Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Nathan Hale Spinet Piano

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I just purchased a practice piano that has Nathan Hale on the front. I have never heard of Nathan Hale..and can't seem to find anything of value on the computer...Can you solve this for me..Is it actually another name for the piano...

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Through basic googling, I discover that this is a stencil piano, produced by an undisclosed piano manufacturer under the fictitious name, Nathan Hale.

The important point here: does the piano serve your practice needs.

I regret that I cannot find further information.

Perhaps you can pose another question to the forum, or offer more information that you find stamped inside the piano after a thorough investigation.

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Robert James Seeley

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I enjoy historical research at the site: mbsi.org for articles in the Music Trade Review, 1880 forward, supplemented by other on-line searches.

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After several months of research, I have compiled a multi-chapter history of the Adam Schaaf piano ( mine is No. 58,265) back to the 1860s. In the last week I have compiled a 6-page brochure for the owner of a Compton-Price/Boston Piano Co. upright (No.13,630). I can provide samples of my desk-top publishing skills from these documents, and I would like to share them in entirety with anyone interested. The visual impact of research is important. I am passionate about giving these surviving, obscure instruments the respect they deserve, as well as the people who made them. My piano technician encourages me to submit them to the Piano Technicians Guild in Kansas City.

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DMA, Doctorate in Musical Arts, 1980, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MM, 1969; BM, 1967; both from North Texas State University. I have spent the first full year of my retirement from 44 years of college teaching (Music, English, German) on these and other on-line research projects.

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