Geib & Son Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Geib & Son in New York, New York around 1803-1804. John Geib was born in Germany, worked in London, and came to New York in 1797. The firm changed names at various times to accommodate his sons John, Jr., Adam, and William, who made pianos and organs sometimes together, and sometimes separately. In 1803, the firm took the name “John Geib & Son” and was on Bowery Road until 1804. This piano is serial number 5155 and has a compass of FF-f3, a single action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on the right, 1 hand stop: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
John Geib & Son
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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