M.D. Gerdau Square Piano

Type: Square Piano

Collection: Sweelinck Collection

Manufacturer: Gerdau, M.D.

Year: c.1845

Geography: St. Peterburg / Russia

Dimensions (cm): L=83 W=192 H=42

Current location: Not on display

General description: Anglo-German action in a mahogany case with a rosewood nameboard. Ivory naturals with ebony sharps. Full soundboard. Single bridge. The piano is bichord from CCC-a1 and then trichord until f4. There is a thick layer of felt on the hammer heads. Many of the keys are stuck due to heavy lead corrosion.

Additional information

Keyboard width: CCC-f3

Pedals: divided damper

Octaves: 6 1/2

Inscriptions

On the nameboard: M.D. Gerdau / St. Petersburg

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