Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York in 1936. Called the “Medium” grand, this piano is 5'7" in length and offers the best of both worlds, a professional quality piano appropriate for a home both in size and acoustics. This piano is a model M with serial number 288983. The piano has a compass of AAA-c5, Steinway accelerated action, felt hammers, steel strings, single-, double-, and triple-strung, 3 pedals: una corda, sustention, and dampers, a one-piece-iron frame, cross-strung, and a dark mahogany veneer case.
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Object Name
date made
Steinway & Sons
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
steel (overall material)
iron (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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 C. Malcolm Watkins, in memory of Lura Woodside Watkins
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