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CADBY Charles

 

 

 

Pianoforte Fig 1. Cadby's A Semi-cottage Pianoforte with left hand side open, exposed on the Exhibition in London, 1851, Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 28/464

 

 

Pianoforte Fig. 2. Cadby's Grand Pianoforte exposed on the Exhibition in London, 1851, Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 28/464

 

 

Cadby's House, Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 28

 

 

LONDON - "Mr. Cadby exhibits one grand, 7 octaves, C to C, and two cottage uprights, fitted with his “patent suspended and adjustable sound-board.” In ordinary instruments, the edges of the sound-board are glued firmly to the framing of the instrument. The patentee considers this has the effect of destroying the brilliancy of the tone, owing to the fact, that the sound-board is not strained tight; he therefore secures it to the framework solely by metal clamps, in such a manner as to admit of its being strained and tightened when desired, like the parchment head of a drum (For specification of this invention see p. 319, Vol. XXXVIII. of Lon. J our.). In the grand pianoforte exhibited, the framing carrying the strings is separate from the case of the instrument, and may be removed from it entirely." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 30

LONDON - "Mr. Cadby sends a grand and cottage, in zebra wood, with his patent suspended sounding-board : there seems to be a great deal of machinery employed to effect this, and we cannot say thatit is attended with any superior results, as  comparison with other instruments will attest; at the same time it has the disadvantage of increasing the bulk and expense of an instrument, both of which are already great enough." 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)

DUBLIN - "664 Cadby, C. Liquorpond St. London, Inv. and Manu. — A rosewood semi-grand pianoforte, with royal patent, suspended, and adjustable sounding board. An elegant rosewood oblique pianoforte, with three strings, handsomely carved case. Two pianoforte backs, one with the ordinary bracing, the other with patent iron truss bracing. A model to explain the latter, showing its superiority over the former." Official Catalogue of the Great Industrial Exhibition, in connection with the Royal Dublin Society, 1853, p. 61 and The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853, p. 257

PARIS - "1999 Cadby, Charles, à Londres, A. — Piano.
1999 Cadby, Charles, 38 Liquorpond-street, London. Pianofortes."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

LONDON - "3375 Cadby, C. 39, Liquorpond-st. — Pianos and harmoniums." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Mr. CADBY (3375) exhibits a grand and several uprights. He is awarded a Medal for excellence of workmanship." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "Cadby, Charles, 3, 33, 38 & 39 Liquorpond Street. - Pianofortes and harmoniums. The instruments from these manufactories are well known throughout the United Kingdom and the Colonies for their valuable qualities. Intending purchsers, either for home use or export trade, can make their selections from a large, well-deasoned, and varied stock in the showrooms of the exhibitors." The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 89

DUBLIN - "315 Cadby. C. 1, 33, 38, & 39 Liverrpool st. Gray's Inn road, London, E. C. — Cottage and grand pianofortes, with Mr. W. Tighe Hamilton's hand guide attached." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 241

Patent of 1850 : "Charles Cadby, of Liquorpond-street, in the county of Middlesex, Piano-forte Maker, for Improvements in stringed musical instruments.—Sealed August 12, 1850. —{Six months.)"  Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ..., Volume 16, 1850, p. 191

Patent of 1857 : "Dated October 27, 1857. - 2719. Charles Cadby, of Liquorpond-street, pianoforte manufacturer. Improvements in pianofortes." Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 67, 1857, p. 502

 

 

'Patent Pianoforte manufacturer' ca. 1841-82

"CADBY, C., Patent Iron Truss-braced Pianoforte Manufacturer, suitable for all climates, and which forms a perfect counteraction to the pull of the strings — conseuently well calculated for shi ping. Manufactory, 33 1/2, liquorpond-street, Gray’s-inn-lane." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 3

"TO the MUSIC TRADE.—PARTNER WANTED, commanding from £2,000 to £3,000, in an old established Pianoforte, Music, and Musical Instrument business, possessing one of the largest connexions in the country. Business prosperous and increasing. For particulars apply to Mr. C. Cadby, Pianoforte Manufacturer, Liquorpond-street, London." The Musical Times, Volume 11, 01/04/1864, p. 253

"C. CADBY, 33 1/2 Liquorpond Street, 18 THE ONLY MAKER IN LONDON OF THE PATENT IRON TRUSS BRACED PIANOFORTE, WHICH IS SO SUITABLE FOR SHIPPING. The great improvement in these Pianofortes consists in the construction of the Sounding-board, which, in place of being, as in the ordinary mode of construction, tightly glued to the wooden framing of the instrument, is in this patented method suspended by metallic clamps, springs, or screws, so as to admit of being wholly or partially tightened. Instead of the tone being partially absorbed and deadened by the attachment on ordinary sounding-bo>ards to the framing, a defect inseparable from the old construction, tho Patent Sounding-board, by its isolation, and by the arrangement of the springs or clamps, retains a much greater and longer vibration, and the tone is not dissipated, but flows on clearly and distinctly, giving to the ordinary Pianoforte much of the clearness and effect of the flageolet and diapason stops of the Organ. It is important to observe, that tho usual arrangement of the Piano is in every other respect followed. There is no change in the method of playing, no difference is observed in fingering, and the pedal movements are identical with the ordinary instrument. Fig. 1 shows a Semi-cottage Pianoforte with tho left-hand side open, which presents a perfect view of the suspension principle. Fig. 2 is a drawing of a Grand Pianoforte upon the same principle, though not shown in this as in Fig. 1. PIANOFORTES MADE AT THE SAME ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE MILLION, Price, in Mahogany, for 6 3/4 Octaves, 25 Guinea- Rosewood or Zebra, 26 Guineas." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 28

"Cadby, C, Patent Iron Truss-braced Pianoforte Manufacturer, suitable for all climates, and which forms a perfect counteraction to the pull of the strings — consequently well calculated for shipping. Manufactory, 33 1/2, Liquorpond-street, Gray's-inn-lane." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1853 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1855 | Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865

 

20, Alfred Street, Bedford Square (**1841)(*1843), 21, Alfred Street, Bedford Square (x1842), 33 1/2, Liquorpond Street, Gray’s-inn-lane (*1850)(y1851)(y1854)(y1857), 33 1/2 - 37, Liquorpond Street (**1852), 38, Liquorpond Street (**1850)(*1853)(*1855)(*1857), 39, Liquorpond Street (*1862), 3, 33, 38, 39, Liquorpond Street, Gray's Inn Road, E.C. (***1862)(**1864)(**1870), 1, 33, 38, & 39 , Liverrpool Street Gray's Inn road (*1865), Hammersmith Road, W. (**1882), London
CAHUSAC & Sons  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1794

 

196, Strand (*1794), London
CALDERWOOD & FOX  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916-19

 

Stanley Street, South Lambeth, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
CALVERT C.  

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

 

132, Clerkenwell Road, E.C.  (*1906)(*1910), London
CAMBRIDGE & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-97

 

9, Roseve Street, W.C. (*1895)(*1897), London
CAMDEN PIANO Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

End : 1927

 

 London
CAMPBELL John Haig
| CAMBELL
 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1901  

68, Lupus Street, Pimlico, S.W.(**1882), 6, Castle Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1884), 124, Balham High Road, S.W. (**1896), 4, The Pavement Malden Road, New Malden (**1901), London

 

CAPEROE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1909

'From Broadwood's'

CAPEROE & HASTELOW (untill 1891), see also HASTELOW

CAPEROE Francis & Co (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

 

 

Show & Ware Rooms : 3, Broughton Place, Hackney Road (18??), Factory : 11,Temple Street, Hackney Road, E. (18??), 473, Hackney Road (*1895), 53, Temple Street, Hackney Road, E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1909), 473, Hackney Road (*1893)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), London

 

CAPRA  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1910

CAPRA RISSONE & DETOMA (**1884)

CAPRA & Co (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

 

30, Warner Street, E.C. (**1884),  20, Warner Street, Far. Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
CARE W. H.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

 

28, Gransden Avenue, N.E. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
CAREY Joseph Henry  

Patent of 1853 : "CAREY, JOSEPH HENRY, of Norwich, pianoforte-action maker. An improved pianoforte action for upright pianofortes." Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 59, 1853, p. 358

 

 

'Pianoforte-action-maker' ca. 1853

 

Norwich
CARLETON PIANO WORKS  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 18??

 

London
CARTER C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

 

72 a, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (*1906), London
CARTER F. C.  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 18??

