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BACHHOFFNER William  

1827 - "Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Bachhoffner v. Bachhoffner, the Creditors of William Bachhoffner and Henry Lawson, late of John-Street, Tottenham-Court-Road, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Makers (under the trusts of an indenture of the 12th day of January 1813, in the pleadings in the said cause mentioned), are, by their Solicitors, forthwith to come in and prove their debts before John Edmund Dowdeswell, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Office, in Southampton-Buildings, Chancery-Lane, London, or in default thereof they will be excluded the benefit of the said Decree." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 248

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827

BACHHOFFNER William & LAWSON Henry (**1827), see also LAWSON Henry

John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex (**1827), London
BACHMAN Carl  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880

He seems to make already 24000 pianos in 1900. (1)

 

London
BACKERS Americus alias BACKUS Andrew

(? - 1781)

 

Grand pianoforte n° 21 ca. 1772, University of Edinburgh or Russell Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Grand pianoforte of 1776, Fenton House, Hampstead, England, U.K.

INFO EXTRA

BACKERS on Wikipedia

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1763-81

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

He went to England in 1763, as 'Andrew BACKUS' and his first address was Jermyn Straat. He became student o f Robert STODART and John BROADWOOD (see below on this page), before he went to Tschudi BURKHARDT.

"The Grand Pianoforte may be said to have been born in England; for although its inventor, Americus Backers, was a Dutchman, it was in Jermyn-street, about the year 1767, that the instrument was originally planned. Backers was a manufacturer of harpsichords. Instead of clothing the strings (when first "applying hammers"), he merely caused them to be struck by soft wood or cork, with a view to obtain the harpsichord tone so much admired at that period. Subsequently, however, he adopted a thin covering of leather. His mechanism, which possessed the double merit of effectiveness and simplicity, competed successfully with that of the most noted and ingenious of his contemporaries, and was gradually adopted by the principal makers, not only in this country, but on the continent, where it was specially recognized as the "Mecanique Anglaise," or "Die Englische Mecanik." Upon his decease (somewhere near 1781), Backers, proud of his discovery, confided it to the future keeping of his friend, John Broadwood, who, while in the employ of Burkhard Shudi, used to go every evening, accompanied by his own apprentice, Robert Stodart, to assist in bringing it to perfection." Dwight's Journal of Music, Volumes 23-24, 1865, p. 10

Jermyn Street (1767), London 
BACON James

 

"Bacon, J., & Co., Pianoforte Manufacturers, 18, Polygon, Clarendon-square." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 3 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-57

BACON J. & Co (*1850)

 

18, Polygon, Clarendon Square, Somers Town (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), London
BACON James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

BACON James (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)

BACON James & Co (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)

 

105, Edgware Road, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
BACON John Barlow 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 22, Sloane Street, S.W. (**1882), London
BAGGARLEY George Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15 82, Mildmay Park, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BAIL James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790 (1) London
BAILEY Claudius Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-91 1-3, Chalfont Road, N. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), London
BAINBRIDGE John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1901

 

Manchester
BAKER & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 15, Median Road, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1918)(*1919), 16, Median Road, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1917), London
BAKER G. F. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 1 & 3, Leeke Street, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
BAKER Harry Jay 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1901 97, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon (**1901), London
BAKER Won.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

77, Alexandra Road (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
BALCHIN John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

 

77, Chalton Street, Somers Town, N.W. (**1882)((**1884)**1891)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
BALDWIN W. T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910  

111, Stapleton Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol

 

BALL Edward  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1819-30

Son of James BALL, see below.

BALL Edward & Son (1819)

 

London
BALL Gabriel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-34 Saint Pancras (1834), Middlesex, London
 

BALL Jacobus [James]

(? - 1834)(4)

 

 

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1790,  Philips' sale June 1999.
Square pianoforte ca. 1794, Collection of E. J.Brazier
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, present owners unknown
Square pianoforte of 1790, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1795-1805, Collection Watson, Williamsburg, V.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1810, sold by Sotheby's, present owner unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1810, sold by Sotheby's, present owner unknown



 

'Grand Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-1834

MOTTA & BALL (1794)(4), see also MOTTA Domenico

BALL J. (*1807)(*1816)(*1817)

BALL J. B. (1819)(1)

BALL James & Son (1814)(4)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(x1825), the son is Edward BALL, see above.

Patent of 1790 : "Nov. 16, 1790. — James Ball. Square pianoforte action, with under-dampers, and a screw in each key, for making the touch deeper or more shallow. The hammers are fixed by means of screws that press on the centre wire." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 196 (archive.org)

 

1, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1789-1802)(4), 27, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1802)(4), 26, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1805-08)(4)(*1807), 27, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1802)(4)(*1814)(*1816)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(x1825)(*1827)(1835)(4), London
BALL James & George  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1816

BALL James & George (*1816)

BALL James (*1817)

 

408, Oxford Street (*1816)(*1817), London
BALL John Henry George  'Teacher of Music & Dancing' and tuner ca. 1844-66 (4) Orford Street (1844)(4), 31 Brook Street (1866)(4), Ipswich
BALL Squire 'Music & Musical Instrument Seller and teacher' (4) Old Butter Market (ca. 1830)(4), Upper Brook Street (1844)(4), Ipswich
BALL Mrs. & Son  

 Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830-39 (4)

BALL Mrs. & Son (1839)(4)

BALL Elisabeth & Son (1844)(4)

 

Old Butter Market (ca. 1830-39)(4), 17, Upper Brook Street (1844)(4), Ipswich
BALL T. H. 'Pianoforte tuner' ca. 1851 (4) Winchmore Hill
BALL William Chapell 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848 Mary Street (**1848), Taunton
BALLATINE Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-07 23, Middleton Square, E.C. (*1906)(*1907), London
BALLINGAL James

"Pianofortes at 20 Guineas, FOR SALE, HIRE, AND EXPORTATION. BALLINGALL & BALLINGALL, WHOLESALE MANUFACTURERS, 19, EDWARDS-STREET, PORTMAN-SQUARE, LONDON, Recommend to the notice of the Public their Superior ROSEWOOD BOUDOIR PICOLOS, with 7 octaves, at Twenty Guineas. Also, their very Superior 7-octave COTTAGES, with elegant Carved Shell Fronts, manufactured in eight of the Choicest Woods, at Twenty-five Guineas each. All Pianofortes purchased at this Establishment packed and delivered, free, at any Kailway Station in London. Warranted for Two Years, and exchanged if not approved of. Merchants, Snippers, and Country Dealers supplied." Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 29

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and dealer ca. 1849-69

BALLINGAL James (*1849)(**1850)(***1850), pianoforte dealer

BALLINGAL James & BALLINGAL (**1851)

1851 - "This is to give notice, that the Court acting in the prosecution of a Petition for adjudication of  filed on the 24th day of June 1851, against James Ballingall, of No. 19, Edward-street, Portman-square, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, did, on the 3rd day of November 1851, allow the said James Ballingall a Certificate of the second class; and that such Certificate will be delivered to the said bankrupt, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of such Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court." The London Gazette, 07/11/1851, p. 292

BALLINGAL James (**1852)

1869 - "Bankrupts [...] Friday June 11 [...] Ballinghall, Jas, Diana-pl, Euston-rd, Pianoforte Manufacturer. Pet. June 8. June 30 at 12. Wiloughby & Cox, Clifford's Inn." The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter, 19/06/1869, p. 689

 

5, Ann Street, Bennett's Hill (*1849)(**1850)(***1850), Birmingham

19, Edward Street, Portman Square (**1851)(**1852), Diana Place, Euston Road (x1869), London

BALLINGAL James & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-1909

 

 

38, Great College Street, N.W. (**1882)(*1893), 38-40, Great College Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1884), 1, Crawford News, N.W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London

BANKS Benjamin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1768

 

Salisbury (Wiltshire)
BANKS David Ward  

'Dealer in Pianofortes an sheet-music'

Bankrupt in 1842, The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 23, 1842, p. 350

 

Gray's-Inn (**1842), Manchester
 

BANKS James

(1756 - 1831)

&

BANKS Henry

(?- 1830)

 

 

BANKS
on this site

 
BIOGRAPHY

Click on the link above.

 

 

'Violin - and Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1802-28

 

Catherine Street (untill 1811), Salisbury

23, Church Street (***1818)(xx1818), 26, Church Street (**1828), Liverpool

BANNAN Benjamin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

Bankrupt in 1841, The Bankrupt Directory; Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts from ..., 1843, p. 21

 

Blandford Forum (x1843), Dorsetshire
BANSALL  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1883

BANSALL & Son (*1895)(*1897)

BANSALL Rt. & Sons (**1904)(*1914)

BANSALL & Sons (*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

42, de Beauvoir Crescent, N. (*1895)(*1897), Orchard Place, Lower Clapton, N.E. (**1904), Albert Works, Orchard Place, Clarence Road, N.E. (*1914), Albert Works, Hindrey Place, Clarence Road, Hackney, N.E. (*1915), Glaskins Mews, Lower Clapton, N.E. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1919), Hindrey Place, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BARBER J. & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1892

 

Stainley Street, South Lambeth, S.W. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), London
BARKER & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

Leeds
BARKER Charles & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1901

 

8, Station Road, Croydon (**1896)(**1901), London
BARKER George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874-93

 

Paxton Road, Chiswick, W. (**1874)(*1893), London
BARKER Stanley  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904

 

658, Fulham Road, S.W. (*1893), London
BARKER W.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893

 

119, Fortess Road, Kent Town, N.W. (*1893), London
BARLING Jacob  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

34, Hart Street, Bloomsbury (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852), London
BARLOW Peter  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1867

 

New Street, Vincent Square, Middlesex (**1867), London
BARNES  

'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer since 1828

BARNES William [Henry] (*1882)(**1884)(*1914)(*1915)

BARNES & Co (*1893)

BARNES A. W. R. (ca. 1920)

BARNES & MULLINS (*1921)

BARNES W. H. (1937??)

 

2, Hampton Steeet, Walworth, S.E. (**1882), 153, Western Road (*1893), 3, Rathbone Place (*1921), Brighton

94, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1884), 59 & 84 & 280, Walworth Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), 225 & 250, Old Kent Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London

BARNES & AVIS  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 18??

 

London
BARNES & NORRIS  

'Musical -Instrument-Makers' ca. 1894

 

35, Coventry street, Leicester Fields (*1794), London
BARNETT Robert  

'Professor of Music' (xx1850)

COVENTRY, BARNETT, ADDISON & NUTTING (xx1850), see also NUTTING George, ADDISON Robert and COVENTRY Charles

 

71, Dean Street (xx1850), London
BARNETT Samuel & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1832

BARNETT Samuel & Son (*1893)

BARNETT T. H. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910)

 

32-34, Worship Street, Finnsbury, E.C. (*1893), 57, Castle Street, East, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BARRATT Brothers  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884

 

54, High Street, Camden Town (**1884), London
BARRATT John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

27, High Street, Camden Town (**1841)(*1852), London
BARRATT & ROBINSON  

PARIS - "Barratt & Robinson ; Fabricants de pianos ; 9a, Georgiana Street, Camden Town, London. Piano exposé pour la beauté du son, le toucher, la solidité et la simplicité de sa construction, son style et son prix modéré." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1877

5200 pianos in 1900.
In 1981 : 73614 pianos. (1)

Succeeded by SAFFELL since 1914

BRAND

MINSTRELLE

 Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

9a, Georgiana Street, Camden Town (**1878), Grafton Mews, Prince of Wales Road, N.W. (**1882), 310 a, York Road, Cattelm., N. (**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
BARRAT Thomas & Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

54, High Street, Camden Town (**1882), London
BARRETT J. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836-63

BARRET George (***1863)

Queen's Parade (x1836), 13, Queen's Parade, St. Georges Road (***1863), Bristol
BARRY Edward  

Patent of 1855 : "1607. Edward Barry, of Soho-square, for an improvement in piano-fortes, organs, seraphines, harmoniums, and other musical instruments played with a keyboard similar to that of a piano-forte." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions ..., 1855, p. 187

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1855

 

Soho-square (***1855), London
BARRY Harry J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896

 

97, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon (**1896), London
BARRY H. & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1893

 

1, Oxford Street, C. on M. (*1893), Manchester
BARTLETT Frank  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901

 

26, Ducie Street, Clapham, W.(**1901), London
BARTON E. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904

 

144, Albion Road, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904), London
BASCHE Roman  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1891-1915

 

21, New Street, Dorset Square, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 14, New Street, Dorset Square, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
BASS Arthur Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 207, Lavender Hill, Battersea, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BATE William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

BATE & BOURLET (**1882)(**1884)

BATE William & Co (**1891)(*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)

 

610c, Mile End Road, E. (**1884), 9, Burdett Road, Mile End, E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914), London
BATEMAN Alfred  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-93

 

162, East Street, Walworth, S.E. (**1884)(*1893), London
BATEMAN John  

Patent of 1813 : "Dec. 9, 1813. — John Bateman. The Grand Clavilyr. The strings may be struck at or near the middle in a similar manner to that of the finger upon the strings of a harp, by playing upon keys." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 201 (archive.org)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1813

