Fiot Square piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by J. Fiot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1840. Nothing is known of the maker, who may have been related to Augustus Fiot, co-founder of a music publishing firm in Philadelphia in 1835. This is a “cottage piano,” about 44 inches high and the only known instrument by this maker. This piano has a compass of F-f4, tape-check (?) action, felt (?) hammers, single- and double-strings, 2 pedals: dampers and keyboard shift, wood frame, straight-strung, and a veneered case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1838-1842
maker
Fiot, J.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
veneered (case: material)
wood (frame: material)
felt? (hammers: material)
ID Number
MI.299862
catalog number
299862
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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