Lindeman Cycloid Square Grand Piano

William Lindeman was a great inventor and innovator. Right after the Civil war, he designed a 3 legged piano called a “Cycloid Piano” which was loosely based on the then popular square grand piano design. The principal behind the idea seems to have bee…

$40,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
DEPOSITS: The restoration of this instrument has not been completed. A 30% deposit is required on instruments pending restoration. This deposit holds the instrument and keeps it from being offered to another clients, and it also makes that piano’s restoration a priority. Once we complete the restoration, we invite the client to visit our shop to see and hear the piano. If the client is unable to visit our shop, we will send professional photos and videos of the piano for review. The client then has the option of paying the balance and purchasing the piano, transferring their balance to another piano in our shop, or getting a full refund for their deposit. The client is never at risk.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1867
FINISH: Rosewood
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

William Lindeman was a great inventor and innovator. Right after the Civil war, he designed a 3 legged piano called a “Cycloid Piano” which was loosely based on the then popular square grand piano design. The principal behind the idea seems to have been to build a square piano that would sit in the middle of a room rather than up against the wall…much like a typical grand piano would sit. The Cycloid Piano was built with the cabinet finished on all sides, making it attractive from every angle. The back of the piano is shaped like a half moon, and only has one back leg in the center of the piano rather than two back legs like a square piano.

Very few of these pianos were ever actually built. We have only known of 3 of these instruments to exist today, and we have been lucky enough to have two of those three pianos to come through our restoration shop over the years. This piano would be for someone who wants the rarest of the rare…a true piece of America’s musical history.

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Very rare 19th Century Sales Catalog featuring the Lindeman "Cycloid" Grand Piano, Circa 1880

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Cycloid Piano Advertisements

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19th Century Advertisements For The Lindeman Cycloid Piano, Circa About 1865

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19th Century Newspaper Article Featuring The Lindeman Cycloid Piano, Circa 1865

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