Bates 1793 N° 185

This Bates Piano is dated 1793 - they all are.  The firm operated for only that one year, before Houston & Co took over at the same address.  The new firm continued the design of the attractive calligraphy on this one, whose number 185 puts it near the end of the year.  

The piano has the usual five-octave compass, and single action with lever over-dampers.



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