Kohnle Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Joseph Kohnle in New York, New York about 1858. Kohnle was a pianist and piano maker in New York during the mid to late 19th century. Little is known about him except that he patented his own piano action in 1860, U.S. Patent 26,909. The patent claims to improve repetition and purports to be applicable to all models of pianos. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, Kohnle patent action, leather hammers, single-, double-, and triple-strings, 2 pedals: dampers operated by a tracker mechanism, cast iron frame, behind the soundboard, and a walnut veneered case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1857-1859
maker
Kohnle, Joseph
Physical Description
leather (hammers: material)
cast-iron (frame: material)
walnut veneered (case: material)
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI*315701
catalog number
315701
accession number
58488
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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