Hayt, Babcock & Appleton Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Hayt, Babcock & Appleton in Boston, Massachusetts around 1814-1815. The firm was comprised of Alpheus Babcock, Thomas Appleton, an organ builder, and Charles Hayt, a Boston merchant and was located at 6 Milk Street in Boston, a building known as the Franklin Music Warehouse. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, and English double action, leather hammers, double-string throughout, tuning pins on right, 1 pedal (on center post): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Hayt, Babcock & Appleton
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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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