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RAINFORD & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1911 89a, Queen Street (**1911)(**1921), Morley
RAINER Josepf F. & KLOSS Theodore  

PUB

Rainer & Kloss, piano-forte manufacturers, warerooms, Whitby, C.W., 1861 (babel.hathitrust.org)

 

'Pianoforte-manudacturers' ca. 1861 Whitby, Yorkshire
RAMDAM A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 103, New Bond Street, W. (*1906), London
RAMSAY Thomas 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818 17, New Street (*1818), London
RAMSDEN Archibald  

Advertising sign

See Graceguide (gracesguide.co.uk)

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1864-1915

Established in 1864

Importer of pianos (**1891)(*1915)

RAMSDEN Archibald Ltd. since 1891 (**1895)(*1914)(*1915), Importer

RAMSDEN & Co (??)

 

 

12, Park Row (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds

9, Argyll Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1884), 103, New Bond Street, W. (**1891)(**1895)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

RAMSEY John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
RAMSEY William F. 'Pianoforte-mafacturer' and Bookseller, publisher & stationer, ca. 1852 11, Brompton Row, Brompton Road (**1852), London
RAODES W. C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 Newcastle
RAYMOND  

BRAND

Pianos made by GILES

 

London
RAYNER Samuel  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1915

RAYNERS Samuel (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

RAYNERS & ALLEN (*1910)

RAYNERS Samuel (*1914)(*1915)

 

 

5, Crawford News, Baker Street [or York Street,, W.] (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), 11, Thornton Place, Marylebone, W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

READ FRANKLIN & HEYWOOD LTD 'Pianoforte-makers' since 1865 Bury
READING Henry Moses 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-91 249, Kingsland Road, N.E. (**1891), London
READING & SHELFORD 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882 1, Orchard Buildings, Acton Street, Kingsland, E. (**1882), London
REAVLEY  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-21

REAVLEY Frank (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

REAVLEY & Son (*1921)

 

73, Narford Road, Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)(*1921), London
REDMAN William F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 27, Plumstead, Plumstead, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
REDMAN William George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-17 106, Wellington Street, Woolwich, S.E. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917), London
REDPATH 'Pianoforte-harpsichordmaker' ca. 1787 (1), see DAVIDSON & REDPATH  London
REED H. E. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1916-19

REED A. T. (*1918)(*1919)

Leeds Place, Tollington Park, Holloway, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
REED James W. & Sons

 

Patent of 1860 : "1964. James Reed, of Limehouse, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1861, p. 130

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1861 Limehouse, Middlesex (*1861), London
REED John William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-95  

27, Clarence Street (**1882), Hanover Yard, Islington, N. (**1882)(**1891)(**1895), 17, Colebrook Row, N. (**1891)(**1895), London

 

REEVE Edward Augustus 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 15, Waterloo Road, S.E. (**1882), London
REEVE William & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1881  

7[,8] & 8 1/2, Charlotte Street, Old Street, E.C. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

REEVES Edwin A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 15, Waterloo Road, S.W. (**1884), London
REEVES W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 83, Charing Cross Road, W.(*1906)(*1910), London
REGALE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
REGENT  

BRAND

Pianos made after 1920 by LESWEIN

 

London
REGESTER & FELLOWES  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904

REGESTER & FELLOWES  (**1904)

 

44, Elthorne Road, Upper Horsney Rise, N. (**1904), London
REGESTER & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904-19

REGESTER Benjamin E.  (**1904)

REGESTER Benjamin E. & Sons (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

79, Devonshire Road, Holloway, N. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 44, Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, N. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
REID Adam  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

54, Poland Street, Oxford Street (**1841), London
REID Brothers Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1906-10 17, Castle Street, West (*1906), 69, Wells Street, W. (*1910), London
REID John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

55, Baker Street, Portman Square (**1841), London
REID R.  

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

 

2, Dean Street, Portland Square (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
REIFURT & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

30, City Road, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
REINTJES H. Charles & Co  

'Pianoforte and Music Warehouse' ca. 1864

SEE ALSO ...

... a REINTJES in Paris, France

 

38, Milton Street (*1864), Nottingham
REISLAN 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
RELF Brothers & REED  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914

 

54, Queen Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914), London
RENDELL James  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-42

 

29, London Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841), 27, London Street, Fitzroy Square (x1842), London
RENHOUNAM  

 

BRAND

Pianos made by TEMPLE PIANOFORTE Co

 

London
RENN

 

BRAND

Pianos made by TEMPLE PIANOFORTE Co ca. 1960.

 

Bletchley, London
RENN H. J.

