Copyright David Rubenstein 2017
The purpose of this site is to illustrate the conservation, documentation, and remaking of the Erard 243cm grand piano, serial # 15908, manufactured in 1843.
This instrument belongs to the Period Piano Center a small collection of historical keyboard instruments, located in Redlands California. Period Piano Center is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation.
The instrument was owned and donated by Bernadette McMorrow. Mr. & Mrs. McMorrow bought the Erard at an auction about 1988 in San Francisco.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am the vice president of Period Piano Center. I will be rebuilding this instrument, and will donate all of my time and shop space free of charge to the museum. The museum, however, welcomes all expressions of interest in this project, financial or otherwise.