BATEMAN & ROE (x1825)

 4, Greek Street, Soho (x1825), London
 

BATES & Co

 

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1798, present owners unknown

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1793-98

Succeeded by HOUSTON & co, end 19th century

 

London
BATES Harrison 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868 House Court (**1868), Woburn
 

BATES Theodore Charles

 

 

 

 

"HARPS, PIANOFORTES, SERAPHINES, &C. - T. C. BATES solicits the attention of the Public to his elegant and varied assortment of DOUBLE-ACTION HARPS, from 42£. CABINET, COTTAGE, and SQUARE  PIANOFORTES, warranted to suit a hot climate, particularly the "UNA CORDA COTTAGE." which, from its peculiar construction, seldom wants tuning, a desideratum long wanted in foreign climes. CABIN of a SHIP, SCHOOLS, &c. The SERAPHINE, or Portable Organ, also with a Barrel to play Six Tunes in the absence of a performer. Several Church or Chapel ORGANS, Sale or Hire. Second-hand Pianofortes of description, from 8£ to 50£. Also may be seen the NEW CONDUCTOR METRONOMO. 6, LUDGATE HILL." The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ..., 1838, p. 224

"ORGAN AND PIANO FORTE MANUFACTORY. - 6, LUDGATE Hill, And 30, Colmore Row, Birmingham.
T. C. BATES respectfully solicits the Catholic Clergy, the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, to ail inspection of his Extensive Stock op Musical Instruments, manufactured upon the most modern principles, and at prices unprecedented in the trade. Every instrument warranted, and where the most perfect satisfaction is not given the instrument will be exchanged.
THE CABINET PIANO-FORTE - Is a very handsome instmment. It possesses a full, rich, and brilliant tone. It is an elegant piece of furniture. Can be had in mahogany or rosewood, plain or ornamented, the silk radiated, or fluted, any colour, French polished, &c. These Cabinets may frequently be obtained at a reduced price, having, been lent on hire.
THE COTTAGE PIANO-FORTE. - Is adapted to such rooms as are not sufficiently lofty to show a Cabinet to advantage, and the graceful proportion gives them a very elegant effect. The Cottage Piano-Forte is about 4 feet 4 inches high, 3 feet 9 wide.
THE TRANSPOSING PIANO-FORTE. - The construction of which is so simple, that its key-note can be altered five degrees, asceudiug or descending instantly. Tie price differs but little from those now in use.
THE SERAPHINE, OR PORTABLE ORGAN. - In size not larger than a cheffoniere. The compass of the Seraphine is the same as the Organs, from FIT to F in alt,—"five complete octaves. A decided rival to the Organ, and fully calculated for public or private devotion. Reduced in price.
SACRED BARREL ORGANS. - Ten tunes each (which may be chosen by the purchaser), price £15; extra barrel and case, £3 3s.; in handsome cases, gilt fronts 3 feet 10 inches high, 2 feet 4 inches wide, 1 foot 1 inch deep, in mahogany or oak cases.
Second size, 4 feet 6 inches high, 2 feet 0 inches wide, £30.
Third ditto, 6 feet high, 3 feet3 inches wide, £25.
Fourth ditto, 7 feet high, 3 feet 7 inches wide, £30.
Fifth ditto, 7 feet high, 3 feet 7 inches wide, with double diapason, £35; also at £40, £50, £60, £70 to £100. (see next )

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825-62

BATES Theodore Charles (x1825)

LONGMANN & BATES (1825-29), see also LONGMANN

BATES Theodore Charles (*1838)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852)

BATES T. C. & Son (*1858)(*1862)

BATES & Son (*1858)

LONDON - "3362 Bates, T. C. & Son, 6, Ludgate-hill. — Cottage-pianofortes; a village church organ, with ad libitum automaton player." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54


(continuation)

CHURCH OR CHAPEL FINGER ORGANS.
No. 1, Four Stops. - 221 PIPES. - £78 15 0
1. Open Diapason - 2. Stopt  Diapason - 3. Principal - 4. Fifteenth. With shifting movement, and an octave and half of German Pedals, in handsome Gothic cases, painted oak (or any colour), gilt speaking pipes in front, horizontal bellows to blow behind—10 ft. 10 in. high—to ft. 0 in wide—3 ft. 6 in. deep.
No. 2, Six Stops.- 332 PIPES. - £110 - 1. Open Diapason - 2. Stopt Diapason - 3. Principal - 4. Dulciana - 5. Twelfth - 6. Fifteenth
With two compound Pedals, and an octave and half of German Pedals, in handsome Gothic cases, painted oak for any colour), gilt speaking pipes in front, horizontal bellows to blow behind—13 It. high—7 ft. 6 in. wide—4 ft. deep. The bold and powerful tone of these Instruments produces an effect by far more grand than any of the Organs of the Old School, containing double the number of Stops.
T. C. B. has for Sale Four Grand Euterpeans, of great power and sweet quality, performing a great variety of subjects." The Catholic Directory and Annual Register for the Year ..., Volume 6, 1843, p. 199

Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

20, John Street Square (x1825), 6, Ludgate Hill (*1832)(*1838)(**1841)(x1842), 30, Colmore Row (**1843), 6, Ludgate Hill (**1843)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862), London
BATH Michael 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 80, High Holborn, W.C. (**1882)(**1884), London
BATTERSHALL William Louis  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

 

27, Henry Street, Pentonville, N. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
BATTY Robert I. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 238, King's Road, Chelsea, S.W. (**1884), London
BAXENDALE John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

 London
BAYES & Co  

Square pianoforte ca. 1793, Finchcocks, Kent, England, U.K.

 
 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1793

 

London
BAYLEY & FERGUSON  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10

 

2, Great Marlborrough Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BAYLEY T. W. & Son  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1884

 

7, Ellingfort Road, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (**1884), London
BAYNTON J. & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893

 

 23, Bayford Street, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (*1893), London
BEADLE Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884

 

 

136, Globe Road, E. (**1884), London

 

BEADLE & LANGBEIN  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1915

 

 

Royal Park Works, Arlington Road, N.W. (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), 56, Park Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

BEAL STUTTARD & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10

 

16, Oxford Circus Avenue 231, Oxford Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BEALE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848 Little Chandos Street (**1848), Bridgewater
BEALE T. F.

 

Upright pianoforte ' Euphonicon' ca. 1842, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839

CRAMER, ADDISON & BEALE (**1839), see also CRAMER and ADDISON

ADDISON, STEWARD & BEALE (1842), see also ADDISON and STEWARD

1842 - "Tuesday, June 14. Partnerships dissolved. [...] R. Addison, J. Steward, and T. F. Beale, pianoforte manufacturers; so fur as regards K. Addison." Circular to Bankers, 24/06/1842, p. 409

BEALE & Co (1842)

 

Regent Street (**1839), London
BEARDWELL George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 69, Sussex Street, Popular, E. (**1891)(**1895), London
BEASMORE 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
BEAUCHAMP J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893

 

10 1/2, Great Percy Street, King's Road, N.W. (*1893), London
BECK Frederick  

Nameplate of a square pianoforte of 1782, hammerfluegel.info

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Square pianoforte ca. 1772, sold by Sotheby's, Present owner unknown
Square pianoforte of 1774, Bachhaus, Eisenach, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1775, Lady Lever Collection, Port Sunlight, Cheschire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1775, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1776, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1782, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte ca. 1780-86, Waapa university, Perth, Australia

Square pianoforte of 1783, Sibeliusmuseet, Turku, Finland
Square pianoforte of 1784, Eberhard Brünger Collection, Bielefeld, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1785, George Whythe House, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, V.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte of 1788, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte n° 5008 ca 1790, Whaling Museum, Sharon, M.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1790-98, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1790-98, Private Collection, Dallas, T.X., U.S.

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1756-98

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

BECK F. & D. CORRIE (ca. 1790) see also CORRI

INFO EXTRA

About the pianofortes of Frederick BECK, Australian National University

London
BECKER John Conrad  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1801

Patent of 1801 : "John Conrad Becker, of Princesstreet, Soho, Middlesex, musical instrument-maker; for improvements in musical-instruments, chiefly applicable to harps and piano-fortes. Dated November 7." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for 1801, p. 457 - or - "Half and quarter tones, produced by causing the wrest-pins to move partly round their centres, thereby altering the tension of the string as may be required." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199 (archive.org)

Princes Street, Soho (*1801), Middlesex, London
BECKHARDT & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 18??

 

London
BEDFORD Dan.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-97

 

326, Groswell Road, E.C. (*1893)(*1895)(*1897), London
BEDFORD J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893

 

 66, Weedington Street, N.W. (*1893), London
BELCHER R. B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 Laurel Cottage, Erdington (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
BELL 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800 London
BELL & Co  

German 'Pianoforte- and organmaker' ca. 1895-1915

BELL ORGAN & PIANO & Co (**1895)

BELL PIANO & ORGAN & Co (*1907)(*1910)

BELL PIANO & ORGAN & Co Ltd. (*1915)

 

95, New Bond Street, W. (**1895), 58, Holborn Viaduct (*1895)(*1897), 49, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1915), 12, Percy Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), 82, Victoria Street, S.W. (*1915), 6a, Pratt Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1915),  London
BELL Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' before 1855 London
BELL J. F. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 4, Little Russell Street, Covent Garden (x1842), London
BELL William & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 Highgate Hill (**1874), London
BELL George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10 15, Byron Street (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds
BEMETZRIEDER Antonius

 

Patent of 1801 : "MR. A. Bemetzrieder's (Chelsea) for making Piano-fortes. - After a full description of the various pans of the invention for which this patent has been taken, it is observed in the specification, that the differences from the old construction are not merely works of chance ; they are grounded on principles either hitherto unknown or neglected.
1.
Besides the known proportions, there is a maximum, that is, a more advantageous point where the hammer ought to strike the string. This maximum requires the action in the middle of the instrument.
2. Strings riding upon a sonorous plank, can give but a thin and stiff tone; but strings riding upon a sonorous body must give a finer, full, and singing tone, which is the reason that the new string-frame has all the solidity wanted to resist fully, and by itself, all the drawing forces, in order that a light and sounding-back may form a sonorous body with a bridge-belly.
3. The piano-forte music is harmony ; and harmony proceeds in its propagation from the treble to the bass, and ought to go directly, and without reflexion, from the action of the player to the cars of the auditors. This is the reason why these instruments have the bals and swelling at their back.
4.
The piano-forte takes its name from its particular movement, which must be simple, free, and elastic, in order that the performer may have under his fingers the pianos, fortes, more pianos, more fortes, pianissimos & fortistimos. This is the reason that all the parts of the instrument are independent one of another; and the whole so constructed as to obey the player who has taste and swelling at the end of his fingers." The Monthly Magazine, Volume 16, 1803, p. 349

 

'Master of Arts' ca. 1801


(continuation)

"Antonius Bemetzrieder, of Chelsea, Middlesex, master of arts; and Robert Scott, John Scott, and Alexander Scott, of Margaret-street, Cavendish-square, Middlesex, musical-instrument makers; for a method of making piano-fortes, entirely new, both in principle, construction, and shape. Dated November 10." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for 1801, p. 457 - or - "Horizontal harp-piano ; the top opens at the back, forming a swell." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199 (archive.org)

 Chelsea, Middlesex (*1801), London
BENCH G.  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896-1901

 

74, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, S.E. (**1896)(**1901), London
BENEDICT  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1920 ?

BRAND

Made pianos for METHVEN SIMPSON, Edinburgh

 

 London
BENNET Frederick Samuel  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896

 

20, Glouchester Road, Kew (**1896), London
BENNETT John  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-82

BENNET Joshua (x1842)

 

12, City Road, Finsbury (**1841)(x1842), 8, Vowler Street, Walworth S.E. (**1882), London
BENNET J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833 (**1833), Chichester
BENSON W. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1909 118, Elgincres Kensington Park, W. (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London
BENSTEAD Thomas  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901

 

32, Hill Street, Richmond  (**1901), London
BENSTED G. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

13, High Street (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BENTLEY  

BRANDS

BROADWOOD, on this page
GROVER & GROVER
HOPKINSON
KNIGHT
LIPP Rich.
MONINGTON & WESTON
ROGERS
STEINBERG Gerh.
STROUD
ZENDER

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890 untill 1930

This firm was founded in London by Douglas GROVER.  Douglas Grover, piano maker, his father and grandfather produced GROVER & GROVER pianos in London.