 

BRAND

CARLTON

 

London
REYK P. L.
| REYH John Lorenz
| REYK
 

Grand pianoforte ca. 1806-12, Private Collection, Farmville, N.C., U.S.

 

 

'Music Instrument Maker' ca. 1808

Bankrupt in 1808, The Literary Panorama, Volume 6, 1808, p. 504 - and - The Tradesman, Volume 3, 1809, p. 174

SCHOENE & REYK from 1806, (2)(*1809), partner and successor to S. P. SCHOENE

 

45, Paddington Street, St. Mary-le-Bone  (1806)(2)(*1808)(**1808),, 31, Titchfield Street, Marylebone (18??), London 
REYNOLDS & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 13, Berners Street, W.(*1906)(*1910), London
RHODES Abraham  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1852

 

12, Queen's Road, Byawtr. (**1852), London
RHODES James  

"Established 1848 - Pianoforte & Harmonium Rooms -10-11, Darley Street, Bradford. J. RHODES begs to inform the Public that he has one of the Largest Stocks of Piano-Fortes and Harmoniums out of London, varying in price from Fifty Shillings to One Hundred Guineas, and several new Patents, including
ERARD'S COTTAGE - 55 Guineas. BROADWOOD'S MICROCHORDON - 55, COLLARD & COLLARD'S PIANINO - 45, BROCKBANK'S FULL COTTAGES, with Tension Bars - 45 , And several other New Patented Instruments.
*** These Instruments will amply repay a Call for Inspection. [...]" Lunds' Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ..., 1856, p. 54

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1848 10-11, Darley Street (*1856)(*1875), Bradford
RHODES John  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-42

 

3, King Street, Westminster (**1841)(x1842), London
RHODES John & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-52

 

50, Seymour Street, Euston Square (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
RICCI Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' of automatic pianofortes ca. 1914-15

 

21, Merlin's Place, Wilmington Square, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
RICH Charles G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1909-10 70, Stamford Hill, N. (*1909)(*1910), London
RICH G. G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874-93 3, Walsingham Road, Up. Clapton, E. (**1874)(*1893), London
RICHARDS Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1910  

23, Charlotte Terrace, [Caledonian Road], [Barmsbury], [Copenhagen Street], N. (**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

RICHARDS Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1849-50 Sand Pits (*1849)(***1850), Birmingham
RICHARSON John G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. 29, Main (*1874), Woburn
RICHMOND James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1875 34-36, Islington E. (*1875), Liverpool
RIDER G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 36, EARLS Court GDNS., S.W.(*1893), London
RIDGWAY 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
RILEY E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921 21, Henry Street (*1921), Keighley
RILEY Edward  

Patent of 1801 : "Edward Riley, of the lordship of Myton, in the county of the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, organbuilder, and piano-forte maker; for moveable keys for piano-fortes, organs, and other instruments. Dated November 28." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ..., 1813, p. 458 - or - Movable key-board for transposing music simply by shifting the keyboard and action." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199 (archive.org)

 

 

'Organ builder and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1801

 

Myton, in the county of the town of Kingston-upon-Hull (*1813), London
RILEY Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900

RILEY H. & Sons (*1921)

23-25, Constitution (*1921), Birmingham
RILEY Joseph  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1851 21, Howard Street (xx1862), 20c, Constitution Hill (**1867), 25, Constitution Hill (x1887), Birmingham
RILEY W. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900

RILEY W. S. & Son (?)

Birmingham
RIMBAULT  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1760

ZUMPE & RIMBAULT (1760), look for   ZUMPE

 

London
RINTOUL John  

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1858

RINTOUL John (**1884)(**1891)

RINTOUL John & Sons (**1895)

RINTOUL John & Son (*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

RINTOUL Brothers & Co (*1914)(*1915)

 

10a, Patsbull Road, Kentish Town Road, N.W. (**1884), 2, Patshull Road, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 2-12, Patshull Road, K. Town (*1895)(*1897)(*1903), 2, Patshull Road, N.W. (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), [8], Berkley Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
RISHFORTH  

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

 

London
RISSONE & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910 30, Warner Street, E. C. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
RITZMAR 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 London
ROBERTS A. 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1822 26, Angel Street, St. Martin's le Grand (**1822), London
 

ROBERTS Brothers

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, Corporation general and trades directory of Birmingham ... and Wolverhampton, 1861, p. 61

 

 

"PIANOFORTE & MUSIC WAREHOUSE. ROBERTS BROTHERS, VICTORIA BUILDINGS, EDMUND STREET, Three doors from Easy Row. PIANOFORTES TUNED AND REPAIRED. COPY OF TESTIMONIAL. - Great Pultney Street, London, August 28th, 1860. - We have mach pleasure in stating that Меssrs. George and Alfred Roberts, who have established themselves at Birmingham, and carrying on business as "Roberts Brothers," were both brought up at our manufactory, and are thoroughly competent to Repair and Tune Pianofortes. We hare also the satisfaction of being able to strongly recommend Messrs. Roberts, on account of their good conduct during the time they were in our employ, and they have our best wishes for their success.
JOHN BROADWOOD & SONS." Corporation general and trades directory of Birmingham ... and Wolverhampton, 1861, p. 61

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1861-1909

ROBERTS Brothers or George and Alfred ROBERTS, probably dealers of the Broadwood pianos in Birmingham.

