Gilbert Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Lemuel Gilbert in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1840s. Lemuel and his brother, Timothy, received patents for improvements to upright and square actions. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, a birdcage action, leather hammers, single- and double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, a wood frame, straight-strung, and a veneered case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1846-1850
maker
Gilbert, Lemuel
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
leather (hammers: material)
wood (frame: material)
veneered (case: material)
Measurements
overall: 119.7 cm x 129.6 cm x 30.6 cm; 47 1/8 in x 51 in x 12 1/16 in
ID Number
MI.299839
catalog number
299839
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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