Grand Piano, William Stodart, London, c.1828. No. 8726

Object type
instrument
Acknowledgement
Bequeathed by Mr Frank Brown, received February 2002.
Description
Stodart’s patented design in this piano was significant in the evolution of the fully metal-framed piano of today from the wooden-framed instrument. To withstand tension there is a cage-like structure of metal tubes above the strings. The left pedal shifts the keyboard and hammers to strike either two strings (due corde), or only one (una corda) depending on the setting of a sliding latch in the treble key block. The right pedal raises the dampers.

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Artist/Maker
Date made
c.1830
Accession No
2004.819
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