square piano

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

square piano

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 31 Simple chordophones or zithers / 314 Board zithers / 314.1 True board zithers / 314.12 With resonator / 314.122 With resonator box (box zither) / 314.122-4-8 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard

Piano maker: unknown

Date: ca. 1860

Country: Prussia?

Owner: Museum of Industrial History, Opatówek, ul. Kościelna 1. Bought in 1991 from Danuta Kranc from Kalisz

Inventory number: MHP 18/I

Description: rosewood veneered. Openwork rest pin block decorated with a floral ornament. Straight-, double strung with a back hitch pin block. Composite frame with one stress bar; English single repetition action with lever dampers

Inscriptions: 3018 painted black near the damper slat, on the left side

Measurements: height 350 (920?), width 1875, depth 870 mm

Materials: wood, metal, ivory

Keyboard compass, stops: A2-a4 – 7 octaves, one pedal – dampers

Catalog card by: Benjamin Vogel

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