40, Edmund Street (xx1861)(xx1862), 67, Bull Street (**1867), 154, Bristol Street (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Birmingham
ROBERTS George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861

 

56, Nelson Street, South (x1861), Birmingham
ROBERTS Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1884

 

264, High Street (**1884), Lincoln
ROBERTS John  

Patent of 1863 : ""Roberts. Naylor. 18th September 1863. - 2291. John Roberts, of the City of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster Organ Builder, and Robert Naylor, of the same place, Gentleman, for an invention for Improvements in increasing, diminishing or otherwise regulating the power and tone of organs, harmoniums, pianofortes or other instruments with similar keys or key boards. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1864, p. 153

'Organ Builder' ca. 1863 Manchester, Lancaster
ROBERTS Llewellyn  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

6a, King Street, Cheapside, E.C. (**1882), London
ROBERTSHAW Jérem. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910  

7, Commercial Street Thornton (*1893), 63, Market Street, Thornton (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bradford

 

ROBERTSON Clinton Joseph  

Patent of 1851 : "Joseph Clinton Robertson, of the firm of J. C. Robertson and Co., of 106, Fleet street, London, patent agents, for improvements in musical instruments. (Being a communication.) April 24 , six months." Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 54, 1851, p. 340

 

'Patent-agent' ca. 1851 106, Fleet street (*1851), London
ROBERTSON & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' since 1899 44-46, Queensland Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
ROBERTSON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 3, Frederick's Place, Hampstead Road (x1825), London
ROBINS Charles Cornelius Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-19 137, Dawes Road, Fulham, S.W. (**1904), 134, Dawes Road, Fulham, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
ROBINSON Charles Lewis 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 56, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1882), London
ROBINSON Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 8, Graham Terrace, Ridley Road, Dalston, E. (**1874), London
ROBINSON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895 10a, Bonny Street, Camden road, N.W. (**1895), London
ROBSON W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 15, Bertram Road, Manningham (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bradford
 

ROCK William

 

 

 

 

Square pianoforte of 1782, Castello Sforzesco, Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Milan, Italy

 

'Harpsichord & Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-90 London
ROCKLEY J. V. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 Stratford, London
RODWELL Robert Henry  

1844 - "ROBERT HENRY RODWELL, at present, and for nine months past, residing at No. 4, Providence-place, Kentish-town, in the county of Middlesex, and formerly of No. 1, Priory-street, Camden New-town, both in the parish of St. Pancras, and county of Middlesex, Piano-Forte Maker and Music Seller, and being a Trader, but owing debts amounting in the whole to less than three hundred pounds, do hereby give notice, that I intend to present a Petition to the Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall-street, London, praying to be examined touching my debts, estate. and effects, and to be protected from all process, upon making a full disclosure and surrender of such estate and effects, for payment of my just and lawful debts; and I hereby further give notice, that the time, when the matter of the said Petition shall be heard, is to be advertized in the London Gazette and in the Globe Newspaper, one month at the least after the date hereof: As witness my hand, this 1st day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 1s". R. H. RODWELL." The London Gazette, 1844, p. 24

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843 7, Frederick Place Hampstead Road (*1843), London 
ROES Conrad 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852  15, Beaumont Street, Portland Place (**1852), London
ROGERS David  

Patent of 1871 : "A.D. 1871, April 27. — No. 1106. ROGERS, David, 105, Hampstead Road, N.W., pianoforte maker, MONINGTON, James, of 32a, William St., N.W., pianoforte maker, WESTON, John, of 32a, William Street, N.W., pianoforte maker. Improvements in bracings for pianoforte backs. What we claim as new and original is the manner in which the wood and metal is combined to form the bracings for the pianoforte, which support the frame upon which the strings are stretched; the manner in which the combination is effected is by taking a bracing as at present used, only shorter than the full length required, and making up the full or proper length with metal, which ia made to receive the end of the bracing, and screwed to it, and which we claim to form a perfect compensating bracing, the temperature acting contrarywise on metal and wood, heat contracting wood and expanding metal, cold contracting metal and expanding wood, which preserves the pitch of the instrument completely." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1871, p. 251

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker and Tuner' since 1850

ROGERS David & WESTON John (**1871) - see also MONINGTON & WESTON

"Rogers, D., Pianoforte Maker, Tuner, and Selecter, St James's-place, Hampstead-road." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 7 - and - The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

St. James’s Place, Hampstead Road (*1850)(y1851)(y1854)(y1857), 105, Hampstead Road (**1871), London
ROGERS George  

BRAND

STEINBERG Gerh.

