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Brand Image Info Addresses
       
HACK Robert  'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841 4, Gray's Inn Passage (**1841), London
HADDAN John Cooper  

Patent of 1856 : "John Cooper HADDAN, Cannon-row, Westminster, Improvements in pianofortes." The Engineer, 26/12/1856, p. 698

 

'Engineer' ? ca. 1855 Cannon-row, Westminster (x1856), Bristol
HADDOW James  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. ?? London
HAGGIS & Sons  

'Pianoforte-[parts]-makers' ca. 1914-17

HAGGIS & Son (*1916)

HAGGIS & Sons (*1914)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

14-16, New Wharf Road, Caledonian Road, N. (*1914), 16-18, New Wharf road, Caledonian Road, N. (*1915),  38-40, Upper Clapton Road, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HAIG John  

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1842-52

HAIG & Co (x1842)

HAIG John (*1846)

HAIG John & Co (**1852)

 

2, Walworth Place, Walworth Road (x1842), 1-2, Walworth Place, Wiwth. Road (*1846)(**1852), London
HALE & Co  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1863

 

Promenade House, Promenade, Cheltenham (***1863), Gloucester
HALE C. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
HALE Edward H. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road, W. (**1884), London
HALL George A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868-74 boards H. Bates, Court (**1868)h. Salem (*1874), , Woburn
HALL G. F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1897-1910

 

79, Trafalgar Street (*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Brighton
HALL John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-17 171, York Road, Battersea, S.W. (*1916)(*1917), London
HALL L. M. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Canal (*1874), Woburn
HALL William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843, worked for Daniel Chandler HEWITT, see below.

"I am a manufacturer of small work for pianofortes, and live in Whittam-place, Upper Holloway—I have manufactured dampers for Mr. Hewitt many times." Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court, 27th February 1843, p. 208

1, Surrey place east, Old Kent Road (*1843), London
HALLÉ PIANOS 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 135, Finsbury Pavement, E.C. (*1914), London
HALLERTON John & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 ??
HALLET Samuel  

Patent of 1857 : "11 May 1857 - 1326. Samuel Hallett, of Clarges Street, Piccadilly, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes. A communication from Joseph Becker, of the City of New York. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted of ..., 1857, p. 82

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1857  Clarges Street, Piccadilly, Middlesex (*1857), London
HALLEY James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 73, Goswell Road (**1852), London
HALSMAYER PIANO Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895 23, St. Mary Avenue, E.C. (**1895), London
HAMILTON & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1893-1910

 

15, Stoke's Croft (*1893)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
HAMILTON, EVANS & Co  

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

 

143, Streatham High Road, S.W.  (**1901)(**1904), London
HAMMAR Charles Alexander  

1850 - "Charles Alexander Hammar, formerly of No. 44, Rupertstreet, Haymarket, then of No. 6, Sidmouth-place, Gray'sinn-lane, then of No. 35, Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square, all in Middlesex, Journeyman Pianoforte Maker, then of No. 30, Cromer-street, Gray's-inn-road, Pianoforte Maker, carrying on there such business in copartnership with Robert Hay, under the style of Hammar and Hay, and now of No. 6, Sidmouth-place aforesaid, both in Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker." The London Gazette, 1850, p. 273

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850

HAMMAR & HAY (**1850), see HAY, just below 

44, Rupertstreet, Haymarket (18??), 6, Sidmouth Place, Gray's inn Lane (18??), 35, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square (18??), 30, Cromer Street, Gray's-inn-road (**1850), 6, Sidmouth Place (**1850), Middlesex, London
HAMMOND & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10 6, King Street, Regent Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
HAMMOND John Vincent 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1904 21, Trafalgar Square, Peckham, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), London
HAMMOND J. A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 5, Vigo Street, W. (*1907)(*1909), London
HAMMOND William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-52

HAMMOND William (x1842)(*1843)

HAMMOND William & Sons (**1852)

 

1, Surrey Place East, Old Kent Road (x1842)(*1843)(**1852), London
 

HAMPTON Charles

 

 

  Pianoforte 3 Ft High by 4 Ft 3 Ins Wide - Rosewood 23 to 25 Gs; - Walnut 25 to 27 Gs

 

 

  Pianoforte 3 Ft High by 4 Ft 3 Ins Wide - Rosewood 23 to 28 Gs; - Walnut 28 to 31 Gs

 

 

  Pianoforte 2 Unisons - 3 Ft 11 ins High by 4 Ft 3 Ins Wide - Rosewood 28 to 32 Gs; - Walnut 32 to 36 Gs - 2 Gs extra for 3 Unisons 5Gs Check Action

 

 

  Pianoforte 2 Unisons - 4 Ft 2 ins High by 4 Ft 3 Ins Wide - Rosewood 28 to 32 Gs; - Walnut 32 to 36 Gs - 2 Gs extra for 3 Unisons 5Gs Check Action

 

 

  Pianoforte 2 Unisons - 4 Ft 2 ins High by 4 Ft 3 Ins Wide - Rosewood 32 to 35 Gs; - Walnut 35 to 38 Gs - 2 Gs extra for 3 Unisons 5Gs Check Action

 

 

 Pianoforte 4 Ft 6 ins High by 4 Ft 6 Ins Wide - Rosewood 50 to 60 Gs; - Walnut 55 to 65 Gs - 7 octaves, 3 Unisons, harp pedal, ivory bridge, extra Check Action 5 Gs., all images of an advertisement in 1862, Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ..., 1862, p. 18

 

 

"C. HAMPTON'S Compressed pianofortes. Prices guineas. 20-23-25-28-32-36-40-50-60 each. [Established in 1851] This principle was invented by C. H. in 1860, exhibited at the International Exhibition, and carried the only award for "novelty Of Construction." It has received the highest enconiums of the Press up to the present time, a few of the latest being given, as showing that as the novelty ceases, the invention is becoming more distinctly recognised.
To The Musical World. — Our attention has been called to one of the most important improvements in the construction of the Pianoforte ever recorded, which has for some time elicited the highest praise from some of the most eminent scientific gentlemen who have closely examined them. We allude to the Compressed Pianoforte, invented by Mr. C. Hampton." — Vide Civil Service Gazette.
They combine two points of the greatest importance, viz., power and purity of tone, and extraordinary durability."—Vide Court Circular.
Mr. Hampton, No. 3,405. exhibits an upright Piano, having different parts in different stages of manufacture, the framing has Iron Tubular Screw Strutts, so disposed tliat a longitudinal pressure can be put on during manufacture, in anticipation of the tension that will afterwards come from the strings. He has 'Honourable Mention' for the Invention." — See Juror's Reports, Class XVI., p. C,
31 & 56, Charlotte St., Fitzroy Square, London, W. - MANUFACTORY AND SHOW ROOMS. - For further particulars, see Index to other Advertisements." Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ..., 1862, p. 16 and Murray and Co.'s Book of Information for Railway Travellers and Railway, 1865, p. 60

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1851

HAMPTON Charles & Co (**1882)

HAMPTON Charles & Co Ltd. (**1884), 'Inventors of the Royal College of Music pianos'

LONDON - "3405 Hampton, C. 31, Charlotte - St. Fitzroy-sq. — Improvements in pianos." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Mr. Hampton (3405) exhibits a specimen of an upright piano, having ditferent parts in different stages of manufacture, the whole being enclosed in a glass case. The framing has iron tubular screw-struts so disposed that a longitudinal pressure can he put on during manufacture, in anticipation of the tension that will afterwards come from the strings. He has Honourable Mention for the invention." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "HAMPTON, C, 31, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W — Compressed Piano Forte Manufacturer. Honourable Mention, International Exhibition, 1862, for the Invention of Important Improvements in the Construction of Cottage Pianos." Debrett's Illustrated Peerage, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, 1865, p. 501

Patent of 1852 : "653. Charles Hampton, of No. 61, Berwick-street, St. James, in the county of Middlesex, for improvements in piano-fortes." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions ..., 1852, p. 472

Honourable Mention London, 1862

61, Berwick Street, St. James (*1852), 31 [& 56], Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (*1862)(**1865), 74, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1870)(**1882)(**1884), 6-8-9-10, Charlotte Mews, Tottenham Court Road, W. (**1882)(**1884), London
HANCOCK C. 'Musical-Instrument-Maker' ca. 1794 Parliament Street, Westminster (*1794), London
HANCOCK James
| John

 

Grand pianoforte ca. 1790, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

"The upright piano-forte was, doubtless, taken from tho upright harpsichord, and we have always understood that it was the invention of an Englishman of the name of Hancock, a musical instrument maker resident in some part of Westminster. He was a man of much ingenuity, and produced several varieties in keyed instruments; amongst which we find the organised piano-forte, the portable grand piano-forte, and an instrument, also a pianoforte, in the shape of a spinnet. The portable grand, in its day, was a successful and desirable instrument, but has long since been superseded by instruments of the kind called kit grands, boudoir grands, pocket grands, and semi grands." The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1840, p. 141

 

 

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

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

Patent of 1790 : "April 13, 1790. — John Hancock, (1) Small pieces of leather between the strings, to deaden one string to each note, when required by the player. (2) A back sticker presses down a palate at the bottom of pipes, in a case below the pianoforte, admitting wind from a bellows blown by a pedal. This flute-stop can be used separately or in conjunction with the pianoforte." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 196 (archive.org)

 

North Devon
HANDS George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 91, Arlington Road, N.W. (*1893), London
HANDLEY M. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-07 289, Bethnal Green Road, E. (*1906)(*1907), London
HANES & Co  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904

Successor of LUNDBY & Co

578, Fulham Road, S.W. (**1904), London
HANLEY C. C. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. R. Hanley (*1874), Woburn
HANLEY James

 

SEE ALSO ...

