Rose Harpsichord Wire: Type A

Rose Iron Wire Type A for Harpsichords - Bright low carbon iron wire of low tensile strength. This Low carbon wire has long been the preferred wire by many of the independent builders in the US, even though some of these builders are beginning to switch to the Voss iron wire. Rose wire is produced by Malcolm Rose in England.

Small coils have 10m (33') and large coils 30m (100'); mini spools have 50m (165'), small spools have 150m (500'), and medium spools 300m (1000').

Diameters: .008" (0.20mm), .009" (0.23mm), .010" (0.25mm), .011" (0.28mm), .012" (0.30mm), .013" (0.33mm), .014" (0.35mm)
 
Maximum recommended scaling is 14 (36cm) for c at a pitch of A415, and up to 13.5 (34cm) at A440

 

Individual Looped Strings (2 per package)

Sold in Packages of 2. You may specify other lengths, and length of loop plus helix.

Size mm inch Pair Strings Length   Price
00 .20 .008 #1684-08 4'/1.2m $15.00
0 .23 .009 #1684-09 5'/1.5m $15.00
1 .25 .010 #1684-10 5'/1.5m $15.00
2 .28 .011 #1684-11 5'/1.5m $15.00
3 .30 .012 #1684-12 6'/1.8m $15.00
4 .33 .013 #1684-13 6'/1.8m $15.00
5 .35 .014 #1684-14 6'/1.8m $15.00

Small and Large Coils

Coils have 4" diameter.

Size mm inch Small Coil Length  Price     Large Coil Length  Price
00 .20 .008 #1683-08 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-08 100'/30m $15.00
0 .23 .009 #1683-09 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-09 100'/30m $15.00
1 .25 .010 #1683-10 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-10 100'/30m $15.00
2 .28 .011 #1683-11 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-11 100'/30m $15.00
3 .30 .012 #1683-12 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-12 100'/30m $15.00
4 .33 .013 #1683-13 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-13 100'/30m $15.00
5 .35 .014 #1683-14 33'/10m $9.00     #1681-14 100'/30m $15.00

Mini Spools

Wire comes on spools pictured below.  
Spools have 6.5" diameter, 3.5" core, 2" wide.

Size mm inch Mini Spool Length  Price
00 .20 .008 #1686-08 167'/50m $50.00
0 .23 .009 #1686-09 167'/50m $50.00
1 .25 .010 #1686-10 167'/50m $50.00
2 .28 .011 #1686-11 167'/50m $50.00
3 .30 .012 #1686-12 167'/50m $50.00
4 .33 .013 #1686-13 167'/50m $50.00
5 .35 .014 #1686-14 167'/50m $50.00

Small and Medium Spools

Spools have 6.5" diameter, 3.5" core, 2" wide.

Size mm inch Sm Spool Length Price     Med Spool Length  Price
00 .20 .008 #1687-08 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-08 500'/150m $120.00
0 .23 .009 #1687-09 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-09 500'/150m $120.00
1 .25 .010 #1687-10 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-10 500'/150m $120.00
2 .28 .011 #1687-11 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-11 500'/150m $120.00
3 .30 .012 #1687-12 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-12 500'/150m $120.00
4 .33 .013 #1687-13 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-13 500'/150m $120.00
5 .35 .014 #1687-14 333'/100m $90.00     #1688-14 500'/150m $120.00