Gibson & Davis Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Thomas Gibson and Morgan Davis in New York, New York around 1810. Gibson and Morgan had a partnership from 1802-1822. This piano features a patented transposing keyboard, which can be hand-shifted to permit an octave range of starting notes. A diagram beneath the inscription shows the row of starting notes for orientation. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, 1 pedal: dampers, and a wood frame and case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1808-1850
maker
Gibson & Davis
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI.299857
catalog number
299857
accession number
61285
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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