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H4750 Grand pianoforte, timber, metal and ivory, John Broadwood, London, 1889.. Click to enlarge.

Grand pianoforte made by John Broadwood

Made
  • 1889
Grand pianoforte, timber, metal and ivory, John Broadwood, London, 1889.

Iron frame; compass modern 88 notes with 8 single wound strings, 3 wound bichord and the remainder trichord but each individually hitched in the ancient manner (Moule); underdamper; straight stringing; tuning pins still have rectangular heads.

English oak case, wooden pedals, heavy brass fittings.

Summary

Object No.

H4750

Object Statement

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal and ivory, John Broadwood, London, 1889.

Physical Description

Grand pianoforte, timber, metal and ivory, John Broadwood, London, 1889.

Iron frame; compass modern 88 notes with 8 single wound strings, 3 wound bichord and the remainder trichord but each individually hitched in the ancient manner (Moule); underdamper; straight stringing; tuning pins still have rectangular heads.

English oak case, wooden pedals, heavy brass fittings.

Marks

No. 22496 stamped on iron bracing and elsewhere.

Dimensions

Height

970 mm

Width

1500 mm

Production

Made

  • 1889

Notes

Built at the Horsferry Road works & completed on 14/11/1889. Described by Broadwood archive as a "No.8 concert grand in oak case. "Hired to Sir Charles Halle and shipped to Melbourne for a coast to coast Broadwood promotional tour of Australia in 1890. Sold to Messrs Atkin, Crawford & Co., music warehouse, 137 Elizabeth St., Melbourne on 30/9/1890 for £188 6s 4d.

History

Notes

Described by Broadwood archive as a "No.8 concert grand in oak case. "Hired to Sir Charles Halle and shipped to Melbourne for a coast to coast Broadwood promotional tour of Australia in 1890. Sold to Messrs Atkin, Crawford & Co., music warehouse, 137 Elizabeth St., Melbourne on 30/9/1890 for £188 6s 4d.

Sir Charles Halle (1819-1895) was a noted pianist and conductor of the 19th century who knew Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz & Wagner. Although born in Germany he moved to England in 1848 & settled in Manchester where he established a concert series - the Halle Concerts - & was instrumental in founding the Royal Manchester College of Music.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of The Registrar of The New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, 1946

Acquisition Date

29 July 1946

Cite this Object

Harvard

Grand pianoforte made by John Broadwood 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/240811>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/240811 |title=Grand pianoforte made by John Broadwood |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=6 August 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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