68000 pianos in 1950.
147000 pianos in 1980. (1)

Pianos were later made by STROUD PIANO Co (1930)

 

 Stroud, Gloucestershire

London

BERESFORD Harry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 99, New Street, Binns (*1893)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
BERINGER & STROHMENGER  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1901-04

 

86, Westow Hill (**1901), 6, Church Road, Norwood, S.E. (**1901), 82, Streatham High Road, S.W. (**1901)(**1904), London
BERKELEY PIANOFORTE Co Ltd.  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1918-19

 

37, Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (*1918)(*1919), London
BERRIDGE  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

112, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BERNADEL  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840-50

They made 1432 pianos in 1850. (1)

 

 London
BERROW I. & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-84

"Sole agents for Pleyel, Wolff & Co.'s pianos." (**1882)

 

170, New Bond Street, W. (**1882)(**1884), London
BERRY Nathaniel  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1866

BERRY Nathaniel & Sons (*1914)(*1915)

8250 pianos in 1900 (1)

 

 

15, East Road, City Road, N. (**1884), 15, City Road, N. (**1891)(**1895), 135-137, City Road, E. C. (**1891)(**1895), 135, City Road, E. C. (**1884)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 14, City Road, E.C. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915), 5, Morgate Street (*1910), London

BERRY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

9, White Conduit Terrace, Islington (**1852), London
BERRY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861

 

Willis Street (x1861), Birmingham
BESRODE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

Leeds
BEST  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
BESTONE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
BETT John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 46, High Street, Homerton, E.(*1893), London
BETTS Arthur  

1827- "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Arthur Betts and Charles Vernon, of the Royal-Exchange, London, Musical Instrument-Makers and Sellers, was on the 30th day of March last dissolved by mutual consent; and that in future the said business will be carried on by the said Arthur Betts alone.— All debts owing to or from the said Copartnership are to be received and paid by Messrs. Spencer and Sidebetham, No. 10, Bartlett's-Buildings, Holborn, Solicitors, who are authorised to settle the accounts of the said Copartnership. — Dated this 3d day of April 1827. Arthur Betts." The London Gazette, 06/04/1827, p. 801

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1822-43

BETTS & VERNON (*1822)

 Royal Exchange (*1822)(**1833), 47, Threadneedle Street (*1843), London
BETTS John  

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte ca. 1790, hammerfluegel.info

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Square pianoforte ca. 1790, hammerfluegel.info

 
'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1790-1822  Royal Exchange (P1790), 2, North Piazza, Royal Exchange (*1794), 2, North Side, Royal Exchange (1808), 3, North Piazza, Royal Exg. (**1822), London
BEYER Adam

(ca. 1728  - 1803)

 

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte ca. 1773, hammerfluegel.info

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Square pianoforte ca. 1760-70, Pooya Radbon Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1773, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 69 of 1773, Private Collection, Bath, Avon, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 105 of 1774, Private Collection, Kew, Richmond, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 108 of 1774, Private Collection, Bath, Avon, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 140 of 1775, Private Collection Highworth, Wiltshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 149 of 1775, Marlow A. Sigal Collection, Newton Centre, M.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 153 of 1775, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 244 of 1776, Private Collection, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 283 of 1777, Händel-Haus, Halle an der Saale, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 311 of 1777, The Horniman Museum, London, England, U.K.

Square pianoforte n° 382 of 1778, Graham Walker Collection, Dorchester, Dorset, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 397 of 1778, Private Collection, Birmingham, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 399 of 1778, Reka-Sammlung, Museum Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 432 of 1779, Manchester City Art Galleries, Heaton Hall, Manchester, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 440 of 1779, Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, Oxford, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca.
1779-80, Private Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Square pianoforte n° 480 of 1780, Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Maiella, Naples, Italy
Square pianoforte n° 492 of 1780, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Nederlands
Square pianoforte n° 505 of 1781, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 535 of 1781, Heimat Museum, Grima, Saxony, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1782, Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 609 of 1783, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Square pianoforte n° 666 of 1784, Collection Tim Read, New York, N.Y., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 667 of 1784, Present owner unknown
Glass rod piano of 1785, Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Maiella, Naples, Italy
Square pianoforte of 1788, Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway
Square pianoforte of 1788, Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo, Norway
Square pianoforte n° 878 of 1788, Present owner unknow, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 864 of 1788, Hunt Family, Cambridge, Cambs., England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 897 of 1790, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Vienna, Austria
Square pianoforte of 1793, Present owner unknown
Square pianoforte of 1798, Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, Poland
Square pianoforte of 1798, Dr. Andreas Beurmann Collection, Hamburg, Germany

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1770-98

One of the 'twelve apostles'

"Deaths. 1803. [...] In Pond-street, Hampstead, in his 75th year, Adam Beyer, esq." Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, O1/1804, p. 89

Pond-street, Hampstead (1803), Soho, London
BEYER Lorenz   'Pianoforte-maker' before 1790  London
BEULHOF PIANOFORTE Co   'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 103, New Bond Street, W. (*1914), London
BEYNET Adam   'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1777 London
BIDDOE Ebenezer 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891 293, New North Road, W. (**1891), London
BIGGART A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 143, Lancaster Road, W. (*1907)(*1909), London
BILLINGHAM Edwin Richard  

INFO EXTRA

HARPENDEN History

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer, choirmaster  and organist ca. 1900 Station Road  (?), Harpenden
BINCKES Litchfield
| Lichfield
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-1919  

10, Frederick Place, Old Kent Road (**1841)(x1842), 15, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1882)(**1884), 13-15, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903), [14]-15, Walworth Road, S.E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), 209, Rye Lane, Peckham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BINFIELD W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833 Cheltenham (**1833), London
BINGHAM James  

Patent of 1839 : "James Bingham, of Sheffield, manufacturer, and John Amory Boden, of the same place, manufacturer, for certain improved compositions which are made to resemble ivory, bone, horn, mother of pearl, and other substances applicable to the manufacture of handles of knives, forks, and razors, pianoforte keys, snuff boxes, and various other articles." The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year 1840, Volume 81, 1840, p. 479

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-40

BINGHAM James & BODEN John Amory (1839)(*1840)

BINGHAM James (**1840)


(continuation)

Patent of 1840 : "JAMES BINGHAM, of Sheffield, Manufacturer, for 'certain improved compositions which are made to resembe ivory, bone, mother of pearl, and other substances applicable to the manufacture of handles of knives, forks, and razors, pianoforte keys, snuff boxes, and various outher articles.' - September 3 ; 6 months." The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 33, 1840, p. 350

 

Sheffield
BINKS Charles & Co

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ..., 1845, p. 72

 

 

 

  "BINKS & CO., PIANO FORTE MANUFACTURERS, 175, WOODHOUSE LANE, LEEDS, W. respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, that their PIANO FORTES are manufactured on the most elegant Designs, and with all the late Improvements, Patent Metallic Plate and Action, which produces extraordinary Power, with clear Vibration, and a particularly brilliant Tone. They have great pleasure in announcing that their Piano Fortes have been patronized by the most eminent Musicians, and are acknowledged, by the most talented Pianists, to be equal to those manufactured in the most famed London Houses. Purchasers of these Piano Fortes may rely on having as good an Instrument as can be manufactured, having now been tried for upwards of Five Years, and have never failed to give entire satisfaction. N.B. Binks & Co. warrant all Piano Fortes of their own Manufacturing, and if not approved of in Twelve Months, they will exchange them free of Charge. A liberal Allowance made for Second-hand Instruments taken in exchange. Piano fortes TUNED, REGULATED, & REPAIRED On the most reasonable Terms." Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ..., 1845, p. 72

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1837-52

Establishement in 1837

BINKS & Co (*1845)

BINKS Charles (xx1852)

 


(continuation)

  "C. BINKS'S, PIANO-FORTE MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENT, No. 9, COMMERCIAL STREET, LEEDS.
ESTABLISHED 1837. C. BINKS can with confidence recommend his Piano Fortes, as they are maunfactured under his own superintendence. In regard to quality and price, he can, therefore, offer advantages which can rarely be met with in the provinces.
TESTIMONIAL. — I have great pleasure in stating that I have played on Mr. Binks's Piano-Fortes, and I never found a Cottage, or Piccolo Piano-Forte which I liked so well as those of his manufacture. The tone is full and rich, the touch elegant and elastic. Herr Lutz, Royal Academy, Bavaria; Pianist and Choir Master at St. George's, London. Old Piano-Fortes taken in exchange. Piano-Fortes tuned, regulated and repared; hammers re-covered with patent-cloth, and tone greatly improved. Manufactory top of Minor and Sourr's Yard, Leeds."
The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time, 1852, p. 430

 

House : 9, Camp Street (*1845), 174, Woodhouse Lane (*1845)(*1846), 9, Commercial Street (xx1852), Leeds
BINKS Edward  

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1842

1842 - "Insolvent debtors 10/09/1842 [...] Edward Binks, late of Woodhause Carr, near Leeds, Yorkshire, out of business, previously Piano Forte Maker. — In the Gaol of Rothwell." The London Gazette, 13/09/1842, p. 2473

 

near Leeds, Yorkshire
BINKS William  

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1842

1842 - "Insolvent debtors 10/09/1842 [...] William Binks, late of Woodhouse Carr, near Leeds, Yorkshire, out of business, previously Piano Forte Maker. — In the Gaol of Rothwell." The London Gazette, 13/09/1842, p. 2473

BINKS William & BROADLEY Daniel (***1846)

1846 -"Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, William Binks and Daniel Broadley, trading under the firm of Binks and Co., as Piano Forte Maker s, in Woodhouse-lane, in Leeds, in the county of York, was this day dissolved by mutual consent ; and al debts due to and from the said firm will be received and paid by the said William Binks, who will carry on the business in his own name as usual: As witness our hands this 20th day of October 1846. William Binks. Daniel Broadley." The London Gazette, 23/10/1846, p. 3749 - and - The Spectator, 24/10/1846, p. 1028 - and - The Law Times, 31/10/1846, p. 83

 

near Leeds, Yorkshire

Woodhouse Lane (***1846), Leeds

BINNS Brothers Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 64-66, Chester Road, Hulme (*1893)(*1895)(*1906)(*1909), 62-68, Chester Road (*1910),  Manchester
BINNS John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1909 55, Park Lane (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Leeds
BIRD Alexander 'Peda-pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916-19  Reliance Works, Union Mews, Clapham, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BIRD Edwin 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-30  London
BIRD F. R. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904  365, King Street, Hammersmith, W. (**1904), London
BIRKBY William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 40, Ecles New Road (*1893), 10, Ecles New Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
BIRKITT James  

Patent of 1860 : "Birkitt - 26th November 1860 - "2898. James Birkitt, of Pemberton Village, near Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, for an invention for Improved musical instruments particularly applicable to piano-fortes and other such like instruments. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1861, p. 190

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861 Pemberton Village, near Wigan (*1861), Lancaster
BISHOP Arthur & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890  London
BISHOP E. & Sons 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895  19, Baker Street, W. (**1895), 79, Bishopsgate Street, Wthn., E.C. (**1895), London
BISHOP Edward Wallis  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

BISHOP Edward Wallis (**1882)

BISHOP Edward & Sons (**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910)

 

 

72, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (**1882), 72 1/2, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (**1884), Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (**1891), 72 & 72 1/2, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. (*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910), London

 

BISHOP Edward Wallace  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868

Bankrupt in 1868 : "Bishop Edward Wallace, Pianoforte-maker, Bayham-st., Camden-town. Pet. nov. 23 [...]" Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers, 27/11/1868, p. 98

 

Bayham Street, Camden Town (*1868), London
BISHOP Joseph & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1877 15, Seven Sisters Road, N. (*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 10, Seven Sisters Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BISHOP & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 250, Mary-le-Bone Road, N.W. (*1907)(*1909), London
BLACK G. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-04 42, Hubert Grove, Stockwell S.W. (**1901)(**1904), London 
BLACK J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1812

Bankrupt in 1812, The Monthly Magazine, Volume 34, 1812, p. 447 - The Tradesman, Volume 9, 1812, p. 501

 

Percy Street, Rathbone Place, St. Pancras (*1812)(*1813), London 
BLACK William & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 67, New Road, Woolwich (**1901), London 
BLACKBURN George H. 'Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1856-1910  

15, Market Street (*1856), 25, Market Street (*1875), 49, Market Street (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), 47, Hutsbergate (*1910), Bradford

 

BLACKBURN John  

"John Blackburn (from Messrs. Collard & Collard) - Piano-Forte Tuner and Repairer - 15, Market-street - Residence - 13, Harris-street, Leeds-road." Lunds' Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ..., 1856, p. 17

 
'Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1856 15, Market-street (*1856), Bradford
BLACKBURN W. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910

 

142, Cheltenham Road (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BLACKIE Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 81, Margaret Street Cavendish Square (**1841)(*1843), London 
BLACKMAN Josiah 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870-1910  

120, Blackfriars Road, S. E. (**1870)(**1882), 79, Newington Causeway, S. E. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

BLAMPHIN James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1875 83, West Derby Road E. (*1875), Liverpool
 

BLAND Anne & WELLER E.

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1800, sold by Sotheby's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1800, sold by Sotheby's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1800, Present owners unknown

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1770-1818

BLAND & WELLER (*1803)(*1807)(*1816)(*1817)(*1818)

Succeeded by WELLER & CO

 

23, Oxford Street St. Giles's (*1803)(*1807)(*1816)(*1817)(*1818), London
BLAND John  

Square pianoforte n° 1227 ca. 1790, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1794, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1770-95

Succeeded by LEWIS, HOUSTON & CO

 

London
BLAND W.  

