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MAGAHY T. W. & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921  10-11, Merchant Street (y1921), Corn
 

MANSFIELD

 

 

Image of the shop of MANSFIELD in Dublin, The Industries of Dublin. Historical, statistical, biographical. An account of the leading business men, commercial interests, wealth and growth, 1887, p. 119

 

BIO-ADV

"Messrs. Mansfield, Musical Instrument Sealers and Fancy Goods Depot, 89 and 90, Grafton Street.— An old-establisment and eminently reliable firm engaged in dressing-bag and despatch-box manufacture, and the importation of Parisian and Viennese fancy goods, in addition to trading in music and musical insstruments, is that so wellknown throughout the country as Messrs. Mansfield Bros., of 89, Grafton Street, a leading thoroughfare in the city of Dublin. This house was founded many years ago, and since the commencement conducted operations on a scale of considerable magnitude, until, at the present lime, there is not a more influential concern in its different branches of industry than the one under notice. The premises occupied comparise a handsome shop and ware-rooms, and are well litled and appointed for the reception of a high-class cliailfle, who resort to the shops and take delight in appreciating the splendid displays of golds on view.

Valuable and comprehensive stocks .are maintained, compiising a first-class selection of musical instruments, includng a choice variety of pianofortes, harmoniums, and American organs obtained from the leading fon-ign and English manufactories. Amongst the varied stock of pianofortes will be found specimens of the world-renowned makers — Collard & Collard, Kirkman, Broadwood, Cadby, etc., both new and secondhand, at prices to defy competition.

 

'Pianoforte-wareroom and Music- Wareroom' ca. 1887

BIO-ADV
(continuation)

They are also agents for the celebrated makers, Haake, of Hanover, and Hoelling and Spangenberg, of Zeitz, whose instruments received a large number of prize medals at the different exhibitions within the last few years. This department is kept well stocked with the newest English and foreign musical compositions and operas. In the second department, which is devoted to the sale of fancy goods and elcclro-plate, we find the stock held is of a very high-class nature, and is thoroushly complete, embracing a variety of dressing-bags, despatch-boxes, albums, leather and plush work-cases, photo-screens and frames, purses, etc., of the most excellent make, as well as a miscelaneous assortment of articles to decorate the parlour or drawing-room, such as bronzes, brass and silver writing-sets. Their collection of fans is simply superb. The high-class character of this concern's manufacture h.is obtained for it an ever-increasing and widening connection, and it contains among its patrons names of the nobility and gentry all over the country. An idea of the high-class character of the trade may be had when we mention that the distinctive honour of the patronage of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and the Lord Lieutenant, by special appointment, is conferred on this house. Before concluding we must notice that the successes achieved by the firm have caused them to open a photographic gallery on the premises. The first-class work turned out by this studio has already made this venture a distinct success. The members of the firm have, by managerial ability combined with commercial rectitude, achieved for their establishment a foremost position among the industrial institutions of the Irish metropolis." The Industries of Dublin. Historical, statistical, biographical. An account of the leading business men, commercial interests, wealth and growth, 1887, p. 119

 

  89-90, Grafton Street (*1887), Dublin
MAY & Sons  

BIO-ADV

"May & Sons, Music Sellers, Pianoforte, Harmonium, and Organ Warehouse, 130, Stephen's Green. - One of the chiet houses (now established a quarter of a century) in Dublin lor the sale of musical instruments is that of Messrs. May & Sons. The two large windows that introduce the sight eer or customer to the instruments sold are well dressed with the latest publications of music, and with many different kinds of portfolios and reticules made to carry and contain works on music. In the ware-rooms is placed on view a very large and choice stock of pianos, harmoniums, organs, violins, meloleons, concertinas, and, in particular, a good stock of instruments used in life and drum and reed bands, together with an assortment of music-stands and stools, violin cases, etc. The premises throughout are maintained in admirable order by an efficient stair, and the stock is well kept up to meet the large trade that the house has, by conscientious dealings, acquired. Superintending their own business, avoiding unnecessary expenditure of management, and inordinate advertising, they sell at the very smallest profit compatible with fair trading. The tuning of pianos is a speciality that the house has ever been famous for, the skilful hands employed gaining for it a name that adds to and enhances the reputation enjoyed by it for the constant introduction of the latest novelties in its line. In adililum lo catering for a valuable and inlluential private connection, the sales of the shop make the business a most lucrative one. In its equipment nothing has been left undone to make it complete, and every accommodation has been requisitioned for the ease and comfort of all who inspect their fine show of goods. The quality of the articles sold is exceptionally good, and it has ever been the aim of this firm to give best possible value at lowest remunerative prices ; and the popularity attained by the house proves that the success has been commensurate with the efforts used to gain it. The utmost consideration for the customers' interests is shown, and the most painstaking energy characterises the transactions of the house, which well deserves ihe prosperity that true worth merits." The Industries of Dublin. Historical, statistical, biographical. An account of the leading business men, commercial interests, wealth and growth, 1887, p. 57

