Piano action repairs and maintenance by K. T. Kennedy

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Published by Kaye & Ward, A. S. Barnes in London, South Brunswick [N.J.] .

Written in English

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  • Piano -- Maintenance and repair.

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StatementK. T. Kennedy.
LC ClassificationsML652 .K45
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Pagination101 p. :
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4751872M
ISBN 100498024024
LC Control Number78075045

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