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MABEY & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895

 

244, Kenington Park Road, S.E. (**1895), London
MABY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1836-48

 

1, Sussex Place, Ashley Road (x1836), Sussex Place (***1848), Bristol
MABY William R.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848

 

28, Upper Arcade (***1848), Bristol
MACKIE R. 'Patent Pianoforte-manufacturer for extreme climates' ca. 1850 9, Store Street, Bedford Square (*1850), Manufactory : Tottenham Street (*1850), London
MADELL A.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874

 

23, Neville Terrace, Horsney Road, N. (**1874), London
MADELL E.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1921

 

35, Wellington Road, Stoke Newington, N. (*1921), London
MAHR J. G.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1774

 

London ?
MAIDEN Harry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916

 

12, Benthal road, Stoke Newington, N.(*1916), London
MAJOR GLEIG  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872

Exhibition List London, 1872

 

 London
MALCOLM J. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1920 ? London
MALLINSON James & MALLINSON Joseph & MALLINSON Thomas  

1869 - "The Bankruptcy Act, 1869. In the County Court of Yorkshire, holden at Halifax. In the Matter of a Bankruptcy Petition against James Mallinson, Joseph Mallinson, and Thomas Mallinson, all of Brighouse, in the county of York, Pianoforte Manufacturers and Music Sellers, carrying on business at Brighouse aforesaid, in copartnership, under the firm of James Mallinson and Sons.
UPON the hearing of this Petition this day, and upon proof satisfactory to the Court of the debt of the Petitioner, and of the trading and of the act or acts of Bankruptcy alleged to have been committed by the said James Mallinson, Joseph Mallinson, and Thomas Mallinson having been given, it is ordered that the said James Mallinson, Joseph Mallinson, and Thomas Mallinson be and they are hereby adjudged bankrupts.

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1869-75

James MALLINSON and Sons (***1870)

MALLINSON J. (*1875)

(continuation)

- Given under the Seal of the Court this 10th day of February, 1870. By the Court, M. H. Rankin, Registrar. The First General Meeting of the creditors of the said James Mallinson, Joseph Mallinson, and Thomas Mallinson is hereby summoned to be held at the County Court-house, Union-street, Halifax, on the 4th day of March, 1870, at ten o'clock of the forenoon, and that the Court has ordered the bankrupts to attend there at for examination, and to produce there at a statement of their affairs, as required by the statute. Until the appointment of a Trustee, all persons having in their possession any of the effects of the bankrupts must deliver them, and all debts due to the bankrupts must be paid, to the Registrar. Creditors must forward their Proofs of Debts to the Registrar." The London Gazette, 15/02/1870, p. 880 (mallproj-home.co.uk)

 

(***1870), Brighouse, York

Manchester Road (*1875), Bradford

MANBY Charles William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 22, Bedford Street, Covent Garden (**1852), London
MANKTELOW John  

"Manktelow & Co., Patent Pianoforte Manufacturers, wholesale, retail, and for exportation, 432, Oxford-street, and 12, Huntly-street, Bedford-square. " The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 8 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1840-84

MANKTELOW & FRYER (1840)

"Notice is hereby given, that the partnership hitherto existing between Daniel Fryer and John Manktelow, carrying on the bussiness of Piano-Forte Manufacturers, at No. 11, Huntley-street, Bedford-square, in the county ofMiddlesex, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. - Dated this 28th day of April 1840. Daniel Fryer. John Manktelow." The London Gazette, 01/05/1840, p. 1110 - See also FRYER

MANKTELOW John (x1842)(*1843)

MANKTELOW & Co (y1851)(y1854)

MANKTELOW John (**1852)(**1882)

11, Huntley Street, Bedford Square (xx1840)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843), 432, Oxford Street (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 12, Huntley Street, Bedford Square, Tottenham Court (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 10, Princess Street, Hanover Square, W. (**1882)(**1884), London
MANNERS John Lewis  

1830 - "Insolvent Debtors [...]Manners John Lewis, (sued as John Manners,) formerly of No. 119, afterwards of No. 82, Cheapside, afterwards of No. 11, Whitmoreplace, Hoxton, afterwards of No. 14, New North-street, Red Lionsquare, afterwards of No. 10, Orange-street, Red Lion-square, and of No. 115, Fleet-street, artist and dealer in fruit, afterwards of No. 99, Cheapside, and No. 115, Fleet-street, artist, afterwards of No. 119, Cheapside, (wife carrying on business as a tobacconist,) afterwards of No. 420, Strand, artist, and of King-street, Covent garden, and late of No. 342, Oxford-street, artist, and at all the above-named
Slaces, dealer in piano-fortes and music-master, and lieutenant of the Royal Marines on half-pay." The Law Advertiser, 1830, p. 351

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830 342, Oxford-street (*1830), London
MANN Thomas & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1891-93 22, Jewing Street, E.C. (**1891), J. Brown agt., 213, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1893), London
MANTLE A. & Sons Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1890 London
MANUEL Son & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' and pianoforte importers ca. 1891-1915  

24-27, Orchard Street, Portman Square, W. (**1891), 52, Welbeck Street, W. (**1895), 75, Bayham Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

MAPLE & Co  

"Maple & Co. Ltd. (exporters), 141, 142, 143, 144, 145 to 150 Tottenham court road W; 248, 254, 237 to 243, 261, 263, 265, 257, 259, 261, 263 to 279 Euston rd NW; 4 to 46 Grafton st. WC; 143 to 157 Gower st WC ; factories, Beaumont pi WC; 39 to 51 Highgate rd NW; 17 to 23 & 27 William st. Hampstead rd NW; Osnaburgh st. NW & 40 to 46 Stanhope st NW." Post Office London Directory, 1914, p. 1838

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers and exporters ca. 1914-15

MAPLE & Co Ltd. (*1915)

141 to 150, Tottenham Court Road, W. (*1914)(*1915), 248, 254, 237 to 279, Euston Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 4 to 46 Grafton Street, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), 143 to 157 Gower Street, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), factories, Beaumont Place, W.C. (*1914),  39 to 51 Highgate Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 17 to 23 & 27 William Street Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), [18], Osnaburgh Street, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 40 to 46 Stanhope Street, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
MARCHANT W.  

PARIS - "1991 Marchant, W., à Londres, A. — Piano.
1991 Marchant, W., Stamford-road, De Beauvoir-square, Kingsland, London. Pianofortes.."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1855-1906

MARCHANT W. (*1855)

MARCHANT Mrs. Elisabeth (**1882)(**1884)

MARCHANT A. (*1893)(*1906)(*1907)

Exhibitors list Paris, 1855

 Stamford Road, De Beauvoir Square, Kingsland (*1855), 4, Stamford Road, [Kingsland], N. (**1882)(**1884), Lyham Road, Brixton Hill, S.W. (*1893), 57, Park Road, Stratford, E. (*1906)(*1907), London
MARDON Wiliam MELOPHONICON

"NEW INSTRUMENT. — A pianoforte upon a novel and elegant construction has recently been brought before the musical world, by Mr. W. Mardon. The instrument, which is termed the Melophonicon, is of great power and compass, and possesses a combination of excellences rarely to be found. These excellences, it would appear, are more or less ensured by some union of the principles of the harp, the symmetrical shape of which it bears a resemblance to, together with those of the piano. The inventor has already received royal patronage and a royal commission: an example which will, doubtless, be followed by many of our aristocracy, to the advantage and advancement of an ingenious and deserving individual." The Illustrated London News, 29/10/1842, p. 395

 

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. 1840-79

MARDON & GODDARD (xxx1840), see also John GODDARD

MARDON William (xx1844)

Bankrupt in 1844 (see below)

