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GANER Christopher

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1779, The SaleRoom, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1780, The Robert Morley & Co Ltd., London, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1780
, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1783, Musical Instrument Auctions, Gardiner Houlgate, The Bath Auction Rooms, Bath, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1785, Genus Bononiae, Bologna, Italy
Square pianoforte ca. 1789, Bonham's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Berheim, near Köln, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1760-1813

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

He worked first in Leipzich, Germany, before he installed in London. (1)

Bankrupt in 1813, The Tradesman, Volume 10, 1813, p. 342

 

Broad Street, Carnaby Market (1785), Broad Street, Golden Square (1790), Broad Street, Carnaby Market (1790), [48], Broad Street, Carnaby Market (1794)(*1813), London
GANGE George  

"Gange, G., Established upwards of Thirty-four Years, (from Broadwood's), Pianoforte Maker, Manufacturer of all the latest and most Improved Principles suitable for all climates, 10, Lower Belgrave-place, Pimlico." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 6 (archive.org)

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' since 1817 ?

'from Broadwood's'

GANGE George (x1842)

GANGE George & Co (**1841)

GANGE George (**1852)

19, Poultry Street (**1841)(x1842), 10, Lower Belgrave Place, Pimlico (**1841)(x1842)(y1851)(**1852), London
GANGE Nathaniel & Son '

Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-84

GANGE Nathaniel & Son (**1852)

GANGE Nathaniel (**1882)(**1884)

 

12, Low Belgrave Place, Pimlico (**1852), 68, Buckingham Palace Road, S.W. (**1882)(**1884), London
GARBETT '

Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1775 (1)

 

London
GARCKA George

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1792, Thomas Winter, San Francisco, California, U.S.

Patent of 1792 : "Feb. 4, 1792. — G. Garcka. Position of wrest-pins and sounding-board." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 196 (archive.org)

 
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'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1783-92

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

Bankrupt in 18th december 1787, A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 110

 

Rathbone Place (1787), London
GARDNER W. '

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1909

 

29 a, Basnett Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909), Liverpool
GARLAND W. M.  

"Piano-forte Manufatory and Music Warehouse, Clumber Street, & May-Pole Yard, Nottingham. W. M. GARLAND, Piano-Forte Maker and Music Seller to His Grace the Duke of Rutland. Respectfully invites the attention of the Profession, and Public in general, to an improvement he has recently made in UPRIGHT PIANO-FORTES, by which the Touch remains the same when the Damper-Pedal is in use, as without. This has been a desideratum in this description of Instrument for Years, as its capability of expression depends in a great measure on the weight of Touch remaining the same under all circumstances (and for which Messrs. Collard have obtained a Patent in the Horizontal Instrument). The Touch of these Instruments is now equal to that of any that can be produced in the Trade, and entirely obviates the objection to the generality of Upright PianoFortes, namely—want of expression. There are several other advantages accruing from this Action, as a necessary consequence of the Construction, amongst which, its extreme durability is not the least prominent.
The Tone does not require a word of comment;—the SoundNess Of Materials, Durability Of Construction, Capability Of Staying In Tune, and. in fact, every thing requisite to constitute a good Piano-Forte, cannot be surpassed, and will be warranted in the most unequivocal manner.—Mr. Garland is induced to be thus explicit, in consequence of several instances having recently come under his notice of warranted Instruments having been returned as defective and inferior.
Besides the above, W. M. Garland has on Sale an extensive Assortment, consisting of SEMI-GRAND, MICHROCORDON, GRAND Square, and all other kinds of Piano-Fortes, by Broadwood, Tomkison, Collard, &c., and as his Instrument may be fairly tested against these, an opportunity is given of forming a correct judgment of their merits, and affording to the Purchaser a saving of from 15 to 25 per Cent.
Instruments of every description for Hire, and Repaired or Tuned in Town or Country; Bought, Sold, or taken in Exchange.
A NUMBER OF Second-hand piano-fortes - In thorough Repair, at very Reduced Prices.
Any Instrument Sold at this Warehouse exchanged within Six Months, if not approved.—Every other Article in the Music Trade on the lowest terms." The Midland counties railway companion. Also, guides to the London and ..., Midland counties railway, 1840, p. 113

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840-55 Clumber Street, & May-Pole Yard (*1840), Lister Gate (xx1855), Nottingham
GARLICK Thomas & HORN William  

1823 - "Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately existing and carried on between us, the undersigned, Thomas Garlick and William Horn, of No. 10, Upper King Street, Bloomsbury, in the county of Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Manufacturers and Music-sellers, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. - All debts due to or by the said firm to be received and paid by the said Thomas Garlick. Dated this 25th October 1823. Thos. Garlick. William Horn." The London Gazette, 28/10/1823, p. 1819

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1823-25

GARLICK Thomas & HORN William (**1823)

GARLICK T. & Co (x1825)

10, Upper King Street, Bloomsbury, Middlesex (**1823)(x1825), London
GARNER H. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 7, Limerston Street, Brompton (*1893), London
GARNER John K. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 1, Judd Street, Brunswick Square, W.C. (**1882), London
GARNHAM John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1823 123, Bunhill Row (*1823), London
GARROW James  

07/1839 - "—James Garrow, Henrietta-st., Brunswick-square, pianofortemaker : in the Marshalsea Prison." The Jurist, Volume 3, 20/07/1839, p. 614

12/1839 - "—James Garrow, Wardour-st., Soho, piano-forte-maker: in the Debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex." The Jurist, Volume 3, 14/12/1839, p. 1135

