Walker Square Piano

Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Thomas Walker in Baltimore, Maryland around 1814-1819. According to Baltimore city directories, Walker was at 5 East Street from 1811 to 1819. Thomas Walker was the partner of Henry W. Grewe until 1814. There are no other extant pianos by Thomas Walker. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English single action with escapement, leather hammers, double-strings throughout, the first ocatave is wound, tuning pins on the right, 2 pedals (missing), wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Walker, Thomas
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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