 

Handel House Fisherton, Salisbury
CARTER G. J.  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1854

CARTER & SMITH (***1854)

1854 - "Partnerships dissolved. May 5 [...] Carter, G. J. and Smith, J. and H., pianoforte-manufacturers, Royal George-yard, York-road, King's-cross, as regards Carter." The Law Times, 13/05/1854, p. 74

 

Royal George Yard, York Road, King's Cross (***1854), London
CARTER H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1910

 

32, Tenyson Street, E. (*1910), London
CARTER Isaac  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-42

 

14, Duke Street, Manchester Square (**1841), 7, Orchard Street, Portman Square (x1842), London
CARTHWRIGHT Edward M. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 25, Gray's Inn Road, W.C. (**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
CARY & Co  

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

 

14, Oxford Circus Avenue, W. (*1906), 231, Oxford Circus (*1910), London
CASON William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

9, Park Street, Islington, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
CASSELL & Co  

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

 

Ludgate Hill, E.C. (*1906)(*1910), London
CASSINI HARRY  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ca. 1916-19

 

74, Church Street, Stoke Newington, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
CASSINI Henry Thomas  

1845 - "In the Matter of the Petition of Henry Thomas Cassini, of Kilburn, Edgeware-road, in the county of Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker and Tuner.
NOTICE is hereby given, that Henry John Shepherd, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall-street, in the city of London, on the 3d day of November next, at eleven in the forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shewn to the contrary." The London Gazette, 21/10/1845, p. 3184

 

'Pianoforte-maker and tuner' ca. 1845-1909 Kilburn, Edgeware Road, Middlesex (***1845), Wood Green (**1874), 319, Gosswell Road, E.C.  (**1874)(**1882)(**1884), 323, Goswell Road, Islington (*1909), London
CATHIE James & John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1845 55, Wellington Street (*1845), Leeds
CATHIE John & CATHIE Thomas  

"Cathie, J., Hammer, Rail, and Small-work Maker, and Pianoforte Manufacturer, 51, Acton-st., Gray's-inn-road." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer & small work maker' ca. 1851-57

CATHIE & Co (*1846)

1846 - "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Cathie and Thomas Cathie, in the trade or business of Pianoforte Manufacturers, and carried on at No. 1, Charles-street, Long-acre, London, in the county of Middlesex, under the firm of Cathie and Company, was this day dissolved by mutual consent; and in future the business will be carried on by the said John Cathie on his separate account, and who will pay and receive all debts owing from and to the said partnership in the regular course of trade.—Witness our hands this 19th day of March 1846. John Cathie. Thomas Cathie." The London Gazette, 24/03/1846, p. 1096

CATHIE John (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857)

 

1, Charles Street, Long Acre, Middlesex (*1846), 51, Acton Street, Gray's-inn-road (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), London
CHACE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 2, Crosby Row, Walworth Road (x1842), London
CHAFEE William G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 (*1874), Woburn
CHALLEN Charles  

Upright pianoforte ca. 1849, Cuthbertson Collection, Glasgow Museums, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

LONDON - "3377 Challen, C. & Son, 3, Berners - st. Oxford-st. — Oblique, and cottage pianos." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Messrs. Challen and Son (3377) exhibit three uprights, and have a Medal for good action and tone." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

 LONDON - "Challen, Charles, & son, 3 Berners Street; Oxford Street. - Oblique grand and cottage pianofortes. An oblique Grand Pianoforte, in the luois XVI. style, of walnut, inlaid with box and purple woods, and with ormulu mouldings and enrichments; chased and gilt. Also two Grand Cottage Pianofortes, in fine italian walnut cases, ornamented with simple carvings in the Elizabethan style, and finished internally with patent double actions, which can be regulated to siut a dry or damp climate with the greatest facility. These exhibitors (whose business has been established nearly sixty years) hav not only an English, but a foreign reputation, and are favourably known for the general excellence of their instruments. The examples exhibited will bear the test of comparaison with the workmanship of any other makers." The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 89

PARIS - "Challen & Son ; Fabricants de pianos ; 20, Oxford Street, London; Fabrique, 36, Cardington Street, Euston Square, London. Un piano dit "Cottage Grand Piano," style anglais ancien. Un piano du même genre, meuble en bois de noyer. Un pianino." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-1915

CHALLEN Charles & Son (*1862), and successors of CHALLEN William (see below)  already in 1862. Read more in Pianos and their makers, Alfred Dolge, 1911, p. 247 (archive.org)

CHALLEN & Son (**1878)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915)

They have made 26.260 pianos in 1900.
In 1981 : 104893 pianos. (1)

Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

3, Berners Street, Oxford Street (*1862), 20, Oxford Street (**1878), Factory : 36, Cardington Street, [Hampstead Road], Euston Square (**1878)(**1884), Steam factory : 60, Arlington Road, N.W. (*1891)(**1895)(*1914), 51, Hanway Street, W. (**1884)(**1891)(**1895), 46, Oxford Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), 42, Oxford Street, W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 32 to 44, Archer Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1915), London
CHALLEN Frank  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1862

End : 1920

 

 London
CHALLEN & HODGSON

 

CHALLEN, DUFF & HODGSON

Upright pianoforte ca. 1862, Powerhouse Museum Collection, Sydney, Australia

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-72

CHALLEN & HODGSON (18??), see also HODGSON

CHALLEN, DUFF & HODGSON (1862)(*1872), see also DUFF

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

20, Oxford Street (*1870), London
CHALLEN William

(1793 - post 1861)

 

1843 - "Bankrupts - HALE Robert, of Hawley-square, Margate, in the county of Kent, bookseller and stationer, d.c. — Official assignee, Green.— Sol. Berry, Trafalgar-square. Fiat. Nov. 16. Pet. Crs. Charles Hollis and William Challen, of Great Titchfield-street, piano-forte manufacturers." Comprising Reports of Cases in the Courts of Chancery ..., Volume 20, 1843, p. 65

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1837-62

Successor of Thomas BUTCHER in 1830 (1)

CHALLEN & WATLIN (***1837), see also Alexander Ramsey WATLIN

CHALLEN & HOLLIS (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), see also HOLLIS Charles

CHALLEN William & Co (**1852)

In 1862, succeeded by his son C. CHALLEN. And later, in 1873, he took his son, C.H. CHALLEN as partner. (1) - See here above.

Great Titchfield Street, Middlesex (***1837), 41, Great Tichfield Street (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852), London
CHALLENS PIANOS Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15  3, Hanover Court, Hanover Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), London
CHALLENGER George & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

 

 

George Street, Langham Street, W. (**1882), 136-138, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 138, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906), 138, Charlotte Street (*1910), London

 

CHALLENGER Frederick Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ca. 1916-19

 

22, Corrance Road, Brixton, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
CHALLENGER James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825

Bankrupt in 22 march 1825, The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., 1843, p. 77 and The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, 1825, p. 637

 

Margaret Street, Cavendish Square (*1825), Coventry
CHALTON PIANO Co Ltd. (THE)  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916-19

See THE CHALTON PIANO Co Ltd.

 

London
CHANOT Frederick W.  

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

 

5, Soho Street, W. (*1906)(*1910), London
CHAPMAN & CHAPMAN  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1900

 

London
CHAPPELL & Co

 

 

Pianoforte in an advertisement of 1872

 

 

Chappell's Oblique Pianoforte, Pub in The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news, Volume 2, 1875, p. 296

 

 

Chappell's Oblique Grand pianoforte, in an advertisement of 1876

 

 

Chappell's Iron Grand Pianoforte, in an advertisement of 1876

 

 

Chappell's Double Overstrung Oblique, in an advertisement of 1883

Square glass pianoforte ca. 1815, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1815, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1815, Edward Knoblock Collection, London, England, U.K.
Square glass pianoforte ca. 1815, Hamamatsu Corporation, Hamamatsu, Japan

LONDON - "3379 Chappell & Co. 50, New Bond-st.— Pianos and harmoniums, with and without pedals." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Messrs. Chappell exhibited a Cottage Piano, with pedals useful for organ practice; and to the same instrument was attached a mechanism of ingenious construction to play octaves when single notes are struck, or to double the octaves when octaves are played." The International exhibition. The industry, science, & art of the age, 1862, p. 150

LONDON - "Messrs. CHAPPELL (3379) exhibit a cottage pianoforte, with a pedal-board of two and a half octaves attached. which, having separate strings and action, sounds sixteen and eight feet notes independently of the pianofortc wires. By means of couplers the two notes of the pedal clavier can be played either together or separately, and the pedals can be coupled upon the keys. There is also an octave coupler for the manual, by which each note can be made to sound also its octave above. The mechanical arrangements in this instrument are ingenious and eflective. They also exhibit a student's pianoforte of forumtaves, constructed at the suggestion of Mr. John Hullah. It is very portable, and the price is to students only eight guineas—the cheapest pianoforte made." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

DUBLIN - "301 Chappel & Co. 50 New Bond St. London, W.—Pianofortes and harmoniums." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 239

LONDON - "13. Messrs. Chappell's students' pianoforte, with a compass of five octaves and a check action, at the price of 15 guineas, is a very useful and low-priced instrument. It seems to have good lasting qualities, whilst the workmanship throughout, though not refined, is good. Their upright pianos for warm climates are well constructed for wear, and have a pleasant tone — some metallic perhaps, and a well-regulated touch." Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1872, p. 890-891

INFO EXTRA

The Chappell Page on Piano-Tuners.org

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1810 (or 1811 according M. Pizzi (1), made pianos untill 1960.

Successor of LONGMAN and COLLARD (on this page, below). (1)

CHAPPEL Samuel & LATOUR Francis Tatton (*1820) untill 1826, pianoforte makers and publishers, see also LATOUR

"S. CHAPPELL respectfully announces to the Musical Public, that in consequence of a dissolution of Partnership, he is removed from No. 50. to No. 135, NEW BOND STREET, and that he has no further interest in the Business carried on at No. 50." The Harmonicon, 07/1826, p. 41

CHAPELL & Co (*1865)(**1884)(*1897)

CHAPELL & Co Ltd. (*1915)

In 1900 they made their 36.100th  And 94.650 pianos in 1980. (1)

Absorbed by KEMBLE ca. 1980.

