Reuss Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by A. Reuss in Cincinnati, Ohio around 1832-1835. The only thing known about A. Reuss is that he made at least one piano on Walnut Street in Cincinnati. His name is of German origin and Ruess probably immigrated to Cincinnati from Germany or Austria as this piano has a Viennese action and several pedals for devices common in Germany and Austria in the first half of the 19th century. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, Viennese action, leather hammers, double0strings, tuning pins in the front, 4 pedals: bassoon, dampers, moderator, and Janissary, wood frame, and a cherry and curly maple case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1832-1835
maker
Reuss, A.
Place Made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
MI*315721
catalog number
315721
accession number
58488
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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