Antedating of "Tin Pan" to mean a piano

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Nov 6 23:21:44 UTC 2005

OED has 1882,

Using APS Online,  Feb. 1873, 2,5; pg 10

>From _Church's Musical Visitor_ 

[A piano which has seen better days must be jovially spoken of as "an old tin pan."]

Sam Clements

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