Piano Tuner’s Tool Chest

This incredible tool box for repairs of pianos has been created and perfected in the course of 30 years by Henry Studley. Arpinteiro C and bricklayer who worked for Smith Organ Co. and then to Poole Piano Company of Quincy, Massachusetts.

Using various types of wood, amazing systems of pulleys and beautifully, he managed to make a real work-of-art that contains over 300 tools. When closed, and hung on a wall, is approximately 39 inches by 20 inches with a depth 9 inches and opens when you become 40 inches by 40 inches. It is made of mahogany, rosewood, walnut, ebony and mother of pearl, materials that were probably taken from Poole Piano as scrap.

(via Hang Fire Books)

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  1. Reverend Bob,

    That’s just beautiful.

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  2. I agree. I’ve seen these type of tool boxes quite often, but the above picture features the most elaborate one that I’ve ever seen. It’s quite amazing.

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  3. la Cour,

    If I had a tool set like that at my work bench the set would probably remain complete for less than a week, mostly due to colleagues “borrowing” this and that.

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  4. Stevo,

    I’d never allow any item in that toolchest to be used at all, even by myself. I know that strips it of all its utility but it just looks so amazing. It belongs in a locked glass case.

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  5. Sue Dunham,

    Stevo, I think I saw somewhere else that it is in a museum.

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  6. la Cour,

    The beauty lies in its utility.

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  7. amazing Construction. very artist ic

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  8. 5 planes… why?
    1 plane… why?

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