Gilbert Upright Piano

Gilbert Upright Piano

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This upright piano was made by Lemuel Gilbert in Boston, Massachusetts in the late 1840s. Lemuel and his brother, Timothy, received patents for improvements to upright and square actions. This piano has a compass of CC-c5, a birdcage action, leather hammers, single- and double-strings, 2 pedals: keyboard shift and dampers, a wood frame, straight-strung, and a veneered case.
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Object Name
date made
Gilbert, Lemuel
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
leather (hammers: material)
wood (frame: material)
veneered (case: material)
overall: 119.7 cm x 129.6 cm x 30.6 cm; 47 1/8 in x 51 in x 12 1/16 in
overall: 48 in x 52 in x 27 in; 121.92 cm x 132.08 cm x 68.58 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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