Dale, Cockerill & Co. Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Dale, Cockerill & Co. in London, England around 1833-1837. It is a “cabinet piano,” slightly over 6 feet tall, in a rectangular case, which reaches to the floor. There are only two extant pianos from this maker. This piano is serial number 455 and has a compass of FF-f3, Wornum sticker action, felt (?) hammers, double-strings (not original), 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, wood frame, and a dark veneer wood case with columns on upper and lower panels, with a silk front.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Dale, Cockerill & Co.
Physical Description
wood, silk (case: material)
wood (frame: material)
felt (?) (hammers: material)
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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