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839 Henrietta-street, Brunswick-square (**1839), Wardour Street, Soho (***1839), London
GATE G. J. D. 'Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1875 9, New Ivegate (*1875), Bradford
GAUNLETT

 

Patent of 1852 : "Henry John Gauntlett, of Charlotte-street, Portland-place, Middlesex, doctor in music, for improvements in organs, seraphines, and other similar wind instruments, and also improvements in pianofortes. (Being a communication.) July 15; six months." The Mechanic's Magazine, Register, Journal and Gazette, 1852, p. 60

 

 

'Doctor in music' ca. 1852

 

Charlotte Street, Portland Place, Middlesex (*1852), London
GAUTIER Jules  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1866 at least untill 1919

GAUTIER Jules & Co (**1882)

 

 

172, Euston Road, N.W. (**1882), 46, Wells Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903), 40a, Grovedale Road, Upper Holloway, N. (**1904)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1916)(*1917)(*1919), 118a, Duncmbe Road, Hornsey Rise, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

GEARY John  

Nameplate from The Golden Era Piano Museum, Neville, New South Wales, Australia

DUSSEK & DUSSEK

Upright pianoforte ca. 1862-72, (see nameplate above), Golden Era Piano Museum, Neville, New South Wales, Australia

 

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-75

GEARY John & Sons (??)

Bankrupt in 1869, The Weekly Notes, Volume 10, 1875, p. 433

LONDON - "3400 GEARY, J. Prince of Wales-rd. Kentish Town. — Piccolo piano and semi-cottage ditto." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Exhibitors List London, 1862

BRANDS

DUSSEK & DUSSEK

 LONDON PIANOFORTE CO

 

Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town (*1862), Aldrich Road, Kentish Town (1869)(**1875), London
GEAUSSENT Stephen & Son 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1852 Church Street, Hackney (**1852), London
GEE George Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1865-83

 

[1], Queen's Road, Yarmouth (**1865)(***1875)(y1883), Norfolk
GEIB John or Johannes

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1792, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Patent of 1786 : "9 nov. last 7Dec., 1786 - John Geib, late of the Old Bailey, in the City of London, but now of Tottenham Court Road, 9 Nov. last, in the Parish of Saint Pancras (Middlesex), Musical Instrument Maker : Of an intire new 7 Dec- 1786 Improvement upon the Musical Instruments called the Piano Forte and Harpsichord, by which the same will become perfect and compleat Instruments of their kind, and by which the same can be more easily tuned and played upon, and which Improvement extends to each of such Instruments equally alike. A Parchment Schedule of Drawings is attached. CI. R., 26 Geo. III., p. 20, No. 1." The sessional papers rinted by order of the house of lords, 1845, p. 175 - and - "Nov. 9, 1786. — John Geib. (1) Buff stop for pianos and harpsichords, screwed under the strings, and (2) grasshopper action." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 195 (archive.org)

Patent of 1792 : "April 18, 1792. — John Geib. Combination of clavichord or spinet with pianoforte, with two sets of keys to which either of these three instruments may be joined and played together." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 196 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1786-92

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

He was born in Germany, and came to England just after ZUMPE, in 1775. He married in 1779, and went to London, by Tschudi BURCKHARDT, en then by LONGMAN & BRODERIP with LENFELD. He took several patents of mechanisms. But he emigrated to New York in 1800. (1)

CULLIFORD & GEIB (??), see also CULLIFORD

GEIB John Junior (**1811), 'Piano Forte Maker'

 

PORTRAIT

Painting of John GEIB, by John Wesley Jarvis, New York Historical Society

Old Bailey (1786), London
GEISSLER Franz 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1914 32, Hollywell Lane, Shrdtch., E.C. (**1884), 26, City Road, E.C. (*1914), London
GEROCK Christopher

 

 

Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1825, hammerfluegel.info

 

Nameplate of a cabinet pianoforte ca. 1825, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte ca. 1825, The Beurmann Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1825, hammerfluegel.info
Barrell organ ca. 1830, nameboard, Plumley Collection, London, England, U.K.

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790-1837

GEROCK, ASTOR & Co (1815-22), see ASTOR - They made pianos with crossed strings in 1835. (1)

GEROCK Christopher (**1822)

GEROCK C. & Cie (1831)(1837)(1)

GEROCK & WOLF (1832), and publishers, see also WOLF

Succeded by WOLF Robert (ca. 1837)

 

76, Bishopsgate, Within (*1822), 79, Cornhill (ca. 1825-32), London
GIBBONS B. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1821-22 12, Hotel bds., Exchange Street (*1821-22), Manchester
GIBBS Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

GRADDON & GIBBS (**1852)

54, Albany Street, Regent's Park(**1852), London
GIBBS John  

PARIS - "1998 Gibbs, John, ŕ Londres, A. — Piano.
1998 Gibbs, John, 1 Bowyer-place, Camberwell, London. Pianofortes."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70


'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-55

Exhibitors list Paris, 1855

23, Clarence Place, Camberwell Road (**1841)(x1842), 28, Clarence Place, Camberwell Road (*1843), 1, Bowyer Place, Camberwell Road (**1852)(*1855), London
GIBSON Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1909 [90], Great Dover Street, S. E. (**1882)(**1891)(*1907)(*1909), London
GIBSON Alexander  

Patent of 1865 : "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. 1865 Borough of Southwark (**1867), Surrey
GIBSON Charles Jarvis & Co Ltd.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

83, Old Kent Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
GIBSON J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 33, Great Harton Road (*1893), Bradford
GIBSON Jonathan 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 90, Great Dover Street, S.E. (**1884), London
GIBSON & DAVIS  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 18??