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or piano dealers ca. 1900

MAY & Sons (*1887)

MAY Brothers (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

130, Stephen's Green (*1887), 31, Lincoln Place (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Dublin
McCALLEY John  

'Music Seller and Professor' ca. 1800

 

33, Moore Street (*1800), Dublin
McCALLEY Mary  

'Music Seller' ca. 1804

 

33, Moore Street (*1804), Dublin
McCULLAGH Edward & James  

'Pianoforte-wareroom and Music- Wareroom' ca. 1830

Mc.CULLAGH Edward (**1830)

Mc.CULLAGH Edward & James (*1832)

M'CULLAGH & Mc CULLAGH (*1847)(*1850), 'pianoforte warerooms, and music warerooms'

M'CULLAGH & Co (*1852)

 

1, Royal Arcade (**1830), 22, Suffolk Street (**1830)(*1832)(*1847)(*1850)(*1852), 108, Grafton Street (*1832)(*1847)(*1850), Dublin
McCULLAGH John  

DUBLIN - "Mr. John M'Cullagh, Pianoforte Maker, 6, Donegal square, North, Belfast.

1243 Cottage pianoforte, 6 3/4 octaves, double action; in rosewood case and octagon legs with carved tops, fret cut front.

1244 Cottage pianoforte, 6 3/4 octaves, brass centre mechanism, Victoria fall, carved trusses, repetition under hammer, and fret cut front.

1245 Picola pianoforte, 6 3/4 octaves, brass centre mechanism, repetition under hammer, rosewood case, octagon legs, with fret-work.

1246 Cottage pianoforte, 6 3/4 octaves, with repetition under hammer, brass centre mechanism; in rosewood case, and carved trusses.

1247 Cottage pianoforte, 6 1/4 octaves, rosewood case, brass centre mechanism, octagon legs." Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, Volume 87, 1851, p. 60

DUBLIN - "To Mr. John M’Cullagh, 6, Donegal-square, Belfast, for five cottage piano-fortes, ranging from twenty-seven to thirtyfour guineas in price, a Certificate is awarded. The great difficulty hitherto experienced in competing with the longestablished makers of piano-fortes renders it incumbent to sustain and encourage those who persevere in such a task, Mr. M’Cullagh has succeeded in creating a market to a considerable extent for the sale of his manufacture, and it is said they have become articles of export. It is conceived that, having established himself in a branch of industry, and in a district of the empire where it had been previously unknown, Mr. M'Cullagh, as a successful manufacturer, has high claims upon public favour." Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, Volume 87, 1851, p. 35

DUBLIN - "16. Caldwell, S. M., Mountjoy-square, Dublin. Proprietor.— Carved ebony piccolo pianoforte, manufactured by the late John M'Culloch, Belfast." The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853, p. 257

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker'

Mc. CULLAGH & Co (*1846)

Mc. CULLAGH John (*1851)

  "PIANOFORTE MANUFACTORY, BELFAST. John M'CULLAGH & CO. PIANO MAKERS, Respectfully announce to their Friends and Customers, and to the Public generally, that they have removed their Manufactory to 9, Arthur-place, and 11, George's-lane, Belfast. Where all orders with which they be favoured shall be executed with their usual care expedition. They beg to add, that the Royal Dublin Society's Large Silver Medal was awarded to them, at last Exhibition, for superior workmanship. For the very liberal support afforded to them, for the last seven years, they wish to express their sincere thanks; and hope, by pursuing a similar course, to merit its continuance. Repairing and Tuning carefully attended to. Old Pianos taken in Exchange. The Trade supplied on liberal terms. Shipping Orders with expedition. - Belfast, Aug. 15th, 1845." Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, p. 196

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1850 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1853

 

Arthur Place, Arthur Street (*1846), Factory 11, George's Lane (*1846), 6, Donegal square, North (*1851), Belfast
McDONNELL Alexander & James

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1790-1800, Frederick Historic Piano Collection, Ashburnham, M.A., U.S.

