Square Piano

Square Piano

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The maker of his square piano is unknown, but it is believed to have been made in Holland in the late 18th century. This piano has an English single jack action with a wire with a leather stud on top, also known as “old man’s head.” The piano has a compass of FF-f3, single jack action, leather hammers, double-string with tuning pins at right, 3 hand stops: treble dampers, lute stop, bass dampers and 1 pedal or knee-lever (missing): moderator, a wood frame, and a mahogany (?) case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
Date made
1760-1776
Place Made
Netherlands
ID Number
MI.229668
accession number
42336
catalog number
229668
Credit Line
Mrs. John Crosby Brown
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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