 

?
GIBSON Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1850 Caledonia Street (*1856), Bradford
GIBSON W. A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880 Northampton
GIGNEY Edmund Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 10, Fitzjohn's Pavement, Finchley Road, N.W. (**1895), London
GILBERT Thomas John 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1880 London
GILES PIANOS  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?

BRANDS

MAXIME Frčres
RAYMOND
SAMES

 

London
GILLEGIN William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 221, Southwark Park Road, S.E. (**1884), London
GILLESPIE S.

 

Patent of 1774 : "Dec. 28, 1774. — S. GiLLESPY. Harpsichord with a peddle and swell, by which the top of the instrument is raised and the stops worked." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1774

 

London
GILMER Alfred W.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1910

 

30-31, Paradise Street (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
GITTENS T.  

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

GITTENS T. (**1901)

GITTENS F. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

39, Old Dover Road, Blackheat, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GLADWELL Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-07 101-103, Goswell Road, E.C. (*1906)(*1907), London
GLASSBARROW Charles  

LONDON - "Mr. Glassbarrow (3401) exhibits an upright with two sets of strings, one at the front and one at the back of the framing. They are tuned in unison, and though only the front strings are struck, the vibration is communicated also to the back strings, so that the volume of tone is said to be increased. and at the same time an equal tension is maintained on both sides of the framing." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "Mr. Glassborrow showed a newly-patented Cottage Piano, with a second sounding-board and another set of strings at the back of the instrument, by which contrivance he states he obtains a greater amount of tone from his instrument, in consequence of the strings at the back of the piano, which are tuned in unison with those in front of the instrument, sympathising with each other." The International exhibition. The industry, science, & art of the age, 1862, p. 150

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861-62

Patent of 1861 : "1659. Charles Glassborow, of Rheidolterrace, Islington, for improvements in pianofortes." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions, 1861, p. 180


(continuation)

LONDON - "3401 Glassbarrow, C. 104, Gt. Russell st. — New and improved piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Exhibitors List London, 1862

 

Rheidolterrace, Islington (*1861), 104, Great Russell Street Bloomsbury (*1862), London
GLEN  

LONDON - "Glen, 14, Berners Street, Oxford Street, London, W. - Upright and Oblique Pianofortes, in metal frames, with varied check actions" Official Catalogue, 1885, p. 317

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1885

Exhibitors List London, 1885

 

14, Berners Street, Oxford Street, W. (*1885), London
GLOVER Edward 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-95  

36, Wilton Road, S.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), 112, Denbigh Street, Pimlico (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London

 

GLOVER William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 18??

 

London
GODDARD Frederick  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer and organ builder' ca. 1863

 

73, Nortgate Street (**1863), Gloucester
GODDARD James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

7, Union Mews, Middlesex Hospital, W. (**1882), London
GODDARD John  

1840 - "Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore existing between William Mardon and John Goddard, carrying on the trade or bussiness of Piano Forte Makers, in Little Ridinghouse Lane and Great Portland-street, in the parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the county of Middlesex, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent; and all debts payable to and receivable from the said firm are to be received and paid by John Goddard. - Dated this 29th day of June 1840. William Mardon. John Goddard." The London Gazette, 30/06/1840, p. 1551

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840

MARDON & GODDARD (xxx1840), see also William MARDON

Little Ridinghouse Lane (xxx1840), Great Portland Street, Saint Mary-le-bone, Middlesex (xxx1840), London
GODDEN Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842

 

1, Warren Mews, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square (x1842), London
GODDEN James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842

 

12, Francis Street, Tottenham Court Road (x1842), London
GODFREY

PHOTO

GODFREY's SHOP ca. 1905 at Yeovil

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1897-1919

GODFREY & McKEY (**1882)

GODFREY Henry (**1884)

GODFREY C. E. & Co (*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

GODFREY & Co (**1904)

GODFREY & Co Ltd. (*1914)(*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 'Pianoforte-manufacturers'

 

 

Yeovil, South Somerseth

20, West Street (*1897), 88, West Street (*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Brighton

5c, Orchard Buildings, Action Street, Kingsland, E. (**1882), 3-5, Orchard Buildings, Action Street, Kingsland Road, E. (**1884), 40, Blenheim Road, Upper Holloway, N. (**1904)(*1914)(*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

GODFREY William Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895

 

24, Ellesmererd., Rmn. Road, E. (**1895), London
GODIN Brothers  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1901-17

 

78, Leathwaite Road, Battersea [New Wandsworth], S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917), London
GODIN Marc  

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

 

147, Leathwaite Road, Battersea, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GODWIN John
| GOODWIN

 

Patent of 1836 : "To John Godwin, of Cumberland-street, Hackney-road, in the county of Middlesex, pianoforte-maker, for his invention of an improvement in the making or constructing of pianofortes.— [Sealed 8th March, 1836.] This invention is, arranging the strings of a pianoforte in two distinct series; that is, placing such of the strings as constitute about the first three octaves in parallel lines along the instrument, and the remainder of the strings in parallel fines at acute angles transversely of the former; the object being to afford, what the Patentee calls, a more open scale to the strings.
The strings are distended in the usual manner, but the frame and bridge of the upper series of strings must be about a quarter of an inch higher than that of the lower series; and the sounding board must be cut away, and supported by iron pins, at such parts as shall be required for letting the hammers through.
The advantages of this arrangement are, that the upper or treble strings can be made of greater length by being placed transversely, and consequently, their tones improved.
As this plan of arranging the strings applies to upright pianofortes, and to other denominations of such instruments, it is unnecessary to point out particularly the way in which such strings should be fixed, as that will depend in a great measure upon circumstances; and as to the striking parts, or what is called the action, such constructions may be employed with striking upward or downward, as may be desired, that constituting no part of the invention.—[lnrolled in the Inrolment Office, September, 1836.]" The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, and Repertory of Patent ..., Volume 14, William Newton, 1839, p. 14-15

