Hisky Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Joseph Hisky in Baltimore, Maryland around 1820-1830. Hisky immigrated to America from Vienna in the early part of the 19th century . While most of Hisky’s output were square pianos, he also sold grands, uprights, “harmonic pianos and keyed harps” from America and abroad. This piano is serial number 1745 and has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, leather hammers, double-string with tuning pins on the right, 2 (or 3) pedals: dampers, Janissary (drum and bells), a wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Hisky, Joseph
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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