Select Committee on import duties. - 13 July 1840

 
 

'Harp-maker' ca. 1840

 

 London
HANNINGTON & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 9, Dorreet Street (*1907)(*1909), London
HANSEN GRIFFITHS Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15 55, Berners Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), London
HANSON Albert & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 68, Buxton Road (?), Huddersfield, county of York
HANSONS  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1946 High Street (*1946), Stratford-upon-Avon
HARCOURT & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
HARDCASTLE John Julius Jones  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1919

SEE ALSO ...

Arthur Charles SCIPEO

London
HARDIE Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843-52

 

13, Up Gloster Place, Kings Road Chelsea (*1843), 3, Gloster Place, Kings Road Chelsea (**1852), London
HARDIE William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1846

 

17, Sidney Street (x1846), 108, Church Street (x1846), Brighton
HARDY Harry & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901

 

156, Maple Road, Penge, S.E. (**1901), London,
HARDY Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800 (2)

 

Oxford
HARDY Richard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1845

 

31, Church Street (*1845), Leeds
HARE James  

Patent of 1860 : "Hare - 30 August 1859 - 1971. James Hare, of Hamstead Road, Handsworth, near Birmingham, Music Smith, for an invention for Improvements in piano fortes." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1860, p. 129

 

'Music Smith' ca. 1859 Hamstead Road (*1860), Handsworth, near Birmingham
HARGREAVES W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 11, Booth Street, Piccadilly (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HARLAND Alfred Joseph  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1879 untill 1915

 

 

106, Wenlock Street, New North Road, N. (**1884)(**1891), 2-3, Forston Street, N. (**1891)(**1895), 106, Wenlock Street, N. (**1895), 105-106, Wenlock Street, N. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), 106, Wenlock Street, Hoxton, N. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

HARLEY D. W. 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818 48, Wyche Street (**1818), London
HARLING Joseph Alfred & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1870-84 81, Newington butts., S.E. (**1882)(**1884), 373, Brixton Road (**1884), 36, Water Lane, S.W. (**1884), London
HAROLD Brothers 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15 Lampeter Street, Islington, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
HAROLD & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-97 518, Holloway Road, N. (*1895)(*1897), London
HAROLD & DENSON Ltd. 'Pianoforte-makers' since 1883 45-49, Oxford Road, Finsbury Park, N. (**1904), London
HARPER Brothers  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893-1910

HARPER Edward (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

 

36, Ship Street (*1893)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Brighton
HARPER & CASTLE 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93 13, Aberdeen Park Road, N. (**1882)(*1893), London
HARPER Edwin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-91

 

75, Haverstock Hill, N.W. (**1882)(**1891), London
HARPER ELECTRIC PIANO Co Ltd.  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

258-260-262, Holloway Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
HARPER Thomas W. 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1880

HARPER Thomas (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

498, Hornsey Road, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HARPER William Claude  

 

 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

'Maker to his late Majesty'

49, Red Lion Street, Holborn (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
HARRIS Baker 'Harpsichord, spinets, organ and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1740-80 (2) London
HARRIS Brothers Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 72, Downs Park Road, Hackney, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HARRIS & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904

HARRIS & Co (**1904)

 

Olinda Works, Olinda Road, Stamford Hill, N. (**1904), London

 

HARRIS Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1860

1860 - "Creditors under Estates in Chancery. Last day of proof. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1860. [...] Harris, Charles, Pianoforte Maker, late of Pratt-street, Lambeth, Surrey, and formerly of New-street, Vincent-square, Westminster." The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter, 17/11/1860, p. 39

 

 

New Street, Vincent Square, Westminster (18??), Pratt Street, Lambeth, Surrey (xx1860), London

 

HARRIS J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1910

HARRIS & Co (**1884)

HARRIS J. & Co (*1893)(*1906)(*1907)(*1910)

 

33, Rathbone Place, W. (**1884)(*1893), 16, Newman Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1884)(*1893), 2, Broad Street Buildings, E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London

 

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

20, Colvill Place, Whitfield Street, W. (*1914(*1915)), London

 

HARRISON A. E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-04 42, Lewisham Road, Lewisham, S.E. (**1901)(**1904), London
HARRISON E.  

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

 

Alexandra Hall, Mercaant's Road, Clifton (*1893)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
HARRISON Edward  

LONDON - "Messrs. Harrison & Co. exhibit an upright piccolo, called the “ utilitarian boudoir piano,” and made with the object of constructing a piano-forte at the least possible cost: the price of this instrument being eighteen guineas only. To effect this, several alteration shave been made. In the first place, there is only one string to each note; secondly, the keys are shorter and project less, by which the legs or scrolls usually put under the key-frame are saved ; and, thirdly, the action consists of a simple projection at the end of the key, which lifts the tail of the hammer directly, without the intervention of any hopper. It is in fact a return to the primitive single-action, with which the piano-forte was first made; the only difference being the variation in form necessary to apply it to the upright instrument. Although advocating cheapness, we cannot consider it desirable to obtain it by depriving the piano-forte of the improvements it has received, or by any other means calculated to deteriorate its quality." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 33-34

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-62


(continuation)

LONDON - "464a Harrison, J., 45 Upper John Street, Fitzroy Squire — Manufacturer and Inventor. Model of action generally used by pianoforte manufacturers.
Model of registered boudoir pianoforte; action to show in what the improvement consists. Pianoforte with the registered action." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 464

LONDON - "3406 Harrison, & Co. 65, John-st. Fitzroy sq. — Piano, with iron clipper plates, and rustless gilt steel wire." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London, 1862

124, London Road (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), 45 Upper John Street, Fitzroy Square (**1851), 65, John Street, Fitzroy Square (*1862), London
HARRISON Frederick James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1901

 

16, Hill Street, Peckham, S.E. (**1896)(**1901), London
HARRISON & HARRISON Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1906-10 92-98, Colmore Row (*1906)(*1909), 40-41, Benett's Hill (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
HARRISON John  

'Harpsichord, spinets, organ and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1743-81

 

London
HARRISSON Johannes  

Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1765

Established in 1765 (1)

 

London
HARRISON Joseph  

Patent of 1854 : "1164. And Joseph Harrison, of Fitzroy-square, in the county of Middlesex, has given the likenotice in respect of the invention of improvements in piano fortes." The London Gazette, 18/07/1854, p. 2242 (thegazette.co.uk)

FIRE

"Fire At Harrison's Pianoforte Manufactory. — On Wednesday night a fire broke out on the premises occupied by the above firm, at John-street, Tottenham-court-road. A great amount of property was destroyed, part only of which, we believe, was insured. The unfortunate workmen have, as usual, lost all their tools, which were not insured." The Musical World, 29/03/1856, p. 203

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1854-62

LONDON - "Harrison Joseph, & Co, 65 John Street, Fitzroy Square, London, W. - A pianoforte with patent iron clipper plates and gilt steel wire, that will not rust." The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 103

LONDON - "Messrs. Harrison and Co. (3406) exhibit two uprights, a model of a. simple lever action, and specimens of a wire prepared to prevent oxidation. They are awarded a Medal." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

Fitzroy Square, Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex (*1854)(**1856), 65, John Street, Fitzroy Square (**1862), London
HARRISON T. 'Great Midland Music Warehouse' ca. 1867 Benneth's Hill and Colmore Road (**1867), Birmingham
HARRISON Thomas

 

Patent of 1868 : "Harrison. 6th November 1868. - 3375. Thomas Harrison, of Liverpool, in the County of Lancaster, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1869, p. 232

 

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1837-68

 

42, Richmond Row (*1837), Liverpool, Lancaster
HARRISON Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1890 49 1/2, Grayling Road, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HARRODS  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' since 1895

End : 1914

London
HARROLD Francis Edward  'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891 518, Holloway Road, N. (**1891), London
HARSTON James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1855 Lombard Street, Newark (xx1855), Nottingham
HARSTON & Son 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1900 Lincoln - Newark
HART & FELLOWS 'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1822 1, Beech Street, Barbican (**1822), London
HART John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 102, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HART Joseph  

