Pommer Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Charles Pommer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1826. Charles Pommer emigrated from Halberstadt, Germany, arriving in Philadelphia in 1811. He also made guitars and violins and in 1835 took over the Bushhill Hotel in Philadelphia, and advertised the hotel in Die Alte und Neue Welt, a Philadelphia German-language paper. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, Viennese action, leather (?) hammers, double-string, first 6 wound, with tuning pins on the right, 4 pedals: moderator, unknown action, dampers, and Janissary, wood frame, and a rosewood case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Pommer, Charles
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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