Welcome to the Square Pianos website. Here you will find information about historic keyboard instruments and their makers, and also about Michael Cole's work as an instrument maker and author. Enjoy your visit.
This website has been selected for archiving by the British Library to keep a permanent record.
A newly-created page dealing with this much neglected topic can be found by clicking 'Pantalon' on the side bar at the left. Why do so many early German 'pianos' have no dampers? Why do so many of them have bare wooden hammers? Read more.
Pioneer Pianomakers in London 1737-74 is a paper jointly researched and written with Dr Margaret Debenham. Published by the Royal Musical Assocition Research Chronicle it is now available to read online.:
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