"JOSEPH HART - MANUFACTURER of Improved Cabinet, Cottage, and Square Piano Fortes, Seraphines, Ac. 109, Hatton Garden, London.
J. Hart respectfully invites the Public to inspect his improved Piano-fortes, which, from their peculiar construction, produce a tone not surpassed by those of any other maker; they are manufactured in an elegant form, of the best and wellseasoned materials, and are offered at a very reasonable price for ready money. Every instrument is warranted.
THE SERAPHINE. Having paid particular attention to the manufacture of this useful instrument, J. Hart presents it to the Public as the most perfect of the kind; its defects have been remedied, particularly those of not replying to the touch, and also the difficulty nf supplying the wind, hitherto so much complained of. The action of the bellows is now rendered so easy, that it may be worked without the least fatigue, while the varied qualities of tone, de. licate and soft, or powerful, at the pleasure of the performer, renders It capable of giving effect to an y Organ Music, and it will be found equally adapted either for the Church, Chanel, or the Drawing Room." The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ..., 1838, p. 15

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and publisher ca. 1838-52


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"Coronation Anthem. O Lord by whom sovereigns reign, composed expressly for the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, by Thos. Jarman (author of the 'Sacred Harmonica', 'Voice of Melody', &c. Price ls. Published by J. Hart, 100, Hatton Garden, Music seller and Manufacturer of Improved Cabinet and Cottage Pianofortes, Seraphines, &c., which combine brilliant and powerfull tone, superior touch - elegant form, and the greatest durability. Every Instrument is Warranted, and Six Months' Trial Allowed." The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ..., 1838, p. 140

"J. HART, 109, HATTON GARDEN, Manufacturer of Improved Cabinet, Cottage, and Piccolo Pianofortes, which combine Brilliant and Powerful Tone, Superior Touch, Elegant Form, and the greatest durability.
Piccolo Pianofortes from 28 to 35 Guineas
Cottage Ditto from 30 to 40 Ditto
Cabinet Ditto from 40 to 60 Ditto
A liberal allowance to Country Dealers, Merchants, and the Profession." The Musical World, 23/O5/1839, p. 64

 

109, Hatton Garden (*1838)(***1839)(**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
HART PITMAN F. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 20, Paternoster Row, E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
HARTILL & LOCKINGTON

 

"Hartill & Lockington (from Broadwood's), Pianoforte Makers, with Metallic Plates for extreme climates, 41, Kenton-street, Brunswick-square." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 7 (archive.org)

 
'Pianoforte-makers' since 1850-57

'From Broadwoods'

[41], Kenton Street, Brunswick Square (*1850)(y1854)(y1857), London
HARTLEY Stephen & Sons 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1857 Halifax
HARVEY Benjamin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1860-95

HARVEY Benjamin (**1882)

HARVEY Benjamin & Son (**1884)

HARVEY Benjamin (**1895)

 

24, Edward Street, City Road, N. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), London
HARVEY George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

HARVEY George & Son (??)

HARVEY Son (*1906)(*1907)

HARVEY George (*1910)

 

169, Copenhagen Street, N., W.C. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
HARVEY John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1855

 

London
HARVEY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1915

 

83, Shepperdess Walk, N. (**1891)(**1895)(*1914)(*1915), London
HARWAR Joseph

 

LONDON - "A cottage upright, by Mr. Harwar, has the power of transposing. The framing, carrying the sound-board and system of strings, is detached from the case, and is capable of being moved laterally upon rollers, by taming a screw at the side. When the frame is shifted more or less to the right, the key C will strike either B, B flat, or A, according to the distance through which it is moved; or, by shifting it to the left, the same key will strike C sharp, D, or D sharp, and so on. This piano-forte has also metallic bracing at the back, to counteract the pull of the strings." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 34

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1840-52

Bankrupt in 1844 : "Bankrupts - From Noveber 26th to December 13th inclusive [...] Harwar Joseph, Charlotte-street, Bloomsbury, pianoforte-manufacturer." The Bankers' Magazine, Volume 1, 12/1844, p. 247


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LONDON - "493a Harwar, Joseph, 28 Bloomsbury Street - Manufacturer. Pianoforte with transposing mechanism, metallic aquilibrium string frame, adjusting tension rods, and improved sound-board, fitted up in newly designed case with sliding front. (The first transposing pianoforte invented by a German named Rolla [Roller] The keys in his instrument were shifted; the modern system is incomparably superior. - H.E.D.)" Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 469 -  see also Roller & Blanchet (°1826) in Paris, France

Exhibitors list London, 1851

 

29, Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury (**1841)(x1842), 28, Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury (**1844)(**1851), 28, Bloomsbury Street, St. Gilles (**1852), London
HARWOOD Richard & Son 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1900 London
HASTELOW Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-97

CAPEROE & HASTELOW (**1852)(untill 1891), see also CAPEROE

HASTELOW Henry (**1882)(**1884)

HASTELOW Henry & Co (*1893)

 

Factory : 11,Temple Street, Hackney Road, E. (18??), 447, Hackney Road, E. (**1882)(**1884)(*1893), London
HASTINGS G. & W. Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1895-1910 158, West Street (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Sheffield
HATTERSLEY William  

Patent of 1845 : "William Hattersley, of Regent Street, Westminster, pianoforte maker, for "certain improvements in (April 7.) the construction of pianofortes." The Pianoforte, its origin, progress, and construction , Edward F. Rimbault, 1860, p. 156

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-47

1847 - "The Court forrelief of insolvent debtors. Saturday the 26th day of June 1847. [...] On their own petitions. [...] William Hattersley, late of N. 50, Millbank-street, Westminster, Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker. - In the debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex." The London Gazette, 29/06/1847, p. 2408 (TheGazette.co.uk)

SEE ALSO ...

... the patent of 1847 of Claude MONTAL

 

 43, Regent Street, Westminster (x1842)(1845), 50, Millbank Street, Westminster, Middlesex (xx1847), London
HAUCK Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1813

Patent of 1813 : "March 3, 1813. - Frederick Hauck. Method of applying additional keys, strings hammers, etc. to old-keyed instruments." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 201 (archive.org)

 

London
HAWKES & Son  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

 

28, Leicester Square (*1895)(*1897), Denman Street, Piccadilly Circus (*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
HAWKES William  

Patent of 1808 : "July 25, 1808. — William Hawkes. Two sets of strings of two unisons to each set. The action being shifted by pedal so as to strike each set, produces seven diatonic and five flat tones to our present scale of twelve fixed tones." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 200 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1808

 

London ?
HAWKESLEY Jos. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 35, Tavistock Place, W.C. (*1893), London
HAWKINS Major  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870-84

 

40, University Street, Tottenham Court Road, W.C. (**1870)(**1882), 58, Harington Street, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1884), London
HAWKINS Richard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1915

 

 

19, Buckingham Road, Kingsland, N. (**1891)(**1895), 2-4, Tottenham Road, N. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

HAWKINS Thomas  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850 London
HAWLEY John  

Patent of 1840 : "JOHN HAWLEY, FRITH STREET, SOHO, WATCHMAKER, for improvements in pianos and harps. - Enrolment Office, December 1, 1840." The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Volume 33, 1840, p. 589

 

'Watch-maker' ca. 1840

 

Drith Street, Soho (*1840), London
HAXBIE Thomas  

Patent of 1770 : "Dec. 28, 1770. — Thomas Haxby. A single harpsichord of two unisons . . . which produces ten variations of stops." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 193 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ? ca. 1770

 

York
HAY Robert  

1850 - "Court for relief of insolvent debtors. [...] Robert Hay, formerly of No. 152, Grove-street, Camdentown, and of No. 30, Cromer-street, Gray's-inn-road, Pianoforte Maker, carrying on such business at No. 30, Cromer-street aforesaid, in copartnership with Charles Alexander Hammar, under the style of Hammar and Hay, then of No. 152, Grove-street aforesaid, and now of No. 90, Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square, both in Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker." The London Gazette, 1850, p. 273

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850

HAMMAR & HAY (**1850), see HAMMAR, just above

152, Grovestreet (18??), Camdentown, 30, Cromerstreet (18??), Gray's-inn-road, 152, Grovestreet (18??), Fitzroysquare (**1850), Middlesex, London
HAYS Alfred Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-15  

4, Royal Exchange Buildings, E.C. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), 80, Cornhill, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), 26, Old Bond Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

HEALY

 

BRAND

Pianos made by LESWEIN, London

 
 

'Pianoforte-brand' after 1920

 

 London
HEALY & RICHARDS  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1889

 

61a, Fortess Road (*1895)(**1895)(*1897), 75a, Fortess Road, N.E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
HEARNE Alfred  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

59, Judd Street, Brunswick Square (*1841), London
HEATHMANN William Bridgman  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1910

HEATHMAN William Bridgman & Charles (**1891)

 

14, de Beauvoir Cresent, N. (**1891)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
HELBY Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1914

HELBY Charles & Co (**1891)(**1895)

HELBY Charles (*1914)

 

 

22, Baker Street, W. (**1891)(**1895), 6, Lower Seymour Street, W.C. (*1893), 108, Victoria Street, S.W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

HEMMINGWAY & THOMAS  

PARIS - "Hemingway & Thomas ; Fabricants de pianos ; 27, Victoria Road, Kentish Town, London.
Un piano, classe 4, modèle anglais, en bois de rose. Un piano, classe 4a, modele allemand, en bois de noyer. Un piano, classe 6a, modele parisien, en bois de noyer. Tous sont enregistrés, et ont de nouveaux ornements." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1878-1909

 Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

 

27, Victoria Road, Kentish Town (**1878), Lewis Street, Victoria Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), [27], Victoria Road, Kentish town, N.W. (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 15, Victoria Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1895)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London

 

HEMMINGWAY & WILLIAMS  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1910

 

 

11-13, Northgate Street (*1910), London

 

HENDERSON George 'Pianoforte-manufacturer and instrument tuner and repairer' ca. 1827 25, High Bridge (xx1827), Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-tyne
HENDERSON James & Sons 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1870-93

HENDERSON James & Son (**1882)

7, Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1870)(**1882)(*1893), 230, Marylebone Road, W. (**1882), London
HENDERSON Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 8, Little James Street (x1825), London
HENRY Edward & Co  

Nameplate on a KIRKMAN pianoforte, hammerfluegel.info

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1855  London & Manchester
HENSHAW & LOEBELL Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1895-1909 20-22, Swan Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909), 9, Amber Street (*1910), Manchester
HEPWORTH ORGAN & PIANO Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895

 

 

45, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1895), London

 

HERMITAGE S. & Sons  

 

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

'Established in 1859'

HERMITAGE Lindsey Ltd. (??)

