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Scrimshaw - Gallery
... Piano Key Art was created by Roger VanBoxtel where he prepares and recycles antique piano keys and uses them as a background for a scrimmed and then painted subjects ... Plastic piano keys were introduced around 1928 but he does not recycle them as they do not offer the same resistance, grain or value of the ivory keys ...
Ivory
... a range of items, from ivory carvings to false teeth, fans, dominoes, joint tubes, piano keys and billiard balls ... of plastics, it was used for billiard balls, piano keys, Scottish bagpipes, buttons and a wide range of ornamental items ... Plastics have been viewed by piano purists as an inferior ivory substitute on piano keys, although other recently developed materials more closely resemble the feel of real ivory ...

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