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1843 [According M. Pizzi established in 1835]

ROGERS George & Co (**1870)

ROGERS George & Sons (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915)

They made 22000 pianos in 1900.
In 1980 : 52500 pianos. (1)

 

 

2, High Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891), [3], Glouchester Street, Bayham Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884), 20, Circus Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. (**1884)(**1891), 249, Finchley Road, N.W. (**1891), 60, Berners Street, Oxford Street, W. (**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), 32-44, Archer Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1895)(*1914), 124, Archer Street, W. (*1910), 60, Archer Street, W. (*1910), 60, Berners Street, W. (*1914)(*1915)London

 

ROGERS George & Son  

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

 

281, Finchley Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
ROGERS H.

 

"Rogers, H., Pianoforte Manufacturer, 63, Warren-street, Fitzroy-square." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 7 - and - The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1850

 

63, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square (*1850)(y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London
ROGERS John & Son  

'Patent Pianoforte-makers' since 1850-57

"ROGERS, J. & SON, Patent Pianoforte Makers, with Metallic Plate, and all the Modern Improvements for extreme climates — Merchants and Shippers suplied — 27, Southampton-mews, and 67, George-street, Euston-square." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ..., Volume 4, 1850, p. 7 - and - The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

 

27, Southampton Mews, Euston Square (*1850)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 67, George Street, Euston Square (*1850)(y1854)(y1857), London
ROGERS John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895

 

26, Seymour Street, Euston Square (*1895), London
ROGERS John Tucker  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874

 

8, West Street, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (**1874), London
ROGERS Joseph  

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

 

68, Jamaica Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
 

ROGERS & PRIESTLY

 

 

Image of an upright pianoforte, Birmingham and Birmingham men, 1877, p. (Project Gutenberg License)

 

 

"FROM COLLARD AND COLLARD. ROGERS AND PRIESTLY, COLMORE HOUSE, COLMORE ROW, Opposite Temple Row West and St. Philip's Church, BIRMINGHAM, PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURERS. FOR SALE OR HIRE, OR ON THE ONE, TWO, OR THREE YEARS SYSTEM. PIANOFORTES, AMERICAN ORGANS, and HARMONIUMS by all the Best Makers." Birmingham and Birmingham men, 1877, p. (Project Gutenberg License)

 
 

'Pianoforte-makers' since 1877

Worked before by COLLARD & COLLARD, London

 

Comore House, Colmore Row (*1877), 71-73, Comore Roxw (*1906)(*1909), Birmingham
ROGERS William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 35, Drummond Street, Euston Square, N.W. (**1882)(**1884), 26, Seymour Street, N.W. (**1882)(**1884), London
ROGERS W. H. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1909 124, Goldhawk Road, Shepperd's Bush, W. (*1909), London
ROLFE & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 6, Low Seymour Street, Portman Square, W. (**1884), London
ROLFE William

William ROLFE & SONS

Square pianoforte ca. 1790, his nameplate, Birmingham Conservatoire's Historical Instrument Collection, Birmingham, England, U.K.
Square Pianoforte n° 5929 ca. 1812, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

CULLIFORD, ROLFE & BARROW

Square pianoforte n° 2117 ca. 1795-97, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3409 ca. 1795-97, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3807 ca. 1797, Collection Sigal, Marlowe, Newton Center, M.A., U.S.

William ROLFE

Square pianoforte ca. 1793, Pooya Radbon Collection, Germany
Organized Square pianoforte ca. 1801, organ portion added by John Sellers, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.

