Lodiner Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano bears an inscription on the name board “LODINER . LONDON.” No maker by this name in London or elsewhere is known. It is possible that the label was attached by an American maker who wished buyers to think that the instrument was a London piano, which in the late 18th century would have more status in North America than an American-made instrument. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single action, leather hammers, double-strings, with tuning pins at right, pedal mechanism seems to exist, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1782-1788
possible maker
Lodiner
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MI.315662
catalog number
315662
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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