End of an Elegant Instrument

This old upright piano joined the rubbish heap at the City dump in March of 1937. City worker John Sankovich (at left) helped Cooney Transfer & Storage employees Charlie Merchant and Gene Robinson in disposing of the piano. The once elegant instrument was crafted in London about 100 years before and came into the possession of Myron Clinton of Tacoma's Clinton Music House. Mr. Clinton decided to discard the piano once it had outlived its usefulness rather than permitting children to practice on such a dilapidated item.

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