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Neilson Square Piano

Neilson Square Piano

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Description (Brief)
This square piano was made by Samuel Neilson in New York, New York around 1807-1815. He was listed at 19 Barclay Street, the address on the nameboard of the piano, during this time period. The only other known instrument by Samuel Neilson is a 6-octave square piano in he Kenneth G. Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments. This piano has a compass of FF-c4, an English double action, leather covered with felt hammers, double-strings throughout, with tuning pins on the right, 1 pedal: dampers, wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1807-1815
maker
Neilson, Samuel
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
ID Number
MI.315694
catalog number
315694
accession number
58488
Credit Line
Gift of Hugo Worch
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Pianos
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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