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Piano Salvage Help

William Duffield
I have access to an old upright piano that is going to be scrapped. I already have salvaged the keys, which I am hoping turn out to be ebony and even maybe ivory. However, I have no idea how to approach recovering the useful parts of the rest of it. Can anyone offer any advise? I know it is veneered, and the veneer has been covered with several layers of paint, but I am hoping the internal wooden structure has some value. I've been told that the large piece of cast iron, that is evidently the most difficult part to move and dispose of, has no salvage value. I suppose it would help if I could identify the maker, the model, and the year it was created. I don't know, but I'm working on that. I suspect that information may be covered with the green paint.

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