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Square piano

case: rosewood, two carved panels, one each side of the nameboard; natural keys in ivory, sharps in ebony; compass: CC – a4, 82 notes; width 1860, depth 850, height 900; keyboard: width 1120, depth 139

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    John Broadwood & Sons [Corporation]
  • Collection:
    Royal Northern College of Music
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    London (Timezone: Europe/London)
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  • Inscriptions:on nameboard: Patent / John Broadwood & Sons. / Manufacturers to her Majesty. / Great Pulteney Street Golden Square / London|inscribed additionally above nameboard: Manufactured for John Purdie, 53 Princes Street Edinburgh Scotland|on wrestplank: 8th Jany 1857 [very faint]; to right of tuning pins: R.W.T.|other sets of initials randomly inscribed on wrestplank: I (or J).M.R., J.W., C.E., PWJ, C.A.
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  • Repository:Royal Northern College of Music