Stodart & Co. Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Robert Stodart & Co. in London, England in 1790. Robert Stodart was one of the leading English piano makers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He worked with John Broadwood and Americus Backers on the design of what came to be known as the English grand action, and it was patented in Stodart’s name. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English grand action, leather hammers, brass and iron strings, triple-strung, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, wood frame with three gap spacers, straight-strung, and a mahogany veneered case.
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Object Name
date made
Robert Stodart & Co.
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
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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