Longman & Broderip Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Longman & Broderip in London, England around 1778. The series of companies began about 1767 by James Longman never manufactured pianos but sold them and later commissioned other makers to produce pianos that carried the Longman & Broderip label. Francis Broderip joined Longman in 1775. This piano is serial number 12(?) and has a compass of FF-f3 (no FF#), an English action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on right, 3 hand stops: treble dampers, lute, and bass dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1777-1779
commissioner
Longman & Broderip
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI*303534
catalog number
303534
accession number
62559
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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