"To amateur organ builders. - For sale some usefull Fittings in good condition, cheap. - W. Bland, Pianoforte-maker, Beckford-street, Woolbridge, Suffolk." English Mechanic and World of Science, 04/10/1872, p. 80

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca.

 

Beckford Street, Woolbridge (x1872), Suffolk
BLENHEIM  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

Pianos made by of Sydney ZENDER & Co

 

London
BLOCKLEY J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

3, Argile Street, W. (*1906)(*1907), Mortimer Street (*1910), London
BOCK Charles Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1844

1844 - "Charles Frederick Bock, late of No. 4, Little William-street, Caledonian-road, Islington, Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker. - In the Debtors's Prison for london and Middlesex." The London Gazette, 12/04/1844, p. 1286

 

4, Little William Street, Caledonian Road, Islington, Middlesex (**1844), London
BOGG William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1909

BOGG & Sons (*1893)(*1906)(*1909)

 

45-47, Stockport Road (*1893), 23-25, Corporation Street (*1906)(*1909), Manchester
BOEHMER Hermann Bernard
| BOHMER
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 330, Essex Road, N. (**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
BOHMER Ottilie
| BOHMER
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 153, Ball's Point Road, N. (**1884), London
BOLTON  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

453, Fulham Road, S. W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOLTON W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833 (**1833), York
BOND John

(? - 1848)(3)

 

'Pianoforte & seraphine maker' ca. 1843-48 and 'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1850-52

BOND John (*1843)(1848)

BOND & Co (*1850)

BOND John & Co (**1852)

"BOND & Co., Manufacturers of the patent Semi-cottage Pianofortes, with metallic plate, and all the latest imrovements, (for extreme climates), 19, Frederick-place, ampstead-road." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 3

 

5, King Street, Camden Town (*1843), 19, Frederick Place, Hamstead Road (1848)(3), 19, Frederick Place, Hampstead Road (*1850)(**1852), London 
BOND W. & J.  

LONDON - "3367 Bond, W. & J. 44, Norton-st. Liverpool. — Piano : novel construction of wrist plank." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

DUBLIN - "311 Bond, W. & J. 44 Norton st. Liverpool.— "Alexandra" piano, and semi-cottage pianoforte." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 241

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-1910

BOND John & Co (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

BOND & Co (*1903)(*1909)

BOND G. (*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

 Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1867

 

44, Norton Street (*1862)(*1865)(*1867), 60, Hope Street (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Liverpool
BONNEY Edward  

'Pianoforte maker' ca. 1843

Worked in the years 1841-43 for HEWIIT Daniel Chandler (***1843)

 

Great Clarendon Street (***1843), London 
BOOSEY & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1882-1910

 

295, Regent Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOOTH & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1834-37

BOOTH & Son (x1834)(*1837)

 

4, Swan Street, Briggate (x1834)(*1837), Leeds
BOOTH William  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1837-46

BOOTH William (*1837)(*1845)(*1846)

 

58, Woodhouse Lane (*1837), 5, Mark Lane (*1845)(*1846), Leeds
BOOTHBY Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

CLARK & BOOTHBY (*1841)(**1852), see also CLARK

 

12, Great Portland Street (**1841), 112, Great Portland Street, Oxford Street (**1852), London
BORROWMAN J.  

'Pianoforte maker' ca. 1814

Insolvent debtors, The London Gazette, 15/03/1814, p. 582

 

Berwick Street, Soho (**1814), London
BOSWORTH & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

5, Princes Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOUCHER William Amstrong  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

55, Broad Street (***1863), Ludlow, Shropshire
BOURLET William Scaife 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93  

298, Upper Street, N. (**1882), 296, Upper Street, Islington, N. (**1884), 9, Burdett Road, E. (**1884), 330, Essex Road, N. (*1893), London

 

BOWERMAN & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-10

 

48, Poland Street, W. (*1907)(*1910), London
BOWERS Charles H. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. C. R. Bowers (*1874), Woburn
BOYD Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1919

Robert MARSHALL, manager (**1901)

 

57, High Street, Peckham, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), 11, Powis Street, Woolwich (**1904), 139a, North End, Croydon (**1901), 11, Powis Road, Woolwich (**1901), 19, Holborn Bars, E.C. (*1907)(*1909), 19, Holborn, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), 32-34-36, Worship Street, E.C. (*1915), 2, Stoke Newington Road, N. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BOYETT William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851 East Street (xx1851), Chichester, West-Sussex
BRADER John  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841

 

17, Poland Street (**1841), London
BRADLEY John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1794

Bankrupt in 1794, The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 25, 1794, p. 496

 

Stockport, Cheshire (**1794),  London
BRADLEY John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818

 

 Shaw's Brow (***1818), Liverpool
BRAFIELD Thomas 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1890 122, Weedington Road, N.W. (*1893), London
BRANBURY Robert  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790

Bankrupt in 21d January 1792, The European Magazine, 1792, p. 496

 

Tottenham Court Road (*1792), London
BRASTED  

'Pianoforte maker' since 1870

See also BRASTED in Brussels, Belgium since 1923.

BRASTED H. F. & B. A. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

38-40, Upper Clapton Road, N. E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BRAY Benjamin 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Water (*1874), Woburn
BREADSON  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ??

 

London
BREAVINGTON & Sons  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870

 

 309, Regent Street, W. (**1870), London
BREMAR

 

BRAND

Pianos made by WADDINGTON

 

Scrborough, Yorkshire
BRETT John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 46, High Street, Homerton (**1874), London
BREWER Samuel & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-93

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch E.C. (**1882)(**1884), 38, Poultry, E.C. (**1882)(*1893), 23, Bishopsgate Street, Within, E.C. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893), London
BRIDGE John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 169, Clapham Road, S.W. (**1901), London
BRIDGELAND James Moses  

1848 - "HEREAS a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 1st day of February 1848, is awarded and issued forth against James Moses Bridgland, of No. 105, Wardourstreet, Soho, in the county of Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to Edward Goulburn, Esq. one of Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Court of Bankruptcy, on the 18th day of February instant, at twelve of the clock at noon precisely, and on the 24th day of March next, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects; when and where the creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts, and at the first sitting to choose assignees, and at the last sitting the said bankrupt is required to
finish his examination." The London Gazette for the year 1848, p. 396

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848

Bankrupt in 1848.

105, Wardourstreet, Soho, in the county of Middlesex (*1848), London 
BRIDGES Alfred Albert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916 15, Replingham Road, Wandsworth, N.W. (*1916), London
BRIDGES John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 240, Pentonville Road, N. (**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
BRIGGS John
| BIGGS
'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1818-22 76, Fetter Lane, Holborn (*1818)(**1822), London
BRINMAN Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer 1918

 

 

438, Uxbridge Road, W. (*1918), London

 

BRINNIE Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1900 (??)

BRINNIE Charles & Co (*1917)(*1918)

 

 

76, High Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1895), 74a & 76, High Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 5, High Street, Putney, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

 

BRINSMEAD Edgar

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ?  and author ca. 1879

BOOK

History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879

 

London
 

BRINSMEAD Edward George Stanley

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1900

'Manufacturer of overstrung & upright pianos for home & export' (*1915)

 

45, Westbourne Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), 32a, Sheringham Road, N. (*1914), London
BRINSMEAD Henry  

Patent of 1866 : "Brinsmead. 14th December 1866. - 3288. Henry Brinsmead, of Rathbone Place, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1867, p. 227

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-80

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

3, Upper Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), Rathbone Place (**1867), Middlesex, London
 

BRINSMEAD John

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-52

 

 12, Blackhorse Yard, Rathbone Place (**1852), London
 

BRINSMEAD John

(1814 - ?)

 

 

Registered Pianoforte on the London Exhibition of 1851, Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 465

 

 

 Pianoforte for Peninsular and oriental steamship Paramatta, 1851 (?)

 

 

Piccolo Piano in carved case,
Exhibition London, 1862,
Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 103

 

 

Diagrams showing the action of Mr. Brinsmead's Piano, Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 103

 

 

 

 

 

Manufactory ca. 1880

 

 

Image of Brinsmead Grand Pianoforte in an advertisement of Kelly & Walsh, The Directory & Chronicle for China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits ..., 1888, P. 418

 

 

 

Upright pianoforte n° 1381 ca. 1850, Horniman Museum, London, England, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1855-65, Finchcocks Musical Museum of Richard Burnett, Goudhurst, England, U.K.

"PIANOFORTES. - J. BRINSMEAD having made important improvements in the mechanism of Cabinet and Cottage Pianofortes, combining elegance, durability, power, richness of tone, and pleasantness of touch, adapted for the most rapid execution. J. B. begs an inspection, which will prove that his Instruments stand unrivalled, and will be sold for less than two thirds the price usually charged by Makers.
J. BRINSMEAD, Pianoforte Maker, 40, Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road, London." The Musical World, 1839, p. 412

"THE ONLY MEDAL AWABDED FOE IMPROVEMENTS IN ACTION AND GENERAL — EXCELLENCE OF PIANOS. - JOHN BRINSMEAD
Begs respectfully to call the attention of tho Nobility, Gentry, and Public to his PIANOFORTES exhibited in the International Exhibition, Class 16; more particularly to the perfect check repeating Grand and Upright Pianos, as patented by him in February, 1862. The characteristic of this action is its very raid repeat, the chack acting with slightest movement of the key - an advantage long desired, but until now unattained. The aqually balanced arrangement of metal and wood in construction case expressly adapts them to meet the requirements of extreme climates.
List of Prices
GRANDS
Rosewood Boudoir 7 octaves *A to A from 83 Gs.
Ditto Drawing-room, ditto* 110 Gs.
Concert ditto* 125 Gs.
OBLIQUES
Rosewood, Firt Model, 7 octaves A to A, from 55 Gs.
Ditto, Second Model, ditto*, 70 Gs.
In Walnut, 5 Guineas extra.
UPRIGHT PIANOS.
Rosewood Bichord Piccolo 6 7/8 octaves, C to A, from 29 Gs.
Ditto Trichord Semi-Cottage, 7 octaves, A tot A, from 33 Gs.
Ditto ditto ditto* 39 Gs.
Ditto Cottage Cabinet, 7 octaves, A to A, from 40 Gs.
Ditto ditto ditto* 70 Gs.
Those markes with * finished with Patent Perfect Repeating Chack Action.
John Brinsmead, Pianoforte Maker, 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square.
STEAM-POWER FACTORY, 1, Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road, London, W.
" Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 285

"The Grand Gold Medal awarded, Paris 1870.
The Silver Medal, Netherlands 1869.
Le Dipl6me de la Mention Extraordinaire, Amsterdam 1869.
La Médaille d'Honneur, Paris 1867.
The Prize Medal, London 1862.
JOHN BRINSMEAD AND SONS'
FULL TRICHORD UPRIGHT - GRAND PIANOFORTES, WITH METAL FRAME. GRAND CONSTRUCTION. METAL BRIDGE AND BARS, SOSTINENTE SOUNDING BOARD. NEW PICCOLO GRAND IMPROVEMENT AND PATENT PERFECT CHECK REPEATER ACTION.
PATENTED IN GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, PRUSSIA, AUSTRIA, ITALY, BELGIUM, AND AMERICA. - 18, WIGMORE STREET, LONDON, W. -  MANUFACTORIES : — 1, 2, 3, & 4, CHENIES STREET; 3, HERTFORD PLACE; AND THE BRINSMEAD PIANOFORTE WORKS, KENTISH TOWN. - GILBERT L. BATTER'S ENGLISH ORGANS, Price from 20 Guineas." The Era Almanack 1874, p. 89

"BRINSMEAD PIANOS - Have for nearly 100 years been well known throughout the whole world as unsurpassed for their beauty of tone and lasting qualities.
An Art Catalogue, giving full particulars of these, will be posted free on application, together with the name and address of the local agent in customer's district, where these Pianos can be inspected.
BRINSMEAD PLAYER-PIANOS are the very latest and most up-to-date development. They contain every expression device, enabling the novice to correctly voice his own mood of the moment or the very soul of the composer.
Special Terms for Cash or Extended Payment System. - JOHN BRINSMEAD & SONS, Ld. - 18, 20 & 22, Wigmore Street, London. - Makers to His Majesty ibe King." A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs: With Two Large ..., 1919, p. 68

BRINSMEAD
on this site

 

UNE GRANDE MANUFACTURE DE PIANOS À LONDRES, 1883

Click on the link here above.

 

'Patent Pianoforte-maker' since 1836 untill 1862

His sons, Edgar, Thomas and James took part of some expositions with great succes.