 
'Harpsichord, Pianoforte and guitar-makers' ca. 1787-1810 (1)(2) 2, Church Lane (*1800)(*1804), Dublin
McDONNELL Daniel

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1775-1800, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, Private collection, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1795, Private collection, Vancouver, Canada

 

 

'Hrpsichord Maker and Piano-Forte-maker' ca. 1790-1815

 

26, Fleet Street (*1800), 12, Anglesea Street (*1804)(*1815), Dublin
McDONNELL John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830-32 6, Crow Street (*1830)(*1832), Dublin
McINTOSH John 'Musical Instrument Manufacturer' ca. 1830 11, Aston's Quay (**1830), Dublin
MELLEY John
| MELLY
 

DUBLIN - "Mr. John Melly, Pianoforte Maker, 41, Aungier-street, Dublin. Three miniature pianofortes in cottage style, eighteen inches high, fourteen inches in width, and nine and a half pounds in weight." Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, Volume 87, 1851, p. 62

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1850

5, Stephen Street (*1830), 20, S. Kingstreet (*1832), 21, Aungier Street (*1847), 41, Aungier-street (*1851), 33, Aungier Street (*1852), Dublin
MORLAND Samuel
| MURLAND
 

Square pianoforte ca. 1800-25, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1807, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1821, Christie's in 1982, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1825, Sotheby's in 1985, Present owners unknown

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800-46 63,  Mecklenburg Street (*1830)(**1830)(*1832), 33, Lowe Mecklenburg Street (*1846), Dublin
MOSES Marcus

 

 

  Image of the PIANO-FORTE WAREHOUSE in The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review, 1837, p. 377

 

"PIANO-FORTE, HARP, AND MUSIC WAREHOUSE, No. 4, Westmorland-Street (Near the Bank.) - MARCUS MOSES - BEGS to mention, that his Ware-rooms are, as usual, well supplied with Piano- Fortes and Harps of every description, for Sale or Hire in Town or Country. From a Stock of more than
THREE HUNDRED PIANO-FORTES, He is enabled to submit to Public Inspection an assortment of Instruments of all classes in greater variety than will be found in any House in London, and of quality equal to any yet manufactured by the most eminent London Makers-_viz., BROADWOOIL COLLABD, and TOMnssos, comprising Grand, Semi-Grand, Cabinet, Cottage, and Grand Square Piano-Fortes of the very latest construction. °.' Old Instruments taken in Exchange.
A numerous selection of Double and Single-action Harps, by Ernrd and others. PIANO-FORTES, HARPS, &c. FOR HIRE, by the Week, Night, or Month.
Accordions in great variety, with from six to nineteen Keys, and Semitones.
Panormo's and Foreign Spanish Guitars, Seraphines.
Music Paper, Portfolios, Blank Music Books, Music Slates, Ruling Pens, Piano-forte Wire. Rndsll, Nicholson, and Monzani's Flutes. Violins, Violoncellos, Flagcolets.
Foreign and English Harp, Guitar, and VIOLIN STRINGS; and every other article connected with the Trade, of the best description.
A regular weekly supply from London of the newest Musical Publications.
PIANO-FORTES Tunnn and Rnrmaen, Psckgd for the country, &c. &c.
Covered Spring Caravsans for the conveyance of Piano-fortes." The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review, 1838, p. 15

 

"PIANO-FORTE, HARP, AND MUSIC WAREHOUSE, No. 4, WESTMORLAND-STREET, (Near the Bank of Ireland) - MARCUS MOSES, PROPRIETOR. An extensive and well selected assortment of Grand, Semi-grand, Cabinet, Cottage, Grand-square, Circular, and Square Piano-Fortes, of the latest and
most improved construction, by Broadwood, Collard, Tomkisson, and Errard, constantly for Sale, at the lowest London prices. Old Instruments taken in exchange at their highest value. Double and Single-action Harps by Erard and others. Piano-Fortes, Harps, &c., for Hire, in Town or Country, by the Week, Night, or .Mont-h. Accordions, in great number, the best German and French. Spanish Guitars, by Panormo, and approuved Foreign Makers. Music Paper, Portfolios, Blank Music Books, Music Slates, Flutes, Flaneolets, Violins, Piano-forte Wire. Superior Roman and Bnghsh Harp, Guitar, and Violin Strings, and every other article connected with the trade, of the best description.
A regular Weekly Supply of new London Music. PIANO-FORTES, and HARPS carefully TUNED AND Repaired, packed for the country, &c. Covered Spring Caravans, for the conveyance of Piano-Fortes in Town or Country. M. M. thinks it right to assure the Public, that his Stock of Piano-Fortes for Sale are quite distinct from those he reserves for Hire; so that with every Piano-Forte sold by him as new, he is enabled to give an engagement that it has not been in use for a single day, on hire or otherwise. Of this, the numerous Patrons of his Establishment are already fully aware." The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review, 1837, p. 634 - and - The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review, 1839, p. 25

  
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer since 1801

Succeeded by CRAMER in Dublin, same address.

