Monday, September 1, 2008

Some beautiful music

Uncle Anthony (a.k.a. "Uncle Bacci") and Uncle Eddie (a.k.a. "Uncle Cookie") graciously helped Jim move our new piano!

There was a fleeting suggestion to leave it on the back of the truck and Jim would take them around town to put on a traveling variety show.

Luckily, the mood changed and the piano made its way inside, so Graham could entertain us all.

The piano is a Wurlitzer, (later known for their fine juke boxes) and a professional tuner estimated it was made sometime in the late 30's. What makes this even more interesting is the way the keyboard cover closes and creates a nice tabletop or sideboard.

So far I haven't been able to find any information about it on the web, but I'll keep looking.

Who knows- this may turn out to be a priceless antique, but for now the smiles on Melissa and Graham's faces when they play it is worth it's weight in gold. :)

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