Francke Pianino

Type: Pianino

Collection: Kolthoorn Collection

Manufacturer: August Hermann Francke

Year: c. 1887

Geography: Leipzig / Germany

Dimensions (cm): L=77 W=148 H=131

Current location: On display at Kaduk Muziekinstrumentenonwikkeling

Additional information

Context: August Hermann Francke established a factory in Leipzig in 1865 where they built pianinos. This pianino has an unusually designed keyboard known as a Janko keyboard. The Janko keyboard that this pianino hosts was designed in 1882 by Paul von Janko in 1882 and drew a lot of attention due to its striking look and design, however it never caught on in the long term

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