Patent of 1797 : "William Rolfe and Samuel Davis, of Cheapside, Musical-Instrument-makers, for improvements in harpsichords and piano-fortes. Dated January 31, 1797." Dodsley's Annual Register, Edmund Burke, 1807, p. 406 - or - "Vellum, parchment, pasteboard, etc., varnished or oiled for sounding-boards, instead of wood." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound & Also of the Music and Musical Instruments of the Ancients, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 197 (archive.org)

LONDON - "472 Rolfe, William, & Sons, 61 Cheapside - Manufacturers. Specimen of a two-unison common cottage pianoforte, combining the advantages of the ordinary repetition, and check or double actions. Pianoforte, in which stability, economy, and excellence are the objects aimes at." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 464

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1785 to 1888

CULLIFORD & ROLFE & BARROW (1795-97)(2)

He was the successor of CULLIFORD Thomas, since 1800 (2)

ROLFE William & DAVIS Samuel (1797)(*1807), see also DAVIS Samuel

ROLFE William & Sons (ca. 1814)

ROLFE William (*1818)

ROLFE William & Co (*1817)(**1822)(x1825)

ROLFE William & Sons (**1841)(x1842)(**1843)(**1851)(**1852)(*1858)(**1882)(**1884)

1862 - "The importance of the jurisdiction conferred upon justices of the peace by tho above act, and the number of cases which are likely to be brought under their consideration, make it desirable to direct attention to the view taken of the act by one of the metropolitan magistrates. Two summonses wero lately taken out before Mr. Tyrwhitt by Mr. Thomas Rolfe, under the 0th section of tho act, by which it is enacted, in terms, that any person who, after the 31st December, 18G3, shall have sold an article having a false trademark, shall be bound, upon the application of the person whose trade-mark ah all bo counterfeited, to give full information in writing of the person from whom he shall have obtained the article, and of the time when he obtained the same; with power to the justices to summon the person refusing to give the required information, and to inflict a penalty not exceeding 5?. for such offence. The first summons was against Mr. Kelly, an auctioneer, for having unlawfully refused, after demand made, to state how he became possessed of three piano-fortes which he had sold, bearing the trade-mark of the complainant, Thomas Rolfe. The facts elicited upon the examination in chief and cross-examination were as follows : — Previously to the year 1854, the complainant carried on business in Regent-street, in partnership with his father and brothers, as piano-forte manufacturers. In that year they dissolved partnership, and the complainant continued to carry on business on his own account in Regent-street under the style or firm of "Rolfe, Regent-street," or "Rolfe & Co., Regent-street." This trade-mark, it was alleged, was used by complainant to distinguish his piano-fortes from those manufactured by his father and brothers, who carried on business under the style or firm of "Rolfe & Co., Cheapside." In 1858, the complainant became bankrupt, and he had not carried on business in Regent-street from that date. Since 1858 he had made and sold pianos at Manchester for about three years with his trade-mark "Rolfe & Co., Regentstreet," upon thein, the necessary capital being supplied by third parties. It did not appear whether he was still carrying on business as a piano-forte manufacturer. The complainant had been in the habit of placing his trade-mark upon pianos not made by him, and which he let out to hire; and he had, at least in one instance, placed the name of Hewitt, as the manufacturer, on a piano which he had purchased, Hewitt not being the manufacturer thereof. It was proved by the production of the complainant's trademark tablets, that the pianos sold by the defendant bore his trade-mark upon them, and that they were not manufactured by him or by his authority. It appeared also, that upon the complainant's bankruptcy the assignees handed him back his trade-mark tablets, but beyond that no act was done to revest the trade-mark in the complainant. [...][...]" Justice of the Peace, Volume 28, 1864, p. 114-115

Exhibitors list London, 1851

 

Cheapside (1797), 28, London Wall, Moorfields (*1818), Warehouse : 112, Cheapside (*1817)(**1822)(x1825)(**1841), Manufactory : 31-32, London Wall (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), 7, Frederick Place Hampstead Road (*1843), 132, Regent Street (*1858), 61, Cheapside (x1842)(**1851)(**1852)(*1858), 56, Drayton Park, Holloway, N. (**1882)(**1884), London 
ROLFE Thomas Hall

 

Patent of 1828 : "T. H. Rolfe, Cheapside ; for improvements upon the self-acting piano-forte." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics ..., 1830, p. 551 - and - Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1834, p. 215-217