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1836-41


(continuation)

Patent of 1841 : "John Goodwin, of Cumberland-street, Hackney-road, piano-forte maker, for an improved construction of piano-fortes of certain descriptions.— June 23; two months." The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, 07/1841, p. 248 - and -  The mechanics' magazine, 1841, p. 222 - or - "The wrest-pin block is placed adove the strings in the grand." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 206 (archive.org)

Cumberland Street, Hackney Road (*1839)(*1841)(***1841), Middlesex, London
GOLDSWORTH John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1793

Bankrupt in 2 april 1793, The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure ..., Volume 92, 1793, p. 316

 

Tottenham Court Road (*1793), London
GOODCHILD George 'Organ-maker' ca. 1818 Murray Street (***1818), Liverpool
GOODMAN & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-19

 

36, Plumstead Common Road, Plumstead, S.E. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GOODMAN Frederick G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901

 

42, Genestra Road, Plumstead (**1901), London
GOODVIN Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1887 Manchester
GOODWIN & TABB Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 71, Great Queen Street, E.C. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
GORDON John Down  

Patent of 1852 : "696. John Down Gordon, of Eldon-street, Finsbury, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for Improvements in tuning pianofortes. — Dated November 9, 1852. Sealed May 9, 1853." Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ..., Volume 21, 1853, p. 388

"Gordon, J., Manufacturer of Pianofortes for Exportation, 6, Eldon-street, Finsbury."The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1854, p. 9 (archive.org)

"Gordon, J. D., 6, Eldon-street, Finsbury, Inventor of the Patent Lever Screw-Suspension Compensating Tubes for the Pianoforte." The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1857, p. 6 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-57

1857 - "Bankrupts. [...] John Down Gordon, Eldon Street, Finsbury, pianoforte-manufacturer, July 20, Aug. 24: solicitors, Venning and Co. Tokenhouse Yard; official assignee, Pennell, Guildhall Chambers." The Spectator, 11/07/1857, p. 737

[6], Eldon Street, Finsbury, Middlesex (*1853)(y1854)(y1857), London
GORMULLY Robert  

Patent of 1859 : "287. Robert Gormully, of Graftonstreet, Fitzroy-square, for improvement of pianofortes with upright frames." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1859, p. 191

 

 'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1859 Graftonstreet, Fitzroy Square (**1859), London
GOUDGE John Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 231, Burdett Road, E. (*1914), London
GOUDGE Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1910 44, Moorfields, E.C. (**1884), 87, Finsbury Pavement (**1884), 31, Petfield Street, Hoxton, N. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
GOUGH Augustus & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-96 202b, Uxbridge Road, W. (**1895), 1, Imperial Buildings, South Side Clapham, S.W. (**1896), London
, GOUGH E. Brinsmead  

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

 

456, Streatham High Road, Streatham, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GOULD  

FIRE

1825 - "Wednesday evening, about seven o'clock, a fire broke out in a verr extensive building, opposite to the Southampton Arms, Camden Town. The premises were the property of Mr. Gould, the pianoforte manufacturer, and were newly built, together with a smaller house adjoining. A very large and valuable stock of woods, of various kinds, had been removed to the premises a few days since, and business was to have been commenced there next week. Some workmen who had been employed in finishing the interior, had left but a short time, when flames were seen bursting from the ground floor window, and spreading with immense fury over the entire floor. Messengers were despatched to the different engine stations, and an ample supply of water was sonn turned on from the Hampstead water works, but even if all the London engines bad been on ike spot, it would have been impossible to prevent the entire destruction of the factory, so furious was the fire. In seven or eight minutes the whole premises were in one blaze, and in a short time after, nothing but the outside walls were left standing. The fire communicated to the private dwelling of Mr. Gould, and soon reduced it to the bare walls. The fire is said to have been caused by the workmen leaving some embers in a grate which they had used to heat their glue." The Examiner, 25/07/1825, p. 474

 

 'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1825 London
GOULD C. S.  

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

GOULD C. S. (**1904)

GOULD & Co (*1907)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

16, Mitcham Lane, Streatham, S.W. (**1901)(**1904), 25, Poland Street, W. (*1907)(*1910), 86, Streatham High Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GOULDING Georges

(? - ca. 1816)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and music-publisher ca. 1784-1858

GOULDING, PHIPPS & D'ALMAINE (*1801), publishers, see also D'ALMAINE

GOULDING, D'ALMAINE, POTTER & WOOD (*1810)

1815 - "Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between Sarah Goulding, Executrix, and the Executors of the late George Goulding, deceased, and Thomas D'Almaine, Thomas Potter, John Wood, and Joseph Mazzinghi, of Soho-Square, in the County of Middlesex, and Isaac Willis, of the City of Dublin, as Music-Sellers, at No. 7. Westmoreland-Street, in the same City, and in which only the said Isaac Willis was concerned or interested, was dissolved by mutual consent on the 29th day of September 1814. — Witness our hands the 18th day of December 1815. Isaac Willis, S. D. Goulding, For Self and Co. Executors of G. Goulding, T. D'Almaine, Thomas Potter, John Wood. J. Mazzinghi." The London Gazette, 09/01/1816, p. 52 - See also Isaac WILLIS

GOULDING, D'ALMAINE, POTTER & Co (**1823)

GOULDING, D'ALMAINE & Co (*1824)(x1826)(*1830)

GOULDING, D'ALMAINE, POTTER WOOD & Co (18??)

