Harper Square Piano

Harper Square Piano

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This square piano was made by John Harper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1797. This is the only piano known from Harper’s short career in Philadelphia, unless the Harper of Harper & Fagan was the same person (see piano MI*315684). This piano has a compass of FF-f3, single action (not original), leather hammers, double-strings throughout, tuning pins on the right, no evidence of stops, wood frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1797
maker
Harper, John
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
MI.315756
catalog number
315756
accession number
65928
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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