Stewart Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by James Stewart in Baltimore, Maryland in 1812. The inscription on the piano reads: “Stewart / Upright & Square Piano-Forte / Manufacturers / BALTIMORE,” has been determined to include both James Stewart and his brother, Adam, who were partners from February 1, 1812. There is an inscription in pencil on the pin block that reads: “No. 275 June 4, 1812.” This piano is serial number 275 and has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, the lowest 6 notes are wound, tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
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Object Name
date made
Stewart, James
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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