Tawse Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Charles Tawse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1795-1796. Tawse also spelled his name Taws and Tawes. This piano is believed to be serial number 22 and has a compass of FF-f3, single (file drawing) action, leather hammers, double-strings, first octave wound, with tuning pins at rear, 2 knee levers: dampers and swell, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1795-1796
maker
Tawse, Charles
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
MI*315680
catalog number
315680
accession number
58488
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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