Jenkins Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by James Jenkins in Baltimore, Maryland around 1822-1825. James and his brother Jason were known in Baltimore as cabinets makers from 1815-1821. Jason retired in 1821, and James continued until 1837 as a furniture maker. James Jenkins might have made this piano or it might have been made by someone else for Jenkins to sell, which was a common practice. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, double-strings throughout, the first 3 notes are wound, tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers (?), wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Jenkins, James
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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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