MARDON James, Charles & William (x1850)

MARDON William (x1874)(x1879)


(continuation)

1844 - " WHEREAS a Petition of William Mardon, of No. 15, Great Portland-street, Cavendish-square, in the county of Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturer, for one month past residing at No. 55, Grove-street, Camden-town, having been filed in the Court of Bankruptcy, and the interim order for protection from process having been given to the said William Mardon, under the provisions of an Act of Parliament, passed in the Parliament holden in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the relief of insolvent debtors,” the said William Mardon is hereby required to appear in Court before Joshua Evans, Esq. the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the 22d day of May instant, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall-street, in the city of London, for the purpose of being then and there examined touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Act. All persons indebted to the said William Mardon, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. P. Johnson, No. 20, Basinghall-street, the Official Assignee, nominated in that behalf by the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said l’edition." The London Gazette, 17/05/1844, p. 1717

 

Little Ridinghouse Lane (xxx1840), Great Portland Street, Saint Mary-le-bone, Middlesex (xxx1840), 15, Great Portland Street (**1841)(x1842), London

Mint (***1848)(x1850), 13, Longbrook Street (x1874), 34, Longbrook Street (x1879), Exeter

MARGERY Walter 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 159, Upper Kennington Lane, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
MARION Charles H. 'Pianokey-maker' ca. 1868 House Maverick (**1868), Woburn
MARQUIS Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800 London
MARRIOT & WILLIAMS Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 92, Great Portland Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
MARSH James  

  "PIANO-FORTE WAREHOUSE J. MARSH, No. 34, Coney-street, York.
The largest and best Stock of first-rate LONDON PIANO-FORTES in Yorkshire, to be seen at the above Warehouse, at greatly reduced prices, in fact, very little, if any above what are termed Cheap Instruments (ihough dear at any price.)
J. M. would particularly beg to say, he does not keep in his Stock any but those made by the most Eminent MAKERS IN LONDON, which can be relied on as regards Standing in Tune, Purity of Tone, and Elasticity of Touch.
N.B. — Any Instrument not approved of, and returned within six months, free of expense, will be exchanged gratis.
HARMONIUMS, Suitable for Drawing Room, Church, or Chapel, from 14 Guineas upwards
CONCERTINAS, English and German, from 15s. to 8 Guineas.
Also a number of excellent Second-hand Carinet, Cottage, Piccolo, Semi-grand, and Square Piano-fortes, by Broadwood, Collard, Allison, &c. &c., with 6, 6 1/2, and 6 3/4 Octaves, at exceedingly low prices.
Piano-Fortes Tuned and Repaired, Lent on Hire, and taken in Exchange.
" The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time, 1852, p. 410 

"PIANOFORTES. By her Majesty's Royal Letters patent. J. Marsh, patente and manufacturer of the Royal Three-Division Pianofortes. Manufactory-Store-Street, London. Warehouse - 34, Conney-Street, York. J. M. begs to say he visits London periodically for the purpose of selecting stock from his own and the Manufacturies of the above and other Makers, From J. M's great experience in the Trade, being employed in Messrs. Broadwood’s establishment nearly thirty years ago, he may say he is enabled to judge of the merits of each Maker’s Instruments as regards purity and Quality of Tone, Elasticity of Touch, Excellence of Material and Workmanship, and Standing well in Tune. J. M. being a great Exporter of Pianofortes, and knowing the difficulties that have to be contended with as regards their Standing in Tune in Extreme Climates, has spared neither Trouble nor Expense in the Manufacture of his Instruments (with Metallic Plates, Metal Bracings, Eve.) to obviate this evil, and J. M. is happy to say he has been successful. (see next )

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer 1852

Worked before by BROADWOOD's.

Patent of 1855 : "James Marsh, 13 Store-street, Bedford-square — lmprovements in the construction of pianofortes for rendering them more portable." The Practical Mechanic's Journal, Volumes 7-8, 1855, p. 72


(continuation)

J. M. has also in Stock a large Assortment of ALEXANDRE’S HARMONIUMS, suitable for the Drawing Room, Chapel, or Church, in Oak and Rosewood Cases, from 6 Guineas upwards. Concertinas from £1 15s. to 10 Guineas. German ditto, from 10s. 6d. A number of second-hand Pianofortes always in Stock.
Pianofortes Tuned and Repaired, Lent on Hire, and taken in Exchange — Three first-rate Tuners from London employed in this Establishment. N.B.--J. M. particularly begs to state, none but London-made Pianoi‘ortes are kept at his Warehouse: and also he is willing to Exchange, Gratis, any Instrument that is not approved of and Returned within Six Months, Free of Expense.
New Music at One Quarter less than the Marked Price. LONDON PIANOFORTE AND MUSIC WAREHOUSE, 34, CONEY-STREET, YORK." The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway, 1857, p. 149

"YORK. - MARSH. The largest and best Stock (in the county) of Pianofortes and Harmoniums, by all the first-class Makers in London. Music at Half-price. Pianofortes and Harmoniums Tuned, Repaired, lent on Hire, and taken in Exchange. 33 and 34, Coney Street, York." Monthly Musical Record, 1872, p. 153

 

 34, Coney Street (xx1852)(x1857), 33-34, Coney Street (*1872), York

13, Store Street, Bedford Square (*1855), Store Street (x1857), London

MARSH & STEEDMAN  

PARIS - "1990 Marsh et Steedmam, à Londres, A. — Piano.
1990 Marsh and Steedmam, 42 New Bond-street, London. Pianoforte."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1855, see also STEEDMAN

Exhibitors list Paris, 1855

 42, New Bond Street (*1855), London
MARSHALL Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 496, Old Kent Road, S.E. (**1895), London
MARSHALL Herbert Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 Leicester
MARSHALL Joshua & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 Muddersfield
Bradford
Dewsbury
Mexborough
Wakefield
MARSHALL & ROSE  

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' since 1875

According Pizzi they arrived in London just in 1899.

SIR MARSHALL Herbert & Sons (?)

They made in 1973 a total of 73000 pianos. (1)

Their production stopped in 1998.

 

 233, Regent Street (*1921), London
MARSHALL Sir Herbert & Sons Ltd. 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15 Regent House, Regent Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), Malden Works, Malden Crescent, Kentish Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
MARTIN Adam  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1793-94

Bankrupt in 1 june 1793, A list of bankrupts ... from Jan. 1, 1786, to June 24, 1806, p. 101

 

Hermitage Bridge, Middlesex (*1793), Tortoiseshell Worker, Hermitage Bridge (*1794), London
MARTIN Edward Sen. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1919 30, Copeland Road, Rye Lane, Peckham, S.E. (**1896), 42, Copeland Road, Peckham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
MARTIN T.  

"T. Martin, (Thirty-six Years Foreman, and Successor to the late Mr. Stumpff), Harp-maker, 45, London-st., Fitzroy-sq. Old harps Cleaned, Repaired, and taken in Exchange." The Musical Times, Volume 6, 1854, p. 286

 

'Harp Maker' ca. 1854

Successor of J. A. STUMPFF

45, London Street, Fitzroy Square (**1854), London
MARTINDALE J. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900

 

Nottingham
MASKELL E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 1, Copenhagen Street, N. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
MASON, HANNANT & FRANKLIN 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895 27, Canal Road, N. (**1895), London
 

MASON William H.

