Kirkman & Son Miniature Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This miniature grand piano was made by Kirkman & Son in London, England in 1851. Kirkman exhibited this instrument, a complete working grand, at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London. This piano has a compass of CC-g4, an English grand action, felt hammers, copper wound and iron strings, 1 or 2 strings for each note, 2 pedals: una corda and damper lifter, partial iron frame with tension bars, straight-strung, ebonized case with gilt decoration.
Currently not on view
date made
Kirkman & Son
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
felt (hammers: material)
copper wound and iron (strings: material)
iron (frame material)
ebonized with gilt decoration (case: material)
overall: 86 cm x 66.4 cm x 123 cm; 33 7/8 in x 26 1/8 in x 48 7/16 in
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catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
related event
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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