J.B. Streicher, Vienna, 1839

Serial no. 3261. The keyboard compass is 6 1/2 octaves: CC – g4. The case is in mahogany. Two pedals : una corda and damping.
 

J.B. Streicher, Vienna, 1839

Johann Baptist Streicher was (with Conrad Graf until 1841) the most famous piano maker in Vienna. He invented several types of instruments with English actions, Anglo-Viennese actions, and down striking actions. This instrument however is traditional Viennese, with completely leather covered hammerheads and so-called ‘Stiefeldämpfung’. 
Johann Baptist Streicher was the son of well known piano makers Nannette and Andreas Streicher. Johann Baptist became a partner in their business in 1823.

 

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