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement of 1857, The City of Lincoln Directory, 1857, p. 106 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

 

 

"Pianofortes for Sale or hire AT W. MASON'S, GUILDHALL-ST., STONEBOW.(THE ONLY MUSICAL REPOSITORY IN LINCOLN.)
W. MASON begs to call the attention of his friends and the public to his unrivalled stock of Musical Instruments, Strings, and every article connected with the trade ; being all direct from the makers or imported, therefore there is not a second profit! A single article may be obtained at the wholesale price. [...]
Cheap Pianofortes, Such as are usually sold by little dealers at 28 and 30 guineas, may be had of W. M. in Rosewood Cases, full compass, at 20 guineas.
PIANOFORTES By celebrated makers, from 22 guineas, according to style and finish. Thirty always in stock.
All Instruments warranted any length of time ! One stop, 6 guineas; three stops, 10 guineas ; five stops, 15 guineas; eight stops, 17 guineas; 10 stops, 18 guineas; twelve stops, 20 guineas. THE TRADE AND PROFESSION SUPPLIED On more advantageous Terms than from London: enquire at Mr. W. MASON'S, TEACHER OF SINGING & THE PIANOFORTE, GUILDHALL-ST., STONEBOW, LINCOLN."
The City of Lincoln Directory, 1857, p. 106 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1857-1910  

5, Guildhall Street, Stone Bow (*1857), Lincoln

24, Caledonian Road (*1893), 19, Caledonian Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds

 

MASTERMAN  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800

 

London
MATHIAS Joseph  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1793 (*1793)

 

London
MATTHEWS Joseph  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

19, Somers' Place, ea. New Road (**1841)(x1842), 30, Brydges Street, Covent Garden (**1852), London
MATTHEWS William

 

LONDON - "Mr. Matthews, of Nottingham, exhibits a piccolo upright, with patent propeller action; the peculiarity of which consists in the so called “stickers” and certain other parts of the action being made of metal instead of wood; one of the objects of the alteration being to interpose less material before the strings, and therefore to offer less obstruction to the passage of the sound." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 35-36

LONDON - "550 Mathews, W., 5 St. James Street, Nottingham — Inventor and Manufacturer. Model, exhibiting the string frame of an upright pianoforte with lever tuning apparatus; the object being to sustain the pressure of the strings, and prevent the instrument getting out of tune.
An upright pianoforte, in which an apparatus is introduced to keep the instrument in its upright position. It is also simple in action, and contains an apparatus whereby various degrees in quality of tone may be produced." Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 1, 1851, p. 471

LONDON - "3424 Matthews, W. & Sons 5, St. James st. Nottingham, — Piano, with propeller action." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

Patent of 1853 : "569. William Matthews, of No. 5, St. James-street, Nottingham, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for Improvements in pianofortes.— Dated March 7, 1853. Sealed September 7, 1853." The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements ..., 1853, p. 306

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1845-62

1845 - "Whereas the Court, authorized to act in the prosecution of a Fiat in Bankruptcy issued and now in prosecution against William Matthews, of No. 42, Lissongrove North, in the parish of Saint Mary-le-bone, in the county of Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker. Dealer and chapman, bearing date the 24th day of May 1845, has, on the application of the said bankrupt, appointed a public sitting under such Fiat to be held before John Samuel Martin Fonblanque, Esq., one of Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Court of Bankruptcy, on the 2d of October next, at half past two o'clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghallstreet, in the city of London, for the allowance or the Certificate of the said bankrupt's conformity to the laws in force at the time of issuing such Fiat, according to the form and subject to the provisions of the Statute, passed in the Parliament holden in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the amendment of the law of bankruptcy;” this is to give notice, that such Court will sit, at the time and place above mentioned, for the purpose aforesaid; when and where any of the creditors of the said bankrupt may be heard against the allowance of such Certificate, and the same will be allowed, unless cause be then and there shewn to the contrary, or such other order will be made therein as the justice of the case may require." The London Gazette, 05/09/1845, p. 337

MATTHEWS W. & Sons (*1862)

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London, 1862

42, Lissongrove North, Saint Mary-le-bone, Middlesex (**1845), 5, Homer Place, New Road (**1852), 5, St. James Street (**1851)(**1853)(*1862), Nottingham
 

MAURICE & BENEDETTO

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893 103, Park Street, Camden Town (*1893), London
MAY Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' and 'Music Warehouse' ca. 1790-1800

 

87, Blackman Street (*1794), London
MAY J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1810

MAC'LEAN J. & MAY J. (**1810)

Partnership dissolved in 1810, The Tradesman, 01/09/1810, p. 278

Liverpool
MAYBRICK John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-29

 

Hood Street (***1818), 27, Lionel Street (*1824), 6, Ellenborough Street (**1829),  Liverpool
MAYBRICK William  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1824

MAYBRICK William (***1818), flute-maker

MAYBRICK William & McLEAN James (*1824), pianoforte-makers

 

24, Tarleton Street (***1818), 5, Tartleton Street (*1824), 39, Ranelagh Street (*1824),  Liverpool
MAYNARD Robert  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

15, Hollywell Street, Millbank (**1841), London
MAYOR GLEIG  

LONDON - "15. Major Gleig claims for his upright pianos the following principal features, which are new : — 1. The plan of construction of the framing or body of the instrument, which has to take the pull of the strings. 2. The sounding-board. 3. The string-plate. Without entering into the details, which would take too much space, one may be permitted to say that the construction of the piano has been carried out in accordance with scientific theories. Those parts which Major Gleig conceives it necessary to make strong are so massive, that, compared with the works of old-established firms, they appear to have been overdone. There can be no doubt that Major Gleig's sounding-board possesses vibrating qualities superior to those in ordinary instruments, and the increased length obtained in the vibrating section of the string conduces to fuller and richer tone than heretofore. The coating of the hammers is of one piece of felt, and in this respect resembles the coating adopted some time since, and occasionally used by Messrs. Broadwood. In future pianos Major Gleig will probably be able to reduce some of the lavishness of his construction, and being now sure of obtaining a richly-toned instrument, he may diminish, by producing at the same time a number of instruments, the present price of £84. The touch is heavy, and the response is not quick enough." Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, 1872, p. 890-891

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1872

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 London
MAXIME Frères  

BRAND 

'Pianoforte-brand' ca. 1900

Pianos made by GILES, London

 

London
MAXWELL & Sons Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1901 5, Bank Buildings, Hill Road, Wimbledon (**1901), Liverpool
McKENZIE Charles
| MACKENZIE
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43

See also McKENZIE in Glasgow, Scotland

 

11, Alfred Street, Bedford Square (**1841)(*1843), London

Glasgow, Scotland

 

McLEAN Edward
| MACLEAN
 

Patent of 1867 : "McLEAN. 3rd June 1867. - 1634. Edward McLEAN, of Stoke Newington, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of pianofortes and harmoniums. Letters Patent sea!ed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1868, p. 114

 
'Pianoforte-maker and auctioneer' ca. 1867 Stoke Newington, Middlesex (***1868), London
McLEAN James
| MACLEAN
 

'Pianoforte-maker and auctioneer' ca. 1810-24

Mc LEAN J. & J. MAY (**1810), 'Pianoforte-makers' - 'Partnership dissolved', The Tradesman, 01/09/1810, p. 278

Mc LEAN James (*1824)

 

40, Ranelagh Street (***1818), 39, Ranelagh Street (*1824), 4, Dean Street (*1824), Liverpool
McLEAN Thomas Little
| MACLEAN
'Pianoforte-maker' and agent ca. 1916-19 261, Queen's Road, Peckham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
McRILL G. H. & Son
| MACRILL
'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1916 22 1/2, Cazenove Road, Stamford Hill, N. (*1916), London
McVAY Charles
| MACVAY
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-97  

Factory : Grafton Mews, Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884), 197, Kentish Town Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897), London

 

MEADOWS William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 308, Fulham Road, S.W.  (**1884), London
MEDCALF John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15 129, Queen's Road, Dalston, N.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
MEEK R.  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1793 (*1793)