HERMITAGE & Sons (**1901)(**1904), piano merchants

 

258, Clapham Road, S.W. (**1901)(**1904), 23, Knight's Hill Road, W. Norwood, S.E. (**1904), London

Beethoven Hall, Eastbourne

St. Leonards

Hastings

Turnbridge Wells

 

HERRBURGER BOOKS  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1900 ?  

Nottingham

London

 

HESKETH T. E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 57, Lower Mosley Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HEWITT Daniel Chandler

(1789 - 1869)

 

Patent of 1838 : "Daniel Chandler Hewitt, of Store-Street, Bedford-Square, professor of music, for certain improvements in musical instruments. Sealed December 6, 1838. - (six months)." Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ..., Volume 11, 1839, p. 61

Patent of 1845 : "Hewitt, Daniel Chandler, of Hanover-street, Hanover-square, musical instrument maker, for improvements in certain stringed and wind musical instruments. Sealed 9th November." A list of all patents for inventions granted in England during the year, 1845, p. 17

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and prodessor of music, ca. 1838-55


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Patent of 1854 : "HEWITT, DANIEL CHANDLER, of Richmond, Surrey, professor of music. Improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Patent dated December 16, 1854. (No. 2647.) Claims.-1. Applying pianoforte-strings to walls or fixed partitions as a substitute for the strong portable wooden frames and metal bracings at present employed for taking the strain of such strings. 2. The application to pianofortes generally of a certain lever arrangement for holding the strings at tension and facilitating the tuning of the same. 3. Arranging the strings of the several notes in different planes. 4. A method of raising the level of the bearing point of the keys." Mechanic's Magazine, 1855, p. 39

INFO EXTRA

Book of HEWITT : The True Science of Music, D. C. Hewitt, 1864

 

Store Street, Bedford Square (1838)(*1839), [6], High Street, Camden Town (***1843), Hanover Street, Hanover Square (*1845), London

(**1855) Richmond, Surrey

HEWITT Edward  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850-83

 

25 Judd Street, St. Pancras (1883)(3), London
HEWITT Ernest Hugh  

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

 

73, Haverstock Hill, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
HEYS J. B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1884

 

5, Horse Fair (**1884), Kidderminster
HEYWOOD  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
HIBBS & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10 726, Ashton Old Road (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HICKERS  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' since 1902 London
HICKIE & HICKIE  

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' since 1864

HICKIE Brothers (?)

 

Tiverton, Devon
HICKLEY T. J. & Co

 

BRAND

WARWICK PIANO CO

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1901

HICKLEY T. J. & Co (**1904)

HICKLEY T. J. & Son (??)

 

113, Cottenham Road, Upper Holloway, N. (**1904), London
HICKLING Richard

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43

43, Great Tichfield Street (**1841)(*1843), London
HICKMAN Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-52

 

15, Carburton, Fitzroy Square (x1842), 47, Upper Northon Street, Fitzroy Square (**1852), London
HICKS George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1845-47 (2)

 

London
HICKS Henry  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1845

HICKS Henry (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)

HICKS Henry & Son Ltd. (*1914)(*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

53, New Kent Road, S.E. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), 53-55-57-59, New Kent Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), 158 [258] to 262, Borough High Street, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), 2a, Lewisham, High Road, New Cross, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HICKS Joseph  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1836

 

16, Lower Park Row (x1836), Bristol
HIGEL & Co Ltd. 'Player-pianoforte-maker' ca. 1917 149, Albion Road (*1917), 146-148, Church Walk, Stoke, Newington (*1917), London
HIGGINS S. Jno. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1910 7, Green Street, Market Street (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HIGHWAY James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1845-47 (2)

 

London
HILDRED 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
HILLBACK C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1909 Jackson Street, Hulme (*1895)(*1906)(*1909), Manchester
HILLIER PIANO & ORGAN Co 'Pianoforte-makers' since 1855 King's Road, Camden Town, N.W. (**1870), London
HILL John
| HILLS
 

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1808-43

 

 

9, London Road, Surry (*1808)(*1814), 9, London Road, St. George's Fields, [Surry] (*1816)(*1818)(*1820)(**1822), 5, Harleyford Place Kennington common (*1843), London

 

HILL Robert Frederick
| HILLS
 

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1814-52

HILL Robert F. & CO (1849)

HILL Robert Fred. (**1852)

 

 

8, Oakley Terrace, Old Kent Road (**1852), London

 

HILLMAR  'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. ? London ?
HILLS John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825-41

 

9, London Road (x1825), 5, Harleyford Place, Kennington (*1841), London
HILLS M. L. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 24, Harley Street, Row Road (*1907)(*1909), London
HILTON & HILTON  

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1875-1921

 

Ravensthorpe, Mirfield (*1875), Victoria Works, Raventhorpe (*1921), Dewsbury
HILTON & HILTON Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10 Savile Street (*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Armley Street (*1910), Leeds
HIME & ADDISON

 

"PIANOFORTES, By Broadwood, Collard, Erard, Nutting, Addison, Oetzman and Plumber, Kirkman, and other esteemed makers, in grant variety, for Sale or Hire. Also Parisienne Model Three-String Oblique Pianos.
Pianofortes, Harmoniums, and Harps returned from Hire are oflered a! yreaf'y Reduced Prices.
TWENTY-FIVE GUINEA PIANOFORTES, Made expressly for this Establishment, by Nutting and Addison, waranted. New Music at Half-Price, sent per Post, on receiving Stamps in advance. ALEXANDRE’S AND EVAN ’S HARMONIUMS,
NEW AND SECOND HAND, FIVE GUINEAS AND UP WARDS. Tuner and Finishers, of tried ability, from the first Houses in London. Orders from any distance promptly attended to. 19, ST. ANN’S PLACE, MANCHESTER. HIME & ADDISON, N0. 19. ST. ANN’S SQUARE, MANCHESTER." The Official Illustrated Guide to the North-Eastern; North British ..., 1861, p. 102

  

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1895-1910


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"HIME and ADDISON, 30, Victoria Street (Late 19, ST. Ann's Square). - Pianofortes and Harmoniums in every variety, by the best makers. Cabinet Organs by Mason and Hamlin, New York. Pianofortes Tuned and Repaired by experienced London Artisans. Instruments taken in exchange. New Music at half-price. Manchester. 30, Victoria Street. Manchester." Monthly Musical Record, 1872, p. 154

19, St. Ann's Place, St. Ann's Square (x1861), 30, Victoria Street (**1872), 30-32, Victoria Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HIME James W. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 2, Elm Park Terrace, Fulham Road, S.E. (**1884), London
HIME Humphrey & Son  

"HIME and Son, English and Foreign Music Sellers. Daily Parcels from London and the Continent. Music forwarded to all parts of the Kingdom on receipt of postage stamps with Order. Pianofortes, Harmoniums, and Harps for hire on the three-years' system of purchase. Hime and Son. Liverpool : 57, Church Street  - Birkenhead : 18, Hamilton Square." Monthly Musical Record, 1872, p. 154

 
 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1818-72

 

33, Castle Street (***1818), 28, Church Street (***1818), 56, Castle Street (**1828), 32, Church Street (**1828), 57, Church Street (**1872), Liverpool

18, Hamilton Square (**1872), Birkenhead

HINES J. & A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 38-40, Great College Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1884), London
HINGSTON John  

1823 - "Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the under signed; Jno. Hingston and Jno. Dixon, Organ-Builders, Piano-Forte-Makers, &c. of 41, Cirencester-Place, Parish of St. Mary-le-Bone., in the County of Middlesex, is this day dissolved by mutual consent; and that all debts due and owning to and from the said late Partnership concer?? will be received and paid by the said Jno. Hingston, who will continue to carr on the Piano Forte making, &c. business as usual, at the aforesaid 41, Cirencester-Place ; the Organ-Building business will be carried on by Mr. Dixon, , as per future notice-Witness our hands this 8th day of August 1823." The London Gazette, 09/08/1823, p. 1327


'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-25 (2)

HINGSTON & DIXON (**1823)

HINGSTON John (x1825)

41, Cirencester Place (***1823), 1, Cirencester Place, Fitzroy Square (x1825), London
HIRSH Emil & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1891-1915 59-60-61, Hatton Garden, E.C. (**1891)(**1895), 113, Cottenham Road, Holloway, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
HOARE Peter  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1909

HOARE Peter & Co (**1882)(**1884)

HOARE P. (*1893)

HOARE & Co (*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)

 

54, Queen Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(*1893), Worchester Yard CH. Street, N. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London
HOBART John  

'Harp and Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1802

Bankrupt 9th March 1802, Cobbett's Annual Register, 1802, p. 561 - and - A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 23

 

Warwick Street, Golden Square (*1802), London
HOBBS H. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1884 49, Scovell Road, Southwark, S.E. (**1884), London
HODGE & ESSEX 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1884 42, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (**1884), London
HODGES C.