GOULDING, PHIPPS, D'ALMAINE, PORTER & Co (18??)

He worked in 1844 in Dublin, Ireland. (1) But the Dublin Music Trade, says that he was actif in Dublin between 1816-36.

 

6, James Street, Covent Garden (*1794), 20, Soho Square (x1816)(1824)(x1826), New Bond Street (untill 1858)(1), London

7, Westmoreland Street (x1816)(x1826), Dublin, Ireland

GOWLAND Edward [Barker]  

Patent of 1859 : "Gowland - 5th August 1859 - 1803. Edward Barker Gowland, of Brecknock Street, Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1860, p. 118

 

 'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ? ca. 1845-60

GOWLAND Edward (*1845)

GOWLAND Edward Barker (*1860)

8, Camp Street (*1845), Leeds

Brecknock Street, Camden Town, Middlesex (*1860), London

GRADDON Edward  

1830 - "Insolvent Debtors [...]Graddon Edward, formerly of Gower-street North, Bedford-square, then of Mary-street, Humpelead-road, and late of York-street, Covent-garden, piano-forte maker, lately in the employ of Messrs, Clementi & Company, of Cheapside, as warehouseman." The Law Advertiser, 1830, p. 190

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1821

Bankrupt in 1821, Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 8, 1821, p. 597 and The London Magazine, Volume 3, 1821, p. 233

Nassau Street, Middlesex Hospital (*1821), London
GRADDON & GIBBS  'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1852

See GIBBS here above

54, Albany Street, Regent's Park (**1852), London
GRAHAM & YOUNG  'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1930 Newcastle-on-Tyne
GRAHAM W. & Sons  'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1900 London
GRANBY PIANO - SIMPLEX PIANOLA  'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. ?? London
GRAND August 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 84, Oxford Street, W. (**1895), London
GRANDE  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. ??

Pianos made by LESWEIN, London

London
GRANGER Frederick Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and repairer ca. 1916-19 25, Ferncliff Road, Dalston, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GRANTHAM William  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1874 15, Market Place, Clarence Road, Lower Clapton (**1874), London
GRANTONE PIANO Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895

Sole agents : E. HIRSH & Co (**1895), 59-60 Hatton Garden, E.C. (**1895)

198, Seymour Street, Euston Road, N.W. (**1895), London
GRANVILLE & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 London
GRAY Andrew 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850 London
GRAY George 'Pianoforte-manufacturer and instrument tuner and repairer' ca. 1827 25, Carliol Street (xx1827), Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-tyne
GRAY G. T. & Son 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1900 London
GRAY Robert & William  

Square pianoforte ca. 1795, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.

 

'Organ, Harpsichord and Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1774-1838  London
GRAY R.

 

"Gray, R., (from Collards,) Patent Pianoforte Manufacturer, with Metallic Plate, (for extreme climates,) 39, Edward-street, Hampstead-road." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 6 (archive.org)

 
'Patent Pianoforte-manufacturer ' ca. 1850-54

'From Collards'

39, Edward Street, Hamstead Road (*1850)(y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London
GRAY William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800  New Road, Fitzroy Square (ca. 1800), London
 

GREAVES John Welch & TOLLEY William

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830

1830 - "Partnerships dissolved, Gazette may 7, 1830 [...] GREAVES John Welch, and William Tolley, Birmingham, dealers in piano-fortes, music and musical instruments May 5." The Law Advertiser, 1830, p. 341

 

Birmingham
GREAVES W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 28, Corporation Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
GREEN John  

"Second-hand piano-fortes & harps at Mr. GREEN'S MUSIC WAREHOUSE, 33, SOHO SQUARE.
Horizontal Grand, Additional Keys - Stoddart - 16 Guineas
Horizontal Grand, Ditto - Broadwood 17 Guineas
Horizontal Grand, Lyre Pedals, very good - Tomkison - 24 Guineas
Horizontal Grand, Modern, turned legs, &c. - Broadwood 24 Guineas
Upright Grand - Clementi - 16 Guineas
Square, good - Broadwood 18 Guineas
Very Handsome Pedal Harp, very little used Erat - - 30 Guineas
Ditto, Double Action, ditto ... Dizi - - 40 Guineas
Ditto, Ditto, ditto - - - Dizi - - 36 Guineas
Ditto, Ditto, ditto ... Dizi - - 35 Guineas."
The Harmonicon, 07/1824, p. 268

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers and agent ca. 1824-25 33, Soho Square (**1824)(x1825), London
GREEN Edward  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841

 

4, Mansion House Place, Camberwell Road (**1841), London
 

GREEN George & SAVAGE Charles

 

 

Pianoforte Manufactory

 

'Organ builders and Pianoforte-makers' since 1876 untill 1921

BRAND

BROOKLYN PIANO Co

Metropolitan Cattle Market, N. (**1884), North Road, N. (**1891), North-West Gate, C.M. (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), Castle Market, C.M. (*1910), 37, North Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), North-West Gate, York Road, Cattle Market (*1921), London
GREEN J.  

