Mickley Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Joseph J. Mickley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1830. In 1827, he won honorable mention at a Franklin Institute exhibition for a “plain and cheap” instrument. This is the only known piano by Mickley. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, an English double action, felt hammers, double-strings of which the first 8 notes are wound, with tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers, a wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
Mickley, Joseph J.
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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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