 

London
MELENDY Joseph D. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. Samuel Melendy (*1874), Woburn
MELENDY Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868-74 House Srurgis (**1868)(*1874), Woburn
MELLOR Richard

 

 

Image of a pianoforte an advertisement of Mellor, An alphabetical list of the officers of the Yorkshire hussars, from the ..., 1853, p. 34

 

"Richard Mellor, Music-seller, 16, commercial Street, Leeds - 28, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield.
COUNCIL, AND PRIZE MEDAL PIANO FORTES FROM 30 TO 175 GUINEAS.
Richard Mellor - Respectfully invites the Nobility, Gentry, and Public generally, to an inspection of THE LARGEST AND MOST VALUABLE STOCK OF PIANO FORTES ever offered in the West Riding, which he has carefully selected from the Manufactories of the World's Three Great Makers,
BROADWOOD, COLLARD, AND ERARD.
ERARD'S (COUNCIL MEDAL) PIANO FORTES.
New Patent 7-octave Grand Piano Fortes, Mahogany and Rosewood 140 to 175 Guineas.
Cottage and Oblique Piano Fortes 60 to 95 Guineas.
MESSRS. BROADWOOD & SON'S
Patent Cottage and Boudoir Piano Fortes elegantly finished, in Mahogany and Rosewood, with every New Improvement, from New Patent elegant Rosewood Bichorda Grand Piano Forte.*** This very elegant Instrument is nearly equal in power to the largest Concert Grand Piano Forte, and is of unrivalled touch and durability, and decidedly the cheapest Grand Piano Forte manufactured. (see next )

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1853

Succeeded SIMMS

MELLOR F. H. (*1921)


(continuation)

MESSRS. COLLARD & COLLARD'S
Improved Enlarged Square Piano Fortes, 6| Octaves from Patent Cottage Piano Fortes, with Repeater touch, elegant, in Deal, Mahogany, and Rosewood,, from 30 Guineas.
"Exhibition" Piccolo Piano Fortes, from 20 Guineas.
New Music from London twice a-weelc. A liberal Discount allowed. - PIANO FORTES TUNED AND REPAIRED IN LEEDS AND HUDDERSPIELD, AND FOR THIRTY MILES ROUND.
R. MELLOR has an Assistant, who has been many years a Tuner, &c, in Broadwood's Establishment, and has the highest testimonials from that eminent firm. All orders punctually attended to.
MELLOR (late SIMMS), PIANO FORTE AND MUSIC SELLER, 16, Commercial Street, Leeds, and 28, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield." An alphabetical list of the officers of the Yorkshire hussars, from the ..., 1853, p. 34

16, Commercial Street (x1853), 76, Beeston Road (*1921), Leeds

28, Cross Church Street (x1853), Huddersfield

MELLUISH William  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848 93, Lower Union Street (***1848), Torquay
MELVILLE Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 61, Charing Cross Road, W.C. (**1895), London
MEPHAM J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 35, Talma Road, Brixton, S.W. (*1907)(*1909), London
MERCHEN Frères  

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ??

"Merchen frères de Londres | Brevetés | à Paris"

London
MERLIN Joseph

(1735 - 1804)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1760-1804

He was born in Huys, nearby Liège, in Belgium. He went first to Paris, for his study before he established in England in 1760. He built a pianoforte for the queen Catherine of Russia in 1780. (1)

 

Soho Square (1760)(1), London
MERRALLS George Frederick & Sons Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1914-15 156-158, Jamaica Road, S.E. (*1914)(1915), London
MERRINGTON Brothers 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904-15 5-7, Nisbet Place, High Street, Homerton, N.E. (**1904), Nisbet Works, Durham Grove, Homerton, N.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
MESNAGE F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893 95, High Street, Mary-le-Bone (*1893), London
METCALF Alfred 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 88, Westbourne Road, Barnsbury, N.  (**1884), London
METCALFE James  

"James Metcalfe - Piano-Forte and Music Seller - No. 2, Tyrrel Street, Bradford - Pianos Lent on Hire, Tuned, &c." Lunds' Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ..., 1856, p. 44

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1856 2, Tyrrel Street (*1856), Bradford
METHVEN  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1851 in Dundee, Scotland. See METHVEN, Dundee (London)

 

Dundee, Scotland

METZLER George

 

"Metzler G. & Co. pianoforte, seraphine & military musical instrument manufrs. importers of musical instruments & publishers of music, 37, Gt. Marlborough Street." The Post Office London Directory, 1843, p. 292

"AN Old-established PIANOFORTE and GENERAL MUSIC BUSINESS, with Stock, &c, TO BE DISPOSED OF, in an important Cathedral city, about 60 miles from London. The proprietor of the above, with a good connexion among the upper classes of society, being desirous of retiring, is anxious to meet with a successor who would be willing to take his present position. The Stock-in-trade consists of first-class Pianofortes, and every requisite appertaining to the trade; also a large connexion in Tuning and Hiring Instruments. The Premises are handsome and extensive, and situated in the principal street. This is an opportunity rarely to be met with, and one that could not fail of realizing a good income. All further particulars will be furnished by addressing A.B., care of Messrs. Metzler and Co., 37, Great Marlborough-street, London." The Musical Times, Volume 9, 01/09/1860, p. 337

"METZLER & Co., GREAT MARLBOROUGH ST. LONDON, W., PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF GERMAN AND FRENCH PIANOFORTES.
PIANETTES BY BORD, from 22 gs. to 30 gs. Small oblique, Iron bars, with check Action Trichord, çin Rosewood or Walnut Case, Seven octaves - 40 gs.
PIANOFORTES. — ENGLISH MODEL COTTAGE, of Superior finish troughout, Seven octaves, in Rosewood - 40 gs.
In best Italian Walnut - 42 gs.
Ditto with Trusses - 44 gs.
With Trichord Treble.
PIANETTES AND PIANOFORTES, in Black Cases, ornamented. New French Model, Full Oblique, Two iron bars, Check Action, througout, Seven octaves, in walnut Case, Curved trusses. - 50 gs.
PIANOFORTES. – GRAND Oblique - Four iron bars, Best chack Action, Trichord, throughout, Seven Octaves, in finest Walnut Case of most superior finish, New style of Frets and Candle boards and handsome Trusses. - 60 gs.
NEW I LLUSTRATED CATALOGUES POST-FREE.
METZLER & CO., 37, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET, LONDON, W." The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news, Volume 2, 1875, p. 290

  

 

'Pianoforte-makers' and dealers ca. 1822-1921

METZLER & Son (**1822)

METZLER G. & Co (x1842)(*1843)(*1852)(*1853)

METZLER & Co (1860)(**1875)(**1884)(*1907)(*1910)

LONDON - "475 Metzler, George, 37 Great Marlborough Street - Manufacturer. Small size cottage, made in pollard oak, 'O.G.' or arched fall, with ornamental shell front." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 465

DUBLIN - "708 Metzler, G. 37 Gt. Marlborough St. London, Manu. Marcus Moses, Westmoreland St. Exhibitor.— Cottage and microchordon pianofortes; an oak harmonium, with patent percussion and harmoniphone attachment." Official Catalogue of the Great Industrial Exhibition, in connection with the Royal Dublin Society, 1853, p. 63 and The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853, p. 259

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1853 | Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

105, Wardour Street, Soho (**1822), 37, Great Marlborough Street (x1842)(*1843)(**1851)(**1852)(*1853)(*1862)(**1875), 40-43, Great Marlborough Street (**1884), 26-29, Marshall Street, W. (**1884), 42-43, Great Marlborough Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), 142, Charing Cross Road, W.C. (*1921), London
MEYER Meincke

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1778-1818

One of the 'Twelve apostles', see also   MEYER Meincke also with his brother in Amsterdam.

