O'Mara Meehan has been specializing in safe and cost efficient commercial, private, institutional piano transport, retail piano home delivery and piano storage for Bucks County, the Delaware Valley and East Coast customers for more than a century.
We have over 125 years of collective experience in the physics of piano and organ moving. Let us help you in preserving the integrity of your fine instrument with our professional expertise.
Statistics show that piano sales have decreased by 80 percent in the last century and increasingly more pianos are winding up in landfills or, as some say whimsically, piano heaven. NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.
This cultural interest story, which aired on October 7, 2012, follows O'Mara Meehan for an intimate report on the demise of many 19th century pianos.
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BBC's Michael Goldfarb offers an interesting and enlightening expose on the historical development of one of the most influential musical instruments in the world of music. The audio includes a four minute interview of brothers Charlie and Bryan O'Mara. Listen to the entire 45 minute broadcast, or find the O'Mara Meehan portion of the program at around the 28.30 minute mark.
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Braden Kelner, correspondent for the Bucks County Courier Times, investigates ways the O'Mara brothers are responding to the increasing number of aging pianos in need of homes.
In the Music Section of the New York Times (July 29, 2012), correspondent, Daniel J. Walkin, follows Bryan O'Mara and employee, James A. Fox, as they dispose of old pianos.
The online article includes a video which includes an interview with Bryan O'Mara about the growing number of old pianos heading to the landfills and recycling centers.
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Did you know that a spinet piano weighs between 300 and 500 pounds; a grand piano varies between 500 and 1300 pounds?
Not only are pianos very heavy -- although solidly built, they are at the same time, complex and very fragile. A standard piano has more than 200 strings, pulled tight across a metal bridge with the combined tension of 40,000 pounds. The piano action itself has over 1,000 moving parts.
So, the task of moving a piano is not just a matter of weight. The asymmetric shape, the fragility of the outer cabinet and inner mechanics, the uneven distribution of parts -- all this and more demands not only proper equipment, but also an understanding of the unique dynamics of balance and inertia that pianos pose.
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