Longman & Broderip Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Longman & Broderip in London, England, in 1796. It is a rather early piano with 5 octaves and a fourth. The firm began making instruments with that range in about 1794. The piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English single action, leather hammers, double-strings, first 11 notes wound, tuning pins on right, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1796
commissioner
Longman & Broderip
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*300727
catalog number
300727
accession number
61285
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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