child upright piano

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

child upright piano

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 31 Simple chordophones or zithers / 314 Board zithers / 314.1 True board zithers / 314.1-4-8 True board zithers sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard

Piano maker: Hans Peters & Co.

Date: ca. 1910

Village / Town: Leipzig

Country: Prussia / present-day Germany

Owner: Andrzej Szwalbe Collection, Ostromecko Palace near Bydgoszcz. 1978, bought from Zdzisław Małecki, Poznań

Inventory number: PN-VI-60-95

Description: black polished. Casing supported by legs of changeable height. Straight-, single-, double-, triple-strung, full casted frame with one stress bar. English repetition action with overdampers

Inscriptions: on the keyboard cover a printed rectangular paper tablet: H. PETERS & CO. / LEIPZIG and LONDON; on the soundboard painted black: 120.

Measurements: height 875, width 825, depth 230 (470) mm

Materials: wood, metal, celluloid

Keyboard compass, stops: F-f3 – 4 octaves, one pedal – dampers

Catalog card by: Benjamin Vogel

Bibliography: B. Vogel, Kolekcja zabytkowych fortepianów Filharmonii Pomorskiej, (Bydgoszcz, 11980, 21987), p. 102; H. Henkel, Lexikon deutscher Klavierbauer, Frankfurt/Main, 2000, pp. 468-69

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