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Upright piano, transposing keyboard, wood, George Russell & Co, London, 1880-1910

Made by in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1880-1910.

Upright piano, transposing keyboard, wood, George Russell & Co, London, 1880-1910.

Upright piano with transposing keyboard. Mahogany case with iron frame. Lever at front underneath keyboard shifts entire keyboard left or right over the range of a third (A A# B C C# D). Range of keyboard is seven octaves from AAA to a4.

Summary

Object No.

95/337/1

Object Statement

Upright piano, transposing keyboard, wood, George Russell & Co, London, 1880-1910

Physical Description

Upright piano, transposing keyboard, wood, George Russell & Co, London, 1880-1910.

Upright piano with transposing keyboard. Mahogany case with iron frame. Lever at front underneath keyboard shifts entire keyboard left or right over the range of a third (A A# B C C# D). Range of keyboard is seven octaves from AAA to a4.

Marks

Serial No: 16911 on LHS of wrestplank.

"Patent Simplex Transposing Pianoforte No. 8234" marked under the lid.

The number 1484 is marked under the lid and also includes a warranty.

Dimensions

Height

1400 mm

Width

1300 mm

Depth

700 mm

Production

Notes

Uses the patent Simplex transposing keyboard No:8234

Made by George Russell & Co., London. This company was established in 1842.

Presumed to be from the period 1880-1910. Serial number not found in sources.

History

Notes

Bought by donor's grandmother second hand. Used by the family for learning and playing piano.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Merril Lindsay, 1995

Acquisition Date

13 December 1995

Cite this Object

Harvard

Upright piano, transposing keyboard, wood, George Russell & Co, London, 1880-1910 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2019, <https://ma.as/147849>

Wikipedia

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