Albrecht Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Christian Friedrich Ludwig Albrecht in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1832. It is assumed that he had been trained as a piano maker in Germany, but nothing is known of his training there. C.F.L. Albrecht also was trained as a cabinetmaker and apparently improved his income from the piano trade by cabinetry. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, felt (?) hammers, double-strings throughout, first 10 notes are wound brass, the next 9 are brass, the rest are iron, 1 pedal (attached to the center post): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany or rosewood case with ornamental metal moldings.
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Object Name
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Albrecht, Christian Friedrich Ludwig
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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