Steinway Piano Parts Explained

There are over 12,000 parts of a Steinway piano ranging from one of the largest - the continuous rim - through to small pins and felt parts.  Here some of the parts that are mentioned elsewhere on this site are explained with the use of a photograph.

Cast Steel Plate
Cast Steel Plate
Lettering on plate
Lettering on plate
Soundboard and Bridges
Soundboard and Bridges
Agraffes with stringing support felt
Agraffes with stringing support felt
Agraffes: mono chord, bi-chord and tri- chord
Agraffes: mono chord, bi-chord and tri- chord
Coned ends to bass strings
Coned ends to bass strings
Nickel Plated Tuning Pins
Nickel Plated Tuning Pins
Chrome Plated Rear Duplex Bridge
Chrome Plated Rear Duplex Bridge
Action Railing showing Split in Brass
Action Railing showing Split in Brass
Tubular Metalic Action Frame
Tubular Metalic Action Frame
Key Chase showing balance Pin Key Bushes
Key Chase showing balance Pin Key Bushes
Yellow Core Hammer head - in use until the mid 1930's
Yellow Core Hammer head - in use until the mid 1930's
Yellow Core Hammer head - in use until the mid 1930's
New York Hammer head - 1930's
Hammer Shank, Flange and Roller
Hammer Shank, Flange and Roller
Hamburg Hammer Heads with Maple Mouldings
Hamburg Hammer Heads with Maple Mouldings
Hamburg Hammer Head with Magenta Core and Mahogany Moulding
Hamburg Hammer Head with Magenta Core and Mahogany Moulding
Action Repetition Lever without Jack Adjusting Screw
Action Repetition Lever without Jack Adjusting Screw
Action Repetition Lever with Jack Adjusting Screw
Action Repetition Lever with Jack Adjusting Screw
Damper Tray with Levers
Damper Tray with Levers
Damper Tray with Levers
Damper Sockets
Damper Head with Wire
Damper Head with Wire
Check Heads
Check Heads
Pedal Trap Work
Pedal Trap Work
Steinway Bell Casting
Steinway Bell Casting
Adjustable Pedal Rods
Adjustable Pedal Rods