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Brand Image Info Addresses
       
BARR J. Pianoforte tuner' ca. 1825  

 Glasgow

 

BARR Samuel Pianoforte tuner' (**1842), 'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte seller ca. 1844-64  

137, Argyle Street (**1842), 75, West George Street (**1844)(**1846)(**1848), 187, Buchanan Street (**1855), 197, Buchanan Street (**1856), 196, Pitt Street (*1864), Glasgow

 

BEDDIE George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893 35, Rosemount Viaduct (**1893), House : 2, Chapel Street (**1893), Aberdeen
BEGBIE Alexander Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-97  

15a, Greenside Place (**1890), 5, Greenside Place (***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(***1895), 3a, Greenside Place (***1896)(***1897),  Edinburgh

 

BEGRIE George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1833 120, Nicolson Street (**1833), Edinburgh

BEGG Charles

 

 

Image of pianoforte in an advertisement, Post-Office Directory Aberdeen, 1852, p. 295 (digital.nls.uk)

Upright pianoforte ca. 1860, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedun, New Zealand

IMAGES

of BEGG's pianoshop

Photo of this pianoshop

BEGG's Portrait

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850

Emigrated with his family to Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1861.

"LONDON AND HOME-MANUFACTURED PIANO-FORTES - 8, Black's Buildings, RESPECTFULLY intimates to the public generally, that from the encouragement he has received for the last three years, and his increasing demands, he has found it necessary to keep on hand (over and above those of his own manufacture) a selection from London Manufacturers, which he is prepared to Sell or Hire at a moderate rate. Piano-Fortes Tuned and Repaired in Town and Country, A variety of other Instruments always on hand." Post-Office Directory Aberdeen, 1852, p. 295 (digital.nls.uk)

"CHARLES BEGG, Piano-forte and Music-Saloon, 152, UNION STREET, RESPECTFULLY invites attention to his COTTAGE and SEMI-COTTAGE PIANO-FORTES, now manufactured with Patent Metallic Bracing. C. B., in doing so, warrants the above as instruments hitherto unsurpassed for quality of tone, elasticity of touch, durability, or economy. Every Piano-Forte can be exchanged at 3, 6, 9, or 12 months from the date of purchase, as per agreement. GRAND, SEMI-GRAND, GRAND SQUARE, and COTTAGE PIANO-FORTES, with SINGLE and CHECK ACTION, PATENT TENSION BARS and BRASS BRIDGES, by best London Makers only. Harmoniums, by Alexandre of Paris, FROM 6 TO 55. Tuning and Repairing. New Music Weekly. 152, Union Street." Post Office Aberdeen Directory, 1858, p. 366 (digital.nls.uk)

Medal, New Zealand Exhibition in Dunedin, 1865

 

 

Saloon : 8, Black's Buildings (*1850)(*1851)(*1852)(*1853), House : 5, Black's Buildings (*1850), House : 41, Dee Street (**1853)(*1858)(*1860), 150, Union Street (*1854)(*1855), Saloon : 150, Union Street (*1858)(*1859)(*1860), Workshop : [252], Union Wind (*1858)(*1860)(*1861), Aberdeen

Dunedin, New Zealand

BEGG & BLACK 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1861 44, Reform Street (*1861), Dundee
BIGGAR Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923 102, Sauchiehall Street (*1923), Glasgow
BIGGAR James & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1879 159, Sauchiehall Street (***1879), Glasgow
BLAIR, WOOD & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 18?? (2) Edinburgh
BONAR James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1892-1900  

29, Clarence Street (***1892)(***1893), 10[a], North Street, David Street (***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899), 24b, Pitt Street (***1900), Edinburgh

 

BOOTH A. F.  

'Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1890

 

 

56, Park Street (*1890), 106, George Street (*1891), 33, George Street (*1892), 5, Huntly Street (**1893), 15, Huntly Street (**1894), 98, Rosemount Viaduct (**1895)(**1896)(**1897), 1 1/2, Spa Street (**1898), 93, Union Grove (**1899)(**1900)(**1901)(**1902)(**1903)(**1904), 28, Watson Street (**1906)(**1907)(**1908), Aberdeen

 

BOOTH Victor A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1909

 

 

16, Hollybank Place (**1909), Aberdeen

 

BOOTH John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1873

BOOTH J. & Sons (*1873)(*1874)(*1875)(**1875)(*1876)(*1877)(*1878)(*1879)

 

140, Union Street (*1873)(*1874)(*1875)(**1875)(*1876)(*1877)(*1878), Workshop : 7, Union Wynd (*1873)(*1874)(*1875)(*1876), B.J. : 2, Henry Place (*1873)(*1874)(*1875)(*1876), 92, Union Street (*1879), Aberdeen

 

BOSWELL A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1880

 

 

1, Abbey Street (**1880), Edinburgh

 

BOWES George T.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1905-08

 

 

5, Crimon Place (**1905)(**1906)(**1907)(**1908), Aberdeen

 

BOWMAN Alexander  

'Pianoforte-maker' and tuner ca. 1854-57

ROSS & BOWMAN (**1854), see also ROSS in Glasgow

BOWMAN & LORIMER (**1854)

BOWMAN Alexander (*1857)

 

 

34, Holmhead Street(**1854)(**1856)(*1857), House : 11 Sauchiehall Street (**1854)(*1857), Glasgow

 

BOWMAN & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' and tuners ca. 1857

 

 

5 and 21, Thistle Street, Hutchesontown (*1857), Glasgow

 

BOWMAN William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840-79

BOWMAN W. & G. (**1840)(**1842)

BOWMAN W. (**1848)

 

 

105, High John Street (**1840)(**1842), 13, Bridge Street, Tradeston (**1844)(**1846), [8], Carlton Court, [New] Bridge Street, [house 4] (*1846)(**1854)(**1855)(**1856)(*1857)(*1861), 13, Bridge Street, Tradeston (**1848), 13, Carlton Court, Bridge Street, Laurieston (*1860), 76, Gordon Street (**1863)(*1864), 23-25, Bellgrove Street (**1863), 18, Renfield Street (*1866), 23, Bellgrove Street (*1864)(*1866), 166, Hope Street (***1879), Glasgow

 

BOWMAN W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1909 177, Sauchiehall Street (*1893), 285, Sauchiehall Street (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Glasgow
BOYAK J. D. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893 138, Buchanan Street (*1893), Glasgow
BOYD Adam Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1851 Portland Street (x1851), Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
BROWN G. A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1910 Pollokshields (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Glasgow
BROWN Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861 45, High Street (*1861), Dundee
BROWN Robert  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-11

BROWN Robert & Co (**1910)

Successor of LOGAN & Co, Aberdeen

 

349, Union Street (**1906)(**1907)(**1908)(**1909), Bon Accord Street (**1910), 34, Whitehall Road (**1911),  Aberdeen
BRUCE C., MILLER & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1901-06

"Miller, C. Bruce, & Co., pianoforte and music-sellers, phonograph and graphophone agents, 51 George st. Tele phone No. 474." Post Office Aberdeen Directory, 1901, p. 294 (digital.nls.uk) - see also MILLER in Aberdeen.

51, George Street (**1901)(**1902)(**1903)(**1904)(**1905)(**1906), Aberdeen
BRUCE James  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1770-95

WOOD, BRUCE & Co (ca. 1815), see also WOOD

BRUCE James & SMALL George & Co (1829-37), see also SMALL

 

101, George Street (*1837), Edinburgh
BRYSSON George  

Square piano ca. 1809, Private Collection, U.K.

 

SEE ALSO ...

