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Clavichord

Date: first half 18th century
Geography: Germany?
Medium: Various materials
Dimensions: Length, perpendicular to keyboard: without moulding 29.4 cm, with moulding 31.3 cm; Width, parallel to keyboard: without moulding 95.6 cm, with moulding 97.5 cm; Depth without lid 30.1 cm, 3-octave span 49.1 cm, Keyboard total width 63.4 cm, Fretting and scaling (measured on closer string to front), 22 pairs of strings for 45 keys. Pairs 1-6 (C/E-A), unfretted, C/E = 79.0 cm. 7: (A# = 67.6 (B = 64.6 8: (c = 63.1 (c# = 60.3 9: d = 58.9 10: (d# = 57.6 (e = 55.1 11: (f = 53.6 (f# = 51.5 12: (g = 50.2 (g# = 48.0 13: (a = 46.9 (a# = 46.9 (b = 41.8 14: (c1 = 40.7 (c#1= 39.0 15: (d1 = 37.9 (d#1 =35.4 (e1 = 34.1 16: (f1 = 33.0 (f#1 = 31.7 (g1 = 29.5 17: (g#1 = 28.3 (a1 = 26.4 (a#1 = 24.9 18: (b1 = 23.7 (c2 = 22.2 (c#2 = 21.3 19: (d2 = 20.2 (d#2 = 19.1 (e2 = 18.2 20: (f2 = 17.3 (f#2 = 16.4 (g2 = 15.3 21: (g#2 = 14.5 (a2 = 13.4 (a#2 = 12.5 22: (b2 = 11.7 (c3 = 10.9
Classification: Chordophone-Zither-struck-clavichord
Credit Line: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number: 89.4.1215

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