ZUMPE & MEYER (1778), look for ZUMPE

 

London

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Hamburg (Germany)

 

MEYERS John Frederick  

Patent of 1839 : "John Frederick Meyers, of Albemarle-street, Piccadilly, musical instrument maker, and Joseph Storer, of Bidborough-street, New Road, musical instrument maker, for certain improvements of certain musical instruments ; part of the said improvements being applicable to those of the kind commonly called piano-fortes, and part to those kind commonly called seraphines, and to certain descriptions of organs ; being partly a communication. July 20 ; six months." Mechanics Magazine, Volume 31, 1839, p. 318

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1839

MEYERS John Frederick & STORER Joseph (x1839)

 

Albemarle-street, Piccadilly (x1839), London

 

MICHELLE  

BRAND

Pianos made by AJELLO & Sons, London

 

London
MICKLEFIELD C. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890 62, Gloucester eres., N.W. (*1893), London
MIDDLETON, COPLEY & Co  

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1852

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

17, Castle Street, Finsbury (**1852), London
MIDDLETON David 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818 6, Crown Court, Westminster (**1818), London
MIDDLETON H. J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1921 145, Romford Road, Stratford, E. (*1921), London
MIDDLETON Ralph  

1830 - "Middleton Ralph, formerly of Noel-street, Soho, renting a workshop in Wardour-mens, Berwick-street, Soho, afterwards of Frith-street, Soho, then of the Walworth-road, then of Queen's place, Chelsea, afterwards of Ebury-street, Chelsea, afterwards of Prospect-place, in the parish of St. George, Southwark, renting a workshop in Prospect-place, and a workshop in Marylebonepassage, Well-street, Oxford-street, and late of No.11, Millmanrow, Chelsea, piano-forte maker." The Law Advertiser, 1830, p. 190

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830   London
MIDDLETON Robert  

1848 - "Robert Middleton, of No. 27, Noel-street, Wardour-street, Soho, during part of the time having a Workshop at No. 51, Marshall-street, Golden Square, both in Middlesex, Coffee Shopkeeper and Piano Forte Maker." The London Gazette for the year 1848, p. 236

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848  51, Marshall-street, Golden Square, both in Middlesex (*1848), London
MIDLAND FURNISHING Co Ltd. 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15 15 to 23, Southampton Row, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
MILGROM Brothers  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15

MILGROM Brothers (*1914)(*1915)(*1921)

MILGROM PIANOS (1922-23)

 

28-30, Mile End Road, E. (*1914)(*1915)(*1921), 317, Regent Street (1922-23), London
MILLARD Stanley 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 54, City Road, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
MILLER E. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818 11, Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square (*1818), London
MILLER William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 49, Brewer Street, Somers Town  (x1842), London
MILLET W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921 40, Brooke Road, Stoke Newington, N. (*1921), London
MILLHOUSE William 'Musical Instrument maker to their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Kent and Cumberland' ca. 1794-1822 100, Wardour Street, Soho (*1794), 337, Oxford Street (*1808)(*1818)(**1822), London
MILLIGAN Desirée  

Patent of 1855 : "23rd October 1855 - 2364. Desirée Milligan, of Upper Seymour Street, in the County of Middlesex, wife of Thomas Milligan, of Lima, South America, for an invention for — Improvements in the manufacture of piano-fortes. Stopped at first reference." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1856, p. 150

 
 

Pianoforte-maker ?? ca. 1855

Upper Seymour Street, Middlesex(**1856), London
MILLS Alexander Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 39, Kings Road, S.W. (**1882), London
MILLS Charles  

Patent of 1856 : "Pianofortes. - LETTERS PATENT to Charles Mills, of 8, High Street, Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, for the Invention of an IMPROVEMENT IN THE HAMMER. RAILs or PIANOFORTES.
Sealed the 19th December 1856, and dated the 23rd June 1856. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said Charles Mills at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 23rd June 1856. - CHARLES MILLS, of 8, High Street, Camden Town, in the County of 5 Middlesex, do hereby declare the nature of the Invention for “An IMPROVEMENT IN THE HAMMER. RAILS OF PIANOFORTEs, to be as follows : – This Invention has for its object an improvement in the hammer rails of pianofortes. For this purpose the wire or axis of the hammer butt, in place of being held by projections on a metal plate against wood or metal projections 10 at the edge of the hammer rail as heretofore, is received by a metal plate with Projections, having grooves in the ends of such projections affixed to the edge of the hammer rail, and the wire or axis is held in position in the grooves above mentioned, by a similar metal plate (with projections) to that heretofore used, but such last-mentioned plate is not fixed parallel and together with the 15 first-mentioned plate to the hammer rail, on the contrary, the two plates are fixed separately to the hammer rail, and at an angle to each other.[...]" Read more : Specifications of Inventions, 1857, p. 25-27

 

'Grand Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850-60


(continuation)

Patent of 1858 : "Mills - 5th November 1858 - 2476. CHARLES MILLS, of 8, High Street, Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in the action of pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1858, p. 155

Patent of 1859 : "8th March 1859 - 604. Charles Mills, of High Street Camden Town, for an invention for Improvements in the action of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1860, p. 41

 8, High Street, Camden Town, Middlesex (**1857)(***1858)(*1860), London
MILLS James

 

"Mills, J., Grand Pianoforte Manufacturer, 35, Cardington-street, Hampstead-road." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

 
 

'Grand Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-57

 

35, Cardington Street, Hamstead Road (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), London
MILLS JOHN A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-09 60, Moortgate Street, E.C.(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London
MILLS William  

Patent of 1856 : "1447. William Mills, of Lower Craven-place, Kentish Town, for improvements in piano-fortes." The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions, 1856, p. 122

Patent of 1857 : "26th February - 568. William Mills, of 2, Lower Craven Place, Kentish Town, for an invention for an improvement in the action of upright pianofortes." Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted [afterw.] of ..., 1858, p. 37

Patent of 1857 : "23rd March 1857 - 813. William Mills, of Lower Craven Place, Kentish Town, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in the action of upright pianofortes." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted [afterw.] of ..., 1858, p. 51

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850-58  2, Lower Craven Place, Kentish Town (***1856)(**1858), London
MILNE William John  

 

1839 - "William John Milne and Robert Morrison, Percy-st., Rathbone-pl., Middlesex, and Doncaster, Yorkshire, piano-forte makers, nov. 11, at 11, and Dec. 24 at 12, Court of bankruptey : Off. Ass. Gibson; Sols. Moss. & Co., 4, Queen-street, Cheapside." The Jurist, Volume 3, 16/11/1839, p. 1037

 

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839

MILNE & MORRISON (*1839), see also MORISSON, on this page, just below

Bankrupt on 12 November 1839, The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., George Elwick, 1843, p. 284

 

Percy Street, Rathbone Place, Middlesex (*1839), London
MILSON & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 Bath
MINI-PIANO  

BRAND

'Pianoforte-brand' of ???

