Haberacker Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by John Haberacker in Reading, Pennsylvania around 1818-1822. Little is known of this piano maker except that he was part of an active group of Reading builders giving competition to Philadelphia, which in the late 1820s was still the leading piano manufacturing city in the nation. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, a double action without escapement, leather hammers, double-strings throughout with tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers (attached to a center post), and a wood frame. The case veneer is crotch-figured mahogany..
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Haberacker, John
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Reading
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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