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IDLE Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 222, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1884), London
 

IMHOF & MUKLE

 

 

  "Euterpeon. — A self-acting musical instrument, producing orchestral effects, and representing the flute, oboes, clarionet, bassoons, flageolet, piccolo, trumpet, trombone, &,c.
Price 150 to 700 guineas." The Illustrative Record and Descriptive Catalogue of the Dublin, 1866, p. 240

 

 

'Cottage Pianoforte', image of an advertisement of 1870

 

 

'Piccolo Pianoforte', image of an advertisement of 1870

 

 

LONDON - "Imhof & Mukle, 54, Oxford Street. - Orchestrion, or self-acting organ." The International Exhibition of 1862, p. 107

DUBLIN - "Lovers of music could not fail, upon entering the music or concert hall, to be attracted by the delicate tunes of a most ingenious and well-constructed musical instrument exhibited by Messrs. Imhof and Mukle, called an “orchestrion.” This grand instrument was shown near the entrance to the musical court of the Exhibition, and was one of the most striking examples of the capabilities of mechanism for producing perfect music. On this wonderful instrument innumerable different effects, variations, and shades of tone can be produced; and the mechanism is so perfect that its action is instantaneous and free from noise. The instrument in itself is most durable, and so built as to be equally suitable either for the heat of Calcutta or the frost of Siberia. The barrels can be easily and conveniently removed from the front, and the orchestrion does not, therefore, require more space than its width. The deepest notes are placed in the centre of the instrument, so that the tuner can tune each pipe from sides without disturbing any portion. The speed can be regulated by an additional fly so as to give detailed effects to the music performing. Self-acting instruments have been constructed for centuries past, but have always borne the impression of the general knowledge of mechanism and music of the time being. Instead of simplicity of action, the most complicated and awkward designs were used, and, therefore, would have better been termed motionless, instead of self-acting instruments ; but self-acting instruments are as sure to act as perfectly as other machines, [...][...]" Illustrative Record and Descriptive Catalogue of the Dublin, 1866, p. 239-240

 

'German Organ builders and Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1862-1910

"Also self-acting pianoforte manufacturers' (**1884)

Exhibitors List London, 1862  | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865

547, Oxford Street, W.C. (**1862)(**1870)(**1882), Manufactory : 9, Sandland Street, [Bedford Row], Holborn, W.C. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), 110, New Oxford Street, W.C. (**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1909)(*1910), London
 

IMPERIAL PIANO Co

 

 

 

 

BRAND

Pianos made since 1879 by Sydney ZENDER & Co

 

49, Oxford Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), 9, Oxford Road (*1910), London
INGRAM & Sons  

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. ?? London
INNES Stephen Mountcashel  

Patent of 1863 : "Innes. 13th February 1863. - 386. Stephen Mountcashel Innes, of Hill House Hill, in the Parish of Millbrook, in the County of Hampshire, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of piano-fortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1864, p. 28

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1863 Hill House Hill, Millbrook (**1864), Hampshire
IRLAM Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 30, Trafford Street, Hulme Dale Road (*1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
 

ISAAC Frederick William

 

 

Example of a seraphine in an advertisement ca. 1833

 

 

Patent of 1832 : "To FREDERICK WILLIAM ISAAC, of Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square, in the county of Middlesex, ivory, tortois-shell, and pearl worker, for his havaing invented certain improvements in ornamenting the finger keys, and other parts of piano-fortes, organs, and other musical instruments. - [Sealed June 28th, 1832.]" The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, and Repertory of Patent Inventions, William Newton, 1832, p. 221

 
'Ivory, tortois-shell, and pearl worker' ca. 1832, 'organ and seraphine maker' ca. 1833 [17], Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, Middlesex (*1832), London
ISON BERTRAM Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 [662b], Seven Sisters Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
IVORY Henry Allsop  & Co  

PARIS - "Ivory, Henry A., & Co. ; Fabiicants de pianos ; 23, Holborn Viaduct, London. Fabrique à Wood Green, near London.
A. Échantillon de pianos de salon de premier ordre, "full trichord," caisse elegante de bois de noyer à gros glands.
B. Échantillon de pianos d'excellente construction, faits pour le peuple, à des prix tres moderes ; ces instruments réunissent k une, bonne execution une longue duree et une apparence suffisamment elegante."
Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 67 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-93

IVORY H. A. & Co Ltd. (**1884)

Exhibitors list London, 1872 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

Mayes Road, Wood Green, N. (**1874), 23, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (**1878)(**1882), Factory : Wood Green (**1878), Peele Grove, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E. (**1882)(**1884), Peele Grove, Cambridge heath Road, E. (**1891)(*1893), London
IVORY & PRANGLEY

 

"IVORY AND PRANGLEY, Pianoforte Makers, 275, Euston-hoad, London, N.W
Ivory and Pranglzy solicit the attention of the Musical
Profession and Trade to their new English Piccolo Pianos in Rosewood or Italian Walnut cases, with Albert fall. Height, 3 feet 9 inches. Finished with Stewart's Patent grand action. Price ai guineas.
Semi Cottage Pianos in Rosewood or Italian Walnut. Height, 4 feet. Price 18 guineas, with Trusses 30 guineas. Cottage Pianos, very elegant, with Trichord Treble. Height, 4 feet 4 inches. Rosewood 42 guineas, Walnut 3 guineas extra.
Oblique Grands, 7 octaves, with patent grand check action and Gradus Key. Price 60 guineas; Walnut 4 guineas extra.
All the above pianos are finished with Stewart's Patent. Hopper to prevent blocking. 275, Euston-road, N.W." The Musical Times, Volume 12, 01/04/1865, p. 23

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-67

LONDON - "3415 Ivory & Prangley, 275, Euston-rd. London. — Semi-cottage pianoforte with grand action and keys." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Exhibitors List London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1867

 

275, Euston Road (*1862)(*1865)(*1867), London
 

 

(*1832): 'The London Journal of Arts and Sciences, and Repertory of Patent Inventions', William Newton, 1832, p. 221

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

(**1862): 'Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor', 1862, p. 285

(**1864): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents', 1864, p. 28

(*1865): 'The Musical Times', Volume 12, 01/04/1865, p. 23

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

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

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

(**1874): 'Post Office Directory of Middlesex', 1874, p. 501

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

(**1882): 'Post Office London Directory', 1882, p. 412

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

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

(*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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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