 

London
MINSE  

BRAND

Pianos made by KEMBLE, London after 1911

 

London
MINSTRELL  

BRAND

Pianos made by BARRAT & ROBINSON, London

 

London
MINX  

 

 

BRAND

Pianos made by KEMBLE, London after 1911

 

London
MITCHELL 'Pianoforte-manufacturer' since 1876 Halifax
MOFFATT J. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 280, Caledonian Road, N. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
MOGGRIDGE Brothers 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1884 95, St. John's Road, Hoxton, N. (**1884), London
MOGGRIDGE Frank 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1910 5, Parmiter Street, Cambridge Road, N.E. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
MOLE James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 108-109, Great Hampton Street(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
MOLINEUX Thomas

 

Patent of 1862 : "Molineux. 11th September 1862. - 2509. Thomas Molineux, of 37, John Dalton Street, Manchester, for an invention for Improvements in pianoforte actions. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 206

Patent of 1866 : "MOLINEUX. - 13th November 1866. - 2963. Thomas Molineux, of 37, John Dalton Street, in the City of Manchester, and County of Lancaster, Music Seller, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Alphabetical Index of Patentees and Applicants for Patents of Invention ..., 1867, p. 205

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-1909

MOLINEUX & Son (*1893)(*1895)(*1906)(*1909)

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

37, John Dalton Street (**1863)(**1867), 101, Bridge Street, Deansgate (*1893)(*1895)(*1906)(*1909), Manchester

8, Park, Vil East, N.W. (*1893), London

MOMBRAY William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800

 

Surrey
MONINGTON  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ??

 

London
MONINGTON & WESTON  

BRAND

BENTLEY

PARIS - "Monington & Weston ; Fabricants de pianos et "Patentees of Keyboard Scale Attachment" ; 9, Camden Street. Fahrique, King Street, et Bayham Place, Camden Town, London. Deux pianos, pour l'enseignement l'un ayant le "patent key-board scale attachment." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 67 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1858

Made 21010 pianos in 1900.
And 71000 in 1960. (1)

Exhibitors list London, 1872 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

9, Camden Street (**1878), 5 Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (**1882), Factory : King Street, N. W. (**1878)(**1882)(**1884), Show rooms : 9, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (**1884), 3, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (*1885)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903), Bayham Place, Camden Town, N.W. (**1878)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), 23, Piercefield Street, Haverstock Hill, N.W. (*1914), 57, Fleet Road, Hampstead, N.W. (*1915), London
 

MONK & SCHUPPISSER

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1891-1910

SEE ALSO ...

SCHUPPISSER Alfred Henry

 

Greenland Place, Camden Town, N.W. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
MONKTON Edward Henry Cradock  

Patent of 1856 : "1451. Edward Henry Cradock Monckton, of the Bengal Civil Service, for improvements in piano-fortes." The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions, 1856, p. 122

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1850 London
MONROW
| WORNUM ?
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1793-1839 (1)

MONROW & MAY (1793-1839)(xx1837)

 

11, Holborn Bars (xx1837), London
MONTGOMERY James  

Patent of 1848 : "James Montgomery, of Salisbury-street, Middlesex, for certain improvements in pianofortes and other similar finger-keyed instruments. (Being a communication.) January 11 ; six months." Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal & Gazette, 1848, p. 70

 

'Engineer' ca. 1848 Salisbury Street (**1848), London
MONTRIC J. & E. 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1910 111, Pentonville Road, N. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
MOON  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1836

MOON & Sons (19??)

Plymouth
MOON John Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1915 130, Seymour Place, Bryanston Square, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
MOORE Edwin Philip 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 54, City Road, E.C. (*1914), London
MOORE George 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818 49, Ranelagh Street (***1818), London
MOORE John H. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 138, Bishopsgate Street, without (x1842), London
MOORE John & MOORE Henry  

 

LONDON - "476 Moore, John & Henry, & Co., 104 Bishopsgate Street Within - Designers and Manufacturers. Grand cottage pianoforte, of new design." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 465

LONDON - "3427 Moore, J. & H. 104, Bishopsgate-st. Within.—Microchordon grand pianoforte." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Messrs. Moore and Priestly have Honourable Mention for goodness and cheapness." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

"Pianofortes. — International Exhibition. — JURY AWARDS. — Class 16 : "Honourable mention — MOORE and MOORE, JOHN and HENRY, for good and cheap Piano." Pianofortes extraordinary — rare excellence and purity of tone combined with cheapness. Prices from Eighteen Guineas. First-class Pianos for Hire, with easy terms of purchase. Warerooms, 104, Bishopsgate-street Within. Carriage free." The Lancet General Advertiser, 28/02/1863, p. 228

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1837

Founded 1838 (*1914)(*1915)

MOORE John & Henry & Co (**1851)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862)(**1870)

MOORE John & Henry (**1882)

MOORE & MOORE (*1872)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)

Succeeded by KEMBLE in 1955


(continuation)

"MOORE and MOORE'S COTTAGE PIANOFORTES, for SALE or HIRE, on the Three-Years' System, from 30gs., at 25 gs per quarter. MOORE and MOORE, 104 and 105, Bishopsgate-street Within, E.C." The Illustrated London News, 12/09/1874, p. 250

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Honourable mention London, 1862 | Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

104, Bishopgate Street, Within E.C. (**1851)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862)(***1863)(**1870), 104-105, Bishopgate Street (***1874)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), 28, Scrutton Street, E.C. (**1895), Albion House, 59a, New Oxford Street, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
MOORE Stephen & Co  

Square pianoforte ca. 1796, nameboard, Geelvink Muziekmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1796 London
MOORE W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10 3, Westgate, Arcade (*1903)(*1906)(*1909), 21, North Parade (*1910), Bradford
MORFEY Brothers  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1884

Market Place (**1884), Burslein
MORLEY Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1852

 

73, Sun Street, Bishopsgate (**1852), London
MORLEY H. K. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 Mozart House, Denmarck Hill, S.E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
MORLEY Johannes  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800

 

London ?
MORLEY Joseph George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-1909 6, Sussex Place, South Kensington, S.W. (**1891)(**1895)(*1907)(*1909), 60a, Cale Street, Chelsea, S.W. (**1895), London
MORLEY & Son Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1906-19  

Groom's Hill Greenwich and Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, S.E., (*1906)(*1907), 112, High Street, Eltham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

MORLEY Robert  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1881

MORLEY Robert & Co (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 1800 pianos in 1900
And 17100 in 1960. (1)

 

108, High Street, Lewisham (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
MORLEY W. & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1907-10

 

6, Great Portland Street (*1907)(*1910), London
MORLEY William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 80, High Street, Whitechapel  (x1842), London
MORRIS & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1910 Pigwell Path, Town Hall (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
MORRIS W. F. 'Musical Instrument Maker' and victualler and collector of Kings taxes, ca. 1818 14, Apollo, Stafford Street (x1818), Wolverhampton
MORRISH & Sons 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1875 20, Fairclough Lane E. (*1875), Liverpool
MORRISON John 'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1822 44, Prince's Street, Leicester Square (**1822), London
MORRISON Robert

 

1839 - "JOHN HERMAN MERIVALE, Esq. one of Her Majesty's Commissioners authorised to act under a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 6th day of November 1839, awarded and issued forth against William John Milne and Robert Morrison, of Percy-street, Rathbone-place, in the county of Middlesex, and of Doncaster, in the county of York, Piano Forte Makers, Dealers and Chapmen, and Copartners in trade, will sit on the 12th of March next, at half past twelve of the clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, in order to Audit the Aecounts of the Assignee of the estate and effects of the said bankrupts under the said Fiat' Ptursuant to an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the sixth year of the reign of His late Majesty King Ceorge the Fourth, intituled “An Act to amend the laws relating to bankrupts.” The London Gazette, 18/02/1840, p. 347

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-42

MILNE & MORRISON (*1839), see MILNE, just above

Bankrupt on 12 November 1839, The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., George Elwick, 1843, p. 284

 

[26], Percy Street, Rathbone Place, [Bedford Square], Middlesex (*1839)(x1842), London
MORTON Brothers & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1914-15 19, Highbury Place, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
MOTT Isaac Henry Robert  

