Longman & Broderip Square Piano

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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.
Currently not on view
date made
Longman & Broderip
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History