IMAGE

Of the house, 33, Soho Square, London

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 33, Soho Square (??), London
GREEN John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 33, Soho Square (x1842), London
GREEN Nehemiah J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 224, South Lambeth Road, S.W.  (**1884), London
GREEN Oliver 'Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1868 House Spring, cor. Hovey (**1868), Woburn
GREEN T. Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1906-09 225, Whitefield Road (*1906)(*1909), Liverpool
GREEN Thomas  

Square pianoforte ca. 1785, Sammlung Fritz Neumeyer, Bad Krozingen, Germany

 

'Pianoforte-Maker' ca. 1790-1800 London
GREEN W. A. & Co Ltd. 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15 2, Belsham Street, Morning Lane, Hakney, N.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
GREENBERRY & DETTMER Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1916-19 1, Disraeli Road, Putney, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GREENWOOD William R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-19

GREENWOOD William R. (**1904)

GREENWOOD William R. & Sons (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

99, Grove Road, Holloway, N. (**1904), 108, Grove Road, Holloway, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
GREGORY Isaac  

Patent of 1865 : "Dated 3 otober 1865. 2540 E. Farr, Cavendish-street, and W. Tarr,York-street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester, and I. Gregory, F.R.G.S., Victoria Park, Manchester. Improvements in pianofortes." Mechanics Magazine, 1865, p. 289

Patent of 1865 : "ENOCH FARR, Cavendish-street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester, and ISAAC GREGORY, Victoria Park, Moss Side, Lancashire, Improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Petition recorded 29th November. 1865." The Engineer, Volume 20, 1865, p. 428

  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1866-67

FARR E., TARR W., GREGORY I. (***1865), see also TARR and FARR

FARR & GREGORY (**1867)

Patent of 1866 : ""Farr. Gregory. 4th September 1866. - 2276. Enoch Farr, of 40, Cavendish Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester, and Isaac Gregory, of Victoria Park, Manchester, both of the County of Lancaster, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes." Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1867, p. 158

 

Victoria Park, Moss Side (*1865)(**1867), Manchester, Lancashire
GREGORY J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 ?  

Nothingham

Works Camden Town (?), London

 

GREINER George Frederick

 

 

Semi-grand pianoforte on the principle of the speaking-trumpet, Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 464

 

LONDON - "A horizontal piano-forte, by Mr. Greiner, termed, we suppose, a bi-chord grand, but which is in reality unlike any instrument hitherto made, calls for special remark. Its strings lie in two planes, slightly inclined to the horizontal, and to each other, and intersecting at the front end of. the instrument; their farther ends opening out into something like the shape of a trumpet. The idea of the inventor is, that this shape will throw the sound out horizontally, and make the instrument better heard than on the ordinary plan; but we cannot think that any advantage of this kind will compensate for the awkwardness of the form, and the difficulties attending its manufacture. A second novelty in this instrument is what the inventor calls the unison method of tuning. One wire forms the two strings of each note; it is looped at its two ends to two adjoining pins in the string-plate at the back of the instrument, and its centre is turned over a cylindrical stud at the front. This front stud is capable of being moved backwards and forwards by a screw, by which the two halves of the wire are tuned simultaneously. In order to adjust the two strings to a unison, the front cylindrical stud is moveable round its centre by means of a lever, which gives the power of tightening one half of the wire and slackening the other, until a perfect unison is obtained : of course this method of stringing is not applicable where three strings are used. A third novelty is in the action, called a repeating check. It is a means of producing the repeating power by a small tongue of leather attached to the check, and jointed, so as to move upwards with perfect ease, but to offer resistance to motion in the contrary direction. By this arrangement the hammer is allowed to rise without obstruction ; but when it tends to fall, it is held up by the leather tongue till the hopper engages, and thus the repetition is secured. This is one of the simplest contrivances for the purpose we have seen. Mr. Greiner also exhibits a model of a new method of stringing, by which two strings are made to vibrate by a blow given to one only, on the same principle as the synchronous vibrations of the two arms of a tuning fork." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 33

Patent of 1859 : "Greiner. 4th October 1859. - 2239. George Frederick Greiner, of 57, Wells Street, St. Marylebone, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-forte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of piano fortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1860, p. 146

Patent of 1862 : "Greiner. Sandilands. 9th May 1862. - 1387. GEORGE FREDERICk GREINER, and JAMES HENRY CARR SANDILANDS, of No. 1, Golden Square, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Makers, 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. 95

SEE ALSO ...

George-Frererick GREINER in Paris, France

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851

GREINER George Frederick (**1851)

GREINER & SANDILANDS (*1862)


(continuation)

LONDON - "468 Greiner, George Frederick, 51 Upper Marylebone Street, Portland Place — Inventor and Maker. Semi-grand pianoforte [see image on the left], constructed on the principle of the speaking-trumpet, with unison tuning-screws, and repeat tongue check action. Ivory is replaced by a newly-invented material for keys." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 464

LONDON - "463 G. F. Greiner, United Kingdom — for his new and useful method of bringing into unison the strings of each choir of the pianoforte, also for his invention of a new and mechanical contrivance for iv.anos, combining the advantage of Erard's machine, with greater construction and durability — 607." The Crystal Palace, and its contents : being an illustrated cyclopaedia of the great exhibition of the industry of all nations, 1851, p. 62 (archive.org)

