Broadwood Piano, one of the first pianos


 Broadwood Piano  London, 1788

This fine instrument was manufactured in 1788 by the well-known English firm of Broadwood. Five octave keyboard in mahogany case, crossbanded in ebony and fruitwood
Bought from Sotheby's, 1966. Repaired by Hermann  Gertz, who worked in Johannesburg for some years. 
 John Broadwood (the oldest firm of piano-makers still in existence) in London 1788.  It is one of his earliest instruments.  The date at which Broadwood began making pianos was 1781 in Great Pulteney Street, Bolden Square, which address is on Mr. Adler's instrument. (RDM, 27.9.66)

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