For many generations of children have loved picking out melodies on an old toy piano Schoenhut. It is considered by many as the ultimate toy piano, a Schoenhut is a great find for any antique buff. Company History Schoenhut Piano
Albert Schoenhut was a German immigrant who was a family tradition of making it. He started making toy pianos in his house at a young age and perfected them all these years. People who bought Schoenhut pianos were amazed that were in harmony for years, because of the precise way Schoenhut made them.
John Dahl, a buyer for John Wanamaker, heard about the amazing work done and Schoenhut brought him to Philadelphia. This gave him the task of restoring pianos imported German toys were broken during transport. Albert Schoenhut was 17.
The Schoenhut Piano Company began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872. Soon more instruments and other toys were added to the 1900 Schoenhut Piano Company was the largest toy manufacturer in the United States. About Antique Schoenhut Toy Pianos
Due to the unique way Albert Schoenhut in the creation of toy pianos (which Schoenhut still uses some form), Schoenhut toy piano has been known as an innovative project that has been consistently a unique, beautiful sound. The pianos are not just toys, but it must be authentic musical instruments.
Each key is color coordinated and can create real notes. The keys are well spaced on the keyboard so that the proper finger placement is still learning the game. The piano playing has a variable number of octaves, depending on the model. Although a full size piano has seven and a half octaves, the Schoenhut have one and a half to three. Schoenhut Piano Designs
There were many different pianos are manufactured over the years by Schoenhut. Although Albert died in 1912, the company continued making pianos and by 1934 there were over 40 different models Schoenhut pianos. Some of these include:
* Grand Pianos
* Carved fronts
* Decals and stenciling
* Modern Style
You can find some beautiful pictures of old pianos Schoenhut the following websites:
* Kleebs Music
Care and displays antique piano your game
We clean your antique Schoenhut toy piano carefully.
* Dust with a soft cloth.
* Never use spray paint. Use a wax based polish instead.
* Keep away from sunlight. The sun will not only weaken the finish to dry wood.
* Check the month for loose joints and other problems that may need repair. Repairs can become serious problems if left undone.
If you need to have repairs done everything to find a reputable specialist rehabilitation. There are some repairs that could potentially reduce the value of the piano. Refinishing is usually not recommended as most antique collectors value of the natural patina and wear of the track.
Displaying your antique finds part of the fun of collecting and an antique piano playing is no different.
* Set up your piano in a safe place and to have other games around it. Dolls and stuffed animals are a natural match for a piano playing, but other games will work as well.
* If you are a smaller part of the piano on a chest or other flat surface. Put vintage sheet music around it.
* Place several pianos together in a group.
* Keep an antique piano away from sunny windows and high traffic areas.
Find Schoenhut Online
Schoenhut toy pianos are still manufactured in a variety of price ranges and models, if you are looking for an antique. Sites to keep an eye for antique pianos include:
* Ruby Lane
You can also let your local antique dealer know that you are looking for an antique Schoenhut toy piano. Many times you will be able to find what you want. Always deal with someone you trust to ensure you do not buy a reproduction.
With care and gentle handling Schoenhut piano you can bring joy to many more generations of music lovers young and old...