Patent of 1829 : "Aug. 11, 1829. — Thomas Rolfe. Improved self-acting pianoforte." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 204 (archive.org) - or - "Patent Self-acting and Keyed Upright Grand Piano Fortes. By Rolfe & Sons, 112, Cheapside. Two of these beautiful specimens of mechanical skill applied to the most fascinating of the sciences (and including the most recent improvements) are exhibited in the gallery, where the visitors are constantly regaled by their powerful melody.
The improvements introduced by Messrs. Rolfe & Sons being of considerable extent, they have divided them into three distinct sections; their self-acting piano fortes are therefore constructed with the first section of their patent only, or the first and second sections combined, or with the three sections united.
The first section consists of a new apparatus for effecting the transitions of forte and piano, by which means the difficulty of producing those desirable changes is removed, by transfering the mechanical action from the weakest and. most uncertain part of the arrangement — viz. the cylinder to the more powerful and certain action of the. engine, by which transfer, the liability to derangement in instruments intended for exportation is avoided. To this branch of their patent, Messrs. Rolfe and Sons have annexed a hand-movement, or register, by which the existing arrangement of, or distribution of the forte and piano, may at any time be changed, or attend to suit particular views; or may at any moment be removed from the government of the self-acting apparatus which produces the effect, and be operated upon by the hand; and again be restored to the control of the machine, at pleasure. The second section consists of a new barrel movement for changing the tunes, which is effected by the introduction of an inclined plane, which forms an abutment for the axis of the cylinder. This plane is divided into eight portions, and is moved by a radial lever acting upon a pinion, which by its rotation one revolution moves upon a second dial an index to the extent of oneeighth of its circumference, moving the inclined plane to a proportionate extent. By this simple arrangement, the motions are rendered very steady and accurate, and eight distinct airs may thus be performed." The Register of Arts, and Journal of Patent Inventions, Volume 5, 1831, p. 23-2
4

Patent of 1857 : "1000. Thomas Rolfe, of Regent Street, London, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes." Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted of ..., 1858, p. 62

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1828-58

ROLFE T. H. (*1830)

ROLFE & Sons (**1843)

1855 - "Partnerships dissolved. Oct. 19 [...] Rolfe, N., J. and T., pianoforte manufacturers, Cheapside and Regent-street, Oct. 3.." The Law Times, 27/10/1855, p. 72

"ROLFE and SONS' NEW PATENT SELF-ACTING and KEYED UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO FORTES. —R. and SONS beg to direct the attention of the Nobility, Gentry, Merchants, and Shippers to these splendid Instruments, which, a* Self-acting Pianos, are articles of the highest luxury; and, as Finger Instruments, of general utility. The self-performing action possesses Rolfe and Sons' new patent crescendo and diminuendo movement and revolving apparatus, with dialplates for changing the tunes, and has recently been greatly improved by the enlargement of the spring-barrel of the engine, which now is made sufficiently rapacious for the reception of three powerful springs (each 16 feet in length by 2 Inches in breadth), and theapplication of a long brass roller, with pinion gearing on the wheel at the bass end of the cylinder, and may be employed, with the highest effect, In the execution of quadrilles, airs, or the more brilliant fantasia of the concert-room. The finger department presents to performers a first-rate Grand Piano Forte, with Patent Check Action, on which they may strive to rival the efforts of the mechanical powers. Hay be heard and tried at the Patentees, ROLFE and SONS (Removed from 112, on the opposite side of the way.) 61, Cheapside (six doors East of Bow Church), where they hare are the opportunity of exhibiting a Splendid Stock of Grand Cabinet Piano Fortes with Patent Check Action, Cabinet Piano Fortes, Cottage, Semi-Cottage, Patent Grand Square, and Square Piano Fortes; the whole constructed with especial regard to quality and durability, by which features R- and Sons hare uniformly laboured to distinguish their manufacture for the past fifty years." The Indian Mail, 06/12/1843, p. 255

112, Cheapside (*1830)(**1831), 61, Cheapside (**1843)(**1855), Regent Street (**1855)(**1858), London 
ROLLS William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 26, St. David Street, Falmouth Road, S.E. (**1884), London
ROLT Eugène  

Patent of 1853 : "EUGENE ROLT, of Saint John's Wood, in the County of Middlesex, Composer of Music, for an invention for - Certain improvements in pianofortes." The Gazette, 27/05/1853, p. 1486 (thegazette.co.uk)

 

'Composer of music' ca. 1853 Saint John's Wood, Middlesex (**1853), London
ROOKE Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84

ROOKE & ROOKE (**1884)

7, Newcommen Street, Borough, S.E. (**1882), 41, Bermondsy New Road, S.E. (**1884), London
ROSE William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895 11, Princess Street, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1895), 11, Beresford Street, Camberwell, S.E. (**1895), London
ROSENBLATT 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?? London ?
ROSS William Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-95 29, Norfolk Terrace, Westborn Grove, W. (**1882)(**1891), 185, Westbourne Grove, W. (**1895), London
ROUSSELOT & Co  

"Reduced Prices. Economy being at all times commendable, Messrs. ROUSSELOT and Co. have established a new system for Hiring Pianofortes, including the Tuning, once a month, which presents a great saving. N.B.-Pianofortes for sale, exchanged, and repaired. Cheap Tuning by Subscription at 12s. per annum, once a month, &c. ROUSSELOT and Co., 66, Conduit-street, Regent-street." The Musical World, 06/12/1851, p. 782 - and - The Indian News and Chronicle of Eastern Affaires, 1851, p. 576

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1851 66, Conduit Street, Regent Street (yy1851), London
ROUTH G. R. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 High Street, Knightsbridge (x1842), London
ROWED Charles 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 7, Frederick Place, Hampstead Road (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London 
ROWED John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 40, William Street, Hampstead Road (**1852), London
ROWED R.