Patent of 1817 : "ISAAC ROBERT MOTT, Brighton, composer and teacher of music, for a method of producing, from vibrating substances, a tone or musical sound, the peculiar powers in the management whereof are entirely new, and which musical instrument he denominates The Sostinent Piano Forte." The Edinburgh monthly magazine, 1817, p. 440 - or - "Feb. I, 1817. — Isaac Mott. The Sostinente piano-forte produces a sustaining tone through the strings being vibrated by a revolving roller, by means of silken lines attached to them. A movable bridge presses against the centre of the strings, and produces the harmonic octave effect by dividing them into two equal lengths." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 201 (archive.org)

Patent of 1846 : "Isaac Henry Robert Mott, of No. 76, Strand, pianoforte maker, for certain improvements in (April 28.) musical instruments, whereby they are rendered much more durable, much more capable of resisting the injurious and destructive effects of the atmosphere (especially of extreme climates), and whereby the quality of their tone is greatly improved and remains good for a much longer period, 6 months. April 28." The Patent Journal and Inventors' Magazine, Volume 1, 1846, p. 15

LONDON - "Mr. Mott exhibits a grand, 7 1/2 octaves, F to C, with a seraphine of 5 octaves applied thereto under the front part of the instrument, and thus forming two claviers. A solo may be performed on one of them, and an accompaniment on the other; or, by means of couplers, they may both be played together." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 36

 LONDON - "498. MOTT, ISAAC HENRY ROBERT, 76 Strand — Inventor and Manufacturer. Patent metallic cottage grand pianofortes, not liable to be affected by change of climate or weather. Horizontal grand pianofortes, with metallic frames, above and beneath the strings, capable of resisting change of climate, or great tension, without interfering with the freedom or vibration of the sounding-board. The compass is nearly eight octaves, also an additional key-board of five more octaves, they have the notes in unison with and an octave below the pianoforte, with an improved and peculiar action, which, by means of small rollers, etc., produces a quick repetition of the touch." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 469

 

'Pianoforte-maker to the Queen' ca. 1817-52

MOTT, MOTT & CHATFIELD (1824)

Partnership dissolves in 1824 : "MOTT J. H. R., Julius C. Mott, and John Chatfield, Pall-mall, piano forte makers (firm Mott, Mott, and Co.) ... .31 May." The Law adviser, 1824, p. 181

MOTT J. H. R. & J. MOTT & Co (x1825)

Bankrupt on 10 November 1840 :  "Isaac H. R. Mott, Pall-mall, and Dean-st., Soho, piano forte maker, April 25 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, aud. sc.; at half-past 12, div." The Jurist, 1843, p. 115 or The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., 1843, p. 292

"I. H. R. Motts Advice and Instructions for playing the Piano Forte with Expression and brilliant Execution, containing numerous Examples and interesting Pieces, fingered for Practice and accompanied by careful Directions for performing them with delicacy and feeling, together with much useful Information on the Nature and Principles of Music. London. Mott.  - Mr. Isaac Henry Robert Mott is the inventor of the Patent Sostenente Piano Fortes, which seem, in his own unbiased judgment, far to exceed any that have been produced by our Broadwoods or our Stodarts. According to the same indubitable authority, he is a very great performer on those instruments ; indeed we are given to understand that no one else can make much of them. He is likewise a composer of a superlative class; and, in the present instance, he comes before us as a didactic writer. So vast an accumulation of talent must needs appear very extraordinary, and it would hardly be credible, did not Mr. Isaac Henry Robert Mott prove the fact, that one individual could manufacture the piano forte, perform on the piano forte, compose for the piano forte, and teach others how to become great on the piano forte. To this we may add, that our author seems to be the child of delicate sensibility and fine taste. His musical knowledge is also mixed up with divinity, metaphysics, and poetry, and is conveyed to us in a style of English almost without a parallel. We have already said enough to prepare our readers for a production of no ordinary kind, and we can assure them that they will not be disappointed. At the same time they will be delighted to observe that Mr. Mott, even in his loftiest flights, is a man of business; has his eye constantly fixed on the main chance; and can recommend his own admirable productions in a strain of modesty which we should think peculiar to himself, did we not remember the celebrated addresses of that highly respectable lady who presides over the Moravian establishment in London. Our only wonder is—how such excellence should have been so long concealed from public notice, either at No. 24, Dover-street, Piccadilly, or at 92, Pall Mall. We, however, have made the happy discovery, and we shall now proceed to lay our readers uneverlasting obligations by giving to them all the benefit of it." The Quarterly Musical Magazine and Review, 1824, p. 102

Exhibitors list London, 1851

Brighton

Pall Mall (**1824), 92, Pall Mall (x1825), 76, Strand (x1842)(*1843)(x1846)(**1851), 92, Pall Mall (*1840)(**1841)(**1843), Dean Street, Soho (*1840)(**1843), 76, Strand (**1852), London

MOTT Julius & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 27, Frances Street, Tottenham Court Road (x1825), 9, Pall Mall (x1825), London
MOTTA Domenico 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1794

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

London
MOUL A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 26, Old Bond Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
MOULINEAUX Thomas  

Patent of 1860 : "Molineaux. 28th April 1860. - 1075. THOMAS MOLINEAUX, of the City of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, Piano-forte and Music seller, for an invention for Improvements in piano-forte's." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1861, p. 72

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1860

MOULINEUX & Son (*1895)

101, Bridge Street, Deansgate (*1895), Manchester, Lancaster
MOUNTAIN R. A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1875 1, Lumb Lane (*1875), Bradford
MOUSENT John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1810 London
MOUTRIE, COLLARD  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1884-1915

MOUTRIE-COLLARD (**1884)(**1891)(*1893)

MOUTRIE, COLLARD & Co (**1895)

MOUTRIE-COLLARD (*1914)(*1915)

 

 

90, Southampton Row, Russell Square, W.C. (**1884)(**1891)(*1893), 50-52, Southampton Row, W.C. (**1895), 52, Southampton Road, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

MOUTRIE George & Robert 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895 111, Pentonville Road, N. (**1895), London
MOUTRIE James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836 30, College Green (x1836), Bristol
MOUTRIE James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 16, Henry Street, Pentonville, N.  (**1884), 13, Garnault Mews, Clerkenwell, E.C. (**1884), London
MOUTRIE W. F. C.

 

"Moutrie, W. F. C, Patent Pianoforte Manufacturer on his Newly Registered Designs, 4, King-street, Bloomsbury." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

"London Agent, Messrs. MOUTRIE & Son, Pianoforte saloon, 55, Baker Street, London, W." The Musical Times, Volume 17, 01/08/1876, p. 547

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1851-95

MOUTRIE W. F. C. (y1851)(y1854)(y1857)

MOUTRIE J. & E. (18??)

