Schneider Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Johann Friedrich Julius Schneider in Nuremberg, Germany around 1775. It has an early Prell action which is fairly typical of South German and Austrian square pianos in the latter part of the 18th century. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an early Prell (hitch-pin rail acts as Prelleiste, or escapement rail), leather hammers, double-strings, tuning pins on right, 1 hand stop: lute, with tuning pins on right, 1 knee lever (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a conifer case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1772-1778
maker
Unlinked Name
Place Made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nuremberg
ID Number
MI*303539
catalog number
303539
accession number
62559
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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