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  SCHWEIGHOFER 1892 CATALOGUE .

These are images from the Schweighofer 100-year Jubilee Catalogue (published in 1892). The catalogue includes a history of the company, drawings and descriptions of various grand and upright piano models, as well as action drawings and images of the factory. The text is in German. 
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Cover & introduction

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History

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Very old piano models

~ 1792 - Oldest Schweighofer square piano

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~ 1842 - Concert grand

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Contemporary piano models - in 1892, the date of the catalogue:

~ Concert grands description, model I

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~ Concert, medium & baby grand pianos with repetition action, cast iron frame, models I, Ia and II 

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~ Medium & baby grand with repetition action, models Ia and II (description)

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~ Concert grand & smaller pianos with Viennese action, cast iron frame, models III and IV

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~ Mignon grand with Viennese action, cast iron frame, model VII

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~ Grands with composite (forged) iron frames, models V, Va and VI

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~ Upright piano, baroque style

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~ Upright piano, "black wood" style

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Action drawings

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Fig. 1 - double escapement repetition action for concert grands
Fig. 2 - half-English (or Anglo-German) repetition action for model
Ia and II grands
Fig. 3 - Viennese action
Fig. 4 - upright piano action

 

 

Factory & Clavier-Salon: 

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The catalogue was graciously provided by Alexander Langer from Klagenfurt, Austria. He can be contacted for more information at alexander@klavierhaus-langer.at .

Updated: 08.10.2006

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