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Offline thewingedsphinx

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Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« on: July 27, 2018, 04:40:45 PM »
For reference please see attached pictures of Percival Vickers Ram piano insulator.
I got very excited when I come across this. :D
Regards Mike

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 07:33:40 PM »
You have good reason to be excited - it's a very nice item, Mike. Thank you for showing it - I've never seen an example before.

Is it marked? Is it UV-reactive? What size is it, please?

This piano foot is shown as pattern no. 6 on the PV piano foot pattern sheet attached to the opening post of
https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,64228.0/topicseen.html
and referred to again by Neil Harris in reply #11 of the same thread.

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 07:52:53 PM »
Ah yes, matches the PV feet, not noticed that one before, you may have the only known example...

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 10:01:29 PM »
Not the ownly known example as I have a pair. ;D
Has a fantastic uv reaction. Unmarked with clear base.
Roughly 10 cm by 5. I shall be sharing a few more treasures with the forum.
Cheers Mike

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 08:34:11 AM »
I forgot to add its 550 grams, a bit of a heavy weight, like the unidenified reactive monster insulator I currently have listed on eBay at the moment.
Thanks Mike

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2018, 12:08:43 PM »
 ;)
My piano has four feet. There are still not enough insulators for me!
Thank-you so much for showing.  :)
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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2018, 12:57:41 PM »
Thatís not a problem Sue, because I have five of these. IĒll do some more piccies later. A very happy bunny Mike.

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2018, 01:26:19 PM »
I'm not quite so fond of the clear ones.  ;)
Are they really strong enough to support very heavy pianos?
I would actually be a bit worried about them. My piano is a particularly heavy one, with a cast iron frame inside. Then I'd have to change the height of the stool to accomodate the raised animal. (Pianos are on a par with living things ;) They definitely deserve to be raised on beautiful pieces of glass.)
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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2018, 10:40:15 AM »
Mike, and All,
The Ramshead piano foot is a good one, especially in that colour.
I have a similar piano foot, flint glass, featuring the devil's head three times. I always thought, though this is unverified by the PV catalogues, that it was made by PV. My reasoning here is that I have compared the structure of the base and it is formed in an identical way to the ramshead one. From memory the base is the same dimension, although the cup measurements are very slightly different.
This should not be confused with John Derbyshire's famous bulls head piano foot, which although of similar form has a different undercarriage.
Any further information would be appreciated.
David

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Re: Percival Vickers piano insulator The Ram
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2018, 11:47:27 AM »
I'll need two of those, but in two shades of Uranium, then I'll have the two different Uranium colours of the Ramshead, and that's my piano sorted.
Two devils and two rams would be just perfect. ;D
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