LONDON - "We have a curious-looking instrument in the Grand Exhibition, by M. Greiner, professed to be constructed on the principles of the speaking-trumpet, and with an application for tuning the unison at one operation. There is much ingenuity displayed in this construction, but we do not perceive the advantage to be gained by the tone issuing from the sides of the instrument; and although it would be very desirable to tune the unisons as a single string, as it would obviously save one-half the labour, we are afraid it is not so effectual, but that it requires regulating; and as one wire will always stretch more than another, a tuning-pin to each string seems preferable. This instrument being the first of the kind made, the inventor will, no doubt, improve upon it." Crystal Palace, and its contents : being an illustrated cyclopaedia of the great exhibition of the industry of all nations, 1851, p. 202 (archive.org)

LONDON - "Greiner and Sandilands exhibited Greiner's patent Apparatus for Tuning the whole note of either two or three unisons at one turn of the tuning-pin ; this it professes to accomplish perfectly." The International exhibition. The industry, science, & art of the age, 1862, p. 150

LONDON - "Messrs. Greiner and Sandilands (3404) exhibit a new method of tuning the strings of the piano. The two or three strings forming the note are collected and held in a frame, which is moved forward or backward by a screw and nut, so arranged as to admit of great case and accuracy of adjustment. The different strings of the note are adjusted to each other by an additional apparatus for the purpose, and when this is efl‘ected the whole are timed to the reqnircd note by screwing the frame. The plan ma be etfective, but seems complicated and expensive, an experience is wanted to determine its utility. They also exhibit a new pedal piano, playing upon strings behind the performer, and acting by a plectrum, so as to sound without any blow being given. They have also other inventions in the action and framing, and they are awarded a Medal for novelty of invention." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "3404 Greiner & Sandilands, 1, Goldensq. London. — Pianofortes, with choir tuning." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

51, Upper Marylehune Street, Portland Place (**1851), 1, Golden Square (*1862)(**1863), London

9, rue Bergčre (?)(arr.9), 30, rue des Fosses du Temple (?)(arr.11), Paris, France

GREINER Gotthelf & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

'Sole agents for Wagner's celebrated Patent Pianos with transposing action' (**1882)

 

10, Milton Street, Cripplegate, E.C. (**1882), London
GRESHAM  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. ?? London
GRICE Charles & Co  'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 261, New Cross Road, S.E. (**1882)(**1884), London
GRIFFITHS D.  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1909 31, Netherfield Road, South (*1895)(*1906)(*1909), Liverpool
 

GRIMES Thomas

 

 

  Image of an pianoforte in an advertisement, (gracesguide.co.uk)

 

 

 'Pianoforte-maker' or pianoforte tuner ca. 1850 Middle Street (*1850), Yeovil
GROGAN John 'Pianoforte-maker' 10, Stockbridge Terrace, Pimlico (x1842)(**1852), London
GROSJEAN John Frederick  

Patent of 1836 : "To JOHN FREDERICK GROSJEAN, of Soho-square, in the county of Middlesex, musical instrument maker - for his invention of certain improvements on harps, which improvements are applicable to other musical stringed instruments. - [Sealed 20th October, 1837.]" Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1838, p. 292

'Musical instrument maker' ca. 1837

One of the 'Twelve apostles'

Soho Square, Middlesex (*1838), London
GROSVENOR PIANO Co Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916 4, Marlborough Works, Marlborough Road, Upper Holloway, N. (*1916), London
GROVER John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 172, Bishopsgate Street, without E.C. (**1882), London
GROVER W. & F. 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893 150, The Grove Stratford, E.(*1893), London
GROVER William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 48, Chapel Street, Pentnvil. Islington Place (**1852), London
GROVER & GROVER

 

'Pianoforte-makers' (and harmoniums) since 1830

Grandchild Douglas GROVER made pianos with the firm he founded BENTLEY (1890-1930) and later with the firm   STROUD PIANO Co (1930)

157-159, Kingsland Road N. E. (x1871), London
GROVES & DEARE 'Pianoforte-makers' since 1879  

3, Little Guilford Street, Russell Square, W.C.(**1882)(**1884), 8, Holy Street, Middleton Road, N.E. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903), Docwra's Buildings, King Henry's Walk, N. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

GRUS L. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 143, Regent Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
GUNTHER John Henry Anthony  

Patent of 1828 : "To John Henry Anthony Gunther, of Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturer, for his invention of certain improvements on piano fortes. 10th July, 2 months." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions ..., 1828, p. 318 - or - "A second thicker sounding-board, with the belly-bridge upon it, is placed over the ordinary one." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 204 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-52

GUNTHER & NUTTING (before 1818)

GUNTHER & HORWOOD [HOWARD](*1823)(x1825), see also HORWOOD

ASTOR, HORWOOD & GUNTHER (date ?), see also ASTOR

1818 - "Partnership between Henry Gunther and James Lindop Nutting, of Tottenham-Street, Tottenham-Court-Road, in the County of Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturers, was dissolved on the 24th day of June last by mutual consent. - As witness our bands this 18th day of July 1818. Henry Gunther. James Lindop Nutting." The London Gazette, 25/07/1818, p. 1343 (thegazette.co.uk) - See also NUTTING James Lindop

GUNTHER & HOWARD [HORWOOD] (*1823)

 

Tottenham Street, Tottenham-Court Road, Middlesex (x1818), 31, Little Queen Street, [Lincoln-in-Fields], Holborn (*1820)(*1823)(x1825), Camden Town, Middlesex (*1828), 6, High Street, Camden Town (**1841), 7, High Street, Camden Town (*1843)(**1852), London
GURNEY Edward 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. MMrs. James Thing (*1874), Woburn
GURNEY Frank 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Cor Canal and Main (*1874), Woburn
GURNEY GOLDSWORTHY  

