Instrument, Keyboard

Object number
91.41.1
Creator
Bridge, Richard
Date
circa 1733
Description
Keyboard for organ. Single keyboard in oak console. Natural keys are of wood with thin strip of ebony on top. Sharp keys are made of one strip of dark wood sandwiched between two layers of ivory. There are six stops on each side of console. Maker's name plate on face of keyboard. Keyboard sits on tabletop. Maker's plate reads: "Richardus Bridge London Fecit MDCCXXXIII". Organ was purchased for Trinity Church by Bishop Berkeley and Mr. Honeyman. Said to have been tested in England by Handel.
Credit Line
Gift of St. Mary's Church, Portsmouth, RI
Object Type
organs (aerophones)
Subjects
St. Mary's Church
Trinity Church
Related People & Organizations
Berkeley, George, Dean (associated)
Bridge, Richard (associated)
Honeyman, James (associated)