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OAKEY Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1909 20, Newman Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1909), London
OCHELFORD C. H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1909 83, St. Peters Street, Mile End, E. (*1909), London
OERTEL Louis & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1909 54, great Marlborough Street, W. (*1906), London
OETZMANN & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers and furniture ca. 1921 67-78, Hampstead Road (*1921), London
OETZMANN Frederick

 

 

Pianoforte on the exhibition of 1851 in London, Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 1, 1851, p. 484

Patent of 1850 : "OETZMANN & PLUMB, Patent Pianoforte Manufacturers, with Metallic Wrest Plank, and other improvements, for extreme Climates, 56, Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury, and Chenies-street, Bedford-square." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 7

Patent of 1857 : "FREDERICK OETZMANN, and THOMAS LUIS PLUMB, both of 56, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturers, for an invention for - "Improvements in upright pianoforte actions." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted, 1858, p. 125 - read more here : The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions, 1858, p. 273-274

"Oetzmann & Plumb, Patent Pianoforte Manufacturers, with Metallic Rest Plank, and other improvements, for extreme Climates, 56, Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury, and Chenies-street, Bedford-square." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

"PIANOFORTES. — OETZMANN and PLUMB beg to inform Music-sellers and Professors that in consequence of their having made great improvements in the manufacture of their instruments, substituting machinery for manual labour, and taking advantage of the new Patent Steam Drying processes, are enabled to offer to the Trade superior Pianofortes in Grands, Semi-Grands, and Cottages, in all variety of woods and designs, at considerably reduced prices. Illustrated Lists sent on application, or a visit to their Manufac tory will prove the great advantage secured. 6, Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury. Manufactory, Charles-street, Tottenham-court-road. Alexander and Co.'s Harmoniums at trade prices." The Musical World, 06/09/1856, p. 561

 

'Patent Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1848-1928

OETZMANN Frederick & PLUMB Thomas Luis (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(**1856)(y1857)(**1858)(*1862), see also PLUMB

OETZMANN Frederick & Sons (**1870)(*1871)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895)(*1914), and 'pianodealers'

OETZMANN Frederick & Sons Ltd. (*1915)(*1921)

1895 - "Notice is hereby given that the Partnership hereto fore subsisting between us the undersigned Frederick William Oetzmann, Arthur Leopold Oetzmann and Charles Isaac Hayton carrying on business as Pianoforte Manufacturers at No. 38 Conduit-street, Regent-street in the county of Middlesex under the style or firm Frederick Oetzmann and Sons has been disolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said Charles Isaac Hayton as from the 10th day of August 1895. [...]" The London Gazette, 1895, p. 4571

LONDON - "683 Oetzmann & Plumb, 56 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury — Inventors and Manufacturers. Cottage and cabinet pianofortes, with newly-invented tubular supporters, patent double repeating check action, and other improvements. This pianoforte is represented in the annexed cut." Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue, Volume 1, 1851, p. 484

LONDON - "Messrs. Oetzmann and Plump (3430) exhibit a boudoir grand, at moderate price, and two uprights. One of the atter is fitted with an action newly arranged so as to obtain the greatest possible simplicity, and so to reduce the price of the instrument to a minimum, for the use of schools, &c. It is the usual compass of six and threeuarter octaves, but the price is only seventeen guineas.. "hey are awarded Honourable Mention for useful and cheap pianos." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

LONDON - "3430 Oetzmann & Plumb, 151, Regentst. — Pianos." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "OETZMANN, FREDERICK, & SONS, 38 Conduit Street, Regent Street, London, W.— Art Pianos; also Art Pianos, fitted with their patent Nouveauté music repository." Official Catalogue, 1885, p. 319

"Frederick Oetzmann and Sons' Pianofortes and harmoniums will be found on comparison the most reasonable in London. Established 30 years : none but first class Pianofortes manufactured. 151, Regent Street. The only address. Frederick Oetzmann and Sons' Pianofortes and harmoniums, new and second hand. On the tree years' system :
- Pianettes from 2 p. 2g per quarter.
- Piccolos from 2 p. 10g per quarter.
- Drwaing room Model from 3 p. 3g per quarter.
Harmoniums, best make, eight pleasing stops, 1 1/2 guinea per quarter. Frederick Oetzmann & sons, 151, Regent St." The Academy, 01/10/1871, p. 448

Exhibitors List London, 1851 | Exhibitors List London, 1862 | Exhibitors List London, 1885

 

 56, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury (*1850)(*1851)(y1851)(*1852)(y1854)(y1857)(**1858), 4 1/2, Chenies Street, Bedford Square (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 6, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury (**1856), Manufactory : Charles Street, Tottenham Court Road (**1856), 151, Regent Street (*1862)(**1870)(*1871), 38, Broad Street, Golden Square, W. (**1882)(**1884), 38, Conduit Street, Regent Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), 157, High Street, Kensington, W. (*1914)(*1915)(*1921), London
OETZMANN Thomas & Co

 

"PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURERS, 27, BAKER STREET, PORTMAN SQUARE.
Oetzmann & Co's. 25 Guinea Royal Cottage Pianoforte, 7 octaves,metallic plate, registered keys, and all the latest improvements, warranted - The manufacturers, Oetzmann & Co., 27, Baker Street, offer greater advantages to purchasers of Pianofortes for Cash, than any other house in London.
N.B. — Packed free for any part, on receipt of remittance.
OETZMANN & Co's., PIANOFORTES FOR HIRE. Pianofortes for Hire, 14s. per month, 7 octaves. No hire charged if purchased in six months. The most economical and judicious mode of obtaining a really good pianoforte is to hire one (with the option of purchasing it if approved) of the manufacturers OETZMANN and Co., 27, Baker Street, Portman Square, W., opposite Madame Tussaud's. No other address.
NEW MUSIC HALF PRICE. ALL full price music sent at Half Price and post free to any part off the United Kingdom.
MUSICAL CIRCULATING LIBRARY, One Guinea, or Two Guineas per annum. OETZMANN & COMPY., 27, Baker Street, Portman Square, London, W." A terrible wrong, by Ada Brisson, 1867, p. 294 and The wild gazelle, and other tales, F. Claudius Armstrong, 1868, p. 273

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' and publishers ca. 1860-1914

OETZMANN & Co (*1867)

OETZMANN Thomas & Co (**1884)(**1895)

OETZMANN Thomas & Co Ltd.(*1914)


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"PIANOFORTES FOR HIRE. - Hire charged if purchased in Six Months, The most economical and judicious mode of obtaining a really good Pianoforte, is to Hire one (with the option of purchasing it, if approved,) of the Manufacturers — Oetzmann & Compy., 27, BAKER STREET, PORTMAN SQUARE.
PIANOS FOR ONE YEAR.
PIANOS FOR TWO YEARS.
PIANOS FOR THREE YEARS.
OETZMANN & CO. let Pianos on Hire for the above terms, as may best suit the convenience of their Patrons, after which, if the payments have been kept up. the Pianos become the property of the Hirers. -
Oetzmann & Compy., 27, BAKER STREET, PORTMAN SQUARE.  -  £20. On receipt of £20, Oetzman & Compy. will pack free and forward one of their ROYAL BOUDOIR PIANOFORTES, With the full compass of 7 Octaves, and all the latest improvements, and warranted in every respect. OETZMAN & COMPY, 27, Baker St., Portman Sq, LONDON, W." Woodin's whimsies, satiric, comic, and pathetic, 1870, p. 6

"PIANOS on the THREE-YEARS SYSTEM, £1 per Month. Harmoniums on the Three-Years' System, 10s. per Month. The Instrument becomes the property of the Hirer in three years if the hire is kept paid up. THOMAS OETZMANN and C0, 27, Baker-street, Portman-square. " The Illustrated London News, 12/09/1874, p. 250

Exhibitors List London, 1885

 

27, Baker Street, Portman Square, W. (*1861)(*1867)(*1868)(*1870)(**1874)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895)(*1914)(*1921), 29, Blandford Mews, Manchester Square, W. (**1884), 36, North Road, York Road, N. (**1891)(*1893), 27, Blandford Mews, W. (*1914), London
OFFER Joseph W. & Sons 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896 Wood Green (1896), London
OFFORD William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904 29a, Dumont roas, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904), London
OLIVER George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1875 7, Seymour Street E. (*1875), Liverpool
OLIVER George  

"Oliver George, (late with Mr. Tolkien, of New street) piano forte and harmonium manufacturer, tuner and repairer ; piano fortes tuned at 3s. each; 46, Edmund st, near the Town hall." Corporation general and trades directory of Birmingham ... and Wolverhampton', 1861, p.247

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861 46, Edmund Street, near the Town hall (xx1861), Birmingham
OLIVER, IDRIS & Co Ltd. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1921 233, Queen's Road, Battersea, S.W. (*1921), London
OLLIVE John Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 50, Smith Street, Chelsea (x1842), London
O'NEILL William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 36, London Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1884), London
OWEN Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-42 125, St. John Street, Clerkenwell (**1841)(x1842), London
OWEN Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 23, Hackney Road (x1825), London
OWEN William  

 

OWEN, STODART & Co

Cabinet pianoforte n° 1832 ca. 1835, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Patent of 1856 : "Dated January 25, 1856 - 206. William Owen, of the firm of Owen, Stodart, and Co., of Red Lion-square, Middlesex, pianoforte manufacturers. An improvement in pianofortes." Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 64, 1856, p. 166

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1835-56

OWEN & STODART (**1841)(x1842)(**1852)(*1856)

SEE ALSO ...

STODART Alfred

26, Red Lion Square (x1842), 36, Red Lion Square, Holburn, Middlesex (**1841)(**1852)(*1856), London
OWERS Frederick Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker and tuner' ca. 1875 Town's End, Soham (***1875), Cambridge
 

 

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

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

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

(*1850): 'The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 7

(*1851): 'Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue', Volume 1, 1851, p. 484

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

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

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

(*1856): 'Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ...', Volume 64, 1856, p. 166

(**1856): 'The Musical World', 06/09/1856, p. 561

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

(**1858): 'Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted', 1858, p. 125

(*1861): 'The Musical World', Volume 39, 1861, p. 782

(xx1861): 'Corporation general and trades directory of Birmingham ... and Wolverhampton', 1861, p. 500

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

(*1867): 'A terrible wrong, by Ada Brisson', 1867, p. 294

(*1868): 'The wild gazelle, and other tales', F. Claudius Armstrong, 1868, p. 273

(*1870): 'Woodin's whimsies, satiric, comic, and pathetic', 1870, p. 6

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

(*1871): 'The Academy', 01/10/1871, p. 448

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

(*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 post office directory of Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk, 1875, p. 165

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

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

(**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): 'Post Office London Directory, 1895, p. 2038-2039 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

 

(**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)

(*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)

(*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

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