Stodart & Co. Grand Piano

Stodart & Co. Grand Piano

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Description (Brief)
This grand piano was made by Robert Stodart & Co. in London, England in 1790. Robert Stodart was one of the leading English piano makers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He worked with John Broadwood and Americus Backers on the design of what came to be known as the English grand action, and it was patented in Stodart’s name. This piano has a compass of FF-f3, an English grand action, leather hammers, brass and iron strings, triple-strung, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, wood frame with three gap spacers, straight-strung, and a mahogany veneered case.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Robert Stodart & Co.
Place Made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 38 in x 86 in; 33.655 cm x 96.52 cm x 218.44 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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looks a fine instrument, I have seen a few of Robert Stodart's pianos over the years, and also some of his nephews pianos William & Matthew Stodart. I currently have two square pianos by William Stodart one in good working order the other in need of attention. Also a rectangular box by William Stodart approximately 8" wide x 10-1/2" long x 4-1/4" high, tool box, cigar box, I don't know. Shame the instrument is not on display anywhere!

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