Gilbert Combination Square Piano-Harmonium

Description (Brief)
This combination square piano-harmonium was made by Timothy Gilbert in Boston, Massachusetts about 1855. The harmonium, or reed organ, is mounted beneath the piano cabinet and shares the same keyboard as the piano. This instrument is serial number 5327 (piano) and serial number AE1803 (harmonium), has a compass of FF-a4, an English double action, felt hammers, double-strings throughout, 1 hand stop: silencing hammers, 4 pedals: harmonium swell, piano dampers, piano moderator, and harmonium pump, full iron frame, and a rosewood (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano/melodeon
piano/harmonium
date made
1848-1852
maker
Timothy Gilbert & Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
MI*394259
catalog number
394259
accession number
212305
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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