Meyer Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Conrad Meyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania about 1833. Meyer was trained by his father as a cabinet-maker in his native Marburg. After service for a year in the Hessian army, he came to America in 1819 and worked for piano maker, Joseph Hisky in Baltimore. Meyer moved to Philadelphia in 1823 and had a long career there. This piano is serial number 240 and has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, felt (?) hammers, double-strings, first 7 notes wound, with tuning pins at rear, 1 pedal: dampers, an iron hitch-pin plate frame, and a rosewood (?) case.
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Object Name
date made
Meyer, Conrad
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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