Square Pianos

Christopher Ganer

Christopher Ganer

(London), c.1790.

Mahogany with satinwood cross-banding
Length 63 ins (1.60m)
5 octaves, FF to f3.
The so-called "Zumpe's second action" (i.e. an early form of escapement action), whale-bone spring overdampers; originally two hand-stop levers operating damper lift and buff, one lever now missing; evidence of later modifications for pedal- or knee-operated buff stop and lid-flap swell; framed stand. Unrestored.

John Broadwood

John Broadwood

(London), 1792.

Mahogany
No. 1931
Length 62 ½ ins (1.59m)
5 octaves, FF to f3.
Single action, metal under-dampers, framed stand.

William Rolfe and Sons

William Rolfe and Sons

(London), c.1812.

Mahogany
No. 5929
Length 66ins (1.676m)
5 ½ octaves, FF to c4.
Double action; double music rest; three drawers.

Collard and Collard

Collard and Collard

(London), c.1836.

Mahogany
No. 18998
Length 1.8m
6 octaves, FF to g4.

 

(Not part of the original Mobbs Collection;
kindly donated by Patricia K Cressey)