Goodrich Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Ebenezer Goodrich in Boston, Massachusetts around 1818. Goodrich was first a builder of organs from 1813 in Boston and was referenced as a piano maker in 1822. The date of this piano is still under study as it may have been made after 1822. This is Goodrich’s only surviving piano and is thought to be from the early part of his piano-making period, while he was still making organs. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, single-strings FF-B, the rest double-strings, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Goodrich, Eben
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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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