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[p. 7] space is closely packed with three tiers of ‘stopped’ organ pipes, all of wood, one for each key, and in some way connected therewith. Some of these pipes are made at right angles (instead of straight) because of the limited space, and all are placed horizontally, instead of the usual vertical position. Four of these are gone from their place, but with the disjointed blow-pedal are stored away in the old piano case, under the cover. Two of them are broken apart at the angle; the other two are intact and responded to our breath. One of the music teachers expressed his surprise thus, ‘Why, this isn't a piano at all, it's an organ!’ But the exhibit card of 1902 still lies inside the old case, Princess Amelia piano. Here the query arises,—when did it cease to be a piano? as it certainly did when the strings were removed. So, in search of information, we went to the Chickerings.

We were there shown an excellent photograph of a Christopher Ganer piano (cover raised showing interior), such as this must have originally been, with six legs and one pedal. Endorsed on its back was this legend:—

First Piano-forte ever seen by Jonas Chickering, once the property of Princess Amelia, daughter of George III., now owned by Miss Ellen Day Hale, daughter of Dr. Edward Everett Hale, Feb., 1916.

We began to think of the tomb of Columbus, and to wonder, ‘What next?’

The next was, that we were also there furnished with the following, from the editorial page of the Boston Evening Transcript of August 30, 1867:—

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