 

"Rowed, R., Pianoforte Manufacturer, 1 1/2, William-street, Hampstead-road." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 9 (archive.org)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850-57

40, William Street, Hampstead Road (*1850), 1 1/2 , William Street, Hamstead Road (y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London 
ROWINSKI William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and importer ca. 1895 17, Percy Street, Tootenham Court Road, W. (**1895), London
ROWLAND J. J. W. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 42, Barclay Street, St. Pancras, N.W. (*1906)(*1910), London
ROYAN Alexander D. Ltd.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-18

ROYAN Alexander (**1901)

ROYAN Alexander D. Ltd. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)

 

18, Queen's Road, Battersea, S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918), London
RUDALL, CARTE & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 23, Berners Street, W. (*1906)(*1910), London
RUDD & Co

SEE ALSO ...

RUDD in Paris, France

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1837

RUDD Albert & Co (1860)(**1882)(*1893)

RUDD & Co (**1884)(**1895)

 

 

50, boulevard de Buttes Saint Chaumont (arr.12), Paris, France

74, Dean Street, Soho, W. (1867)(**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

RUDD J. W. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910

RUDD J. (*1909)(*1910)

32, Hanover Street, Islington Green, N. (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
RUDD John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 12, Queen Charlotte Row, New Road (x1842), London 
RUDD John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 4, Circus Street, New Road Marylebone (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London 
RUDD Sidney 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1901 74, High Street, Sutton (*1901), London 
RUSHWORTH W. & Sons

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1875-1910

RUSHWORTH & Sons (*1906)(*1909)

RUSHWORTH & DREAPER, (*1910), see also DREAPER

 

13, Islington E. (*1875), 22, Mill Lane (*1906)(*1909), 13, Islington (*1910), Liverpool
RUSSELL Charles Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1867 25, Bennett's Hill (**1867), Birmingham
RUSSELL George  

 

LONDON - "3436 Russell, G. 35, Brook-st. Euston-rd. —Patent improved semi-cottage piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1842

RUSSEL George (**1852)(*1862)

RUSSEL George & Co (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)(*1914)

RUSSEL & Co (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

RUSSEL George & Co (*1914)(*1915)

End : ca. 1929

Exhibitors List London, 1862

35, Brook Street, New Road (**1852), 35, Brook Street, Euston Road (*1862), Euston Road (*1893), 2, Stanhope Street, Euston Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1914), 7, Eden Street, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
RUSSEL James  

Square pianoforte of 1810, Musée Historique d'Argenteuil, Carillo, Quebec, Canada

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1810-20 Tottenham Court Road (P1810-20), London
RUSSELL 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 Belvedere
RUSSELL Henry  

Patent of 1852 : "Russell. 17th november 1852 - 773. Henry Russell, of the City of Norwich, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for —  Improvements in pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted of ..., 1860, p. 47

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 Princess Street (**1865), Norwich
RUSSELL J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1909 43, Sears dale Villus, Kennington, W. (*1895)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), London
RUSSELL Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 44, Broad Street, Golden Square (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London
RUSSELL & RUSSELL  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1916-19

RUSSELL & RUSSELL Ltd. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

258, Clapham Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
RUSSELLET Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1910 2, Stanhope Street, Euston Road (*1910), London
RÜST Robert Anderson  

LONDON - "3437 Rüst & Co. 34, Gt. Marlborough-st. W.—Pianoforte, with tubular sounding-board, and newly-constructed case." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

LONDON - "Messrs. RÜST and Co. (3437) exhibit an upright, with a sound-board strengthened by wooden tubular ribs, and with improvements in the form of the case and the music-desk. They are awarded a Medal." Reports by the Juries on the subjects in the thirty-six classes into which ..., 1862, p. 148

DUBLIN - "309 Rust & Co. 8 Argyll st. Regent st. London, W. — Royal patent tubular pianoforte, with telescopic desk front and extending ends; another with desk front only."  The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 241

Patent of 1852 : "ROBERT ANDERSON RÜST, of 320 Regent Street, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for - "Improvements in pianofortes." The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions ..., 1852, p. 379

Patent of 1853 : "1615. Robert Anderson Rust, of Regent-street, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte-manufacturer, for An improvement in pianofortes.—Dated July 6, 1853. Sealed November 14, 1853." The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements ..., 1853, p. 476

