Henry Wickham knew the secret of a good sounding piano, the cast iron plates. For decades Henry was the president of the Wickham Piano Company in Ohio, where many of the plates for Steinway and other companies were created. It was Henry Z. Steinway who strongly suggested to the NAMM staff that Mr. Wickham be interviewed for his remarkable knowledge and insight into making these important elements of the piano. Henry spoke of his family and how the company was formed. It was clear in his interview that although building the cast iron plates was hard work, he very much enjoyed his career in the music industry. Henry passed away at the age of 89 in 2015.
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