Succeeded by C. CHALLEN in 1862, what became CHALLEN and Son in 1873. See CHALLEN Read more in Pianos and their makers, Alfred Dolge, 1911, p. 247 (archive.org)

BRINSMEAD John & Sons (*1872)(***1874)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910)(*1914)

BRINSMEAD John & Sons Ltd.  (*1915)(**1919)

In 1959 : 86050 pianos. (1)

Succeeded by KEMBLE ca. 1960

LONDON - ""474 Brinsmead, J. 15 Charlotte St. Fitzroy Sq. Manu. —Registered pianoforte, with improved joint." Official catalogue, Great exhibition, 1851, p. 70

LONDON - "474 Brinsmead, John, 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square - Manufacturer. Registered pianoforte - the long brass joint generally seen upon the fall of pianofortes, obviated when opening by a simple contrivance. The case permits the instrument to be placed in any part of a room. Embroidered device in the central panel, and music stool. [This instrument is the first instrument in the left border]." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 464-465

LONDON - "In our first illustration we have the pianoforte exhibited by John Brinsmead, of 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square; with model of the action, and so much needed by the profession, and conveying from the performer to the hammer acting on the string all the delicacy of action of the finger expressing the feeling of the player, from the most powerful to the softest quality of tone. lu the escapement of this action, the hammer relieves itself from a block on the end of the key; the set-off and repeat being attained by one movement. Thus, the touch of the most rapid performer never fails to elicit a distinct note. Again, the lever and hopper being superseded in the mechanism of this action, the full force of the blow is transmitted direct from the string to the hammer; while, in the ordinary action, the sticker is hinged from the butt with leather,and connected with levers by leather clothing, the underside of the lever having a piece of box cloth, which forms an clastic cushion for the hopper to strike against. From the consequent and necessary interposition of these clothings, a portion of the power of the blow is absorbed; while, in this action, the sticker is connected with the butt by a bushed centre, resting on the adjusting block and the end of the key, and is the only medium from the hammer, thus gaining its superiority of power. In the construction of the ease, iron supports aro scientifically introduced in front of bracings, forming square abutments against metal plates from the bottom block, and bent side to the wrest or tuning-pins' plank, thereby rendering it impossible for the case to yield to the great pull of the string; carrying out a perfect compensating principle, and ensuring the instrument standing to one pitch, however variable the temperature of climate; as the iron supports in the front of the wood bracings and the strings contract or expand in the same proportion. Thus, we have in this instrument all the modern improvements combined with the principle patented by Mr. Brinsmead." Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 103

LONDON - "3370 Brinsmead, J. 15, Charlotte-st. Fitzroy-sq. —  Perfect check repeating grand and upright piano on a new principle, and models.
3371 Brinsmead, J. 15, Charlotte-st. Fitzroy-sq. — Tubulated equipollent boudoir pianos, with check-repeater actions; and models."
International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Mr. Joan Brinsmead (3370) exhibits three upright pianos of different kinds, and some models of improved grand and upright actions patented by him. The pianos have a metallic strengthening arrangement in the framing. He is awarded a Medal for improvements in the action and for general excellence." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "BRINSMEAD, JOHN, 4, Wigmore Street, late 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, and 1, Chenies Street, Bedford Square. — Piano Forte Manufacturer. Awarded, Prize Medal, International Exhibition, 1862, for Improvement in Action, and General Excellence of Piano Fortes." Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, 1865, p. 501

PARIS - "Mr. John Brinsmead furnishes grand, oblique, and upright pianos. Some of these instruments have been in use five years, and are now exhibited in proof of their durability. They are good instruments. A patent for perfect check and repeater action for grands and uprights was taken out by Mr. Brinsmead in 1862." Reports on the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867, Volume 2, p. 201

PARIS - "Brinsmead, John, & Sons; Fabricants et Inventeurs du "Patent Perfect Check Eepeater Action" ; 18, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, London. Fabrique, The Brinsmead Works, Grafton Road, London. Piano à queue, grand format pour concert, caisse en bois de noyer, avec le "patent perfect check repeater action," cadre et table d'harmonie perfectionnes en metal, "sympathetic scale," "tone sustaining pedal," etc. Piano à queue demi longueur, caisse en bois de noyer, avec " patent perfect check repeater action." Piano a queue oblique, avec "patent perfect check repeater action," "full metal front frame," table d'harmonie "sostinente," etc. Piano, demi - oblique avec "patent perfect cheek repeater action," iron front frame, "table d'harmonie" sostinente," etc. Piano droit avec "patent perfect check repeater action," etc. Modeles de "patent perfect check repeater action" pour pianos a queue et pianos droits." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

LONDON - Messers Brinsmead's Pianofortes at the Inventions Exhibition. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 8 August 1885.

Patent of 1862 : "Brinsmead. 11th February 1862. - 358. JOHN BRINSMEAD, of Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in piano-fortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 27

Patent of 1868 : "Brinsmead. 6th March 1868. - 774. John Brinsmead, of Wigmore Street, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-forte Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1869, p. 55

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Prize Medal, London, 1862 | Médaille d'Honneur, Paris 1867 | Silver Medal, Netherlands 1869 |  Diplôme de la Mention Extraordinaire, Amsterdam 1869 | The Grand Gold Medal, Paris 1870 | Price Medal Philadelphia, 1876 | Gold Medal South Africa, 1877 | Exhibitors list paris, 1878

INFO EXTRA

A VISIT TO MESSRS. JOHN BRINSMEAD AND SONS', The illustrated London News, 25 July, 1896, p. 119

The history of BRINSMEAD, Official site

John BRINSMEAD, The Piano Man, by Andrew Simms

 

40, Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road (**1839)(**1841)(x1842), 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square (*1850)(**1851)(**1852)(*1862)(*1863)(**1865), Factory : 1, Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road, W.C. (**1862)(**1865)(**1870), 4, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (*1867), 18, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (**1870)(***1874),  1, 2, 3, 4, Chenies Street (***1874), 3, Hertford Place (***1874), Manufactory : The Brinsmead Works, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1914)(*1915), 18-20-22, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915)(**1919), London
BRINSMEAD Stanley 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1920 London
BRINSMEAD Thomas Edward & Sons 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890 London
 

BRINSMEAD Thomas James

(? - 1906)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890 7, Fellows Road South, Hanyestoad (*1893), London
BRISTOL

 

BRAND

Pianos made by DUCK Son & PINKER

 

Bristol
BRITISH PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURING Co Ltd.

BRAND

WINDOVER

 

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1891-1915

Percy YOUNG, manager (**1891)

W. HUGHES, manager (**1904)

SEE ALSO ...

WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD

35, Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (**1904), Crown Place, Kentish Town Road, N.W. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
BROADBENT T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 446, London Road (*1893), Spital Hill (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Sheffield
BROADLEY John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 London
BROADWOOD George    

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818

 

10, Bentinck Street (**1818), London
BROADWOOD Henry Fowler  

Patent of 1842 : HENRY FOWLER BROADWOOD, of Great Pulteney-street, Golden-square, Esq., for "an improvement in that part of a pianoforte, harpsichord, or other the like instrument, commonly called the name board." - Feb. 2.; six months." The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Volume 36, 1842, p. 159

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-62


(continuation)

Patent of 1862 : ""BROADWOOD. 30th April 1862. - 1283. HENRY FOWLER BROADWOOD, of Great Pulteney Street, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of pianofortes.” Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 88

 

Great Pulteney-street, Golden-square, Esq. (*1842)(*1863), London
BROADWOOD James Shudi

 

 

 

Square pianoforte n° 19757, Private collection, France

Patent of 1825 : "BROADWOOD, Shudie, James, of Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the Paris of St. James, in the County of Middlesex, Piano Forte-maker, for his invention of certain improvements in small, or what are commonly called Square pianoforte fortes. Sealed 6th October, 1825." The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions) [afterw.] Newton's London journal of arts and sciences, 1829, p. 11 - or - "Check action applied to square pianos." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 203 (archive.org)

Patent of 1827 : "To James Shudi Broadwood, of Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the parish of Street James, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, for his invention of certain improvements in the Grand Pianoforte. — (Sealed 9th April, 1827.] The objects of the improvements which form the subject of this patent are to give strength to the framing of a grand piano forte, in order that the tension of the strings may be more effectually preserved under variation in the temperture of the atmosphere. Round the curved side of the frame of the grand piano it is proposed that a metallic plate shall be fixed, to be called the string plate, into which the hitch pins are set, for the ends of the strings to be fastened to. This plate, which forms the first suggested improvement, is placed some distance above the sounding board, and is made fast to the side of the wood frame by very strong screws.
The frame work is further braced by metal rods extending from end to end of the machine, three of which have been employed before for that purpose; but a fourth is now proposed to be applied toward the base side of the instrument. It is fastened at each end, and supported in the middle by a perpendicular piece, which passes through an aperture in the sounding board, and is made fast to the bottom of the frame.—[Inrolled in the Inrolment Office in Chancery, October, 1827.]" Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress ..., 1830, p. 132

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1783

Son of BROADWOOD John, and from 1795, he became his fathers' associate.

BROADWOOD James, Organ buider (x1818)

BROADWOOD & Son (*1818)

BROADWOOD James Shudi  (*1830)

"M. en W. STODART maken enkel groote, geen kleine Piano Forto’s. BROADWOOD en Son maken groote en kleine ; insgelijks Jos. KIRKMAN, edoch niet van de waarde der vorige; nog eenige andere leveren Fabriekwerken." Nieuwste reize door Engeland, Schotland en Ierland, voornamentlijk ..., Philipp Andreas Nemnich, 1809, p. 287

"The following account, with which I was favoured in a private letter from Mr. James Broadwood, is, 1 apprehend, more authentic. "If by the celebrated Shroeter, mentioned in the Belle Assembled as having invented the piano-forte iu 1717, the late composer for the piano-forte and first elegant performer on that instrument is meant, the article must be incorrect, as he only died about twenty years ago, aged about 58.
"The first maker of the Grand Piano Forte was H. Baccers, a Dutchman, who, in 1772, invented nearly the mechanism, by which it is distinguished from the instrument with that name made in Germany."
"From the improvement by the English makers, particularly by my father John Broadwood, who was the first nativeol this 1 sland that attempted the business (before, exclusively, carried on by Germans and Flemings), it may be claimed as a British instrument, from its capacity of tone, extent of compass, superior in effect to every instrument of the reed kind made on the Continent."
The Gentleman's Magazine (London, England), Volume 111, 1812, p. 11

50, Broad Street, Carnaby Market (*1818), 33, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the parish of Street James, Westminster (*1818)(*1830), in the county of Middlesex, London
 

BROADWOOD John

(? - 1812)

 

 

Broadwood's Manufactory, London

 

 

Broadwood's Manufactory, London

 

 

 

Two images of Beethoven's Broadwood grand

 

 

Grand pianoforte of 1839,
Collection 'Pianoforte Ad Libitum', Etobon, France

 

 

Pianoforte on the Great Exhibition of 1851, The Crystal Palace, and its contents : being an illustrated cyclopaedia of the great exhibition of the industry of all nations, 1851, p. 201 (archive.org)

 

 

Detail of a Pianoforte, An Illustrated Cyclopaedia of the Great Exhibition of 1851, p. 201

 

 

Broadwood, Grand pianoforte forte, London Exhibition 1851, Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time, by Litchfield Frederick, 1903 (archive.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

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'Manufacturers to his to her majesty the Queen, their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh & the rest of the Royal family' (**1882)(**1891)

Grand pianoforte n° 121 ca. 1785-90, Sammlung Wlaschek, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria
Square pianoforte n° 219, his nameplate, hammerfluegel.info
Square Pianoforte n° 1931 ca. 1792, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Grand pianoforte ca. 1793, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1795, nameboard, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1795, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1796, The George Sherman Dickinson Music Library, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., U.S.

Square pianoforte ca. 1797, Metropoltian Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1797, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia

Square pianoforte ca. 1801, Metropoltian Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Grand pianoforte  n° 2337, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 3378, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 3480, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 3817 ca. 1797, Metropolian Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3951, hammerfluegel.info
Cabinet pianoforte n° 7610, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 8897 ca. 1805, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1806, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, Spain
Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1812, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte n° 15664, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 15676, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 16915 ca. 1810-15, Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Upright pianoforte ca. 1816, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte ca. 1816, nameplate, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 17488, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte ca. 1817, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Upright cabinet Pianoforte n° 684 ca. 1817-18, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Grand pianoforte n° 18438, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 19000, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 23290 ca. 1818, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1822, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1826-8, Pooya Radbon Collection,
Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 24454, hammerfluegel.info
Nameplate of n° 25496, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 27953, hammerfluegel.info
Nameplate of n° 33133, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 44617, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 50279 ca. 1839, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1844, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1845, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Cabinet pianoforte n° 8698 ca. 1845, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte ca. 1847, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 17333 ca. 1848, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1851, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia

Upright pianoforte ca. 1869, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte ca. 1871, Frederick Historic Piano Collection, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Grand pianoforte n° 20398 ca. 1872, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Grand pianoforte ca. 1883, designed by Edward Burne Jones, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte ca. 1882-90, designed by Waterhouse Alfred, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1896-1903, designed by Bailley Scott, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte ca. 1907, designed by Lutyens Edwin Landseer, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.

