Babcock Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Alpheus Babcock for John G. Klemm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1829-1832. Babcock worked for Klemm in Philadelphia from 1829-1832. It has been suggested that, because the serial number of this piano suggests a date before Babcock left Boston, he might have made this piano for Klemm before 1829. The piano is serial number 283, and has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather-covered hammers, plain iron strings, FF-A# are iron wound and double-strung, with pins at rear, 2 pedals: damper and harmonic swell, a wood frame with a mahogany and rosewood veneered case.
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Object Name
date made
Babcock, Alpheus
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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