Clinkscale Online

A research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of pianos built before 1860

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About Us

Tom Winter, Clinkscale Online Editor, lives and works in San Francisco, California. He was invited to beta-test Clinkscale Online when it went public in 2011 and has been increasingly involved ever since. Tom’s background includes more than forty years as a free-lance piano technician and twenty years as Senior Piano Technician at San Francisco State University. His interest in early pianos dates from 1994 when he assumed responsibility for the early keyboard instruments in the Frank V. de Bellis Collection at SFSU. He now builds, conserves, and restores full-time in a workshop in the Bayview district of San Francisco, online at

Michele Winter, Clinkscale Online Assistant Editor, is a retired public school music teacher with a penchant for editing text.

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