CHOPIN'S BROADWOOD'S

were n° 17011, 18045 and 17091

BROADWOOD
on this site

 
EXPOSITIONS
A DAY AT THE PIANOFACTORY, 1842
PIANO CONTROVERSY, 1851
FIRE
ARTICLES

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BOOK

The Broadwood Barless Piano, by Alastair Laurence

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1783

Broadwood was born in Cockburns in 1732, and went to London in 1752. After a internship by Americus BACKERS, he worked by Tschudi BURCKHARDT, as workman and later as associate. (1)

Established in 1732 (**1895)

BROADWOOD became son-in-law (1769) and successor of Tschudi BURKHARDT. (see below)

BROADWOOD & Son (*1808)(*1814)(*1818) - James BROADWOOD, becomes, after the death of his father, In 1812, his successor.

BROADWOOD J. & Sons (*1818)(x1825)

BROADWOOD T. (**1818)

1834 - Henry FOWLER BROADWOOD become associate of the firm as director untill 1893. (1) It was in this period that Chopin played in the Music-room of Broadwood.

1843 - Walter STEWART BROADWOOD and Thomas BROADWOOD becomes associates in 1843. They receaved Frederic ROSE, and Georges Thomas ROSE in 1857, Georges Daniel ROSE in 1883, James Henri Shudi BROADWOOD in 1894, as W.C. DOBBS. (1)

1850 - the firm has made 60000 square pianos, 1000 upright pianos, and 18000 grand pianos and pianinos. (1)

1853 : "the Messrs. Broadwood, during tho same time, 45,803. In 1853 the production in all England was estimated at 1,500 instruments per week; of these not quite 10 per cent, wore grands, a like proportion squares, and the remainder uprights." The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General, 1861, p. 306

1856 - Fire in the manufactory on 12/08/1856. (5) - See below a link.

"The English manufacturers long maintained the highest reputation in this branch. The extent of the piano manufacture in England may be inferred from the fact that the entire number of piano-fortes of all kinds manufactured by the Messrs. Broadwood from 1771 to 1851 was 103,750, of which number 60,382 were made from the year 1824 to 1850, an average of 2,236 per annum. [...] The result is seen, among other things, in an extension of the compass of the piano, and has been followed by an increase of the price of first-class instruments, with a corresponding reduction in those of humbler construction. Thus Broadwood & Son's first-rate concert grands, which in 1851 sold for 175 guineas, commanded 250 guineas each in 1862, in consequence of improved construction, while small uprights of full compass were sold in 1862 at less than £20 each." The Eighth Census of the United States: Population, Manufactures ..., 1865, p. 148

1894 - "Broadwood, the inventor of the barless steel frame, in 1894. W. C. Dobbs, a grandson of Henry Fowler Broadwood, was admitted to partnership in the same year. Thus six generations, counting from Shudi in direct descent, have guided the destiny of this great house. James H. S. Broadwood died February 8, 1911." Pianos and their makers, 1911, p. 145-146 (archive.org)

BROADWOOD John & Sons (x1842)(*1858)(**1884)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1903)(*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915)

BROADWOOD John & Sons Ltd. (*1907)

In 1950 : 258832 pianos and in 1964 : 264120 pianos (1)

BROADWOOD AND SONS' PIANOFORTES

 "The Grand Pianoforte may be said to have been born in England; for although its inventor, Americus Backers, was a Dutchman, it was in Jennyn-street, about the year 1767, that the instrument was originally planned. Backers was a manufacturer of harpsichords. Instead of clothing the strings (when first "applying hammers"), he merely caused them to be struck by soft wood or cork, with a view to obtain the harpsicord tone so much admired at that period. Subsequently, however, he adopted a thin covering, of leather. His mechanism, which possessed, the double merit of effectiveness and simplicity, competed successfully with that of the most noted and ingenious of his contemporaries, and was gradually adopted by the principal makers, not only in this country, but on the continent, where it was specially recognised as the "Mecanique Anglaise," or "Die Englische. Mecanik." Upon his decease (somewhere near 1781), Backers, proud of his discovery, confided it to the future keeping of his friend, John Broadwood, who, while in the employ of Burkhard Shudi, used to go every evening, accompanied by his own apprentice, Robert Stoaart,t to assist in bringing it to perfection. Broadwood, nevertheless—subsequently engaged in other projects—bestowed little thought on the new instrument, until several years later. He had, in 1778, succeeded to Tschudi's business (Great Pulteney-street); and his increased responsibilities absorbed the whole of his time and attention, Meanwhile Robert Stodart, who, at the expiration of the term of his apprenticeship with Broadwood, commenced "making" on his own account (in Golden-square), had applied himself with eminent success to the manufacture of Grand Pianofortes, on the model of Backers, his opportunities of acquiring familiarity with which have been described. Besides materially improving the mechanism in several essential particulars, he increased the power and enriched the quality of tone. The vogue and extensive publicity which the new instrument deservedly obtained, under Stodart's name, at length awakened John Broadwood to a sense of its importance. For some years Broadwood emulated his contemporary with but indifferent success, till Muzio Clementi (as influential a friend to him as Handel had previously been to Tschudi), through continually pointing out the detects of his instrument, and urging him to profit by the experience and counsel of eminent musicians and men of scientific acquirement, not only roused the pride of one to whom the art was already in some degree indebted, and who had succeeded to an inventor and manulacturer of the highest eminence, but particularly excited his interest in the progress and improvement of the Grand Pianoforte. Among the rest he solicited and obtained the advice of Cavallo, the author of A Treatise on Acoustics, and other works, which at that period were in high repute. Cavallo, having deduced from the Monochord a theory concerning the length and proper tension of the strings of the pianoforte, drew up a paper on that very interesting and important subject, which he subsequently read, with great success, at one of the meetings of the Royal Society. Dr. Gray, too, formerly of the British Museum—who, after certain valuable experiments, had fixed the absolute proportions of gravity and vibration, respectively belonging to strings of brass and strings of steel (which first led to a division of the bridges on the sounding board of the Grand Pianoforte)—was also one of Broadwood's advisers. With the aid of these dist inguished men, he advanced so rapidly, that his reputation as a manufacturer of Grand Pianofortes was in a brief space established; and as a proof of the worth of those modifications and improvements which the suggestions of Cavallo and Dr. Gray had emboldened him to carry out, they were speedily adopted by every maker of note, both in England and abroad." The Musical World, march 1863, p. 163

Patent of 1783 : "July 17, 1783. — John Broadwood. Position of wrest pins and dampers, also making the sounding-post, that communicates the sound to a sounding-board, of the same thickness and quality as that on which the bridge is fixed." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

Patent of 1827 : "To J. S. Broadwood, of Great Pulteney-street, Westminster, for certain improvements in grand piano-fortes.–9th of April.–6 months." Philosophical Magazine, Volume 1, 1827, p. 398

Patent of 1842 : "Feb. 2, 1842. — Henry Broadwood. Name-board with pictorial representation of the extension of the black and white keys for learners." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 206 (archive.org)

Prize medal London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Gold medal Paris, 1867 | Gold medal London, 1885

INFO EXTRA

Site about the pianos of John Broadwood

 

 

 

2, Clement's Lane, Lombard Street (*1814), 50, Broad Street, Carnaby Market (*1818), Horse Ferry Road, Westminster (**1822)(x1842), 33, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square [near Regent Street], in the parish of Street James, Westminster (*1808)(*1814)(*1818)(**1818)(x1825)(**1841)(x1842)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862) (*1867)(**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 9, Golden Square, W. (**1852)(**1882), 69, Horseferry Road, Westminster (**1852)(*1858), 45, Horse Ferry Road, Westminster, S.W. (**1882)(**1891)(**1895), Wood Wharf Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, S.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), 33, Conduit Street, W. (*1907)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), Stour Road, Old Ford, E. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

BROADWOOD, WHITE & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904

BROADWOOD & WHITE (**1904)

 

St. Mark's Works, St. Marks Villas, N.E. (**1904), London
BROCK Arthur John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca 1914-15

 

5a, Falkland Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROCK Bernard  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1890

 

103, Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BROCK & DYER  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1903-10

 

56, Whiteladies Road (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BROCK Samuel  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 19??

 

Coventry
BROCK & VINCENT  

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1897

BYERS, BROCK & VINCENT untill 1902

1902 - "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Walter Charles Byers, Arthur John Brock, and Thomas Melvill Vincent, carrying on business as Pianoforte Manufacturers, at 61A, Fortess-road, Kentish Town, London, N.W., under the style or firm of "BYERS, BKOCK, AND VINCENT", has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 18th day of May, 1902. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will bereceived and paid by Messrs. Brock and Vincent. — Dated 31st day of July, 1902. WALTER CHARLES BYERS. ARTHUR JOHN BROOK. THOMAS MELVILL VINCENT." The London Gazette, 05/08/1902, p. 5057 (TheGazette.co.uk) - See Walter Charles BYERS on the bottom of this page.

 

61A, Fortess Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (x1902), London
BROCKBANK John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

3, Crawley Street, Oakley Square (**1852), London
BROCKBANK George Henry  

1874 - "Liquidations by Arrangement [...] BROCKBANK GEORGE HENRY, pianoforte manufacturer, Montgomery-rd, Acton-gr. Pet. March 17. April 2, at two, at offices of Sol. Arnold, Finsbury-pavement." The Law Times, 28/03/1874, p. 390

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1874

 

Montgomery Road, Acton Gr. (**1852)(xx1874), London
BROCKBANK George Henry  

Patent of 1852 : "George Henry Brockbank, of Crawley-street, Oakley-square, in the county of Middlesex, piano-forte manufacturer, for improvements in upright piano-fortes." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress ..., 1852, p. 373

Patent of 1853 : "800. George Henry Brockbank. Improvements in horizontal pianofortes." THE MECHANIC'S MAGAZINE, 1853, p. 338

Patent of 1864 : "2821. George Henry Brockbank, of Great College-street, impts. in pianofortes." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1865, p. 58

Patent of 1866 : "Brockbank. - 26th September 1866. - 2488. George Henry Brockbank, of Great College Street, Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the manufacture of pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1867, p. 172

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1852-74

Bankrupt in 1874 : "Brockbank, GEORGE HENRY, pianoforte manufacturer, Montgomery-rd, Acton-gr. Pet. March 17. April 2, at two, at offices of Sol. Arnold, Finsbury-pavement." Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers, Volume 56, 28/03/1874, p. 389


(continuation)

Patent of 1870 : "766. And George Henry Brockbank, of 40, Great College-street, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of improvements in upright pianoforte actions." The London Gazette, 26/07/1870, p. 3532 - or - "A.D. 1870, March 15.-No. 766. - BROCKBANK, George HENRY, of 40, Great College Street, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex. -(Provisional protection only.)—“Improvements in upright pianoforte actions. This Provisional Specification describes an action in which the lever rests directly upon the key. The sticker is jointed to the hammer butt and at its lower end rests directly upon the lever on which an incline or step is formed for its escape after that it has caused the hammer to strike the string, There is an arm upon the lever at its front end and a coiled spring passes from this arm to the sticker, the same arm also carries an adjustable escapement button." Chronological Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted, 1871, p. 177

 

Crawley Street, Oakley Square, Middlesex (*1852), Great College Street (*1865), 40, Great College Street, Camden Town, Middlesex (**1867)(*1870), Montgomery Road, Acton-gr. (x1874), London
BROCKLEY George  

'Pianoforte-maker' and tuner ca. 1852

 

71, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square (**1852), London
BRODERIP Francis Franc  

"BRODERIP and WILKINSON, No. 13, Hay-Market, London; Musical Instrument Makers, and Music-Seller to their Majesties his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and all the Royal Family; where are manufactured and sold, Their Patent Grand, and Square Piano-Fortes, with and without additional keys; Their new improved Pedal Harps and Barrel Organs with drum and Triangle, containing also, the compositions of the most admired and classical authors, antient and modern. Arranged under different Head Piaces, particularizing the various Species of Composition inserted. Thefollowing Works may be had at all Music Shops and Booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland, France, Holland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal and America." A Catalogue of Instrumental and Vocal Music, Printed and Sold by Broderip and Wilkinson, 1799, p. 1

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and music publisher ca. 1799-1808

LONGMAN & BRODERIP (1775-98), see also LONGMAN

BRODERIP & WILKINSON (*1799)(1801)(1802)(1807), see also WILKINSON

"Broderip & Wilkinson. Broderip, who was without doubt Robert Broderip, the musician, organist at Bristol, and son of John Broderip, of Wells, had been partner in the great firm of Longman and Broderip, which came to grief some time about 1798. This firm had two places of business, one at 26, Cheapside, and the other at 13, Haymarket. Longman founded another business at the Cheapside address, while Broderip entering into partnership with Wilkinson took over the Haymarket premises. Broderip and Wilkinson are first-named in the Directory for 1799 and retain a place till 1808. In 1809, the firm is set down as Wilkinson & Co., and it seems evident that Broderip was dead; after 1810 this disappears." British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish, 1900, p. 18-19 (archive.org)

 

13, Hay-Market (*1799)(*1808), 27, Soho Square (18??), London
BROMLEY & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

6, Eversholt Street, N. W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BROMLY E.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

13, Page Street, Holywell Street (**1841), London
BROOKING Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850

 

Upper Paul Street (x1850), Exeter
BROOKLYN PIANO Co  

BRAND

Pianoforte-brand ca. 1914-15

Proprietors : GREEN & SAVAGE (*1914)(*1915)

 

37, North Road, Catle Market, N.(*1914)(*1915), London
BROOKS C. & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1842

 

37, Little Albany Street, North (x1842), London
BROOKS Henry & Co

 

LONDON - "3373 Brooks, H. & Co. London. — Pianos, hammer rails, keys, actions, mouldings, frett carvings, Ac." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1862-1910

BROOKS F. & Co (*1906)(*1907)

 Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

 378, Mare Street, Hackney (*1906)(*1910), London

BROOKS Robert  

PARIS - "Brooks, Robert ; Inventeur et Fabricant d'instruments de musique ; Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Deux petits pianos, avec claviers d'une nouvelle invention pour faciliter l'execution de morceaux sur le piano, l'harmonium, et l'orgue. Ce clavier pent, sans grand frais, etre adapté aux pianos, aux harmoniums, et aux orgues à present en usage. Nouveau dessin d'une horloge eclairee. Cette invention applique à une horloge, permettra qu'on voie l'heure, nuit et jour a une tres grande distance. Elle peut aussi s'adapter aux pendules et aux montres ordinaires." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical-Instrument-maker' and inventor ca. 1878

 Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
BROOME W. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

15, Holborn Bars, E.C. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BROWN Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870

BROWN Henry (**1870)

BROWN A. & C. (??)