"CHAPPELL’S PIANO-FORTE WAREHOUSE, 50, NEW BOND STREET. A very large Stock of Grand, Semi-grand, Cottage. Piccolo. and Square Pianofortes, by Broadwood, Collard, Erard, Wornum, &c. for Sale or Hire. New Instruments by any of the best makers can be hired with the option of purchase at the end of three or six months, without charge for the hire. 01d instruments taken in exchange. ALSO for sale or hire, Harps by Erard - Guitars by the best makers — Concertinas by Wheatstone and Scales, and every other Musical Instrument." I Lombardi. The Lombards: a lyrical drama, in four acts ..., 1846, p. 69

"Pianofortes on hire, at CHAPPELL'S - 50, New Bond Strret. - Every variety of Grand, Cottage, and Square Pianofortes. by Erard, Broadwood, Collard, Wornum, Octamann, &c, and of HARPS by Erard, for sale or hire. Any one hiring a pianoforte for not less than one year, can (if desired) choose a perfectly new instrument from the factories of any of the best makers - 50. New Bond Street." The Illustrated London News, 02/03/1850, p. 151

"To purchase of Pianofortes. - Chappell & co. have a large stock of Second-hand pianofortes for sale, by Broadwood, Collard, Erard, &c, &c, at very reduced prices. Also, new instruments of every description. Chapell & Co, 49 & 50, New Bond Street, London." The Musical Times, Volume 9, 01/09/1860, p. 340

"CHAPPELL & CO.'S
PIANOFORTES AND HARMONIUMS.
CHAPPELL and CO.'S NEW ROOMS contain Piano-fortes by every celebrated maker, and form a collection unequalled by that of any other Establishment.
The Instruments are classified In the following 1 manner :
Room No. 1. — Pianofortes of every description, from Ten to Thirty-fire guineas.
Room No. 2.
— Pianofortes from Thirty-five to Sixty guineas.
Room No. 3. — Pianofortes from Sixty to One Hundred guineas and upwards; also Harmoniums of the best kinds.
Room No. 4. — Harmoniums of every description, from Six to Sixty guineas and upward's.
Rooms Nos. 6, 6, 7, and 8 are appropriated to Pianofortes and Harmoniums for Hire.
Purchasers have thus the opportunity of hearing, side by side, Pianofortes by every recognised maker, and of forming a far more correct judgment of their various merits than can possibly be obtained by visiting the different factories, the acconstic properties of which necessarily differ greatly, and frequently deceive the ear even of the moat skilful.
The superiority of tone of Alexandre's Harmoniums is too well established to need any comment; but, besides the Prize Medal, the Jury award was accorded to thern for "novelty of construction of Harmoniums, cheapness, combined with excellence of manufacture and fine quality of tone."
An immense assortment may lie seen suitable to the Schoolroom, Church, or Drawing-room, ranging in price from Five to One Hundred Guineas.
Any instrument may be exchanged within six months of the date of purchases it fail to give entire satisfaction.
A perfectly new Pianoforte or Harmonium may be hired, If taken for twelve m certain.
CHAPPELL'S ORIENTAL Model PIANOFORTES.
- No. 1.
Size, 3in. by 2ft. lin.; height, 3ft. 10in. Compass, 6 seven-eights oct C to A. - Neat case, with square fail. Price 35 guineas.
- No. 2. Size, 4ft, 4in. by 2ft. 3in.; height 4ft. Compass, 6 seven-eights Oct. C to A. Handsome case. Price 45 guineas net cash. The above Instruments arc tlioronghly secured, and are constructed of solid niahngany. They are of such excellent manufacture throughout, that they are confidently recommended as being admirably adapted for INDIA and for tiie EASTERN EMPIRE generally.
The price includes (1) packing-cases of tin and wood; (2) A suitable tuning hammer or key; (3) a tuning-fork; (4) some additional strings; (5) a Book on Tuning and Preserving the Instrument; (6) and the carriage to the Docks.
CHAPPELL & CO., 50 New Bond Street." The Musical World, february 1863, p. 112

PUB in The Athenaeum: A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and ..., 1873, p. 520

Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list London 1872

 

50, Bond Street (*1820), 135, Bond Street (**1826), Bond Street (**1839), [49 &] 50, New Bond Street (**1846)(*1860)(*1862)(*1863)(*1865)(*1873)(*1875)(*1903), 49-50-51, New Bond Street, Belmont Street,  Chalk Farm Road, N.W. (**1884), 15, Poultrie, E.C. (**1884), 49-50-51-52, New Bond Street, W. (**1891)(**1895), [Steam/] Pianoforte factory : Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N.W. (**1891)(**1895)(*1914)(*1915), 49, New Bond Street (*1893)(*1895)(*1897), Show rooms : 50, New Bond Street, W. (*1906)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), 19, Ferdinand Street, Chalk Farm, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
CHARD. E. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870 Upper Street, Islington, N. (**1870), London
CHASE George S. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. A. O. Chase (*1874), Woburn
CHATER W. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1875 20, Hertford Street (*1875), Coventry
CHEESE G. J.  

Patent of 1786 : "March 11, 1786.— G. J. Cheese. Grand Harmonica, with the strings stretched by weights, and struck by hammers. Strips of glass ranged in a frame produce sounds also, by means of balls set on wires, or by coming in contact with wheels rapidly revolved by a treadle." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ? ca. 1786

 

London
CHEPSTOW 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923  London 
CHERRY Henry J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1866

CHERRY Mrs. Ada Esther Mary (*1914)(*1915)

 

 229, Southwark Park Road, S.E. (**1884)(*1914)(*1915), London
CHESTERMANN Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52 114, Crawford Street, Portmann Square (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852), London 
CHEW Charles Frederick  

Patent of 1871 : "A.D. 1871, June 1. — No. 1455. CHEW, Charles Frederick, of Haverstock Hill, in the county of Middlesex. - Improvements in piano-fortes. The features of novelty of this invention consist, First, in making the pins of pianofortes conical, and fitting such part in conical holes; also in making the lower part square or other shape to receive a washer and screw nut to ensure the nut turning round with the pin. Secondly, in the use of adjustable tension straps applied to the back of the pianoforte. Thirdly, applying straps of wood or other material or wire to the bridges of pianofortes to prevent them from " heeling over." Fourthly, making the top of a pianoforte hollow as a box for the purpose of reflecting the sound." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1871, p. 328-329

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ?? ca. 1871 Haverstock Hill, Middlesex (**1871), London 
CHIAPPA & Son  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

 

6, Little Bath Street, E.C. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
CHILD Daniel  

1827 - "Insolvent Debtors [...] And on the 10th day of August 1827, by DANIEL CHILD, of Beauvoir-Place, Kingsland-Road, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Maker, and of BullYard, Fann-Street, Goswell-Street, in the County of Middiesex, Box and Packing-Case-Maker, Dealer and Chapman, that he is in insolvent circumstances and is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 227+229+502

1845 - "WHEREAS a Petition of Daniel Child, of No. 10, Chester-place, Old Kent-road, in the county of Surrey, Piano Forte Maker, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the Court of Bankruptcy, and the interim order for protection from process having been given to the said Daniel Child, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Daniel Child is hereb required to appear in Court before Robert George Cecil Fane, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the 4th of September next, at half past eleven in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said Daniel Child, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. T. M. Alsager, of No. 12, Birchin-lane, Cornhill, the Official Assignee, nominated in that behalf by the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition." The London Gazette, 15/08/1845, p. 2491

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827-45

CHILD & BULL (?)(1827)

Bankrupt on 17 August 1827, The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., George Elwick, 1843, p. 81

 Again Bankrupt in 1845. (see article on the left)

Beauvoir Place, Kingsland Road (**1827), 10, Chester Place, Old Kent Road, Surrey (x1842)(**1845), London 
CHILD Edmund Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1915  

53, St. Peter's Road, E. (**1895), 26, Islington Green, N. (**1895), 14, Mily End Road, E. (*1909), 114, Mile End Road, E. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

CHILD Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 673, Old Kent Road, S.E.  (**1884), London
 

CHILVERS William & CHILVERS James

(1832 - 1895)

 

 

Image of pianoforte in an advertisement from around 1879-80, CHILVERS & NEPHEWS

 

INFO EXTRA

William Chilvers on chilversnet.co.uk
or
chilversfamilyhistory.co.uk

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1855

CHILVERS James (**1865), pianoforte-tuner

CHILVERS William & James (***1875)

CHILVERS & NEPHEWS (**1879)

 

Pitt Street (**1865), Bedford Street (***1875)(**1879), Norwich, Norfolk
CHIPMAN D. R. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Railroad (*1874), Woburn
CHISHOLME James  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841

 

15, Great Pulteney Street (**1841), London
CHISHOLM Brothers 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 18??  London
CHUDLEIGH Brothers  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1909

 

24, Haymarket, S.W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909) London
CHUDLEIGH & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

Managers : SCHUPPISSER Charles Erard & SCHUPPISSER Francis Louis

Bankrupt in 8 may 1903, The London Gazette, 24/04/1903, p. 2670 (TheGazette.co.uk)

 

215, Regent Street, W. (**1895), 15, Little Camden Street (**1903)(*1910), London
CHURCH Cephas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874

GUILD, CHURCH & Co (*1874)

h. Mt. Vernon (*1874), Woburn
CHURCH Jabez  

Patent of 1861 : "1606. Jabez Church, of Upper Kennington-lane, for an improved stand or rest for piano-fortes or other musical instruments." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1861, p. 126

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861

 

Upper Kennington Lane (**1861), London
CHURCHILL Samuel  

 

 

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

 

40, Park Street (*1893)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
CLAGGETT Charles

 

Patent of 1788 : "Aug. 15, 1788. — C. Clagget. (1) Piano called Teliochordon. Besides the ordinary ones, two other bridges are placed nearer to the hammers, but in a just proportion, according to the musical division of the string. Metal bars press down the strings by means of pedals, causing the original bridges to lose their power, thereby producing a more acute sound as the string is shortened by the secondary bridges and metal bars. (2) The keys are covered with glass or enamel, in place of ivory. (3) Another instrument has tuning-forks or single rods of metal, instead of strings, set in vibration by means of finger-keys and action." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 195-196 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1788-93

Bankrupt in 30 march 1793, The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure ..., Volume 92, 1793, p. 316

 

Greek Street, Soho (*1793), London
CLARABELL  

BRAND

English pianoforte-brand ca. ?

