What’s Up in the Attic July 14, 2020
RARE AND UNUSUAL HADDORFF VERTICHORD GRAND PIANO FOR SALE
Recently donated to Angels in the Attic Furniture Store. It was built around the 1930’s and refurbished in the 1970’s. It is an upright grand piano. An appraisal pegged the value in the $2,000 to $3,000 range but Angels has decided to offer it at $1,200. It is approximately 5 feet long and 4 ft tall. It could be called an upright grand piano.
“The Vertichord was the original and the prototype of all of the pianos which have since come to be known as Spinets and Consoles and with now account for the great majority of the total piano production. The basic design and construction of the Vertichord are fully covered by patents. The Vertichord presents a further sensational improvement in small piano tonal development in the form of a secondary sound board connected with the main board by means of a “tone post” called the acoustic coupler. This invention increases the sound board area by more than half, with a corresponding improvement in the power and quality of tone.”