|Object ID #||1973.015.001|
|Object Name||Piano, Upright|
|Title||McCammon Upright Grand Piano|
|Lexicon category||6: T&E For Communication|
|Year Range from||1890|
|Year Range to||1930|
|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.|
Decal? above the keyboard (centrally)
"McCammon./ SOLD BY/ LOUIS BLOCH'S MUSIC STORE OWEN SOUND".
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|
|Dimensions||H-55.787 W-27.559 L-62.598 D-27.559 inches|
|Found||Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County|