  BRYSSON George in Liverpool and Surrey

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1807-19

"Deaths. [...] Jan. 30. At. Edinburgh, Mrs Brysson, wife of George Brysson, piano-forte maker." The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, 1815, p. 239

 

Castlehill (*1807)(*1808)(*1810), Edinburgh
BUCHANAN John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1854-57

 

 

28, Bedford Street (**1854), 134, Upper Thistle Street (**1855)(**1856)(*1857),  Glasgow

 

 

 

(*1807): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1807, p. 32 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1808): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1808, p. 34 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1809): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1809, p. 36 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1810): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1810, p. 36 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1833): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1833, p. 7 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1840): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory for 1840', p. 325 (archive.org)

(**1842): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory for 1842, p. 338-339 (archive.org)

(**1844): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1844', p. 40 + 47 + 368 (archive.org)

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

(**1846): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1846', p. 438 (archive.org)

(**1848): 'Post-Office annual Glasgow directory for 1848', p. 486 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1850): 'Post-Office Directory Aberdeen', 1850, p. 53 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1851): 'Post-Office Directory Aberdeen', 1851, p. 69 (digital.nls.uk)

(x1851): 'Ayrshire Directory of 1851', p. 235 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1852): 'Post-Office Directory Aberdeen', 1852, p. 70+276 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1853): 'Post-Office Directory Aberdeen', 1853, p. 74+295 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1853): 'Cornwall's new Aberdeen Directory', 1853, p. 45 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1854): 'Directory for the City of Aberdeen', 1854, p. 179 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1854): 'Post-Office annual Glasgow directory', 1854-55, p. 65/75 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1855): 'Directory for the City of Aberdeen', 1855, p. 218 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1855): 'Glasgow Post Office Annual Directory for 1855', p. 623 (archive.org)

(**1856): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1856', p. 431 (archive.org)

(*1857): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory', 1857, p. 69-79 (archive.org)

(*1858): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1858, p. 98+246 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1859): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1859, p. 246 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1860): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1860, p. 98 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1861): 'Slater's (late Pigot & Co.'s) Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland', 1861, Dundee p.664, Edinburg p. 813, Glasgow p. 975 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1861): 'Slater's (late Pigot & Co.'s) Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland', 1861, p. 823, Aberdeen p. 270 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1863): 'POST OFFICE GLASCOW DIRECTORY FOR 1863, 1864, ARRANGED IN THREE DIVISIONS', 1863, p. 528+535

(*1864): 'Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1864', p. 549 (archive.org)

(*1866): 'Post Office Glasgow Directory', 1866

(*1873): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1873, p. 288+101 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1874): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1874, p. 294+99 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1875): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1875, p. 298 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1875): 'The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide', 1875, Aberdeen p. 434

(*1876): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1876, p. 305-306+103 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1877): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1877, p. 312 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1878): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1878, p. 321 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1879): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1879, p. 328 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1879): 'Glasgow Post Office Annual Directory for 1879', p. 881 (archive.org)

(**1880): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1880, p. 23 (Gallica)

(*1890): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1890, p. 373-374 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1890): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1890, p. 637 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1891): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1891, p. 380 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1891): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1891, p. 592 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1892): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1892, p. 389 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1892): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory for 1892', p. 598 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1893): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1893, p. 656-664 (Gallica)

(**1893): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1893, p. 396 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1893): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory' 1893, p. 611 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1894): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1894, p. 401 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1894): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1894, p. 624-625 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1895): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1895, p. 717-718 (Gallica)

(**1895): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1895, p. 419 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1895): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1895, p. 637 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1896): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1896, p. 430-431 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1896): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1896, p. 650 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1897): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1897, p. 356 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1897): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1897, p. 667 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1898): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1898, p. 468 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1898): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1898, p. 704-705 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1899): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1899, p. 496 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1899): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1899, p. 718-719 (digital.nls.uk)

 

(**1900): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1900, p. 494-495 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1900): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1900, p. 727-728 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1901): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1901, p. 468 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1902): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1902, p. 466 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1903): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1903, p. 475 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1904): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1904, p. 475 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1905): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1905, p. 494 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1906): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1906, p. 508 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1907): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1907, p. 518 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1908): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1908, p. 527 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1909): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1909, p. 553-554 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1910): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1910, p. 571 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1911): 'Post office Aberdeen Directory', 1911, p. 576 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1923): 'The Post Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1923', p. 1458 (archive.org)

(1): 'Histoire de piano de 1700 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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