Torp & Unger Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Torp & Unger in New York, New York around 1839. Otto Torp was involved in several different piano manufacturing firms in New York. It is believed that his partnership with Ferdinand C. Unger lasted until 1941 when Torp was last listed in a New York directory with a home address, suggesting that he had retired from business. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, the first 3 notes are single-strung and the rest are double-strung with the tuning pins at rear, 2 pedals: (missing) moderator and dampers, and an iron hitch-pin plate. This is the only known piano made by Torp & Unger.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1838-1840
maker
Torp & Unger
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MI*277897
accession number
55527
catalog number
277897
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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