Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pianoforte-making, the wooden block into which are driven the studs for holding the loops of the ends of the strings furthest from the tuning-pins.
“Cristofori instruments, wrest plank, sound-board, string-block, and action; the harpsichord scale of stringing being still retained.”
“The object of the patent was a combination of metal tubes with metal plates, the metallic tubes extending from the plates which were attached to the string-block to the wrest-plank.”
“He ran a string-block round the case, entirely independent of the sound-board, and his wrest-plank, which also became”
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