Ravalement by Pascal Taskin, Paris, 1780
Collection of the Musée de la Musique, inventory N° E. 979.2.1
Present compass: F’ to f3, 61 notes.
Three sets of strings: 2 x 8’, 1 x 4’.
Four registers : 2 x 8’, 1 x 4’, and 8’ jeu de buffle.
Two keyboards, registration and coupling by knee levers.
Manual lute stop; Jack quills in feather and peau de buffle.
Pitch: a1 = 415 Hz.
Restored at the end of the 19th century by Louis Tomasini and in 1972 by Hubert Bédart.
Equipped with a reproduction of original mechanism (registers and jacks) made by the Von Nagel workshop in 1990.