 

London
CLAREMONT PIANO Co  'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1901 1, Bendon valley, Garatt Lane, Wandsworth, S.W. (**1901), London
CLARES Christian  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1787

Bankrupt in 4 august 1787, A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 23

 

Gerrard Street, Soho (1787), London
CLARK Alfred George  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-19

 

 

174, Wandsworth Road, S.W. [S.E.] (**1901)(**1904), 168, Wandsworth Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917), 158, Wandsworth Road, S.W. (*1918)(*1919), London

CLARK & BOOTHBY  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-52

CLARK & BOOTHBY (**1841)

CLARK, BOOTHBY & PICKETT (x1842) - see  PICKETT ?

CLARK & BOOTHBY (**1852)

 

12, Great Portland Street (**1841)(x1842), Russell Mews, Howland Street (x1842), 112, Great Portland Street, Oxford Street (**1852), London
CLARK Frederick James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

152, Stepney Green, E. (**1882), London
CLARK James  

Patent of 1862 : "LOCKE. CLARK. 8th November 1862. - 3020, GEORGE LEWIS LOCKE, of Hampstead New Road, and JAMES CLARK, of High Street, both in Kentish Town, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Makers, for an invention for Improvements in the motive mechanism of pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 206

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1863

LOCKE & CLARCK (**1863)

High Street, Kentish Town (**1863), Middlesex, London
CLARK John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 12, Nottingham Street, Marylebone (**1841)(*1843), London 
CLARK Jonathan 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874

GUILD, CHURCH & Co (*1874)

h. Swan (*1874), Woburn
CLARKE Frederick 'Pianoforte-manufacturer and tuner' ca. 1836 2, Duke Street (xx1836), Norwich
CLARKE John P. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868 House Churche Avenue (**1868), Woburn
CLARKE Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 57, College Place, Camden Town(**1852), London
CLARKE T. E. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-19 4, Broadway, Hammersmith, W. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
CLARKSON  

  "PIANO-FORTE AND GENERAL MUSICAL REPOSITORY, No. 20, CONEY STREET, YORK. - THOMAS F. CLARKSON,
In acknowledging the distinguished patronage afforded him during the last Sixteen years, hegs to inform his friends and the musical public, that he has always a variety of Piano Fortes that have been out a short time on Hire, which he is enabled to offer at very REDUCED PRICES.
T. F. C. has always on hand a variety of elegant Rosewood Cottage and other Piano Fortes, by distinguished London Makers. The general Stock comprises Harps, Guitars, Violins, Violoncellos, Clarionets, Flutes, Accordeans, Flutinas, and German and English Concertinas :— also the best Harp, Violin, Violincello, and Guitar Strings, Music Paper, Music Folios, and every article connected with the trade.
T. F. C. having of late been so frequently applied to for the Pianista and other Cheap Publications, he has now the satisfaction of informing his Friends that he has made such arrangements with some of the First Publishing Houses in London, that he is now offering a considerable quantity of the Newest and most Fashionable Music of all descriptions, at Half The Purlished Prices, to which he especially calls the attention of the Profession and the Public generally.  (see next )

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833-52

CLARKSON C. & J. (**1833)

CLARKSON Thomas F. (xx1852)


(continuation)

Piano Fortes, Harps, and other Instruments Tuned and Repaired by experienced workmen, on the premises, or sent lo any part of the country. The Tuner engaged is from Messrs. Broadwood and Sons, London.
OUT OF HIRE, By the Week, Month, or Year. N.B. Please observe the Address, No, 20, Coney Street, oppotite the Black Swan Hotel." The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time, 1852, p. 420

 

20, Coney Street (xx1852), York
CLASSIC

 

BRAND

Pianos made after 1920 by LESWEIN

 

 London
CLEMENTI Muzio

(1752 - 1832)

 

Square piano n° 1824, Hammerfluegel.info

Square Piano ca. 1805, Hammerfluegel.info

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

Square piano n° 10792, Hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 122 ca. 1798, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1805, Pooya Radbon Collection,
Germany
Grand pianoforte ca. 1805, Frederick Historic Piano Collection, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 5960, Mark Campbell, Standlake, Witney, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Grand pianoforte ca. 1805, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Upright cabinet Pianoforte n° 650 (stamped), 6090 (inked) ca. 1806, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Upright pianoforte ca. 1820, Museu de la Música, Barcelona Spain
Square pianoforte ca. 18??, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain
Upright cabinet Pianoforte n° 372 ca. 1828, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Square pianoforte ca. 1832, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

 

'Pianoforte-maker', also publisher and composer

CLEMENTI, BANGER, HYDE, COLLERD [COLLARD] & DAVIS, Musical Instrument Makers (1801)(*1808)

CLEMENTI, BANGER, HYDE, COLLARD, DAVIS & COLLARD (1810)(1)

CLEMENTI & Co (*1809)(**1822)

CLEMENTI, COLLARD & Co (**1821)

CLEMENTI, DAVIS & COLLARD (1822)(1)

CLEMENTI & Co (x1825)

Successor of BUNTEBART

"CLEMENTI en COMP. en BRODERYS en COMP. hebben, buiten hunne veelvuldige Notenhandel, ten allen tijden nog een bezîenswaardig assortiment van groote en kleine Piano Forto’s, alsmede van andere Instrumenten, voor binnen en buiten ’s lands. Het oordeel over deze Piano Forto’s kan
niet anders dan verschillende zijn, want het meeste wat in het magazijn voorhanden is, is fabriekwerk." Nieuwste reize door Engeland, Schotland en Ierland, voornamentlijk ..., Philipp Andreas Nemnich, 1809, p. 287-288

CLEMENTI
on this site

 
BIOGRAPHY
INVENTIONS

Click on the links here above.

CATALOGUE

An Appendix to the Catalogue of 1816 published by Clementi & Co Manufactures ..., 1816-18

Imperial Patent Grand and Square Piano Fortes, with Newly-invented Harmonic ..., 1830

Tottenham Court Road (*1808)(**1822), 26, Cheapside (*1808)(**1822)(*1824)(x1825), London
CLEMENTS William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-04 215, York Road, Battersea, S.W. (**1901), 25, York Road, Battersea, S.W. (**1904), London
CLOUGH J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833 (**1833), Doncaster
COBB J. R. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874

COWDERY, COBB, NICHOLS & Co (*1874)

h. Canal (*1874), Woburn
 

COBDEN PIANOFORTE & HARMONIUM Co

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84

George LINSTEAD, manager (**1882), see LINSTEAD

18, Eversholt, N.W. (**1882), 18-19, Eversholt Street, Oakley Square, N.W. (**1884),  London
 

COCKS Robert & Co

 

 

Pianoforte No. 1 - Price £47 10s. Rosewood Case, very elegant Fret Front, with New Desk, trussed Lags, and Metal Plate. Compass, 6 7/8 Oct., C. to A. Size - Height, 4 ft. 3 in.; Width, 4 ft. 5 in. A Rosewood Music stool to match the above - Price 30s., The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction, Rimbault, 1860, p. 426

 

 

Pianoforte No. 2 - Price £33 12s. Mahogany Case, Cerved Ornaments and Mouldings, Improved Desk, trussed Lags, Metallic Plates. Compass, 6 7/8 Oct., C. to A. Size - Height, 4 ft. 3 in.; Width, 4 ft. 5 in. A Mahogany Music stool to match the above - Price 25s. Note. - The Fronts of these Instruments are now made similar to the Fronts of No. 1., The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction, Rimbault, 1860, p. 426

 

 

Pianoforte No. 3 - Price £31 10s. Rosewood Case, Ogee fall, Silk Front, Metallic Plates. Compass, 6 7/8 Oct., C. to A. Size - Height, 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.; Width, 4 ft. 5 in. A Rosewood Music stool to match the above - Price 25s., The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction, Rimbault, 1860, p. 426

 

 

Pianoforte No. 4  - Price £28. - No. 5. Price £24 10s. No. 4. Rosewood Case, and 5. Mahogany Case. Round fall, Silk Front, Metallic Plates. Compass, 6 7/8 Oct., C. to A. Size - Height, 4 ft. 3 1/2 in.; Width, 4 ft. 5 in. A Rosewood Music stool to match No. 4 - Price 26s. A Mahogany Music stool to match No. 5 - Price 23s. No 5. from the solidity of construction and freedom from unnecessary ornament,is in large demand for School Rooms. This Instrument may be seen in the Educational Department of the South Kensington Museum, Four images here above, part of an advertisement in The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction, Rimbault, 1860, p. 426

