Broadwood & Sons Square Piano

Type: Square Piano

Collection: Geelvinck Collection

Manufacturer: Broadwood & Sons

Year: c. 1830

Geography: London / England

Dimensions (cm): L=66 W=170 H=27

Current location: Not on display

General description: Double English action with escapement in a mahogany case. Ivory naturals with ebony sharps. Has a metal hitchpin plate to help with structural integrity. Crank damping system. The hammer heads are covered in leather with a top layer of cloth. FF-BB is single strung with close-wrapped strings, the rest is bichord. Divided bridge.

Additional information

Keyboard width: FF-f4

Pedals: damper

Octaves: 6

Inscriptions

On the nameboard: John Broadwood & Son / Makers to his Majesty & the Princefses / Great Pulteney Street Golden Square / London 1803

Geelvinck collections overview