Tinned Harpsichord Wire

Tinned Harpsichord Wire is a tinned low carbon steel wire of low tensile strength, often referred to as Zuckermann Wire or Tinned Iron Wire. It is used in contemporary versions of historic keyboard instruments.

Diameters: .007" (0.18mm), .008" (0.20mm), .009" (0.23mm), .010" (0.25mm), .011" (0.28mm), .012" (0.30mm), .013" (0.33mm), .014" (0.35mm), .016" (0.40mm), .018" (0.45mm)
 
Tensile Strength: depending on diameter, minimal specifications (actual numbers may be up to 30,000 PSI higher): 200,000 PSI (14060 kg/sq cm) (.008"), 180,000 PSI (12650 kg/sq cm) (.009" - .016"),
 
Maximum recommended scaling is 14 (36cm) for c at a pitch of A415, and up to 13.5 (34cm) at A440
 
Specific Gravity: 7682 kg/m average.

 

Individual Looped Strings (2 per package)

You may specify other lengths, and length of loop plus helix.  
(*) Approximate length of eylet plus helix. 

Size mm inch Pair Strings Length Loop(*)   Price
000 .18 .007 #1604-07 4'/1.2m .5" $10.00
00 .20 .008 #1604-08 4'/1.2m .6" $10.00
0 .23 .009 #1604-09 5'/1.5m .7" $10.00
1 .25 .010 #1604-10 5'/1.5m .8" $10.00
2 .28 .011 #1604-11 6'/1.8m .9" $10.00
3 .30 .012 #1604-12 6'/1.8m 1" $10.00
4 .33 .013 #1604-13 7'/2.1m 1.1" $10.00
5 .35 .014 #1604-14 7'/2.1m 1.2" $10.00
6 .40 .016 #1604-16 8'/2.4m 1.3" $10.00
7 .45 .018 #1604-18 8'/2.4m 1.3" $10.00

Small and Large Coils

Size mm inch Small Coil Length Price     Large Coil Length Price
000 .18 .007 #1603-07 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-07 100'/30m $12.00
00 .20 .008 #1603-08 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-08 133'/40m $12.00
0 .23 .009 #1603-09 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-09 133'/40m $12.00
1 .25 .010 #1603-10 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-10 133'/40m $12.00
2 .28 .011 #1603-11 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-11 133'/40m $12.00
3 .30 .012 #1603-12 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-12 133'/40m $12.00
4 .33 .013 #1603-13 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-13 133'/40m $12.00
5 .35 .014 #1603-14 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-14 100'/30m $12.00
6 .40 .016 #1603-16 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-16 100'/30m $12.00
7 .45 .018 #1603-18 33'/10m $7.00     #1601-18 100'/30m $12.00

Small and Medium Spools

Wire comes on spool pictured below. Spools have 4" diameter, 3.5" core, 2" wide.

Size mm inch Sm Spool Length  Price     Med Spool Length  Price
00 .20 .008 #1607-08 833'/250m $40.00     #1608-08 1667'/500m $50.00
0 .23 .009 #1607-09 833'/250m $40.00     #1608-09 1667'/500m $50.00
1 .25 .010 #1607-10 833'/250m $40.00     #1608-10 1667'/500m $50.00
2 .28 .011 #1607-11 833'/250m $40.00     #1608-11 1667'/500m $50.00
3 .30 .012 #1607-12 667'/200m $40.00     #1608-12 1333'/400m $50.00
4 .33 .013 #1607-13 667'/200m $40.00     #1608-13 1333'/400m $50.00
5 .35 .014 #1607-14 500'/150m $40.00     #1608-14 1000'/300m $50.00
6 .40 .016 #1607-16 500'/150m $40.00     #1608-16 1000'/300m $50.00

Large and Extra Large Spools

Wire comes on spools pictured at left. Spools have 4" and 6.5" diameter, 3.5" core, 2" to 4" wide.

Size mm inch Lg Spool Length  Price     XLg Spool Length  Price
00 .20 .008 #1609-08 2500'/750m $72.50     #16092-08 5000'/1500m $110.00
0 .23 .009 #1609-09 2500'/750m $72.50     #16092-09 5000'/1500m $110.00
1 .25 .010 #1609-10 2500'/750m $72.50     #16092-10 5000'/1500m $110.00
2 .28 .011 #1609-11 2500'/750m $72.50     #16092-11 5000'/1500m $110.00
3 .30 .012 #1609-12 2000'/600m $72.50     #16092-12 4000'/1200m $110.00
4 .33 .013 #1609-13 2000'/600m $72.50     #16092-13 4000'/1200m $110.00
5 .35 .014 #1609-14 1500'/450m $72.50     #16092-14 3000'/900m $110.00
6 .40 .016 #1609-16 1500'/450m $72.50     #16092-16 3000'/900m $110.00