 

 

'New Drawing room semi-cottage Pianoforte', a model of 1862, London: What'to See and how to See it, 1862, p. 234

 

 

  'New Drawing Room Semi-cottage Pianoforte - £ 35', London: What'to See and how to See it, 1862, p. 234

 

 

"ROYAL PIANOFORTE SALON. - Superior PICCOLO & COTTAGE PIANO FORTES, Nos. 1 to 7, Manufactured by R. Cocks and Co., 6, Burlington Street, London, Music-Sellers to the Queen. "These pianofortes are remarkable for the beauty aud equality of their tone, the facility of their touch, aud their extremely elegant exterior. They have the advantage of being firmly and compactly made, of the best seasoned materials, and of keeping well in tune for an unusual length of time." —Musical World, Dec. 11, 1845. "It is our candid opinion that for workmanship and quality throughout, together with the extreme reasonableness of the prices, these pianofortes cannot be surpassed."—Dramatic and Musical Review, Jan., 24, 1846. N.B. A list of prices and other particulars to be had gratis, postage free. Seven of Erard's harps, and a hundred pianos for sale or hire, on very moderate terms, including several grand squares by Messrs. Collard and Collard, and Messrs Broadwood. Messrs. COOKS & Co., 6, Burlington Street, London." The Musical World, Volume 22, 1847, p. 354

"MESSRS. ROBERT COCKS & CO.'S - VERY superior PIANOFORTES—PICOLOS, of elegant exterior and brilliant quality of tone, in Mahogany, Rosewood, and Walnut-tree wood. Warranted to stand well in tune in all climates. 22 Guineas. A pamphlet gratis, containing rules for the preservation of Pianofortes. Descriptive price-lists gratis and postage free. Also an extensive assortment of other Musical Instruments. New Burlington-street, London." Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 29

"PIANOFORTES, Manufactured by ROBERT COCKS and Co., London, for SALE or HIRE, prices from 22 guineus upwards, Warranted to stand all climates. "These pianofortes are remarkable for the beauty and equality of their tone, and the facility of their touch, and their extremely elegant exterior."—Musical World. "It is our candid opinion that, for workmanship and quality throughout, together with the extreme reasonableness of the price, these pianofortes cannot bo surpassed. We can conscientiously recommend them to public attention and patronage."— Dramatic and Musical Review. List of prices and drawings gratis and postage free.
London: Robert Cocks and Co., New Burlington Street, Pianoforte Manufacturer and Publishers to the Queen." ALLEN'S INDIAN MAIL, 1854, p. 279

"PIANOFORTES manufactured by ROBERT COCKS & Co. London.
Well-seasoned and warranted to stand in all climates; with patent mêtal plate bracings, above and below, which effectually prevent the back frame from giving way under any climate, and serve to keep the Instrument perfectly in tune for a length of time.
No. 1. Mahogany French-front Semi-Cottage or Piccolo, with carved cheeks, ornaments, and mouldings, improved grand desk, metallic plate, height 3 feet 8, width 4 feet 4, French polished. 6 s. 6; octaves - 33 12
No. 2. Rosewood French-front Semi-Cottage or Piccolo, with back, hollow carved cheeks, ornaments, and mouldings, improved grand desk, and elegant trussed legs, metallic plate, height 3 feet 8, width 4 feet 4, French polished, 6 3/4 octaves - 47 10. The same class of Instrument, in Zebra wood, or Walnut-tree, price. - 52 10
No. 3. Rosewood Semi-Cottage or Piccolo, ogee fall, plain silk front, metallic plate, 6 3/4 octaves - 31 10
No. 4. Mahogany Semi-Cottage or Piccolo, square fall, plain silk front, metallic plate, 6 3/4 octaves - 23 10
No. 5. Rosewood Semi-Cottage or Piccolo, round fall, plain silk front, metallic plate, 6 3/4 octaves 27 0.
“We lately experienced much pleasure in trying some of the Pianofortes manufactured by the house of ROBERT COCKS and CO. NEW BURLINGTON STREET, LONDON. They are chiefly cottages and piccolos. These pianos are remarkable for the beauty and equality of their tone, the facility of their touch, and their extremely elegant exterior. (see next )

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1828-1910


(continuation)

They have, moreover, an appearance of durability which is wholly out of the question in the cheap markets, where the public are persuaded into purchasing a pretty-looking instrument at a low rate, which, at the expiration of six months, is found to be worthless. Not that the instruments of Messrs. R. Cocks and Co. are dear — on the contrary, they are as cheap as the valueless instruments just mentioned, but they have the advantage of being firmly and compactly made of the best (and the best seasoned) materials, and of keeping well in tune for an unusual length of time.”— Wide Musical World.
It is our candid opinion that, for workmanship and quality throughout, together with the extreme reasonableness of the prices, these Pianofortes cannot be surpassed. We can conscientiously recommend them to public attention and patronage. — DRAMATIC AND Musical Review. Pianofortes Let on Hire by the Month, Quarter, or Year, at 15s. per Month and upwards. May be had, on application, gratis and postage free, a List of second-hand Pianofortes, and a List of Violins and other Instruments.
Robert Cocks and Co. New Burlington Street, London." The Organ, its history and construction: a comprehensive treatise on the ..., Edw. J. Hopkins, 1855, p. 624

"PIANOFORTES, Manufactured by ROBERT COCKS and CO., London, for Sale or Hire, price from 22 guineas upwards, warranted to stand all climates. "These piauofortos are remarkable for the beauty and equality of their tone, and the facility of their touch, and their extremely elegant exterior." —Musical World, List of prices and drawings, gratis, postage free.— London: Robert Cocks aud Co., New Burlington-street, Pianoforte Manufacturers and Publishers to the Queen." The Musical World, Volume 33, 1859, p. 685

"ROBERT COCKS & CO.'S PIANOFORTES - « These Instruments are a marvel of elegance, solidity, sweetness of tone and touch, and cheapness."
New DRAWING ROOM SEMI-COTTAGE PIANOFORTE - In elegant Walnutwood Case, with registered Black Keys, and every improvement.
The NURSERY or SCHOOL ROOM Piano, in light hard chesnut wood, very strongly constructed, silk front, 6 1/2 oct. — £18.
The UNIVERSAL Piano, in Walnut or Rosewood, swan-neck front, full fret, 6 7/8 oct, warranted. — £25.
The Walnutwood Truss Drawing Room Semi Cottage Piano, full frets, 6 7/8 oct., registered black keys, warranted — £35.
The ROSEWOOD Truss Drawing Room Semi Cottage Piano, swan-neck front, veneered moulded door and full frets, 6 7/8 oct., warranted—£42. Robert Cocks & Oo.'i BOUDOIR Rosewood Grand Piano, with Brass Bridge, Three Unisons, Carved Legs. Compass, 7 Oct., A to A. 6 ft. 8 in. long; 4 ft 6 In. wide, warranted — £68 5s.
N.B. — Price Lists with drawings, gratis and post free.
A large assortment of Violins and oiher Instruments atall prices. (Catalogue, gratis and post-free.) Vuillaume's celebrated Copies of the Great Makers, each £14 (Robert Cocks & Co., Sole Agents). Vuillaume's Bows, 30s.; Stentor Sows, 10s. 6d.; Dodd's Bows, 10s. 6d. and upwards, Moveable Hair, and all requisites for the Violinist. Metronomes with Bell, 42s.: without Bell, 32s. Kalkbrcniitr's Hand-guide, 10s. 6d. Treatises on various Instruments—Catalogues gratis and post free. London: Robert Cocks and Co., New Burlington-Btreet, Publishers to Hei Majesty and the Emperor Napoleon." London: What'to See and how to See it, 1862, p. 234

 

30, Euston Street, New Road, Pancrass (x1825), 20, Princess Street, Hannover Square (*1828)(**1842), 6, New Burlington Street, W. (**1847)(**1852)(**1854)(**1855)(**1857)(*1858)(*1859)(**1862)(***1863)(**1882)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895)(*1906)(*1910), London

 

COHEN Philip & Co Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1893  

14, Little Camden Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914), 14-15, Little Camden Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1915), London

 

COLDWELL 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
COLE & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-97 Kings's Head Yard, Hoxton (*1895)(*1897), London
COLE J. Junior 'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1814 Bath
COLE Richard & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 249, Kingsland Road, N.E. (**1895), London
COLEMAN Charles A.  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 25, Rotherhithe, New Road, S.E.  (**1884), London
COLEMAN Obed Mitchell  

Patent of 1844 : "Obed Mitchel Coleman, of Fitzroy Square, fot improvements in pianofortes." The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction , Edward F. Rimbault, 1860, p. 156

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1844 Fitzroy Square (1844), London
 

COLLARD & COLLARD

 

 

Pianoforte on the Exposition London, 1851

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

  A solid wood mahogany square semi-grand pianoforte, manufactures expressly for the East Indies, by Collard and Collard, The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 101

 

 

An oblique grand pianoforte by Collard and Collard, in satinwood and gold, in the Italian style, The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 100

 

 

  Nameplate of an upright piano ca. 1866, Hammerfluegel.info

Click on the photo to enlarge

Upright pianoforte ca. 1830-40, designed by J. Lambert, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 1388, Wim Baarens, Le Dorat, France
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1843, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Grand pianoforte n° 8989, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 14013, hammerfluegel.info
Square Pianoforte n° 18998 ca. 1836, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Square pianoforte ca. 1854, Plumley Collection, London, England, U.K.

