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Sohmer & Co. Records, Series IV: Manufacturing Records, 1872-1967

Collectors:
Sohmer & Company
Subject:
Wecker, Karl
Management Service Company
Physical description:
2 cubic feet
Type:
Drawings
Manufacturing Records
Sketches
Diagrams
Piano registers
Lectures
Design drawings
Date:
1872
1872-1967
Summary:
Piano templates, design drawings, and sketches for the construction of a variety of piano styles, plus several diagrams, for instance of the patented Capo D A̓stro Bar. The 1957 manuscript of the "Construction of the Sohmer Piano" was originally written by Harry Sohmer to assist Dr. Karl Wecker in the preparation of a series of lectures. It details the history, methodology, and philosophy behind the construction of the Sohmer piano. Consultant reports, prepared by management engineers of the Management Service Company, make recommendations to increase the effectiveness or efficiency of the construction process. For instance, in the machine department, a report recommends "you should use a flat joint instead of a Linderman joint on core stock, in order to improve the quality of the joint stock and to save lumber."
Topic:
Piano templates
Piano design
Design sketches
Capo d A̓stro bar
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Sohmer & Co. Records 1872-1989 [Sohmer & Company]
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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