Gabler & Bros. Upright Player Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright player piano was made by Gabler & Brothers in New York, New York in 1925. Brothers Ernest and Emil Gabler, emigrated from Germany and made pianos independently before they joined forces in about 1882. This piano has a pneumatic action made by the Standard Pneumatic Action Company. It is serial number 159788 and has a compass of AAA-c5, tape-check upright action, felt hammers, single-, double-, and triple-strings, 3 pedals: “soft,” dummy, and dampers, one-piece cast-iron frame, and a mahogany veneer case.
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Object Name
date made
E. Gabler & Bros.
Physical Description
mahogany veneer (case: material)
cast-iron (frame material)
felt (hammers: material)
overall: 62 1/2 in x 55 in x 28 in; 158.75 cm x 139.7 cm x 71.12 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
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
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Visitor Comments

4/7/2013 5:02:14 AM
Jenni Wright
We have one of these pianos. The picture is EXACTLY like it! It is a family treasure that was fully restored some years ago.
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