Grand pianoforte n° 70225 ca. 1862, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Upright pianoforte ca. 1866, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 79803, hammerfluegel.info

Grand pianoforte n° 90386, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 98173 ca. 1873, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Upright pianoforte ca. 1881, designed by Henry Batley W.,  Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.

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'Piano forte-maker' since 1811

CLEMENTI, COLLARD & Co (**1821), see CLEMENTI, here above. Successors of CLEMENTI & Co

Fire in the manufactory on 19/12/1851. (5)

When CLEMENTI retired, the firm was leaded by Charles LUKEY COLLARD from 1859.

"Collard, Mr, pianoforte manufacturer, dies 94." The Bookseller, 1860, p. 64

"The Messrs. Collard of London sold during 20 years, to 1851, about 32,000 pianofortes." The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General, 1861, p. 306

In 1900 they had made 160.850 pianos. (1)

COLLARD & COLLARD became a partner of KIRKMAN in the 20th century. And was absorbed by KEMBLE

1843 - "Palmer John Ogilvy, of No. 31, Bold-street, Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, music-seller and dealer in musical instruments d. e. - Official assignee, Pennell. - Sol. Theobald, Staple in Fiat, May 23. Pet Crs. Frederick William Collard and William Frederick Collard, of Cheapside, piano-forte munufacturers." Comprising Reports of Cases in the Courts of Chancery ..., Volume 20, 1843, p. 48

"LOW-PRICED PIANOFORTES. We are very glad to learn that the spirited conduct of Messrs Collard and Collard in lowering the price of a certain class of pianofortes has been attended with distinguished success, in as far as a very considerable sale has been obtained for theBe instruments. The merit of the firm deserves to be the more handsomely acknowledged — to use a phrase of Johnson's — since it is one of a very small number of British pianoforte makers who may be said to constitute the first class. It is so seldom that a first-class house is disposed to take a lead in innovations for the benefit of the public, and its doing so is so sure to expose it to odium among its confreres, that our recurring to the subject on the present occasion seems but the simplest justice." Chambers's Journal, Volume 14, 1851, p. 45

IMAGE

Streetview ca. 1840 of COLLARD & COLLARD, London Street Views 1840 (MuseumOfLondon.org.uk)

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1850 | Prize medal London, 1851 | Exhibitors List London, 1862

 

Tottenham Court Road (*1821), Cheapside (**1843), [12], Oval Road, Regent's Park, Camden Town, N.W. (**1852)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), 26, Cheapside, E.C. (**1841)(x1842)(*1847)(**1852)(*1858)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1903), 195[105], Tottenham Court Road (**1841)(x1842)(*1858), 16, Grosvenor Street,  W. (*1862)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), 33, Oval Street, Glaoucester Gate, Regent's Park, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
COLLARD MOUTRIE William Frederick  

Patent of 1856 : "365. William Frederick Collard Moutrie, of 4, King-street, Holborn, for an improvement in the damper action of pianofortes. — Dated February 13, 1856. Sealed August 8, 1856." Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ..., Volume 28, 1856, p. 259

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1856 4, King-street, Holborn (**1856), London
COLLIER J. & Sons 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1852 London
COLLINGFORD Benjamin 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 18?? London ?
COLLINGWOOD  

 

BRAND

Pianoforte-brand ca. 19??

London
COLLINS & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921 27, Wray Cresecent, Tollington Park, N. (*1921), London
COLLISON William
| COLLINSON

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1919

COLLINSON William & Sons (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

2, Herbert Road, Shooter's Hill (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), 1, Herbert Road, Shooter's Place, Woolwich (*1906), 221, High Street, Plumstead, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 2, Herbert Road, Plumstead, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

COLMAN Thomas 'Musical-Instrument-maker' ca. 1842 Bankstreet (*1842), Norwich
 

COLMAN, EASTES & Co

 

 

Image of a pianoforte, The Official Illustrated Guide to the North-Eastern; North British ..., 1861, p. 52

 

 

"Music Hall, 68, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Messrs. COLMAN, EASTES and Co., Music publishers and pianoforte and harmonium dealers.
Also of every kind of Musical Instrument, which are supplied at London prices, carriage free.
Pianoforte and harmonium Tuners, Regulators, &c. Just published Eastes' Musical Sketches, [...]" The Official Illustrated Guide to the North-Eastern; North British ..., 1861, p. 52


Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1861 68, Trumpington Street (x1861), Cambridge
COLONIUS M. & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ? and Pianoforte importers ca. 1914-15

 

15, Castle Street, East, W. (*1914)(*1915), London
COLSFORD E. J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1903

 

133, White Horse Street, Stepney (*1903), London
COLSTON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-22 [2], [Upper] Crown Street Westminster (**1818)(*1822), London
CONNER Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 9, George Street, Euston Square (**1841)(*1843), London
CONROY 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1950 ? London
CONS Frederick  

LONDON - "8384 Cons, F. & F. 81, John-st. Tottenham court-road.—The interior action of a piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825-1910

CONS Frederick (x1825)(**1841)(**1852), 'pianoforte-key-maker'

CONS F. & F. (*1862)

CONS Brothers (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)

Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

36, Brill Row (x1825), 81, John Street, Fitzroy Square, Tottenham Court Road (**1841)(**1852)(*1862), 1, Stean Street, Haggerston, N.E. (**1891), Brewery Road, N. (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), London
CONS & CONS 'Pianoforte-makers' since 1884

CONS & CONS Ltd. (*1914)(*1915)

662b, Seven Sisters Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
CONSTANCE Carl Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1915 241, High Road Kilburn, N.W. (*1915), London
COOK Edward Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1837 26, Commercial Street (*1837), Leeds
COOK Richard  

Patent of 1862 : "Cook. 23rd June 1862. - 1848. RICHARD Cook, of Finsbury Place South, in the County of Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of piano-forte actions. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 127

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-84

COOK Richard & Co (**1882)(**1884)

Finsbury Place South, Middlesex (**1863), 133, Fenchurch Street, E.C. (**1882)(**1884), London
COOK Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1901 28, George Street, Croydon (**1896)(**1901), London
COOKE Edward 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1837 26, Commercial Street (x1837), Leeds
COOL H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10

 

130, Redfield Road (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
COOMBE Charles  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-52

 

26, Leonard Street, Tabernacle Walk, [Shoreditch], Finsbury (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
COOMBES Josiah William & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19

 

178, Mitcham Road, Tooting, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
COOPER Henry  

Patent of 1866 : ""Cooper. Dutfield. Gibson. - 25th January 1866. 248. Henry Cooper, and Thomas Dutfield, both of Victoria Park, in the County of Middlesex, and Alexander Gibson, of the Borough of Southwark, in the County of Surrey, for an invention for Improvements in piano-fortes." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1867, p. 19

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1866

 

Victoria Park, in the County of Middlesex (**1867), London
COOPER James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1844 Paddington (1844)(1), London 
COOPER James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-93

 

 70, Shepperton road, Islington, N. (**1884)(*1893), London
COOPER James & Co  

"COOPER, J., & CO., Manufacturers of Patent Pianofortes for Exportation, 43, Moorgate-street." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 3 - and - The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

 
 

'Patent Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1808-58

Established in 1808 (**1852)

 

 

48, Southampton Row, Russell Square (**1841)(x1842), 43, Moortgate Street (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857)(*1858), Manufactory : Lansdown Yard, Guidford Street, Russell Square (**1852)(*1858) London

 

COOPER John  

"Cooper, J., & Sons, Manufacturers of the Patent Solid Pianofortes for India and the Colonics, of great strength and fullness of tone, 70, Berners-street, Oxford-street." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 3 - and - The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1851-61

COOPER John & Sons (y1851)

COOPER John & Son (**1852)

COOPER John (xx1861)

1861 - "Bankrupts. [...] Friday, Jan. 11, 1861. [...] Cooper, John, Piano Forte Maker, 68, Berners-street, Oxford-street, Middlesex. Com. Goulburn: Jan. 21, at 11,& F"eb. 25, at 12; Basinghallstreet. Off. Ass. Pennell. Sol. Stubbs, 46, Moorgate-street, London. Pet. Jan. 9." The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter, 12/01/1861, p. 191

 

 70, Berners Street, Oxford Street (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 68, Berners Street (xx1861), London 
COOPER John Partnership dissolved in 1838 : "J. Cooper, J. Cooper, and R. Cooper, 48, Southampton-row, Russell-square, piano forte makers." The Champion and Weekly Herald, 1838, p. 589  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1814-38

COOPER J. (*1820)(*1823)

COOPER J., COOPER J. & COOPER R. (**1838)

COOPER John & Joseph (18??)(1)

 

53, Southampton Row, Rusell Square [Bloomsbury] (*1814)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823), 48, Southampton Row, Russell Square (**1838), Paddington (18??)(1), London 
COOPER Mrs. Lois Hannah  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19

 

65, Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
COOPER Rebecca  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825

 

53, Southampton Row, Holborn (x1825), London 
COOPER T. Williams  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842

 

Mews, Mary Street, Hampstead Road (x1842), London 
COOPER Taylor  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1814-91

COOPER Taylor (**1852)(**1884)(**1891)

 

122, St. John Street, Road (**1852), 155, St. John Street, E.C. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), London 
COOPER William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839 (1)

