Trute, Charles

Harpsichord and piano maker. 7 Broad Street, (fl. c1760 to 1807)  He emigrated from London to Philadelphia, United States in the early 1790’s. Trute is known to have made tangent action square pianos as well as instruments with the usual English single action.

c1790 Charles trute square piano

Charles Trute square piano of about 1790 originally with tangent action but later converted with English single action