Steinway & Sons Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This piano was made by Steinway & Sons in New York in 1939. It was designed by Walter Dorwin Teague for the United States Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. The piano, Model D concert grand, is serial number 295811. It has a compass of AAA-c5, Steinway accelerated action (replaced), felt hammers, one, two, or three strings per note, 3 pedals: una corda, sustention, and dampers, a one-piece iron frame, cross-strung, and a maple veneer case with gilded ornamentation.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1939
maker
Steinway and Sons
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 66 in x 108 in; 101.6 cm x 167.64 cm x 274.32 cm
ID Number
1989.0216.01
accession number
1989.0216
catalog number
1989.0216.01
Credit Line
Transferred from General Services Administration
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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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