Stodart & Co. Grand Piano

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790
maker
Robert Stodart & Co.
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/4 in x 38 in x 86 in; 33.655 cm x 96.52 cm x 218.44 cm
ID Number
MI.303526
catalog number
303526
accession number
62559
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

looks a fine instrument, I have seen a few of Robert Stodart's pianos over the years, and also some of his nephews pianos William & Matthew Stodart. I currently have two square pianos by William Stodart one in good working order the other in need of attention. Also a rectangular box by William Stodart approximately 8" wide x 10-1/2" long x 4-1/4" high, tool box, cigar box, I don't know. Shame the instrument is not on display anywhere!

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