Broadwood & Son Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Broadwood & Son in London, England around 1810. Originally a cabinetmaker, Broadwood went to work for harpsichord maker Burkat Shudi in 1761, and later became a partner in the firm. Around 1793, the Broadwood and Shudi harpsichord company made its last harpsichord, and a year later changed its name to John Broadwood & Son. This piano is serial number 715A and has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1809-1811
maker
John Broadwood & Son
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*315668
catalog number
315668
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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