MOUTRIE & Son (*1876)(**1882)(**1891)(**1895)

End : 1895

 

4, King Street, Bloomsbury (y1851)(y1854)(y1857), 55, Baker Street, W. (*1876)(**1882)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
MUFF Joshua Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1834-46 16, Commercial Street (x1834)(*1837)(*1845)(*1846), Leeds
MUGRIDGE & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-95

MUGRIDGE & Co (*1893)

MUGRIDGE & ULPH (**1895)

 

Belmont Street, N.W. (*1893), 15, Little Camden Street, S.W. (**1895), London
MUIR SMITH 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891

See SMITH James Muir

118, Bayham Street (**1891), London
MUIR William

 

MUIR, WOOD & Co

Square pianoforte ca. 1815, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1815-75 20, Brunswick Road E. (*1875), Liverpool

London

MUMFORD Joseph 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?? London
MUNDEN & CAMERON  

"MUSIC AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WAREHOUSE, 70, NEW-STREET, (adjoining the Society of Arts.)
MESSRs. MUNDEN AND CAMERON - RESPECTFULLY announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public generally, that they have constantly on Sale an extensive and well-assorted Stock of
Piano-Fortes, Harps, &c. lent on hire, exchanged, tuned, and repaired."
Drake's Road-Book of the Grand Junction Railway, from Birmingham to ..., 1837, p. 162

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1837 70, New Street (x1837), Birmingham
MUNDY Charles Stephen  

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1907-15

MUNDY & Son (*1907)(*1909)

MUNDY Charles Stephen & Son (*1914)(*1915)

 

43, Roman Road, E. (*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915), London
MUNROE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-30 Skinner Street, Snow Hill (?), London
MUNT Brothers  

 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1873

MUNT Brothers Ltd. (**1901)(**1904)

 

Eltringham Street, Wandsworth, S.W. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), [9-11], St. John's Hill, S.W. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), Clapham Junction (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

MUNT & HOARE 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1875

See also HOARE

10, Marsden Street, E. (*1875), Liverpool
MUNT William George Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916-19

MUNT Ltd. (*1919)

 

229, South Lambeth Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 69, Wilcox Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 8a, Gladstone Street, South Lambeth, S.E. (*1916)(*1917), 15-17, St. John's Road, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918), London

 

MURDOCH John G.
| MURDOCK

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1862

MURDOCH John G. & Co Ltd. (**1891)(**1895)

MURDOCH & Co (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

MURDOCH W. S. & Co (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)

End : 1913

 

Lim. Lawina Grove, N. (**1891), 10, Charlton King's Road, Leighton Road, N.W. (*1893), 91-93, Farrington Road, E. C. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Commercial Road (*1910), London
MURDOCH & Mc KILLOP

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1900

See also MURDOCH, McKILLOP & Co ltd. in Scotland

 

Glasgow - Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

32, Collingwood Street (??), Newcastle-on-Tyne - London

 

MURDOCH, MURDOCH & Co

 

BRAND

NORMELLE (*1914)(*1915)

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' and publishers since 1899

End : 1929

 

 

Birmingham

Hatton House, 57d, Hatton Garden, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), 461-463, Oxford Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), 138, High Street, Lewisham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

MURPHY George  

PARIS - "2001 Murphy, George, à Londres, A. — Pianos.
2001 Murphy, George, Albert-street, Camden-road, London. Pianofortes."
Paris universal exhibition, 1855, p. 70

LONDON - "3428 Murphy, G. 28, Cheapside — Piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1855

Exhibitors list Paris, 1855 | Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

 Albert-street, Camden-road (*1855), 28, Cheapside (*1862), London
MURRAY James Thomas  

 

Upright pianoforte ca. 1838, more photos, Jack Wyatt Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830-55

1855 - "Bankrupts. [...] MURRAy, JAMEs Thomas, pianoforte maker, Lower Jamesstreet, Golden-square, Jan.5, at twelve, Feb. 8, at half-past eleven, Basinghall-street.  Off as. Pennell. Sols. Linklater and Hackwood, Sise-lane. Petition, Dec. 22." The Law Times, 29/12/1855, p. 172

 

[5], Lower James Street, Golden Square (**1852)(xx1853)(x1855), London
MURRAY Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 87, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square (x1842), London
MURRAY, WILMOTT & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15

MURRAY, WILMOTT & Co (*1914)

MURRAY & Co (*1915)

 

28, Bardwell Street, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
MURSLE J.  

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

 

165, Stapleton Road (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & GENERAL TRAFING Co Ltd. (THE)

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1895

See THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & GENERAL TRAFING Co Ltd.

London
MYER Mrs. Elisabeth Eleanor  

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

 

177, Camberwell Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
MYERS William & Son  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1884

 

5a, Wrotham Road, Camden Town, N.W. (**1884), London
 

 

(*1793): 'The Cabinet-Maker And Upholsterer's Drawing-Book: In Three Parts', Volume 1, 1793

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

(*1808): 'Post Office Annual Directory', 1808, p. 199 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1810): 'The Tradesman', Volume 5, 1810, p. 278

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

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

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

(x1818): 'Staffordshire general & commercial directory, by W. Parson and T. Bradshaw', 1818

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

(*1824): 'History, directory and gazetteer of the county palatine of Lancaster', 1824, p. 397

(**1824): 'The Law Adviser', 1824, p. 181

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

(**1829): 'Gores' Directory of Liverpool', 1829, p. 193 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1830): 'The Law Advertiser', 1830, p. 351

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

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

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

(*1839): 'The Jurist, Volume 3, 16/11/1839, p. 1037

(x1839): 'Mechanics Magazine', Volume 31, 1839, p. 318

(*1840): 'The Law Journal for the Year 1840', p. 78

(xx1840): 'The London Gazette', 01/05/1840, p. 1110

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

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

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

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

(**1843): 'The Jurist', 1843, p. 115

(xx1844): 'The London Gazette', 17/05/1844, p. 1717

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

(**1845): 'The London Gazette', 05/09/1845, p. 337

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

(x1846): 'The Patent Journal and Inventors' Magazine', Volume 1, 1846, p. 15

(*1848): 'The London Gazette for the year 1848', p. 236

(**1848): 'Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal & Gazette', 1848, p. 70

(***1848): 'Hunt & Co.'s directory & topography for the cities of Exeter and Bristol, etc', 1848, p. 136+101+125

(*1850): 'The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 6

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

(**1851): 'Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851', p. 465-471

(y1851): 'The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1851, p. 8-9 (archive.org)

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

(xx1852): 'The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time', 1852, p. 410

(*1853): 'Official Catalogue of the Great Industrial Exhibition, in connection with the Royal Dublin Society', 1853, p. 63

(**1853): 'The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements ...', 1853, p. 306

(x1853): 'An alphabetical list of the officers of the Yorkshire hussars, from the ...', 1853, p. 34

(xx1853): 'The Spectator', 29/03/1853, p. 349

(y1854): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1854, p. 11-12 (archive.org)

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

(x1855): 'The Law Times', 29/12/1855, p. 172

(*1856): 'Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ...', 1856, p. 44

(**1856): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted', 1856, p. 150

(***1856): 'The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions', 1856, p. 122

(1857): 'The City of Lincoln Directory', 1857, p. 106 (Specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1857): 'Specifications of Inventions', 1857, p. 25-27

(x1857): 'The Official Illustrated Guide to the Great Northern Railway', 1857, p. 149

(y1857): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1857, p. 8-9 (archive.org)

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

(**1858): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted [afterw.] of ..., 1858, p. 37-51

(***1858): 'Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1858, p. 155

(*1860): 'Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents', 1860, p. 41

(*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. 206

(***1863): 'The Lancet General Advertiser', 28/02/1863, p. 228

(**1867): 'Alphabetical Index of Patentees and Applicants for Patents of Invention ...', 1867, p. 205

(*1868): 'The Musical World', 1868, p. 500

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

(***1868): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ...', 1868, p. 114

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

(***1870): 'The London Gazette', 15/02/1870, p. 880 (mallproj-home.co.uk)

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

(**1872): 'Monthly Musical Record', 1872, p. 153

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

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

(***1874): 'The Illustrated London News', 12/09/1874, p. 250

(x1874): 'Hand-book and directory for Exeter and its neighbourhood', 1874, p. 104

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

(**1875): 'The Illustrated sporting & dramatic news, Volume 2, 1875, p. 290

(*1876): 'The Musical Times', Volume 17, 01/08/1876, p. 547

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

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

(*1885): 'The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur', 1885, p. 121

(**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 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

(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

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

 

 

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