Patent of 1825 : "To Goldsworthy GURNEY, of Argyle Street, Hanover Square, in the County of Middlesex, Surgeon, for his Invention of an Improved Finger-keyed Musical Instrument, in the use of which, a performer is enabled ... to hold or prolong the notes, and to increase or modify the tone at pleasure.
| THE peculiar feature of novelty in this invention, is the adaptation of musical glasses to a piano-forte, or other keyed instrument instead of strings. The patentee proposes to place within the case of a cabinet piano-forte a
series of glass tubes of different lengths, in vertical positions; or glass goblets, or bells of glass, within the case of a grand or square piano-forte, in such situations as may be most convenient for the purpose of being played upon aecording to the form of the instrument, and to pass a ribbon or band something similar to a violin bow, over some parts of the surfaces of these glass vessels, in order to effect a vibration, and cause the glass to produce a musical sound. (see next )

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1825


(continuation)

The construction of these improved instruments may be varied according to circumstances, and which is in some measure left to the ingenuity of the manufacturer, the invention consisting in the employment of glass vessels for the production of sound, instead of strings, in a musical instrument with keys, upon the plan of a piano-forte. The patentee, has however, set out a certain disposition of mechanism to effect the object, and upon which plan an instrument has been constructed which is said to produce musical notes of a peculiar and exquisitely melodious quality. [...]" Reed more : Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 12, 1826, p. 340

 

Argyle Street, Hanover Square, Middlesex (*1826), London
GUYNEMER Charles  

'Professor of singing' ca. 1836

Patent of 1836 : "Charles Guynemer, of Manchester-street, Manchester-square, professor of singing, for certain improvements in piano-fortes, communicated to him by a foreigner residing abroad. May 24." Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 27, 1837, p. 208

 Manchester-street, Manchester-square (*1837), London
 

 

(*1793): 'The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure ...', Volume 92, 1793, p. 316

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

(**1811): 'A Treatise on Bridge Architecture: In which the Superior Advantages of the ...', 1811, p. 5

(*1813): 'The Tradesman', Volume 10, 1813, p. 342

(x1816): 'The London Gazette', 09/01/1816, p. 52

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

(x1818): 'The London Gazette', 25/07/1818, p. 1343 (thegazette.co.uk)

(*1820): 'The Post Office London directory', 1820, p. (Gunther) 151 (babel.hathitrust.org)

(*1821): 'Blackwood's Magazine', Volume 8, 1821, p. 597

(1821-22): 'Pigot & Deans' New Directory of Manchester, Salford, &c for 1821-2', p. 65 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

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

(**1823): 'The London Gazette', 28/10/1823, p. 1819

(**1824): 'The Harmonicon', 07/1824, p. 268

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

(*1826): 'Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences', Volume 12, 1826, p. 340

(x1826): 'The Harmonicon', 09/1826, p. 63

(xx1827): 'History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the Counties of Durham and ...', 1827, p. 120

(*1828): 'The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions ...), 1828, p. 318

(*1837): 'Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ...', Volume 27, 1837, p. 208

(*1839): 'The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, and Repertory of Patent ..., Volume 14, William Newton, 1839, p. 14-15

(**1839): 'The Jurist', Volume 3, 1839, p. 615

(***1839): 'The Jurist', Volume 3, 14/12/1839, p. 1135

(*1840): 'The Midland counties railway companion. Also, guides to the London and ...', Midland counties railway, 1840, p. 113

(xxx1840): 'The London Gazette, 30/06/1840, p. 1551

(*1841): 'The mechanics' magazine', 1841, p. 222

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

(***1841): 'The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal', 07/1841, p. 248

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

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

(*1845): 'Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ...', 1845, p. 89

(*1850): 'The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 5

(**1850): 'Hunt & Co.'s Directory & Topography of the Towns of Axbridge, Burnham, ...', 1850, p. 118

(*1851): 'Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences', 1851, p. 33

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

(y1851): 'The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1851, p. 6 (archive.org)

(*1852): 'The Mechanic's Magazine, Register, Journal and Gazette', 1852, p. 60

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

(*1853): 'Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ...', Volume 21, 1853, p. 388

(y1854): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1854, p. 9 (archive.org)

(*1855): 'Paris universal exhibition', 1855, p. 70

(xx1855): 'Post Office Directory of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire', 1855, p. 188

(y1857): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1857, p. 6 (archive.org)

(**1859): 'Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences', 1859, p. 191

(*1860): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted', 1860, p. 118+146

(*1861): 'The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions', 1861, p. 180

(*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. 95

(***1863): 'The Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and ...', 1863, p. 461

(*1865): 'The Engineer', Volume 20, 1865, p. 428

(**1865): 'The Post Office Directory of Norfolk & Suffolk', 1865, p. 562

(***1865): ' Mechanics Magazine', 1865, p. 289

(**1867): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents', 1867, p. 19-158

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

(x1871): 'The Musical Times', 01/05/1871, p. 67

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

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

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

(*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

(**1875): 'The Weekly Notes', Volume 10, 1875, p. 433

(***1875): 'The post office directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk', 1875, p. 662

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

(y1883): 'Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk', 1883, p. 731

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

(*1885): 'Official Catalogue', 1885, p. 317

(**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

(**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)

(*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

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

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

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

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

 

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