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Object ID # 1973.015.001
Object Name Piano, Upright
Title McCammon Upright Grand Piano
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Date Early 20th-century
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1930
Made McCammon
Place of Origin Oneonta, New York, United States of America?
Description McCAMMON upright grand piano, darkly-finished. It has two thick, very fancy scroll work/carving supports for the keyboard. The hardware suggests that it could be locked at one time (is the key extant?). Above the keyboard there is orangy-gold lettering (decal?) "McCammon./ SOLD BY/ LOUIS BLOCH'S MUSIC STORE OWEN SOUND". Lots of decorative moulding. Three foot pedals were once plated (showing some wear now). There are two small wooden knobs for lifting the front top area up. There are also 4 hinges along the top for another lift. The top has four recessed, flat, slotted screwheads visible.
Makers mark Decal? above the keyboard (centrally)
"McCammon./ SOLD BY/ LOUIS BLOCH'S MUSIC STORE OWEN SOUND".
Provenance McCammon pianos were manufactured at Oneonta, New York, up into the early 1900s. The last owners, Mr. and Mrs. Warrilow, reported that this McCammon piano was retailed at the Louis Bloch music store in Owen Sound, Grey County, in the early 20th-century.

A 1922 Vernon's Directory of Owen Sound listed the Louis Bloch Music Co. at 934 2nd Ave. East. Mr. Bloch was a highly-successful Jewish businesman who was quite respected in the music trade.

Mabel Warrilow played the piano, especially during the Second World War, when her male reletives were away and she missed them.
Collection Musical Instruments & Accessories Collection
Material Wood/Metal/Finish/Ivory/Decal
Dimensions H-55.787 W-27.559 L-62.598 D-27.559 inches
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Warrilow, John