Parts & Materials

Parts and Materials

We stock a full range of piano parts and materials, these are available for sale. Sample parts should be forwarded to PO Box 4108 Palmerston North complete with all your details.

Following is stocks available for sale to the general public. This is a short list of parts available, cost of these parts need to be quoted.

These products are listed in the following order:

Piano Wire
Craft, Decorative, Toy, Engineering and industrial Felts
Piano Felts/Parts and Materials

Piano wire

Sold per roll only.

– the measure for wire is in MWG (music wire gauge) –
this is different in sizes to SWG (standard wire gauge)

Music wire has a variety of uses. The following list shows some of the common uses and corresponding wire sizes:

MWG Use
5 Nasal / Surgical
6 Butter
7 Cheese / Dulcimer / zithers
8 & 9 Cookies / tonsils / surgical / Dulcimer / zithers
10 Cheese
11 Fisherman
13 Butter
26 Auto-choke

PIANO WIRE SIZES
Sizes 0 – 36 are sold by the roll. (Delivery 2-3 weeks if currently in stock)

MWG      mm       inches      nearest SWG    breaking strain*        m. per coil

000            .19         .007             36                        19 (8.6)                            407m
00              .21         .008             35                        19 (8.6)                            357m
0                .23         .009             34                        19 (8.6)                            297m
1                .25         .010             33                        29 (13.0)                          251m
2                .27         .011             32                        29 (13.0)                          208m
3                .30         .012             31                        42 (19.0)                          175m
4                .33         .013             30                        42 (19.0)                          149m
5                .35         .014             29                        57 (25.8)                          128m
6                .40         .016             28                        74 (33.5)                             98m
7                .45         .018             27                        94 (42.6)                             77m
8                .50         .020             25                      116 (52.6)                            62m
9                .55         .022             24                      152 (68.9)                            52m

10            .625        .024             23                         179 (81.2)                       219m
11            .675        .026             22                         201 (91.1)                       187m
12            .725        .028             22                         223 (101.1)                    160m
12.5         .75          .029             22                         238 (107.9)                    148m
13            .775        .030             21                         251 (113.8)                    136m
13.5         .80          .031             21                         267 (121.1)                    128m
14            .825        .032             21                         282 (127.9)                    119m
14.5         .85          .033             21                         298 (135.1)                    113m
15            .875        .034             20                         313 (141.9)                    106m
15.5         .90          .035             20                         328 (148.7)                    101m
16            .925        .036             20                         346 (156.9)                       94m
16.5         .95          .037             20                         362 (164.2)                       91m
17            .975        .038             20                         377 (171.0)                       86m
17.5         1.00        .039             19                         395 (179.1)                       81m
18            1.025      .040             19                         412 (186.8)                       78m
18.5         1.05        .041             19                         430 (195.0)                       74m
19            1.075      .042             19                         448 (203.2)                       70m
19.5         1.10        .043             19                         465 (210.9)                       67m
20            1.125      .044             19                         481 (218.1)                       64m
20.5         1.15        .045             18                         498 (225.8)                       62m
21            1.175      .046             18                         516 (234.0)                       59m
21.5         1.20        .047             18                         531 (240.8)                       57m
22            1.225      .048             18                         551 (249.9)                       54m
22.5         1.25        .049             18                         569 (258.0)                       51m
23            1.30        .051             18                         608 (275.7)                       49m
24            1.40        .055             17                         653 (296.1)                       42m
25            1.50        .059             17                         697 (316.1)                       37m
26            1.60        .063             16                         745 (337.9)                       32m

*Breaking Strain measured in lbs (kgs)


FELTS

We stock a full range of felts for Craft, Decorative, Toy, Engineering, Industrial and Piano needs