 

Upright pianoforte ca. 1830, Museu de la Música, Barcelona, Spain

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-30 (2)

 

London
HODGES C. & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836 28, Claire Street (x1836), Bristol
HODGES S. & FLOYD R.  

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1853

1853 - "Partnerships dissolved. Nov. 15 [...] Hodges, S. and Floyd, R. pianoforte manufacturers, Egremont-place, New-road, Nov. 8. Debts paid by Floyd." The Law Times, 26/11/1853, p. 99

 

Egremont Place, New Road (**1853), London
HODSON Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1855 Grove Street, East Retford (xx1855), Nottingham
HODGSON I. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 127, Market Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HODGSON Charles

 

CHALLEN, DUFF & HODGSON

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

"Duff & Hodgson, music sellers & publishers, 65 Oxford Street, & patent pianoforte makers, & 3 Berners Street." The Post Office London Directory, 1843, p. 165

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and publisher ca. 1843-72

DUFF & HODGSON (*1839)(*1843)(**1852), see also DUFF

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

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

Oxford Street (**1839), 3, Berner Street (*1843)(**1852), 65, Oxford Street (**1852), 20, Oxford Street (*1862), 20, Oxford Street (*1870), London
HODGSON John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 18?? London
HOFFMANN V. Jens Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 South Shields
HOGGINS Francis & Co  

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1880-1915

 

256, Globe Road, E. (*1914)(*1915), London
HOLBROOK Charles William Oliver Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and repairer ca. 1916-19 24, Thornbury Road, Brixton, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HOLCOMBE Philip George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-91

 

43, Berners Street, W. (**1882)(**1891), London
HOLDER

 

 

View in Whitefriargate, The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway, 1857, p. 69

 

 

"ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PIANO-FORTES
By the best Makers, for Sale or Hire on the most Advantageous Terms, AT J. W. HOLDER’S
EXTENSIVE PIANO-FORTE and general Music Warehouse. No. 1, WHITEFRIARGATE, HULL.
NEW COTTAGE AND PICCOLO PIANO-FORTES, FROM SIXTEEN TO ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS.
Second-hand Piano-fortes, drim forty shillings to forty pounds. Harmoniums at 6£, 7£, 9£, 14£, 18£, 24£, 25£, 32£, 42£, and 50£. Non-copyright music at half-price.
ALL NEW MUSIC AT THE REDUCED PRICE. Every Article in the Music Trade in great variety at the Lowest Prices.
J. W. HOLDER, N0. 1, WHITEFRIARGATE, HULL." The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway, 1857, p. 59

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' since 1837

HOLDER J. W. (x1857)(x1861)

HOLDER Brothers (18??)

End : 1928

 "The visitor to Hull cannot fail to be impressed with the size of the wholesale and retail places of business, conspicuous among which may be mentioned the establishment of MR. J. W. HOLDER, in Whitefriargate. Upon entering the premises we were startled at seeing the enormous stock of musical instruments. Fiddles for 10,000 performers; pianofortes for all Yorkshire. Orpheus would seem to have made Hull his head-quarters. We have alluded to violins and pianos only, but every kind of musical instrument may be found in this temple of the muses, which is eminently worthy a place among our pictorial embellishments of what may be seen and appreciated at Hull." The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway, 1857, p. 70

 

1, Whitefriargate (x1857), Hull

Brinsby

Bridlington

HOLDER Lawrence John & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 1, Queen's Terrace, Surbiton Road, Kingston (**1901), London
HOLDERNESSE Charles

 

LONDON - "482 Holdernesse, Charles, 444 New Oxford Street - Manufacturer. Cottage grand pianoforte, 6 7/8-octave, in carved walnut-tree wood case (the design registered); with repeating check action." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 466

LONDON - "3409 Holdernesse, W. 444, Oxford-st. W.C. — Cottage piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Messrs. Holdernesse (3409) have Honourable Mention for good work in an upright piano." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

"PIANOFORTES at MANUFACTURING - PRICES. - Messrs. HOLDERNESSE and Co., 444, New Oxford-street, London, beg to inform their friends and the public that they have reduced the price of their Piccolo Pianofortes, in rose, zebra, or walnut-tree wood cases to 25 guineas each. These beautiful instruments are 6 7/8 octaves (C to A) in compass, combine all the latest improvements, are possessed of amazing power, combined with sweetness of tone, and finished with the same care and attention that have hitherto distinguished their manufacture. Warranted for three years, and exchanged if not approved of. - A variety of second-hand, by Broadwood, Collard, Erard, and other makers, from £10 ; and double and single action Harps, by Erard from £10 - N.B. Every description of musical instruments tuned, repaired, and taken in exchange." The Illustrated London News, Volume 18, 1851, p. 183

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1850-1915

HOLDERNESSE  & HOLDERNESSE (*1850)(y1851)(y1854)(y1857), 'Pianoforte Manufacturers for extreme climates'

HOLDERNESSE Charles (**1851) - HOLDERNESSE and Co.

HOLDERNESSE W. (*1862)

HOLDERNESSE  &  HOLDERNESSE (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)

HOLDERNESSE & HOLD (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)

HOLDERNESSE C. (*1906)

HOLDERNESSE & Co (*1910)

HOLDERNESSE Charles & Co (*1914)(*1915)


(continuation)

"Holdernesse and Holdernesse, Pianoforte Manufacturers (for extreme climates), 444, New Oxford-st., Bloomsbury." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 7 (archive.org)

Exhibitors List London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London 1862

 

444, New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, W.C. (*1850)(**1851)(y1854)(y1857)(*1862)(**1882), 6, Lawrence Street, Bloomsbury, W.C.  (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895), Blackhorse Yard, Rathbone Place, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), 7-8, Maynard Street, W.C. (**1891), 7-8, Maynard Street, W.C. (**1895), 105, New Oxford Street, W. [C.] (**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
HOLDERNESSE Robert L. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 12, Bath Place, New Road (**1852), London
HOLLAND Henri 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-92 London
HOLLIS Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843-52

CHALLEN & HOLLIS (*1843)(**1852), see also CHALLEN

 

41, Great Tichfield Street (*1843), London
HOLMAN Charles Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-17 17, Trinity Road, Wandsworth, S.W. (*1916)(*1917), London
 

HOLMAN Edward Walter

&

HOLMAN John Chapell

 

LONDON - "3410 Holman, J. N. & E. 43, London-st. Fitzroy-sq. — Patent model action of piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "18. Mr. Holman is a maker who has evidenly received a suggestion from early instruments. His octavo piano reminds one of the quality in tone of that of the harpsichord, excepting that, in the latter instrument, the strings were set in vibration by the catch of a quill, and in Mr. Holman's piano they are struck by a hammer. The action of the pedals enables a performer to procure the ordinary tones of the piano, or to add the octave throughout á voluntáte. Some years since, Messrs. Kirkman made a few octave pianofortes." Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1872, p. 890-891

"HOLMAN, E. W., Pianoforte Maker for Home use or Exportation to extreme Climates, 10, Grafton-st., Fitzroy-sq." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 7 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851-72

HOLMAN E. W. (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857)

HOLMAN John Chapell & HOLMAN Edward Walter (*1858)

HOLMAN J. N. & E. (*1862)

HOLMAN J. (**1870)

HOLMAN J. C. (*1872)

Patent of 1858 : "2198. John Chappell Holman, of London-street, Fitzroy-square, and Edward Walter Holman, of Graftonstreet, Fitzroy-square, for an improved pianoforte action." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1858, p. 316

