314.122-4-8 True board zithers with resonator box (box zither) sounded by hammers or beaters, with keyboard

Square piano, single action. Compass five and a half octaves (sixty-eight notes) FF-c"", chromatic. Mahogany case with stringing of various woods, partly painted satinwood veneered nameboard with pierced fretwork and enamel nameplaque. Longman & Broderip were music publishers and agents for many musical instrument makers. This piano is signed out of sight on the second lowest key ‘Winger No. 60’. Compact and inexpensive compared to the harpsichord, the square piano allowed the new keyboard instrument with struck strings and touch-sensitive dynamics to gain wide acceptance. The action is of the simplest type, but with improved dampers. There is no device to lift the dampers or vary the tone colour.

Compact and inexpensive compared to the harpsichord, the square piano allowed the new keyboard instrument with struck strings and touch-sensitive dynamics to gain wide acceptance. The action is of the simplest type, but with improved dampers. There is no device to lift the dampers or vary the tone colour.

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