Virgil Tekniklavier

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Description (Brief)
This clavier is a practice instrument made by Mrs. Antha M. Virgil around 1910, in New York, New York. Practice claviers such as this one were often stringless or muted, but had piano “action” to train young pianists. Mrs. Antha Virgil was married to Almon Virgil, and together they started producing several practice books, pianos, and lessons in New York. After their divorce around 1900, they started competing in the practice piano market, and Mrs. Virgil produced this Tekniklavier. It has a compass of AA-c5.
Currently not on view
date made
Virgil, Antha M.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
overall: 35 in x 54 in x 20 1/2 in; 88.9 cm x 137.16 cm x 52.07 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Dorothy L. Klausli
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Data Source
National Museum of American History