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.
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Object Name
date made
Wornum, Robert
Physical Description
iron (srtings: material)
wood ( frame: material)
walnut (?), silk (case: material)
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
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
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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