German Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made in Germany by and unknown maker about 1799. There is an inscription on a small piece of wood glued to the damper rail that reads “1799.” This piano has a compass of FF-f3, Viennese action, leather hammers, single-strings for the first 13 notes, double-strings for the rest, tuning pins at the right, 1 knee lever: dampers, wood frame, an a solid oak case.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
Germany
ID Number
MI.65.0748
catalog number
65.0748
accession number
58488
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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