There is a COOPER William, 'pianoforte-key-maker' in 1841, 24, William Street, Hamstead Road (**1841), London

 

Soho, London 
COPLEY George

(? - 1855)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

MIDDLETON, COPLEY & Co (**1852), see also MIDDLETON

 

 17, Castle Street, Finsbury (**1852), London
COPPLESTONE John Bartlett  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914

 

18, Berners Street, W. (*1914), London
CORPS James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

13, Gower Place, Euston Square (**1841), London
CORRI Domenico
| CORRIE

CORRI, DUSSEK & CO

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

 

'Piano forte-maker' ca. 1794-1802

He was born in Rome, Italy

CORRI, DUSSEK & CO (1790), see also DUSSEK

BECK F. & D. CORRIE (17??) see also BECK

Bankrupt 19th april 1800, Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register, Volume 9, 1800, p. 393 - and - The Commercial Agricultural and Manufacturer's Magazine, Volume 7, 1802, p. 240 - and - A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 40

 

Haymarket (*1800)(*1802), London

Edinburgh, Scotland

CORSBY George 'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1822 8, Prince's Street, Leicester Square (**1822), London
COSTELLO Henri 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 53, Temple Street, Hackney Road, N.E. (**1895), London
COTSFORD Edward James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910  

133, White Horse Street, Stepney, E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

COTTON John 'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1822 3, Bride Lane, Fleet Street (**1822), London
COULING Mrs. Maria  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-42

COULING Mrs. Maria (**1841)

COULING Eliz. (x1842)

 

9, Castle Street, Long Acre (**1841)(x1842), London
COVENTRY Charles  

"PIANO-FORTES. — MART. An Extensive Assortment, usually about Fifty, of the various kinds, and of the most Fashionable and Choice Description, by all the Eminent Makers, on highly eligible terms, at from Ten to Fifty Guineas and upwards, warranted. The equitable and undeviating plan pursued at this Establishment is, the prices affixed, and no abatement whatever made. N.B. — Dealers and Persons letting Instruments supplied.— 71, Dean-street, Soho, opposite Queen-street." The Harmonicon, Volumes 4-10, William Ayrton, 06/1830, p. 255

"71, Dean Street, Soho. - MESSRS. COVENTRY & HOLLIER call the attention of the Nobility and Gentry to inspect their extensive stock of Pianofortes, consisting of Rosewood and Mahogany Cabinets, of Six and Six and Half Octaves; Rosewood, Mahogany, and Bird's-eye Maple Cottage Pianofortes. As an accompaniment to the voice, the Cottage is peculiarly adapted and strongly recommended. Persons residing in the country may depend upon being well supplied, as the griatest sa tention is o'jserved in'the materials being well easoned. A variety of Second-hand Pianofortes by other makers. Instruments taken in exchange." The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ..., 1838, p. 151

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and 'Music-publishers' ca. 1830-50

COVENTRY & HOLLIER (*1838)(**1841)(*1843)

COVENTRY & Co (**1847)

COVENTRY Charles (***1850)

COVENTRY, BARNETT, ADDISON & NUTTING (x1850), see also NUTTING George, ADDISON Robert and BARNETT Robert


(continuation)

"COVENTRY & CO. - Beg to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, that they have, during the past season, greatly improved their PIANOFORTES, which, for brilliancy of tone, combined with the utmost delicacy and durability of touch, they flatter themselves are unrivalled. C. & Co. solicit an insoection of their Stock, consisting of Bijou, Semi-Cottage, and Cottage Cabinet Pianofortes, in great variety of pattern, and with all their latest improvements, particularly thelight repeating touch, so much sought for by the profession. Second-hand Instruments on Sale, at considerably reduced prices. - 71, Dean Street, Soho, London." The Musical World, Volume 22, 1847, p. 681

"Pianofortes. — Charles Coventry invites the attention of Professors and the public to his extensive assortment of COTTAGE & PICCOLO PIANOFORTES, manufactured of the very best materials, which, for brilliancy of tone, combined with the utmost delicacy and durability of touch, are unrivalled. — Pianoforte Manufactory, 71, Deanstreet, Soho-square." The Musical Times, 01/04/1850, p. 297

 

71, Dean Street, Soho, opposite Queen Street (*1830)(*1838)(**1841)(*1843)(**1847)(***1850)(x1850), London 
COWDERY R.  

'Pianoforte-maker' or piano-case-maker ca. 1874

COWDERY, COBB, NICHOLS & Co (*1874)

 

h. Canal (*1874), Woburn
COXHEAD Charles James  

LONDON - "3387 Coxhead, C. J. Castle-st. Shrewsbury. — Oblique piano, with new action." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-1910

Exhibitors list London, 1862

Castle Street , Shrewsbury(*1862), 22, St. Georges terrace, Kilburn (**1874), 138, Iverson Road Kilburn (*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
CRABB Frederick Arthur 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 147, Upper Kennington Lane, S.E.  (*1915), London
CRABB William Ralph  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1914

CRABB William Ralph & sons (**1882)

CRABB William Ralph (**1891)

CRABB Frederick Arthur (**1895)(*1914)

 

147, Upper Kensington Lane, S.E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1914), London
 

CRAMER John Baptist

 

 

Piano Forte Gallery of Cramer, Beale & Wood,
in 207 & 209, Regent Street, London, The stranger's handbook to places worth seeing in London, 1862, p. 77

 

 

CRAMER
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'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1824-1919

CRAMER, ADDISON & BEALE (**1833)(**1839), see also ADDISON and BEALE

CRAMER, BEALE & Co (x1851)

CRAMER, BEALE & CHAPPEL (*1861)

CRAMER, BEALE & WOOD & Co (1862)(*1863)

CRAMER & Co (**1865)

CRAMER John Baptist & Co (*1876)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910) Ltd.(*1915)(*1916)(*1917) (*1918)(*1919)

In 1900 they made 30675 pianos already.
In 1960 : 130520 pianos. (1)

Succeeded by KEMBLE ca. 1960

 

Regent Street (**1833)(**1839), 201, Regent Street (xx1851)(*1861), 207-209, Regent Street, W. (xx1862)(*1863)(*1866)(**1873)(**1882), 43-44-45, Moorgate Street, E.C. (**1873), 40-42-44-46, Moorgate Street, E.C. (**1882)(**1884), 145, High Street, Nottinghill, W. (**1882)(**1884), 199, 201, 207-209, Regent Street (**1884), 201-203 and Pf. Gal., 207, Regent Street (*1893), 67, Conduit Street (xx1851)(*1861)(**1884)(*1893), 63, New Bond Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(*1893), Castle Road, N.W. (**1891), 43-46, Moorgate Street, E.C. (*1893), [199]-201, Regent Street, N.W. (*1895)(**1895)(*1897), 126, Oxford Street (*1906)(*1909), 28-29, Baker Street, Portman Square, W. (*1906), 40-46, Moortgate Street (**1895)(*1910), 46, Moortgate Street, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), 139, New Bond Street W. (*1914)(*1915), 136, High Street, Nothing Hill Gate, W. (*1914)(*1915), 79 to 85, Castle Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 4a, Acre Lane, Brixton, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

26, Church Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Liverpool

 

CRAMER, WATTS & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893

 

20, West Street (*1893), 88, Western Road (*1893), Brighton
CRAMPTON  

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

 

90, New Kent Road, S. (*1906)(*1910), London
CRANE & Sons  

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1915

1897 - "The company was registered on 27 November, to take over the business of pianoforte, organ and musical instrument manufacturers and merchants of the firm of the same name." Source : The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908 (gracesguide.co.uk)

CRANE & Sons Ltd. (*1914)(*1915)

 

 

217-219, Scotland Road (*1895), Liverpool

Corporation Street (*1910), Birmingham

149, Oxford Street (*1914)(*1915), London

 

CRANET Sons Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-09 Church Street (*1906)(*1909), Liverpool
CRANG John  

ORGANS

"Crang was a Devonshire man, and, after settling in London, became a partner with Hancock, a good voicer of reeds. Hancock added new reeds to many of Father Smith's organs. Crang appears to have been chiefly employed in altering the old echos into swells. He made this improvement in the organs of St. Paul's Cathedral; St. Peter's, Cornhill; St. Clement Danes; &c.
It appears that there were two Hancocks, probably brothers— John and James; and they are specially mentioned in the contract for an organ at Chelmsford in 1772. The following payments relating to these makers are extracted from the accounts of the churchwardens of Maidstone, printed in Mr. W. B. Gilbert's Memorials of the Collegiate Church of Maidstone [...]." The Organ: Its History and Construction, 1870, p. 145

 

 

'Organ builder and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1770-1820

CRANG John & HANCOCK James (ca. 1770), see HANCOCK

Patent of 1790 : "John Crang Hancock, of Wych-street, in the parish of St. Clement Danes, (Middlesex), organ builder: of an invention of a new grand pianoforte, with spring key touch, German flute and harp. CI. R., 30 Geo. 3, p. 4, No. 7. April 13, 30 Geo. 3; May 10, 30 Geo. 3, 1790." Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 47, 1847, p. 189

Wych Street, St. Clement Danes (1790), Middlesex, London
CRANZ & Co  

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

 

13, Berners Street (*1906)(*1910), London
CRAVEN & Co

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1901-19  

75, Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 381, White Horse Road, Croydon (**1901), 500a, Brixton Road, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1919), 4, The Broadway, Norwood Road, West Norwood, S.E. (**1901)(**1904), 600a, Brixton road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917), 6, The Broadway Norwood Road, West Norwood (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 17, Church Street, Camberwell, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 28, The Parade, Upper Tooting Road, S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

CRAWFORD George

 

Patent of 1862 : "Crawford. 22nd May 1862. - 1543. GEORGE CRAWFORD, of Beaumont Street, Portland Place, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in musical instruments. Letters Patent sealed. " Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 106

There was also a CRAWFORD George in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1857. The same person ?

