Firth & Hall Upright Piano

Firth & Hall Upright Piano

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Description (Brief)
This upright piano was made by Firth and Hall in New York, New York around 1823-1828. John Firth was born in England, came to the United States in 1810, and served in the American army during the War of 1812. He became partners with William Hall, his brother-in-law, in 1821. This piano is serial number 647 and has a compass of FF-f4, a Wornum Tape-check action, felt hammers, double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, a wood frame, straight-strung, and a mahogany or rosewood veneer case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1830-1832
maker
Firth & Hall
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
mahogany or rosewood veneer (case: material)
wood (frame: material)
felt (hammers: material)
Measurements
overall: 200 cm x 113.1 cm x 59.4 cm; 78 3/4 in x 44 1/2 in x 23 3/8 in
overall: 78 3/4 in x 46 in x 23 in; 200.025 cm x 116.84 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
MI.299838
catalog number
299838
accession number
61285
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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National Museum of American History
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