DUBLIN - "74. Moses, Marcus, Westmoreland-street, Dublin, Importer.— Specimens of pianofortes and harps, of different classes, and in various woods, manufactured to order, expressly for the Exhibition, by Broadwood and Sons, Collard and Collard, and S. & P. Erard." The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853, p. 259


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"PIANO-FORTES by Messrs. Broadwood and Sons, Collard and Collard, and S. & P. Erard. - MARCUS MOSES, 4, Westmoreland-street. Begs to announce the arrival of a great variety of piano-fortes, specially selected for him at the houses of the above eminent Manufacturers, of the following classes : -
NEW PATENT REPEATER GRAND PIANO-FORTES, with drilled Brass Bridge, &c., in Mahogany and Rosewood.
BICHORD GRANDS, of 6 1/2 Octaves, with New Patent Repetition Action.
SEMI-GRANDS, with Grand Piano-Forte Action, in Rosewood, Zebra-wood, and Mahogany.
SUPERIOR EXTRA SIZE GRAND SQUARES of 6 1/2 Octaves, Repetition Action, in Ocean-wood, Rosewood, Zebrawood, Ornamental and Plain Mahogany.
PATENT IMPROVED PIANO, and GRAND-SQUARE PIANO-FORTES, of Six Octaves, with Repeater Action and Metallic Centres, in Mahogany, Rosewood, Zebra-wood, and Ocean-wood.
COTTAGE, CABINET, and SEMI COTTAGES, with Grand Piano-Forte Action, in Rosewood and Mahogany, various styles of finish, plain and high ornamental. All of which he is enabled to ofl‘er for sale at considerably reduced prices, allowing the full value for Instruments in exchange.
He is likewise extensively sup lied with ERARD'S DOUBLE-ACT ON HARPS, New, of the latest construction, and Second-hand, in the best preservation.
PIANO-FORTES AND HARPS, of every description FOR HIRE, IN TOWN AND COUNTRY." The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review, June 1844, p. 646

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1853

 

4-5, West-Moreland Street (*1837)(*1838)(xx1844)(*1846)(*1848), 5, 6, 7, West-Moreland Street (*1839), 40-41, Fleet Street (*1846), Dublin
MURDOCK Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1815 62, Up Sackville Street (*1815), Dublin
 

 

(*1800): 'Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack', 1800, p. (McCalley) 70 + (McDonell) 71

(*1804): 'The Treble Almanack for the Year 1804', 1804, p.(McCalley) 64, (McDonell) 65

(*1815): 'Treble Almanack for the Year of 1815, Dublin', 1815

(*1830): 'Dublin Directory', 1830

(**1830): 'Wilson's Dublin Directory, for the Year 1830'

(*1832): 'The Treble Almanack for the year 1832, Dublin', 1832

(*1837): 'The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review', 1837, p. 634

(*1838): 'The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review', 1838, p. 15

(*1839): 'The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review', 1839, p.25

(xx1844): 'The University Magazine: A Literary and Philosophic Review', June 1844, p. 646

(*1846): 'Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland', 1846

(*1847): 'The Dublin almanac, and general register of Ireland, for 1847'

(*1848): 'Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland', 1848, p. 899

(*1850): 'Thom's Directory of Ireland', 1850

(*1851): 'Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, Volume 87, 1851, p. 60-61

(*1852): 'Thom's Directory of Ireland', 1852

(**1853): 'The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853', p. 257-259

(*1887): 'The Industries of Dublin. Historical, statistical, biographical. An account of the leading business men, commercial interests, wealth and growth, 1887, p. 57+119

  

 

(*1903): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1903, p. 1103-1110 (Gallica)

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

(*1909): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1909, p. 1105-1113 (Gallica)

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

(y1921): 'Guys Cork Almanach, 1921', p. 201 (CorkPastAndPresent.ie)

(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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