Making a Steinway: the cast iron plate
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How do you make a piano? We go behind the scenes at Steinway to find out...
36. Making a Steinway: the cast iron plate
The cast iron plate at the centre of each Steinway weighs 340 pounds and has to withstand 40,000 pounds of string tension. Here, one of the Steinway factory technicians hand-paints the Steinway logo onto the plate.