Doll Upright Piano

Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Jacob Doll in New York, New York around 1898-1901. Jacob Doll came to New York from his native Germany at the age of fourteen and found work in a wood-working company. In 1885 he established a piano making factory in New York. This piano has a compass of AAA-c5, standard upright action, felt hammers, single, double, and triple-strings, 3 pedals, one-piece cast-iron frame, cross-strung, and an ebonized case highly decorated with eagles at the top corners.
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Object Name
date made
Doll, Jacob
Physical Description
ebonized (case: material)
cast-iron (frame: material)
felt (hammers: material)
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
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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