Rose Harpsichord Wire: Type B

Rose Iron Wire Type B for Fortepianos - 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. Rose wire is produced by Malcolm Rose in England.

Recommended for early fortepianos from the period up to approximately 1820.

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: .014 (0.35mm), .016 (.40mm), .017 (.44mm), .019 (.48mm), .020 (.52mm), .022 (.56mm), .024 (.60mm), .026 (.65mm), .028 (.70mm), .030 (.75mm), .032 (.80mm), .034 (.85mm), .036 (.90mm)

Rose Type B Iron Wire
Individual Looped Strings

Sold in Packages of 2. Specify diameter .014" to .036".
You may specify other lengths, and length of loop plus helix.

Catalog Number Length  Price
#16804 7'/2.1m $15.00

Small and Large Coils

Coils have 4" diameter.

Size mm inch Small Coil Length  Price     Large Coil Length  Price
5 .35 .014 #16803-14 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-14 100'/30m $15.00
6 .40 .016 #16803-16 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-16 100'/30m $15.00
6.8 .44 .017 #16803-17 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-17 100'/30m $15.00
7.6 .48 .019 #16803-19 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-19 100'/30m $15.00
8.4 .52 .020 #16803-20 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-20 100'/30m $15.00
9.2 .56 .022 #16803-22 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-22 100'/30m $15.00
10 .60 .024 #16803-24 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-24 100'/30m $15.00
11 .65 .026 #16803-26 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-26 100'/30m $15.00
11.5 .70 .028 #16803-28 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-28 100'/30m $15.00
12.5 .75 .030 #16803-30 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-30 100'/30m $15.00
13.5 .80 .032 #16803-32 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-32 100'/30m $15.00
14.5 .85 .034 #16803-34 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-34 100'/30m $15.00
15.5 .90 .036 #16803-36 33'/10m $9.00     #16801-36 100'/30m $15.00

Rose Type B Iron Wire
Mini Spools

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

mm inch MiniSpool Length  Price     mm inch MiniSpool Length  Price
.35 .014 #16806-14 167'/50m $50.00     .65 .026 #16806-26 167'/50m $50.00
.40 .016 #16806-16 167'/50m $50.00     .70 .028 #16806-28 167'/50m $50.00
.44 .017 #16806-17 167'/50m $50.00     .75 .030 #16806-30 167'/50m $50.00
.48 .019 #16806-19 167'/50m $50.00     .80 .032 #16806-32 167'/50m $50.00
.52 .020 #16806-20 167'/50m $50.00     .85 .034 #16806-34 167'/50m $50.00
.56 .022 #16806-22 167'/50m $50.00     .90 .036 #16806-36 167'/50m $50.00
.60 .024 #16806-24 167'/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
5 .35 .014 #16807-14 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-14 500'/150m $120.00
6 .40 .016 #16807-16 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-16 500'/150m $120.00
6.8 .44 .017 #16807-17 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-17 500'/150m $120.00
7.6 .48 .019 #16807-19 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-19 500'/150m $120.00
8.4 .52 .020 #16807-20 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-20 500'/150m $120.00
9.2 .56 .022 #16807-22 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-22 500'/150m $120.00
10 .60 .024 #16807-24 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-24 500'/150m $120.00
11 .65 .026 #16807-26 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-26 500'/150m $120.00
11.5 .70 .028 #16807-28 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-28 500'/150m $120.00
12.5 .75 .030 #16807-30 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-30 500'/150m $120.00
13.5 .80 .032 #16807-32 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-32 500'/150m $120.00
14.5 .85 .034 #16807-34 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-34 500'/150m $120.00
15.5 .90 .036 #16807-36 333'/100m $90.00     #16808-36 500'/150m $120.00