, registered piano technician, Piano Technicians Guild on 10/13/2017:
- Overall condition is quite good.
- Current owners performed basic maintenance/tuning but no other repairs during ownership
- Piano is in overall very good unrestored shape with no major issues.
- Piano was restrung, most likely prior to resale in 1972.
- Tuning pins were replaced at time of restringing with 4-0 pegs
- Piano has never been fully restored.
- Middle pedal is a Sostenuto.
- Mahogany is well figured.
- Two cracks in veneer on the lid
- Case has been refinished
- Finish shows a few marks and overall is a bit course, no indication af any wear to surfaces under finish (except for two lid cracks)
- Overall length is 5′ 10 3/4″
- Cracks in soundboard typical of age and as expected. No areas of concern there.
- Action appears all original except for two replaced hammer shanks and all hammers. Steinway parts were used.
- Action appears fully functional with no evidence of verdigre
- Back action appears all original with no repairs
- Sostenuto has fixed tabs
- Pin Block is original
- No cracks in the bridges
- Keys have been recovered well with an attractive plastic
- Ornate molding on side of casing
- Ornate music desk