Goodrich Square Piano

Description (Brief):

This square piano was made by Ebenezer Goodrich in Boston, Massachusetts around 1818. Goodrich was first a builder of organs from 1813 in Boston and was referenced as a piano maker in 1822. The date of this piano is still under study as it may have been made after 1822. This is Goodrich’s only surviving piano and is thought to be from the early part of his piano-making period, while he was still making organs. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather hammers, single-strings FF-B, the rest double-strings, 1 pedal (missing): dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.

Date Made: 1817-1819

Maker: Goodrich, Eben

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Hugo Worch

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.299864Catalog Number: 299864Accession Number: 61285

Object Name: piano


Record Id: nmah_605874

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