  

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1862

 

Beaumont Street, Portland Place, Middlesex (**1863), London
CRAWFORD Robert 'Pianoforte-key-maker' ca. 1874 h. Myrtle (*1874), Woburn
CREBER Richard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

 

11a, Berners Street, Oxford Street (**1841)(x1842), 57, Rathbone Place, Oxford Street (**1852), London

 

CREBER William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-82

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

6, Charles Place, Drummond Street (**1852), 243, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1882), London
CRESSWELL, BALL & Co  

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904-19

CRESSWELL, BALL & Co (**1904)(*1912)(*1916)(*1917)

CRESSWELL, BALL & Co Ltd. (*1918)(*1919)

 

60, High Street, Wandsworth, S.W. (**1904), 41-43, West Hill, Wandsworth, S.W. (**1904)(*1912)(*1916)(*1917), Concord House, High Street, Wandsworth, S.W. (*1918)(*1919), London
CRESSWELL & MATCHAM  

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1916-19 54, Upper Tooting Road, S.W. (*1912)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
CRESSWELL Shadrach 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 19, Howland Street, W. (**1882), London
CRESSWELL W. W.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916

CRESSWELL W. W. & Co (*1916)

 

Concord House, High Street, Wandsworth, S.W. (*1916), London
CROFT B. & Son  

"CROFT B. and SON, 196 Tottenham, court road W. All pianofortes supplied by us are warranted." The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide, 1875, p. 608

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1870

CROFT Frederick (*1906)

196, Tottenham Court Road, W.(**1870)(*1875), 223, Juction Road, W. (*1906), London
CROFT Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 45, Kentish Town Road, N.W.  (**1884), London
CROFT W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1909-10 225, Breeknork Road, Kentish Town, N. W. (*1909), 223, Junction Road, W. (*1910), London
CROFT William R. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 14, Bonny Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1884), London
CROGER F. & Co  

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

 

303, Liverpool Road, N. (*1906)(*1910), London
CROGER Richard & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-95

 

140, Mile End Road, E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), 184, Whitechapel Road, E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), London
CROMWELL Samuel Thomas  

Patent of 1845 : "Samuel Thomas Cromwell, of Romsey, Hants, teacher of music, for improvements in apparatus to (Nov. 11.) be applied to pianofortes." Mechanics' Magazine and Journal of Science, Arts, and Manufactures, Volume 43, 1845, p. 383 - or - "A.D. 1845, November 11. — N° 10,937. - CROMWELL, Samuel Thomas. — Improvements in apparatus to be applied to pianofortes. The invention consists in an arrangement of stops for producing harmonic sounds which form a kind of echo to the ordinary quality of tone produced by pianofortes, and at the same time raise the pitch of the instrument. The manner in which I obtain this effect or quality of tone in pianofortes is by placing over the string or strings of each nois or half note, at about the middle of their length, an elastic stop, which being pressed upon the strings will reduce the vibration and produce the harmonic sound. The invention is shown as applied to (1) a cottage pianoforte; (2) a square pianoforte." Patents for Inventions: Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Paints, 1871, p. 153

 

 

'Organ-Builder, Music-Seller, Piano Forte-Tuner, and Teacher of Music' ca. 1835-45

CROMWELL & CROMWELL (*1835)

1835 - "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subl sisting between us, Daniel Cromwell and Samuel Thomas Cromwell, of the Town and County of Southampton, Organ-Builders. Music-Sellers, Piano Forte-Tuners, and Teachers of Music, heretofore carrying on trade under the firm of Cromwell and Son, was, on the 8th day of July instant, dissolved by mutual consent; and that all debts owing to the said Partnership are to be received by the said Daniel Cromwell; and all persons to whom the said Partnership stands indebted are requested immediately to send in their respective accounts to the said Daniel Cromwell, in order that the same may be exhmined and paid : As witness our hands this 11th Day of July 1835. Daniel Cromwell. S. T. Cromwell." The London Gazette, 14/07/1835, p. 1356

(1835) Southampton

(1845) Romsey, Hants

CROSS A. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10 16, Mount Street (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
CROSS Charles Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-96 124, Brixton Road, S.W. (*1893)(**1896), London
CROSSWELL John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93 471, New Cross road, S.E. (**1882)(**1884), 3, Cranfield Road, Brockley, S.E. (*1893), London
CROTCH Beale M. 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1806 (*1806) St. George Colgate
CROTCH John 'Music Instrument Maker' ca. 1806 (*1806) London
CROWLEY John Herbert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 Wedmore Works, Wedmore Street, Upper Holloway, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
CRUTCHLEY T. & W. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 Wenlock buildings, Ironmonger Row, E.C. (**1884), London
CUBITT & Co  

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

 

Frith Street, Soho, W. (*1906)(*1910), London
CULLIFORD Thomas  

CULLIFORD, ROLFE & BARROW

Square pianoforte n° 3117 ca. 1795-97, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3409 ca. 1795-97, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3807 ca. 1797, Collection Sigal, Marlowe, Newton Center, M.A., U.S.

CULLIFORD & BARROW

Square pianoforte ca. 1800, Private Collection, Cirencester, England, U.K.

Patent of 1797 : "Mess. Culliford and Co.'s PianoFortes. - On the 31st of January 1797, letters patent were granted to Mess. Culliford, Rolfe, and Barrow, of Cheap-side, for their newly invented grand and square Piano Fortes. The principle of this invention consists in the substituting of any vibratory substance in the body of the instrument, in lieu of the sounding board, usually made of deal. The vibratory substance which has been preferred and succeeded the best, is ox's hide, prepared in the manner of vellum, and secured from vermin and the changes of weather and climate, by spirit varnish and camphor. The vibratory belly has enabled the Patentees to apply a drum accompaniment, by means of pedals and of hammers, which act underneath. —

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1750-1800

CULLIFORD & John HITCHCOK (17??)

CULLIFORD & Co. (1795)(2) Culliford built pianos for LONGMAN & BRODERIP (2)

CULLIFORD & ROLFE & BARROW (1795-97)(*1797)(2), see also ROLFE

CULLIFORD & BARROW (*1801)

Bankrupt in 1801 : "Culliford, T. and G. Barrow, Strand, musical instrument makers, June, 9." The Monthly Magazine, Volume 11, 1801, p. 449

Succeeded by ROLFE William, since 1800 (2)


(continuation)

 This accompaniment has the full effect of a double drum; with the peculiar excellence of being always in perfect tune with every key in the instrument. It will be readily conceived, by all persons acquainted with the theory of sound, that the application of an uniform vibrating substance, in the stead of the deal boards formerly used, cannot fail to produce a superior sweetness and brilliancy of tone. This mode of constructing the belly, also removes the inequality of tone in the several keys, that arises from the irregular density and texture of the deal boards; for, as the elasticity and tension of the ox's hide is equal throughout, the vibration opposed to the several strings must be equal also, and the tone of every string regular and perfect." The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany, 1797, p. 200-201

 

Cheapside (*1797), London
CULLUM Charles Frederick  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870-97

CULLUM Charles Frederick & Co (**1882)

76, Euston Road, N.W. (1872), 98, Euston Road, N.W. (**1882), 108, Euston Road, N.W. (**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(*1897), London
CULLUM & BEST Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers and pianoforte importers ca. 1914 76-78, City Road, E.C. (*1914), London
CULLUM & CULLUM 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870 76, Euston Road, N.W. (**1870), London
CULTLE J. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10 72, Victoria Street (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
CUMMINS Thomas  

'Journeyman-Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827

1827 - "The Matters of the PETITIONS and SCHIEDULES of the PRISONERS hereinafter manied (the same having been filed in the Court) are appointed to be heard at the Court-House, in PortugalStreet, Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields, on Friday the 18th day of January 1828, at Nine o’Clock in the Forenoon Cummins, Thomas, formerly of No. 2, King Street, CamdenTown, afterwards of No. 7, Providence-Place, HoxtonTown, then of No. 2, Esken-Street, Hoxton aforesaid, then of No. 2, Brook-Street, Hampstead-Road, and late of No. 13, Earl Street, Finsbury-Square, all in Middlesex, Journeyman-Piano-Forte-Maker." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 1160

 

13, Earl Street, Finsbury-Square, Middlesex (*1827), London
CUNEO Louis Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-06 44, Copper Street (*1903)(*1906), Sheffield
CURRY Brothers  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921

 

65, Westgate Road (*1921), Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne
CURTIS Charles

 

PHOTO

Pianoforte Depot, 28-29, Baker Street, in London

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

 

28-29, Baker Street, Portman Square, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
CURWEN J. & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

 

24, Berners Street (*1906), London
CURTIS William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842

 

Upper Southampton Street, Pentonville (x1842), London
CUTTER Sullivan 'Pianoforte-key-maker' ca. 1874 h. Main (*1874), Woburn
 

 

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

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