Astor & Co. Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by George Astor & Co. in London, England around 1799-1815. George Peter Astor had an apprenticeship in Germany and went to London about 1778. Astor also made flutes and had a music publishing business. This piano is serial number 3213 and has a compass of FF-c4, an English single action with escapement, double-strings throughout, the first 9 wound brass, the next 13 plain brass, and the rest iron, 1 pedal (attached to a leg): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
G. Astor & Co.
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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