Fiot Square piano

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.
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Object Name
date made
Fiot, J.
Physical Description
veneered (case: material)
wood (frame: material)
felt? (hammers: material)
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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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