Upright Harp Piano

Description (Brief)
This piano’s maker is unknown, but was made in the United States around 1850-1875. It is a harp piano, similar to the two Kuhn & Ridgeway uprights in the collection. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, tape-check action, felt (?) hammers, wound single-strings CC-FF#, wound double-strings GG-G, plain double-strings G#-c5, 2 pedals: keyboard shift (?) and dampers, metal frame on each side of the pin block, metal tension bar from pin block to lower frame with some wood in the lower frame, strings outside the case from the keyboard to the pin block, dark veneer lower case, an upper case which is heavily carved, gilded post on left with diagonal garland, and decorative metal on the bentside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
Date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Place Made
United States
ID Number
MI*315469
accession number
65526
catalog number
315469
subject
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. J. Ryan Devereux
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