 

London
BROWN Philip  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

74, Great Portland Street (**1852), London
BROWN Robert A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1846 8, Brunswick Terrace (*1845), 163, Park Lane (*1846), Leeds
BROWNE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-51 27, Soho Square (x1842)(x1851), London
BROWNE Joseph Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15

 

54, Brecknock Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROWNE Justin H.  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-1910

 Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

237, Euston Road, N. W. (**1882), 237-239-241, Euston Road, N.W. (**1884), 237-245, Euston Road, N. W. (**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), Eden Street Nork (*1910), London
BROWNING J. H. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1860 London
BROWNING Thomas J. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1852 49, Seymour Street, Euston Square (**1852), London
BRUCE Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 28a, Stamford Road, N. (*1915), London
BRUCE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43

BRUCE John & Co (x1842)

19, London Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London
BRUNT George Leonard
| BRUN
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1863-1909

 

21, Stokes Croft (***1863), Stapleton (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Bristol
BRUNT W. & Sons
| BRUN
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1863-1910

BRUNT & Sons (*1910)

 

9, St. Augustine's Parade (***1863), near Bristol - St. Augustine's Parade (*1910)Bristol
BRUTON & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910

 

38, Stoke's Croft (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BRYCESON Henry

(1832 - 1909)

 

'Organ & Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1823-25

EXTRA INFO

Henry BRYCESON (1832-1909) Organ-builder and early work in the application of electricity to organ actions, J. D. C. Hemsley (pdf)

 

38, long Acre (*1823)(x1825), London
BRYSON George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 10, Newington Causeway (x1825), London
BRYSON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 121, Cromers Street, Gray's inn Road, W.C. (**1882)(**1884), London
BRYSON T.  

"Bryson, T. (from Broadwood's), Patent Pianoforte Manufacturer, 5, Greenland-place, Judd-st., Brunswick-sq." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

 

'Patent Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-57

'From Broadwoods'

38, Thanet Street, Burton Crescent (*1850), 5, Greenland Place, Judd Street, Brunswick Square (y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London
BRYSSON George

SEE ALSO ...

BRYSSON George in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827-46

1827 - "Insolvent Debtors [...] Brysson, George, late of Bridge-House-Place, Newington Causeway, Surrey, Piano-Forte-Maker." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 384

 

Bridge-House Place, Newington Causeway (**1827), Surrey

43, Renshaw Street (*1837), 7, Newington (*1846), Liverpool

BUCHAN Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-52

Bankrupt in June 1819, The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84, p. 88

67, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place (*1818), 147, Whitechapel Road (*1820)(x1825), 11, Mount Place, Whitechapel Road (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
BUCK Frank Howard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-17

BUCK Frank Howard (**1904)

BUCK Frank Howard & Co (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

1, Market Parade, Balham High Road, Upper Tooting, S.W. (**1904), 109, Balham High Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 7, Clapham Junction Station, approach Battersea, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BUCK & MARGERY 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 208, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.  (**1884), London
BUCKINGER Joseph 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1793-1809 (2) 443, Strad (*1808), London
BUCKLAND G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 38, Regent St. Clifton (*1893), Bristol
BUCKWELL George 'Pianoforte-maker' and organ builder ca. 1825 30 [or 31 ?]Middleton Place , Hackney Road (x1825), London
BUNCE William  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896

 

40, Meyrick Road, Battersea, S.W. (**1896), London
BUNDY William  

Patent of 1811 : "April 24, 1811. — William Bundy. Bass pianoforte-strings covered with platina or other metal to produce powerful sounds by vibration." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 161 (archive.org) - or - "Mr. William Bundy's Patent for an Improvement on Musical Stringed Instruments. Dated April 24-th, 1811.—Repertory of Arts, No. 114, Second Series.
Mr. Bundy states, that, to produce the most powerful sounds by the vibration of strings, they should be of the greatest specific gravity and elasticity, therefore the strings of piano-fortes, and other metallic stringed instruments, will be improved in proportion to the quantity of those requisites applied to compose such strings. The material commonly used for strings, of the upper noLes particularly, being of the greatest elasticity, combined with strength, only requires an increase of specific gravity to improve ihein, which may be effected by entwining them with a metal, or composition of metals, drawn into wire, whose specific gravity is considerably more than that of the covered strings; gold will apply well, but platina is used (being of the greatest specific gravity). The power and purity of the tone is increased with the quantity used of this heavy metal, and the strength of the string covered must determine that quantity; for if too much platina be added, the string will not stand drawing up to its proper tension. The notes FF and FF sharp, when 57 and 56 inches long, from guidepin to bridge-pin, made of brass wire, weighing 15| grains to the foot, will carry, on each inch of its length, 24 rounds of platina wire, weighing one grain for excry inch and quarter of its length. The sizes of wire for the following notes to decrease uniformly, so that the wire for GG, weighing 13 grains the foot, will carry cbvei ing wire of three-fourths of an inch the grain.

 The G above, weighing 11 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 2 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 9 1\2 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 3 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 7 1\2 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 4 1\2 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 7 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 5 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 6 grains the.foot, to be covered with wire 6 inches to the grain.
All to be covered with 12 rounds to the inch.

'Pianoforte-maker' ?? ca. 1811


(continuation)

The string to be covered is made rough by drawing a hastard-cut file along it several limes, and the covering platina wire is forced into the indents made by the file, which renders it perfectly secure, though the ends terminate within the pins, and avoids clogging the vibration, by the continuance of the covering wire beyond the pins, as hitherto practised.
Strings made of animal substance, as gut or silk, have their power of vibration much increased by being covered with platina wire, instead of wire of inferior specific gravity, though tue weight of the metal covering be equal, from the advantage of its decreased bulk, compared with other metals. As it may be difficult to draw platina wire fine enough forcovering a fourth string of a violin closely, the wire used is 6i inches to the grain, wrapped 100 rounds on each inch of string. A second string, covered closely with platina wire of four inches to the grain, would make an excellent fifth string. A first string, covered with platina wire, of 6 1/2 inches per grain, 60 rounds in the inch, would make an improved third string. The strings of a tenor, violoncello, double hass, harp, &c. are improved by covering with platina wire the same weight as commonly used of metal.
Observations. — Mr. Bundy seems not to know that all the strings of the piano, &c., except a few of the lowest, have already as great a tension as the wires will bear,, without too great a risk of their breaking, and therefore, if weight be added, they must be shortened to make them yield the same notes; and if they are shortened, their elasticity will be abridged, and the quality of the tone very much injured. So far from the upper strings requiring an increase of specific gravity to improve them, the very reverse is the fact; for could we find a metal of equal strength with iron, but with half the specific gravity, the upper notes of piano-fortes might be made much longer, and consequently the tones rendered much finer than can be done with the present material,
Mr. Bundy's improvement, if it may be so called, is applicable solely to the bass strings of musical instruments." Retrospect of philosophical, mechanical, chemical and agricultural discoveries, 1812, p. 318-319

 

London
BUNN Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 46, Hampstead Hill (**1874), London
BUNTEBART Gabriel  

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte of BUNTEBART & SIEVERS of 1787, hammerfluegel.info

Click on the photo to enlarge

Johannes ZUMPE & BUNTEBART

Square pianoforte of 1770, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Klaviorganum of 1770-90, University of Leipzig, Museum of Musical Instruments, Leipzig, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1773, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Square pianoforte of 1774, his nameplate, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte of 1776, Museu de la Música, Barcelona, Spain
Square pianoforte ca. 1780, Pooya Radbon Collection,
Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1782, more photos, Jack Wyatt Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Square pianoforte of 1790, Muziekinstrumentenmuseum, Brussels, Belgium

BUNTEBART & SIEVERS

Square pianoforte of 1787, hammerfluegel.info

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1768-90

One of the 'twelve apostles'

BUNTEBART Gabriel & SIEVERS (1769-95)

ZUMPE & BUNTEBART (1770-90), see also ZUMPE

From 1794, he worked alone. (1)

 

[7], Princess Street, Hanover Square (P1774)(P1776)(P1787)(*1794), London
 

BUNTING John

 

 

 

 

'Organ builder and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-1904

BUNTING Frederick William (**1882)(**1884)(*1888)(**1896)(**1901)(**1904)

"Mr. F. W. Bunting is removing his business as pianoforte manufacturer and organ builder, from 22, Swan-street, Minories, to 95, Minories." The Furniture Gazette, 1888, p. 47

 

22, Swan Street, Minories, E. (**1841)(x1842)(**1852)(**1882)(*1888), 114, Minories, E. (**1882), 95, Minories, E. (**1884), 15, Lessing Street, Forest Hill, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), London
BURBIDGE Leslie G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1915 235, Pentonville Road, N. (*1915), London
BURCKARDT  

Upright square pianoforte of 1835, hammerfluegel.info

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1835 London ?
 

BURKAT Shudi

(1702 - 1773)

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

 

 

Nameplate of a square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

BURKAT & BROADWOOD

Square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

BURKAT Shudi

Harsichord ca. 1787, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-95, associated with BROADWOOD, see above.

He was born in Schwanden, Switzerland in 1702. He was a student by Herman TABEL in 1718, and worked for himself in his own atelier in 1729, at Dean Street, in Soho. His later address was Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square in 1742, where also BROADWOOD installed, his common successor and son-in-law. His first square piano was made in 1767.  (1)

 

Great Pulteney Street, London Square (1742)(1)(P1780), London
BURDEN W. C. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880 Leicester
BURDETT PIANO

 

American 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900-10

1910 - "ROTHSCHILDS TO MAKE PIANOS. - The plant formerly occupied by the defunct Burdett Piano Co. at Monroeville. O., has been acquired by Rothschild & Co. of Chicago, 111. The deal was closed by Richard Afensel, head of the piano department of Rothschild & Co. The plant will be overhauled and equipped with the most modern appliances for the production of a popular priced piano. " Piano, Organ & Musical Instrument Workers Official Journal, 1910, Vol.12, N° 8, p. 37

 

London ???

Monroeville, Ohio & Chicago, U.S.

BURGOYNE Alfred 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-95 1, Moreton Street West, Pimlico, S.W. (**1882)(**1884), 32, Moreton Street, Pimlico, S.W. (**1891)(**1895), London
BURKINYOUNG Frederic Handell  

Patent of 1846 : "Frederic Handell Burkinyoung, of Baker Street, gentleman, for improvements in pianofortes. (June 16.)" Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal & Gazette, 1846, p. 512

 

'Gentleman' ca. 1825-46

To find in a list of Burma's inhabitants in 1825 as a 'pianoforte-maker', The India Office and Burma Office List, 1825, p. 154

Baker Street (**1846), London
BURKINYOUNG P. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 19, Kilburn Park Road (*1893), London
BURKITT & LAWRENCE 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923  London 
BURLING & BURLING 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1870-95  

77, Goswell Road, E. C. (**1870), 62-64, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893), Factory : [3], Ferdinand Place, Chalk Farm Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London

 

BURLING & MANSFIELD

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-1915

There was also a MANSFIELD in DUBLIN, Ireland.

 

 

228, Tottenham Court Road W., (**1882)(**1884)(*1893), 381, Euston Road, N.W. (**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 4, Market Road, Cattle Market, N. (*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

BURLMAN C. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15 33, Brewery Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BURNS & LAMBERT  

"Messrs. Burns & Lambert beg to draw attention to a new PIANOFORTE, which they manufacture expressly for Convent Schools, &c. These instruments are of the very best workmanship in all respects, and in a solid and handsome case of Polished Oak; price 25 guineas net for cash. These instruments are warranted of the most durable description, and from their power of tone will be found very useful for practising Sacred Music. They may also be had with Mr* Lambert's Repeater Check-action, at 5 guineas extra.
A lift of Pianofortes of all kinds will be supplied on application. Messrs. BURNS and LAMBERT, 17, Portman-street." The catholic directory and ecclesiastical register: for the year 1851, p. 179

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1851

SEE ALSO ...