Exhibitors List London, 1862 | Prize medal London, 1872

[10], Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857)(*1858), 43, London Street, Fitzroy Square (*1858)(*1862), 301, Euston Road, N.W. (**1870), London
HOLMES John & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and repairers ca. 1914-15 28, Wallwood Street, Burdett Road, E. (*1914)(*1915), London
HOLMYARD Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1841 28, New Street, Horseferry Road, (**1841), London
HOLMYARD T. J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 1, Beauchamp Road, Clapham Junction (*1907)(*1909), London
HOLT G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 Waterfoot (*1906)(*1910), Manchester
HOMAN R. A. & Sons  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 21, High Road, Willesden Green, N. W. (19??), London
HONESS W. T. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 43-45, Beresford Street, Walworth, S.E. (*1893), London
HONEYWELL Francis Tycho Vincent Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 5, Surbiton Park Terrace, Surbiton Road, Kingston (**1901), London
HOOKER Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 126, Goswell Street (**1852), London 
HOOKER William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 85, Martin's Place, Old Street (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London 
HOPKINSON John  

Patent of 1851 : "John Hopkinson, of Oxford-street, in the county of Middlesex, pianoforte-manufacturer, for Improvements in pianofortes. — Sealed June 3, 1851. — (Six months.) — (Communication.)" Repertory of patent inventions and other discoveries and ..., Volume 18, 1851, p. 62

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1851 Oxford Street, Middlesex (*1851), London 
HOPKINSON John & James

(? - 1886)

 

 

Cottage Grand Pianoforte, Exhibition London, 1861, Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 208

 

 

Patent Concert Grand Pianoforte, Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 208

 

LONDON - "Mr. Hopkinson exhibits a grand, with a new action, called “the patent repetition and tremolo check action 5” but as the mechanism is not shewn, we can merely remark that it is intended to give such an extreme degree of repeating power, that a kind of tremolo may be produced by slightly agitating the key when down. The dampers consist of wedges of soft cloth, on the German plan." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 34

LONDON - "500. HOPKINSON, JOHN and JAMES, 18 Soho Square — Manufacturers. Horizontal grand pianoforte with patent action, on an entirely new principle, giving increased power and certainty to the touch, and adding the tremolo similar in effect to that produced by the voice. Mata, inventor. Rosewood boudoir pianoforte, 6 and 3/4 octaves." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 469

LONDON - "Mr. Hopkinson exhibited a grand pianoforte, to which is applied his repetition action recently patented." Crystal Palace, and its contents : being an illustrated cyclopaedia of the great exhibition of the industry of all nations, 1851, p. 202 (archive.org)

PARIS - "1997 Hopkinson, J. et J., à Londres, A. — Pianos ordinaires; grand piano perfectionné.
1997 Hopkinson, J. and J., 18 Soho-square, London. Pianofortes."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

LONDON - "The display of musical instruments on the British side of the building and the second shows a patent concert grand, with all the modern is very complete. Having already referred to these, however, we now merely introduce representations of two fine pianos, manufactured by   Messrs. John and James Hopkinson, of Regent Street. The first engraving is of a cottage grand, with carvings in the Italian style;  and the second shows a patent concert grand with all improvements. This is inclosed in a case- of admirable workmanship walnut, inlaid with ivory, tulip, box, and king woods, exquisitely carved. But it is not to their cases that pianos owe their chief excellence. "Without tho interior mechanism be of the liret oUfig, all the decoration in the world would render them but boxes of worthless discord. In the pianos of Messrs. Hopkinson — who has not heard them at the Exhibition discoursing "most excellent music," under the guidance of highly-educated fingers ? — the outside ornament forms but the least part of their value. True, they are fine pieces of furniture; but they possess a far higher value, for they are famous musical instruments. To hear them well played is a treat for a professor, much less a mere musical amateur like the writer. In tone, touch, and all the requisites of first-rate pianos, they are perfect — fitted alike for the concert-room or the cottage parlour — brilliant, full, and at the same time delicate, and calculated in every respect to sustain the high reputation their makers have so long had with the musical world. The valuable improvements in the manufacture of pianofortes lately introduced have all been taken advantage of by the Messrs. Hopkinson, the resources of whose establishment enable them to compete, not only in excellence, but also in economy of production, with the best makers in the trade. To go to the Exhibition on a Saturday, and to hear a fantasia on one of these instruments, is a treat indeed; and when we come to consider what a complicated piece of work is the interior of a piano — the strings stretched to a tension equal to a pressure of several tons, and yet one faulty wire putting the whole machine out of order — when we think what ingenious appliances arc necessary before these strings can answer to the light touch of a woman's finger — when we see that all the ends for which such an instrument are fully answered, and we find the English piano a highly-finished and complete box of harmony, our wonder and admiration may well be excited. To say that these instruments are as perfect as they can be made, is to say all that can be said of any piano yet manufactured: to compare them with the instruments of other eminent makers is simply futile. Among the best there can be no better." Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 208-209

LONDON - "3412 Hopkinson, J. & J. 235, Regent-st. — Piano fortes and models." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "To Messrs. Hopkinson (United Kingdom, 8412) the Jury award a Medal for great excellence of tone and invention of a pedal for producing the harmonic octave.
Messrs. Hopkinson  xhibit seven pianos, namely :—
1. A full-sized concert grand, in elegantly inlaid walnut case. The action of this instrument is on a peculiar construction originally patented by this firm in 1850, and since considerably improved; the last patent bcing dated in the present year. The ordinary hopper is dispensed with, and its place supplied by a kind of knee-joint. Messrs. Hopkinson have found this action work well, and it gives a good touch, but it has not yet been adopted by any other makers. Models of the new action are exhibited in its original form, and its various stages of improvement.
2. A similar grand, but in plainer case.
3. A boudoir, or short grand.
4. A rosewood boudoir grand, having a highly novel feature in the shape of a harmonic pedal. This contrivance is so arranged as to allow a frame to descend over the strings, and to drop a light knife-edge of felt exactly in the middle of their length, by which, when the hammer strikes, the tone of the harmonic octave is produced, instead of the fundamental note of the string. The effect is pleasing, and the arrangement so ingenious as to justify favourable notice; but it is necessarily expensive, and must be of doubtful general utility.
5. An upright in elegantly carved case.
6 and 7. Two upright pianos; one of which is constructed to sell at a moderate price, and the other with a new arrangement of the hammer-shaft, compensating for difference between horizontal and upright pianos." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 147

DUBLIN - "804 Hopkinson, J. & J., 235 Regent St. London, W. — Boudoir grand, and patent grand pianofortes; cottage, and grand cottage pianofortes." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 239-240

LONDON - "7. Messrs. Hopkinson's grand pianoforte is fitted with a new action, termed “Hopkinson's patent grand pianoforte action.” It is considerably less elaborate than that of Messrs. Erards, and, in the present instance, the touch is well balanced, and secures an instantaneous response. 8. One of the first necessities for obtaining an evenly toned piano, seems to be that the frame-work shall be of such construction and strength that the various degrees of thestrings' tensions shall not unequally affect it. Perhaps the next necessity is that there shall be a firmness at the point whence the vibrating portion of the string starts. To. obtain this, makers fit the brass studs over which the strings pass on to the iron frame-work. This operation requires much care, and makers —particularly German and American makers — are liable to permit the strings to be too closely connected with the unyielding and comparatively non-communicative iron framing. Hence the tone of the strings becomes hard and metallic. Some may consider such tone a desideratum. In Messrs. Hopkinson's iron bijou grand the higher notes have rather a uality of tone similar to that above referred to. Messrs. Hopkinson show other instruments; one, an upright piano, made for tropical climates. The weight of this instrument is inconvenient, and the price (200 guineas) unnecessarily made high by ornament, which is called the style of Louis XVI. The framework seems well adapted to insure an inappreciable affection by rapid variations of temperature. The bijou pianoforte, £25, by. Messrs. Hopkinson, is fitted with an unchecked action, and the hammers are apt to rattle. The tone of this instrument is somewhat weak and uneven." Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1872, p. 890-891

LONDON - "An upright grand, inlaid with ivory and ornamental wood, exhibited by Messrs. J. Hopkinson, was placed in the Fine Arts Gallery, in virtue of its excellence of design and workmanship." The British Almanac, 1872, p. 124

PARIS - "Hopkinson, J. & J. ; Fabricants de pianos et Inventeurs ; 235, Regent Street, London. Fabrique, Fitzroy Road, Regent's Park, London. Piano a queue en fer, grand format pour concert, mecanisme brevete, caisse de chène. Piano à queue en fer pour salon mecanisme brevets, caisse en bois de noyer. Piano à queue en fer pour boudoir, mecanisme brevete, caisse noircie et doree, mecanisme brevete. Piano "Cottage" en fer, caisse noircie et dorée." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 67 (archive.org)

FIRE

"Fire at Hopkinson's pianoforte factory. Fire At Messrs. J. And J. Hopkinson's Pianoforte Manufactory. — A most extensive conflagration occurred on Saturday night, and lasted till Sunday evening, in the manufactory of Messrs. J. and J. Hopkinson, situate in Diana-place, Newroad. The origin of the fire could not be ascertained. The premises were partially insured in the North of England and County fire-offices. Messrs. Gray and Davison's organ factory narrowly escaped. The end of the Gothic roof of their organ loft having caught the flames, several engines were at once directed to the spot, and, luckily, the building, which was full of organs, in various stages of completion, was saved." The Musical World, 19/01/1856, p. 38

"The Fire At Messrs. J. And J. Hopkinson's. In our last week's impression we mentioned the extensive fire that took place at the pianoforte manufactory of Messrs. Hopkinson, when nothing was left standing but the walls. These on the eastern and western sides were of great height, and, being unsupported by the walls on the north and south sides, in consequence of the ravages made by the fire, presented a most threatening appearance to the neighbouring houses. On Thursday morning the wind blew so strongly that the wall at the eastern end of the premises fell, and crushed in its fall three small houses and buried the inmates in the ruins. They were rescued, however, though some of their injuries were of a fatal, and several were of a serious character." The Musical World, 26/01/1856, p. 58

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1835 untill 1869

According Mario Pizzi and Alfred Dolge, the firm began in Leeds before their establishement in London, in 1835. (1) It was John HOPKINSON who began the firm.

