Adam Beyer (d.1804)
Musical instruments, devices and recordings
Mahogany, metal, boxwood, ebony, leather, textile
180 mm (Height) x 490 mm (Depth); 1445 mm (L); 785 mm (Height)
Place of origin
Calke Abbey, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
Square Piano, Adam Beyer, London,1773. Inscribed above keyboard Adam Beyer, Londini, Fecit 1773 Number 69. Mahogany square piano by Adam Beyer (d.1804). Mahogany case with holly and stained fruitwood stringing and brass hinges. Keywell burr veneered and crossbanded. 58-note GG, AA – f3; Non-escapement action after Zumpe, often called 'English single action'. Sharps of stained fruitwood; ivory naturals; moulded keyfronts. Three handstops: Harp, and damper lift, divided at b/c1.
Formerly owned by Frank Brown, Director of Music, University of Bath.
Marks and inscriptions
69 (inscribed on soundboard, back left)
Makers and roles
Adam Beyer (d.1804), piano maker