Patent of 1861 : "ROBERT ANDERSON RUST, of 34, Great Marlborough Street, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of the cases of pianofortes. - Dated 3rd December, 1861." The Commissioners of Patents' Journal, 1861, p. 1485

1854 - "Insolvent Debitors [...] Robert Anderson Rust, formerly of No. 320, Regent-street, having a warehouse in Cavendish Mews, New Cavendish-street, Marylebone, afterwards lodging at 4, Wilton-place, Saint John's Wood, and late lodging at 122 1/2 Great Portland-street, Mary-le-bone, having a place of business at No. 309, Regent-street aforesaid, all in Middlesex, all the time trading and carrying on the business of a Pianoforte Manufacturer and Publisher of Music under the style of Rust & Co." The Gazette, 1854, p. 1637

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and publisher ca. 1850-65

Successor of ZEITTER & Co

RÜST & STAHL (**1850)(yy1851)(**1852) until 1852 :

"Partnerships dissolved [...] Rust R. A. and Stahl C. C. music and pianoforte sellers, Regent-st. portland-place, oct.26." The Law Times, Volume 20, n° 501, 06/10/1852, p. 84

RÜST & Co (*1862)(*1865)(*1872)

"Pianofortes. — Without in the least disparaging the instruments or other makers, we may call attention to the pianofortes manufactured by Messrs. Rüst and Stahl as uniting many good qualities. These gentlemen give their undivided attention to one class of instruments only, viz., the upright piano (piccolo and cottage), the moderate price of which is an additional recommendation. The instruments we have seen — piccolos of nearly seven octaves (C to A), and seven octaves full, cottages — appear to be made of the best seasoned materials; and to combine all the modern improvements; and the experience of Mr. Rust as a professor, and that of Mr. Stahl as a maker, seem to have been successfully united in producing good pianofortes at a reasonable charge. Because an instrument is cheap, it does not necessarily follow that it Is bad, and Messrs. Rust and Stahl are willing to test this principle by their offer to exchange, free of expense, any instrument, if not found perfect in every respect. In these days of "Free Trade," small profits and quick returns are apparently their object." The Musical World, 22/11/1851, p. 737

"MESSRS. RUST & STAHL, in calling the attention of Professors and the Trade to their unique instruments, beg to intimate that they have taken the spacious and convenient manufacory of Zeitter and Co., New Cavendish-street, where the hate made arrangements for the manufacturing of the upright piano only, via., the Piccolo and Cottage; hence they are enabled to give their undivided attention to thU now almost universal class of instruments, which, combined with terms to meet the present exigencies of the timet, small profits and quick, returns, will pUce their pianofortes beyond the possibility of competition. To this they need only add that their instruments combine all the modern improvements, and aro made of the best seasoned materials, are warranted, and may be exchanged free of expense if not found to be In every respect perfect. Drawings and lists of prices forwarded post free. Rust and Stahl, 320, Regent-street. Manufactory, New Cavendish-street (late Zeitter and Co.)" The Musical World, 27/12/1851, p. 817

Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list London, 1872

320, Regent Street, Middlesex (**1850)(yy1851)(*1852)(**1852)(*1853), Cavendish Mews, New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, Middlesex (18??), 4, Wilton Place, Saint John's Wood, Middlesex (18??), 122 1/2 Great Portland Street, Mary-le-bone, Middlesex (18??), 309, Regent-street, Middlesex (*1854), 34, Great Marlborough Street W. (**1861)(*1862), 8, Argyll Street Regent Street (*1865), London 
RUTTERFORD John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 55, Grosvenor Place, Pimlico  (x1842), London
RYLEY Edward

 

Patent of 1801 : "Edward Ryley, of the lordship of Myton, in the county of the town of Kingston-upon-Hull, Organ-builder and Piano forte-maker; for moveable keys for piano-fortes, organs, and other instruments. Dated November 28, 1801." The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures, Volume 16, 1802, p. 144

'Organ-builder and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1801 Kingston-upon Hull (*1802), Myton
RYLEY Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1823-28 27, Waterhouse Lane (*1823), New John Street (*1823), 1, Robinson's Row (**1828), Hull, Yorkshire
 

 

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(**1828): 'Pigot and co.'s national commercial directory for 1828-9', p. 979

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

(*1853): 'The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements ...', 1853, p. 476

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(y1857): 'The British colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources', 1857, p. 10 (archive.org)

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(x1887): 'The Dart and Midland Figaro', 1887, p. 684

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

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(**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)

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(*1910): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1910, p. 1144-1153 (Gallica)

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

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(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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