Wornum Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Robert Wornum in London, England after 1832. There are some mysteries about the piano. Only one of the two numbers in it can be the serial number, and they would indicate two very different dates. The number 423 on the top of the pin block is likely to be the serial number. Another number, 2766, is attributed to this instrument and needs further research to confirm. This piano has a compass of FF-f4, Wornum tape-check action, FF-d wound iron double-strings, d#-f4 plain iron double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, wood frame, straight-strung, and a walnut (?) case with a silk front panel.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1832-1861
maker
Wornum, Robert
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
iron (srtings: material)
wood ( frame: material)
walnut (?), silk (case: material)
Measurements
overall: 108.7 cm x 110.5 cm x 55 cm; 42 13/16 in x 43 1/2 in x 21 5/8 in
overall: 43 in x 44 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in; 109.22 cm x 113.03 cm x 59.69 cm
ID Number
MI.315674
accession number
58488
catalog number
315674
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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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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