Albrecht Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Charles Albrecht in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1797-1799. Albrecht born in Germany, was in Philadelphia by 1788 and was active there in the 1790s. Some of his instruments are among the earliest surviving American pianos. This piano is serial number 21 and has a compass of FF-f3, a single (Zumpe) action, double-strings, with tuning pins to the right, there is evidence of one stop to raise dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Albrecht, Charles
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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