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Upright pianoforte, Beale, Sydney, 1908-1914

Made 1908-1914

Beale and Company were the largest producer of pianos in Australia from the 1890s through to the early 1960s. Being a Sydney based firm they are of particular significance to the museum’s musical instrument collection which has a strong emphasis on Australian made keyboards including the earliest surviving Australian made piano by John Benham of Sydney dating from about 1835 through to the state of the art Stuart and Sons concert grand piano made in 1998-1999.

The Beale company was established ...

Summary

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Upright pianoforte, Beale, Sydney, 1908-1914.

Upright grand piano of seven octave compass. Two expression pedals at base. Case is of walnut veneer and rosewood with decorative carvings on front panels and columns. Cast bronze patent plaque above pedals. Gold-painted iron frame with patented Beale iron tuning system (iron wrest plank and locking wrest pins).

Dimensions

1560 mm
1540 mm
690 mm

Production

Beale Pty Ltd. Annandale, N.S.W., Australia
1908-1914

Source

Purchased 1993

Cite this Object

Upright pianoforte, Beale, Sydney, 1908-1914 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 March 2017, <https://ma.as/132149>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/132149 |title=Upright pianoforte, Beale, Sydney, 1908-1914 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=30 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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