... another LAMBERT in London

 17, Portman Street (***1851), London
BURROWES Robert Lloyd  

Patent of 1858 : "2819. Robert Lloyd Burrowes [Professor of Music] and John Knowles, of St. Helen's, Lancashire, for the construction of pianofortes and organs.— Dated December 9, 1858." The Repertory of patent inventions, 1859, p. 78 and read more : Mechanic's Magazine, 29/07/1859, p. 77

 

'Professor of Music' ca. 1858 St. Helen's, Lancashire
BURTON F. D. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 281, St. Philip's Road (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Sheffield
BURY Samuel & Co  

Organ-square pianoforte ca. 1790, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1787-94

 

Patent of 1781 : "Jan. 15, 1781. — Samuel Bury. The instrument is a perfect pianoforte, which, by means of whalebone plectra fixed in a sliding-board, and a slide which throws up the dampers, produces sounds exactly similar to the dulcimer and harpsichord." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 195-196 (archive.org)

 

London
BUSTARD Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-19 29, Landon Road, Upper Holloway, N. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BUTCHER James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 225a, Ball's Point Road, N. (*1915), London
BUTCHER Thomas

 

 

 

Square pianoforte n° 889 ca. 1817, sold by Sotheby's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte n° 1126 ca. 1818, sold by Christie's, Present owners unknown
Cabinet Piano ca. 1835 of Butcher & Co - London, sold by Sotheby's in 1989

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1811-47

BUTCHER Thomas & CHALLEN William (1816)(1)

BUTCHER Thomas (*1816)(*1820)(x1825)

BUTCHER & Co (1835)

From 1830, succeeded by CHALLEN

41, Great Titchfield Street, Cavendish (*1816)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(x1825)(**1841)(*1843), London
BUTCHER Thomas Robert  

Patent of 1858 : "2560. Thomas Robert Butcher, Frederick Stevens, William Thomas Johnson, and Theophilus Jarvis, all of Frome, Somersetshire, [Pianoforte Action Manufacturers]for improvements in the hammer-rails of pianofortes.— [Dated November 15th.]" The London journal of arts and sciences, 1858, p. 376 - see also JARVIS

 

'Pianoforte-Action-manufacturer' ca. 1804-58 Frome, Somersetshire
BUTLER R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

6, Hand Court Holborn, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BUTT John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825

 

89, Church Street, Bethnal Gra. (x1825), London
BUTTERY George

 

Patent of 1792 : '1792. George Buttery, of the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, musical instrument maker, for "his new (Jan. 26.) improvement in the construction of piano fortes and all other musical instruments in which hammers are or can be made use of." The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction, Rimbault, 1860, p. 151

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1792

 

 St. Martin-in-the-Fields (1792), London
BUXTON Charles R.  

'Pianoforte-action-maker' ca. 1874

 

bd. John Buxton (*1874), Woburn
BYERS Walter Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1896

BYERS, BROCK & VINCENT (x1902)

See also BROCK & VINCENT, here above

 

61A, Fortess Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (x1902), 61, Rhodes Street, St. James Road, Holloway, N. (*1914)(*1915), 131, Holloway Road, N. (*1914), London
BYFIELD Edward T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1901-04

 

67, Vicarage Road, Plumstead, S.E. (**1901)(**1904), London
 

 

(*1792): 'The European Magazine', 1792, p. 496

(*1794): 'Kent's Directory for the Year 1794. Cities of London and Westminster, & Borough of Southwark', 1794 (londonancestor.com)

(**1794): 'The European Magazine: And London Review', Volume 25, 1794, p. 496

(*1799): 'Catalogue of Instrumental and Vocal Music, Printed and Sold by Broderip and Wilkinson', 1799, p. 1

(*1801): 'The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for 1801', p. 457-458

(*1803): 'Kent's Directory for 1803 : Containing an Alphabetical List of the Names and ...', 1803, p. 24

(*1804): 'Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review', O1/1804, p. 89

(*1807): 'The Post office London directory', 1807, p. 17 (Ball)-30 (Bland & Weller) (babel.hathitrust.org)

(*1808): 'Post Office Annual Directory', 1808, p. 30+43+48 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1812): 'The Monthly Magazine, Volume 34, 1812, p. 447

(*1813): 'The Tradesman', Volume 10, 1813, p. 505

(*1814): 'The Post-Office Annual Directory for 1814'

(**1814): 'The London Gazette', 15/03/1814, p. 582

(*1816): 'The Post office London directory', 1816, p. (Ball) 16 + (Bland) 34 +(Butcher) 55 (babel.hathitrust.org)

(*1817): 'The Post office London directory', 1817, p. (Ball) 16 + (Bland) 33 (babel.hathitrust.org)

(*1818): 'Johnstone's London Commercial Guide, and Street Directory; on a New and More ...', 1818, p. 118

(**1818): 'The Poll Book, for Electing Two Representatives in Parliament for the City and Liberty of Westminster', 1818

(***1818): 'The Commercial Directory for 1818', p. 260

(x1818): 'The Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland ...', 1818, p 131

(*1820): 'The Post office London directory', 1820, p. (Buchan) 0 + (Ball) 17 + (Broadwood) 47 + (Butcher) 58 (babel.hathitrust.org)

(**1822): 'History, Directory & Gazetteer, of the County of York: With Select Lists of ...', 1822, p. 34

(*1823): 'Kent's Original London Directory', 1823

(x1825): 'Pigot & Co.'s new commercial directory of Scotland for 1825', p. 907-908-914 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1827): 'The London Gazette', 1827, p. 384

(**1828): 'Pigot and co.'s national commercial directory for 1828-9', p. 320

(*1830): 'Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress ...', 1830, p. 132

(*1832): 'The Harmonicon', Volumes 4-10, 1832, p. 346

(**1833): 'Louis Spohr's Grand Violin School: From the Original German', 1833, p. 12-13

(x1834): 'Pigot's Directory of 1834' (genuki.org.uk)

(x1836): 'Mathews's Annual Bristol Directory and Commercial List: Being an Entire ...', 1836, p. 233

(*1837): 'Pigot and co.'s national commercial directory of the whole of Scotland', 1837, Aberdeen p. 186, Edinburgh p. 98, Liverpool p. 78, Leeds p. 54, Newcastle p. 126

(*1838): 'The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ...', 1838, p. 224

(**1839): 'The Musical World', 1839, p. 48-412

(*1840): 'The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year 1840', Volume 81, 1840, p. 479

(**1840): 'The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette', Volume 33, 1840, p. 350

(**1841): 'Post Office London Directory', 1841, p. 807 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1842): 'The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette', Volume 36, 1842, p. 159

(**1842): 'The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence', Volume 23, 1842, p. 350

(x1842): 'Robson's London Directory', 1842, p. 1598 -1599(archive.org)

(*1843): 'The Post Office London Directory', 1843

(**1843): 'The Catholic Directory and Annual Register for the Year 1843', Volume 6, 1843, p. 199

(***1843): 'Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court', 27th February 1843, p. 210

(x1843): 'The Bankrupt Directory; Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts from ...', 1843, p. 21

(**1844): 'The London Gazette', 12/04/1844, p. 1286

(*1845): 'Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ...', 1845, p. 307+21

(*1846): 'Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland', 1846, Leeds p. 75

(**1846): 'Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal & Gazette', 1846, p. 512

(***1846): 'The London Gazette', 23/10/1846, p. 3749

(**1848): 'Hunt & Co.'s directory & topography for the cities of Exeter and Bristol, etc', 1848, p. 68+15

(*1849): 'Birmingham: History and general directory of the borough of Birmingham, with ...', 1849

(*1850): 'The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 3

(**1850): 'Post Office Directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire & Worcestershire', 1850

(***1850): 'History, gazetteer, and directory, of Warwickshire', 1850

(x1850): 'History, gazetteer, and directory of Devonshire', 1850, p. 168

(xx1850): 'The London Gazette', 08/10/1850, p. 2674

(**1851): 'Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851', p. 464-465

(***1851): 'The catholic directory and ecclesiastical register: for the year 1851', p. 179

(x1851): 'The Examiner', 16/08/1851, p. 525

(xx1851): 'Post Office Directory 1851, Chichester, West Sussex', 1851

(y1851): 'The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 3-4 (archive.org)

(**1852): 'Post Office London Directory', 1852 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(xx1852): 'The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time, 1852, p. 430

(y1854): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1854, p. 6 (archive.org)

(***1855): 'The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions ...', 1855, p. 187

(*1856): 'Lunds' Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ...', 1856, p. 17+131

(y1857): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1857, p. 2-3 (archive.org)

(*1858): 'Annuaire-almanach du commerce, de l'industrie, de la magistrature et de l'administration : ou almanach des 500.000 adresses de Paris, des départements et des pays étrangers : Firmin Didot et Bottin réunis', 1858, p. 2249

(**1858): 'The London journal of arts and sciences', 1858, p. 376

(*1861): 'Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents', 1861, p. 190

(x1861): 'Corporation general and trades directory of Birmingham ... and Wolverhampton', 1861, p. 751

(*1862): 'International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department', 1862, p. 54

(*1863): 'Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents', 1863, p. 27+88

(***1863): 'The Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and ...', 1863, p. 154 (Boucher) p. 709 + (Barrett) 80

(*1865): 'The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition', 1865, p. 241

(**1865): 'Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain', 1865, p. 501

(*1867): 'Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867: Catalogue of the British Section, Great Britain. Imperial commission', Paris, 1967, p. 87-88

(**1867): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents', 1867, p. 116-172-227

(**1868): 'The Woburn Directory', 1868

(*1870): 'The London Gazette', 26/07/1870, p. 3532

(**1870): 'The 'Handbook' to the manufacturers & exporters of Great Britain', 1870, p. 367

(*1872): 'Journal of the Society of Arts', Volume 20, 1872, p. 889

(x1872): 'English Mechanic and World of Science', 04/10/1872, p. 80

(*1874): 'The Woburn Directory', 1874

(**1874): 'Post Office Directory of Middlesex', 1874, p. 501 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(***1874): 'The Era Almanack 1874', p. 89

(x1874): 'Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers', Volume 56, 28/03/1874, p. 389

(xx1874): 'The Law Times', 28/03/1874, p. 390

(*1875): 'The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide', 1875, Aberdeen p. 434, Dewsbury p. 656, London p. 608, Coventry p. 582, Bradford p. 567, Liverpool p. 274

(**1878): 'Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise', 1878, p. 66- 67 (archive.org)

(**1882): 'Post Office London Directory', 1882, p. 412 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1884): 'Business Directory of London', 1884, p. 618-619

(*1888): 'The Furniture Gazette', 1888, p. 47

(**1891): 'Post Office London Trades Directory', 1891, p. 480-481 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1893): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1893, p. 656-664 (Gallica)

(*1895): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1895, p. 717-718 (Gallica)

(**1895): 'Post Office London Directory, 1895, p. 2038-2039 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1896): 'Kelly's London Suburban Directory', 1896, p. 954-955 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1897): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1897, p. 834-841 (Gallica)

 

 

(**1901): 'Kelly's London Suburban Directory', 1901, p. 1050-1051 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(x1902): 'The London Gazette', 05/08/1902, p. 5057 (TheGazette.co.uk)

(*1903): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1903, p. 1103-1110 (Gallica)

(**1904) : 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1904, p. 1129-1130 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1906): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique', 1906, p. 1091-1100 (Gallica)

(*1907): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1907, p. 1094-1104 (Gallica)

(*1909): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1909, p. 1105-1113 (Gallica)

(*1910): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1910, p. 1144-1153 (Gallica)

(*1914): 'Post Office London Directory', 1914, p. 1837-1838 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1915): 'Post Office London Directory', 1915, p. 1796-1797 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1916): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1916, p. 606 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1917): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1917, p. 592-593 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1918): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1918, p. 571-572 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1919): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1919, p. 555 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1919): 'A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs: With Two Large ...', 1919, p. 68

(*1921): 'The Music Trade Directory', Volume 32, 1921

(y1921): 'Guys Cork Almanach, 1921', p. 201 (CorkPastAndPresent.ie)

(1): 'Histoire de piano de 1700 à 1950', Mario Pizzi, 1983

(2): 'Makers of the Piano 1700-1820' and 'Makers of the Piano 1820-1860', Martha Novak Clinkscale, 1993

(3): Will of John Bond, Piano Forte Maker of No 19 Frederick Place Hampstead Road, Middlesex, Nationalarchives.gov.uk

(4): Information friendly given by Bill Kirby of PianoHistory

(5) : Haydn's Dictionary of Dates: Relating to All Ages and Nations, for Universal ..., 1871, p. 299

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