Bent Square Piano

Bent Square Piano

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This square piano was made by William and Adam Bent in Boston, Massachusetts around 1800. William’s brother Adam joined him on Orange Street about the same time and the firm seems to have existed until 1807, when Adam left to become a land speculator in Boston. William continued on Newbury Street 1809, when he went to Philadelphia. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single (Zumpe) action, leather hammers, double-strings, 1 hand stop: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
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Object Name
date made
William and Adam Bent
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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