Craft, Decorative, Toy, Engineering and Industrial Felts

Range Thickness Width Use
A54 3.2 – 25 mm 180cm High grade reasonably dence felt for precision uses where durability and resistance to wear are required. Uses are: Bearing Seals, Ink rollers, Polishing Pads, Oil seals, Sound absorption. Wiping applications in Sheet Metal, Aluminium and wire manufacture. Colour Natural
B55 3.2 -25mm 180cm High grade felt of slightly lower density and durability then A54 has uses as Anti vibration mounts, Wicking, Oilseals, Gaskets, Airconditioning Ducts and seals etc. Colour Natural.
WTF 2,3mm 180cm A medium/low density felt, for uses where abrasion and wear are not important factors. This felt is used in Oil retentioin, Gas and oil filtration, Harness lining, Glove padding, Typewriter pads Dust shields Etc. Colour Bleached white.
FF 2mm 180cm Soft low density felt used mostly in medical appplications as Padding, Corn felt, Filtration, felts, plaster paddings
PGS 3.2mm 180cm Medium density felts used for grease 4.8mm 180cm retainers, Saddle Blankets, Dust shields, 6.4mm 180cm Blackboard Dusters, Washers, Door 9.5mm 180cm seals, Anti Vibration, Transport covers, Anti squeak strips and pads, Saddle felts, Oil Retention, Buffing paads, Filter Material. Colour Grey.
SBF 3.2mm 180cm Medium density felt, similar to the PGS SR 6.4mm 180cm range, used in the manufacture of SGF 4.8mm 180cm saddles, Pianos, typewriter and SNF 4.8mm 180cm computer pads, Ashtrays, Horse blankets, Door seals, Washers, Glass table covers etc. Colours – Red,Green,Navy, Black.
SHEETS 2mm to 100mm Uses include: Polishing Granite, Marble, Stainless steel, Optical, Glasss, Dental, Jewellery. Used as moulds for Ice cream tubs, Yoghurt cups etc.
Woven Felt 1400mm Used for card/pool tables etc. Colour Green
Wool Blend Display Felt 1830mm 40% wool & 60% vayon. Good for toy etc. 60 colours available
Acrylic Felt 900mm Used in museums etc where inert felt is required, good for toys etc. Colours Red, Yellow, Gold, Emerald, Forest, Royal Black, White, Burgundy.
Acrylic Felt 1830mm Used in museums etc where inert felt is required, good for toys etc. Colours Orange, Beige, Brown, Pale Blue, Wedgwood Blue, Purple, Grey, Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Neon Green

Piano Felts, Parts and Materials

It is not possible to list every part that is available, when ordering piano parts we must see the old part/felt first to correctly supply the required items. Following is the range available;(all parts sold in sets)

Hammer Heads Upright and Grand
Key Tops Whites and blacks
Tuning pins All sizes, Beale and Harpsichord and zither
Bass strings
Felts and leathers
Box cloths
Bushing cloths
Celeste felt
Check Felt
Cushion Felt
Damper felt
Damper heads
Hammer Rail Felts
Nameboard felt
Overdamper felt strips
Pressure Bar Felt
Spring Rail Felt
Stringing Braid
Frame cord – red

Balance rail
Front felt
regulation
spring

Action Parts

Bridle tapes
loops
Front rail pins
Balance rail pins
Butt spring
Damper springs
Shanks
Brass flanges
Hammer & Butts
T Rivets
Action rail beams
rollers

PLAYER PIANO PARTS

Pneumatic Cloth
Motor Tosh
Bellow Cloth
Tracker Tube
Control Tube
Gasket Cork
Nipples
Flanges
Ladder Chain
Tracker Bars
Transmision – complete
Leather nuts
Tempo strips
New Rolls – up-to-date songs etc.

This short list should provide all the parts you would ever want for you piano. Other products not listed are very rear and not often required – but if you need any other item then please ask, I’m sure we can help.

 

Player Piano’s and Parts

Rebuilding these pianos is worth while, and yes, we do it! You will need to contact us for details.

We also supply felts – You tell us the tune you want and we will get back to you with a price. The latest songs are available!!