Huppmann Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by George Huppmann in Baltimore, Maryland about 1845. One of a number of piano makers of German descent known in Baltimore, Huppmann was respected for rather ornate design and good workmanship. His instruments demonstrate his German background in their actions and the placement of the tuning pins. This piano is serial number 58 and has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, leather hammers, single-strings for the first 8 notes, the rest are double-strings, tuning pins in the front, 2 pedals: dampers and moderator, wood with iron hitch-pin plate frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1844-1846
maker
Huppmann, George
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
MI.315709
catalog number
315709
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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