Knabe Square Piano

Knabe Square Piano

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This square piano was made by the William Knabe & Company in Baltimore, Maryland around 1860. The factory, located at Eutaw and West Streets in Baltimore was five stories high and covered most of a city block. Knabe exhibited grand, upright and square pianos at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876. This piano has a compass of AAA-a4, felt hammers, first 11 strings are single and the rest double, tuning pins at rear, 2 pedals: una corda and dampers, iron frame, and a mahogany case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
piano
date made
1860-1865
maker
William Knabe & Co.
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
1985.0799.01
accession number
1985.0799
catalog number
1985.0799.01
Credit Line
Gift of Phillip T. Gesell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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