James HOPKINSON came in the firm in 1846, according M. Pizzi and A. Dolge. He retired in 1869. Read more in Pianos and their makers, Alfred Dolge, 1911, p. 247 (archive.org)

HOPKINSON John & James (*1846)(**1851)(*1855)(*1862)(*1865)(**1882)(**1884)(*1893)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915) in London, see John HOPKINSON, just above.

In 1850 they had made 2100 pianos. (1)

FIRE - "London Fires in 1856 [...] Saturday, January 12th. The extensive pianoforte manufactory of Messrs. Hopkinsons in Diana-place, New-road, St. Marylebone." The Mechanics' Magazine, 1857, p. 198 - Read more below.

In 1900 they arrived to make 55200 pianos. (1)

Succeeded by George ROGERS & Son in 1924

Succeeded by WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD in 2001

End : 2003

Patent of 1862 : "Hopkinson. 21th May 1862. - 1530. JOHN HOPKINSON, Piano Forte Manufacturer, 235, Regent Street, London, for an invention for Improvements in piano-fortes and in the hammer rails of piano-fortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 105 

"J. & J. HOPKINSON'S Wholesale and retail MUDIC WAREHOUSE, PIANO FORTE MANUFACTORY, No. 6, Commercial Street, Leeds. Messrs. HOPKINSON respectfully inform their Friends and the Public, that they have always For SALE a large and well-selected Stock of PIANO FORTES of every Description, by the best Makers, and at their lowest Cash Prices. * Messrs. H. also invite Attention to the Microchordon, Cottage, Semi-Cabinet and Cabinet PIANO FORTES of their own Manufacture, which are made of the best seasoned Materials, upon improved Principles, and which for power and richness of Tone, elasticity of Touch, and durability of Structure, they can most confidently recommend. Pianos let out on hire, tuned, regulated, and properly repaired." Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ..., 1845, p. 11

"HOPKINSON'S PIANOFORTE. - AND GENERAL MUSIC ESTABLISHMENT, Removed from 70, Mortimer Street, to 27, Oxford Street. - Where may be seen for Sale or Hirb a Superior Stock of the Pianofortes by J. and J. H., so highly approved by the celebrated Pianist THALBERG, and the most eminent Musicians of the day; —Also A cheaper Class of Instruments, warranted of well seasoned materials and sound workmanship, and Much Superior In Touch and Tone to the generality of Cheap Pianofortes. [...]" The Musical World, Volume 22, 1847, p. 825

"Pianofortes. — To the Trade. — Bankrupts' Stock. — A number of Allison and Allison's new elegant Cottage, Cabinet, and Microcordon Pianofortes, may be had below the Makers' prices, for Cash only, of J. Hopkinson, Pianoforte Makers, and Music-sellers, Publishers, &c., 27, Oxford-street.
Also, a fine-toned 6 3/4 Octave Grand, by Collard, in perfect order, with brass bridge, repetition action, &cc., price £75."
The Musical Times, 01/11/1848, p. 65

"PIANOFORTES. — PARIS EXHIBITION. — THE FIRST-CLASS PRIZE MEDAL for Pianofortes the only one awarded to English exhibitors). has been given to Messrs. Hopkinson, of 18. Soho-square. By the unanimous decision of the Musical Jury, they were also entitled to the award of a GOLD MEDAL OF HONOUR. Messrs. Hopkinson received the GREAT EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDAL in 1851 ; and their Pianofortes hare been pronounced by Thalberg, Benedict, Szekely, Madme. Dulcken, and other eminent Pianists, "unsurpassed by those of any other maker." Grands, Boudoirgrands, Cottages, and Semi-cottages, in great variety, at strictly economical prices. To be seen at most of the principal music warehouses in England. Ireland, and Scotland. Price Lists post free. Warerooms, 18, Soho-square, London." The Musical World, 05/01/1856, p. 1

"HOPKINSON'S PIANOFORTES. — By Royal Letters Patent. — These Instruments obtained FIRST CLASS PRIZE MEDALS at the Universal Exhibitions of Londuu in 1861, and Paris in 1855. An entirely now stock now ready for selection. None can surpass them, and the prices are moderate. Lists and drawings free. Warerooms, 235, Regent Street, and 18, Soho Square, London." The Musical World, 06/09/1856, p. 561

"J. & J. Hopkinson. By Royal letters patent. Fitrst Prize, Paris, 1855. First Prize, London, 1851.
Piano-forte Manufacturers, 235, REGENT STREET, & 18, SOHO SQUARE, LONDON Manufactary—Diana-place, New-road, Regent's Park.
The PIANO-FORTES manufactured by Masses. HOPKINSON are alike remarkable for their Exquisite Tone, Perfect Touch, and Lasting Qualities. A large circulation abroad has proved that they stand well in extreme climates. At the Universal Exhibition in Paris, 1855, Messrs Horrrnvson received the FIRST-CLASS PRIZE MEDAL for Piano-Fortes (the only one awarded to English Exhibitors), and by the unanimous decision of the Musical Jury they were awarded a GOLD MEDAL OF HONOUR. THEY ALSO OBTAINED THE GREAT EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDAL IN 1851. Their Piano-Fortes have been pronounced by the first Pianists of the age — S. THALBERG, J. BENEDICT, E. SZÉKELY, MADME, DULCKEN, and others, unsurpassed in tone and touch by those of any other maker.
“It telleth its own story, Wave may not leap, Nor wild wind sweep, But spread abroad its glory.”
TRIUMPHS shall by the Muse be won, Singing of Messrs. Hopkinson ; Among the sons of Art they shone, And took the prize in ’51 ;
And the FIRST~CLASS MEDAL did obtain, In ’55 upon the banks of Seine.
Why wonder, when their Piano-fortes engage Th’ attention of the first pianists of this age ?
They’re unsurpass d in dulcet tone, By those of others' make, And ’twas for this that they alone Did the palm in Paris take.
For six long years they strove, nor strove in vain, Perfection of their Patent to attain, And now the great Invention Attracts the world's attention. Perfection! long ’twas sought, E’er their melody could flow. The enlight’ned can appreciate The lofty state To which they brought, The TREMOLO. And I had heard of heavenly choirs, In some Celestial Court; But when my Hero struck the wires, Of his Grand Piano-Forte, I exclaim‘d, Well and nobly won THE MEDAL OF Honour BY YOU, Mrssrs. Hopkinson." The Londoniad, Etc., 1857, p. 26-27

"HOPKINSON'S PIANOFORTES. - Were awarded the Prize Medal in 1851, Gold Medal in 1855, and the Prize Medal in 1862. NOTICE. — By the following extract it will bo seen that, in addition to tho Medals awarded in 1862, TWO FIRMS ONLY IN GREAT BRITAIN have been selected by the Musical Jurors for Special distinction. "In making the awards for Pianofortes, the Jury have felt a difficulty arise from the Medals being all of the same value, which compels them to award apparently the same decree of honour to any merit shown by a small maker, that they would to the most successful performance of the first manufacturers in Europe. The rules established by the Commissioners do not warrant any Special awards being given; but the Jury consider they will not be exceeding their powers in placing certain makers at tho head of their list, with notices more full and special than those which follow. The makers which the Jury wish thus to distinguish are — For Great Britain, 'BROADWOOD,' and 'HOPKINSON. - HOPKINSON'S GRAND AND COTTAGE PIANOFORTES, THOUGH UNSURPASSED IN QUALITY, ARE MODERATE IN PRICE. ILLUSTRATED LISTS FREE. 235, REGENT STREET, LONDON, WV." Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor, 1862, p. 285

Prize medal London, 1851 | Gold Medal Paris, 1855 Price Medal London 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list London 1872

6, Commercial Street (*1846), 70, Mortimer Street (before 1847)(x1848), 27, Oxford Street (**1847), 18, Soho Square (**1852)(*1855)(***1856), Diana Place, New Road (1856), 235, Regent Street (***1856)(*1862)(**1863)(*1865)(**1870)(**1878)(**1882), Manufactory : [44], Fitzroy Road, Regent's Park, N.W. (**1878)(**1882)(**1884)(*1915), 95, New Bond Street, W. (**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 34-35-36, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, W. (**1895), Works : Fitzroy Road, Regent's Park, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 84, New Bond Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 44, Fitzroy Road, N.W. (*1910)(*1914)(**1921), 52, Wigmore Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), London 

Brunswick House, Camp House (*1845), 6, Commercial Street (*1845)(*1846), Leeds

HOPKINSON & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893-1909 5-6, Commercial Street (*1893)(*1895(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Leeds
HOPPER Charles M. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 38, Burnt Ash Road, Lee, S.E. (**1901), London
HOPWOOD & Crew Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10 42, New Bond Street, W. (*1906)(*1907), Mortimer Street, W. (*1910), London
HOREY Brothers  

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1901-04 72, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, S.E. (**1901)(**1904), London
HORN Edgar  

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 18?? Derby
HORN & STORY

 

"Horn and Story, Music Depôt, Newcastle-on-Tyne. - Pianofortes, Harmoniums, and Musica Instruments by the best makers. A choice Selection of the Newest; most Popular, and Classical Music by the best Authors always on hand. 89 and 91, Grey Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne." Monthly Musical Record, 1872, p. 154

 

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1872

 

89 and 91, Grey Street (**1872), , Newcastle-on-Tyne
HORN Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827 41, Pilgrim Street (xx1827), Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-tyne
HORN William  

1819 - "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

GARLICK Thomas & HORN William (**1823)

10, Upper King Street, Bloomsbury, Middlesex (**1823), London
HORNE Herbert Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1917-19 19, Queen's Road, Peckham, S.E. (*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HORTON G. J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-97 3, Gloucester Street, N.W. (*1895)(*1897), London
HORWOOD  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1824-31

ASTOR & HORWOOD (1824-31), see ASTOR

GUNTHER & HORWOOD (??), see also GUNTHER

 

London
HOUGHTON & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 39, Great Marlborough Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
HOUSTON Henry James  

Square pianoforte ca. 1790-95, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, M.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1800-10, Present owners unknown, U.S. ?
Square pianoforte ca. 1805-10, Present owners unknown (Sold by Christie's 1987)
Square pianoforte n° 1066 ca. 1810, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte n° 1434 ca. 1810-15, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1796-1806

Bankrupt in 16th august 1796, The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, 1796, p. 151 - and -  A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 56

Bankrupt in 29th january 1799, A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 56

 

 Edward Street, Soho (*1796)(*1799), London
HOWARD J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1875 44, Conway Street, Birkenhead (*1875), Liverpool
HOWARD Samuel  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1884

HOWARD Ltd. (*1910)

 

2-4, Swan Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909), 143, Oldham Street (*1910), Manchester
HOWELL John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 46a, De Beauvoir Road, N. (*1915), London
HOWELL T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836 13, Claire Street (x1836), Bristol
HOWELL & MOXHAM 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914 46aa, de Beauvoir Road, N. (*1914), London
HOWLET William  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1842-75

HOWLET William & Son (***1875)

 

London Street (*1842), 1, Market Place (***1875), Norwich

Lowestoft

HOWSON & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1916

 

201, King Street, Hallersmith, W. (*1916), London
HOYLAND J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 23-25, Brow Street (*1893), Exchange Street (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Sheffield
HUBBARD John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

7, High Street, Newington btts. (*1841), London
 

HUGHES Hesketh & DENHAM William Thomas

 

 

Mechanic of a cottage pianoforte,
patent of 1852,
The Mechanics' Magazine, 1853, p. 288

 

 

PARIS - "1996 Hughes et Denham, à Londres, A. — Piano de construction nouvelle.
1996 Hughes and Denham, 87 Aldersgale-street, London. Patent pianoforte."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

HUGHES & DENHAM
on this site

 
INVENTIONS

 

 

'Engineers' in 1852, 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1855

Exhibitors list Paris, 1855

 

Cottage Place, City Road, Middlesex (*1853), 87, Aldersgale Street (*1855), London
HUGHES James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 18, Berwick Street, Pimlico, S.W. (**1884), London
HULBERT Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1909 229, Brixton Road, S.W. (**1896)(*1907)(*1909), London
HULBERT James & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1882

HULBERT James & Sons (**1882)(**1891)(**1895)

HULBERT & Sons (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)

 

8, Gladstone Street, Wyvil Road, South Lambeth Road, S.W. (**1882)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London
HULBERT & JONES  

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893-1919  

59, High Street, Clapham, S.W. (*1893), 8, Gladstone Street, Wyvil Road, South Lambeth Road, S.W. (**1895), 160a, Stockwell Road, S.W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 168 a, Stockwell Road, S.W. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1919), 168, Stockwell Road, S.W. (*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1918), 118, Stockwell (*1910), 8, Gladstone street, Wyvil Road, South Lambeth Road, S.W. (*1914), 11a, Bedford Road, Clapham, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

HULL Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 49, Grove Road, Bow, E. (**1895), London
HUMPHREY Alfred & Edwin  

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1883

HUMPHREY E. (*1906)(*1907)

HUMPHREY Alfred & Edwin (*1914)(*1915)

End : 1928

 

51-55, Mortimer Street, W. (*1906)(*1907), 13, Little Camden Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
HUMPHREY J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1919

HUMPHREY J. & Co Ltd. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 'Pianoforte-makers'

 

15, Grandby Yard, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1893), Leeds Place, Tollington Park, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
HUND Frederick
| HUNDT
 

LONDON - "An upright cottage, of a peculiar shape, called the “Lyra piano-forte,” is exhibited by Messrs. Hund and Son. The back of the instrument is intended to be turned towards the centre of the room, and is formed like a lyre, with openings covered with silk ; the object being to throw the sound outwards. The piano stands on a raised platform or sound conductor, into which the bass strings descend, and which also elevates the stool for the player. There are three pedals, the additional one being a soft one, on the French principle, viz., introducing athickness of soft cloth between the hammer and the string." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 34

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851-52

HUND Frederick & Son (**1851)

HUND Frederick (**1852)

HUND Frederick & Son (**1891)

LONDON - ""486 Hund Frederick, & Son, 21 Ebury Street, Pimlico - Inventors and Manufacturers. New kind of cottage pianoforte, called the 'Lyra' - Provisionally registered. The 'Lyra' stands on a peculiar constructe platform, or sound conductor, into which bass strings extend; and although the instrument is only 3 feet 5 inches in height, it produces a tone equal to a semi-grand. The instrument has a grand check action, with levers of great power and elasticy." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 466

Prize medal London, 1851

 

21, Ebury Street, Pimlico (**1851)(**1852), 36, Basinghall Street, E.C. (**1891), London
HUNT Brothers Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1915 57, Berners Street, W. (*1915), London
HUNT Richard

 

LONDON - ""477A Hunt, Rich., 22 Blake Street. - Inventor. The registered tavola pianoforte. A dining or drawingroom table, stands upon a centre-block or pedestal, and contains a pianoforte (opening with spring-bolts) on the grand principle, with a closet containing music composed by the inventor. This pianoforte has the ordinary power of tone, although occupying half the usual space, and can be made the piccolo or grand size." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 465

 
 

'Inventor' ca. 1851

Exhibitors list London, 1851

22, Blake Street (**1851), London
HUNTER James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15 77, Church Street, Bethnal Green, E. (*1914)(*1915), London
HUNTER S. L. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 12, Great Ancoat Street (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
HUNTON  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93

HUNTON & CROCKER (**1882)

HUNTON Robert Waters (*1884)

HUNTON Robert Waters & Son (**1891)

HUNTON Robert Waters (*1893)

 

174, Carlton Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893), London
HUPBURG 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
HUTCHINGS & ROMER Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 39, Marlborough Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
HUTTON A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1833 4, Charles Street (*1833), Jersey
HUTTON Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861

1861 - "Creditors under Estates in Chancery. Last day of proff. Tuesday, June 18, 1861. [...] Hutton. Henry, Piano-forte Maker, St. Hellers, Jersey. Snook v. Moore, V. C. Stuart. July 30." The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter, 22/06/1861, p. 594

 

St. Heller's (xx1861), Jersey
HUXTABLE Lawford  

Patent of 1856 : "2628. Lawford Huxtable, of Bristol, for improvements in piano-fortes." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions, 1856, p. 382

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1855 (*1856), Bristol
HYDE John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1797

Bankrupt the 7th November 1797, The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 32, 1797, p. 477

 

Wych Street, St. Clements Danes (*1797), London
HYRONS Edwin

 

1848 - "Edwin Hyrons, late of No. 29, New North-street, Red Lion-square, Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturer. - In The Debtors' Prison for London and Middlesex." The London Gazette for the year 1848, p. 588

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848-50

 HYRONS & PHILIPPS (xx1850)

"Notice is hereby given, that the partnership heretofore carried on between us subsisting between us undersigned, Edwin Hyrons and John Phillips, as Piano-Forte-Manufacturers, carrying on bussiness at N° 29, John-Street, Tottenham-court-road, in the county of Middlesex, was dissolved by mutual consent as from the 31st day of december 1849. - Dated this 15th day of January 1850. Edwin Hyrons. J. Phillips." The London Gazette, 18/01/1850, p. 164

9, New North-street, Red Lion-square, Middlesex (*1848), 29, John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex (xx1850), London
 

 

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