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PANTON George  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1909-11

PANTON George (**1909)(**1910)(**1911)

 

 227, Rosemount Place (**1909)(**1910)(**1911), Aberdeen
PANTON George  

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

PANTON George & Son (*1857)

 

32, Stockwell Street (*1857), Glasgow
PANTON James & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1857 85, Buchanan Street (*1857), Glasgow
PARK D. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1886 11, Warrender Park Road (**1886), Edinburgh
PATERSON

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, County directory of Scotland for 1901, p. 899 (digital.nls.uk)

 

 

Image of a pianoforte of 'Bechstein' in an advertisement, Forfar directory and year book for 1908, p. 41 (digital.nls.uk)

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, Ayr and district directory for 1934, p. 6 (archive.org)

 

"SALE OF HIGH-CLASS PIANOFORTES, HARMONIUMS, &c, SLIGHTLY USED. PATERSON & SONS respectfully intimate that they are now receiving a number of their PIANOFORTES AND HARMONIUMS from HIRE. These fine Instruments, selected with great care from the principal London Manufactories, comprise all the most approved and fashionable description of COTTAGES, GRAND SQUARES, SEMI, BOUDOIR, and FULL GRANDS, in Rich Walnut and Rosewood Cases, by BROADWOOD, COLLARD, ERARD, KIRKMAN, and other esteemed Makers, and the greater part of them having been out for one season only, just sufficiently long to test their standing capabilities, are in this respect SUPERIOR TO NEW, as it is well known that thoroughly New Instruments, even by the Best Makers, do not stand so well in Tune as those that have been a short time in use. These Instruments will be offered at such a Reduction from the Original Price as cannot fail to effect speedy Sales ; and as all Instruments Purchased now will be WAREHOUSED FREE TILL REQUIRED, an early visit is respectfully requested. Parties who prefer an entirely New Instrument will find in P. & Sons' Capacious Warerooms (now numberiug Six large Saloons), a very large choice of PIANO-FORTES and HARMONIUMS of all Classes fresh from the Manufactories, embracing all the Best London Makers' most recent and important improvements. LONDON PIANOFORTE, HARMONIUM, AND MUSIC SALOON. AN ELEGANT GIFT. PATERSON & SONS' GUINEA EDITION OF The Vocal Melodies of Scotland, Edited by the late FINLAY DUN and the late JOHN THOMSON, Esq. Containing 144 Songs, Full Sized Music Plates, Complete in One Volume, In Handsome Binding, Morocco, and Gilt, 21s. ; in Elegant Fancy Bindings, from 25s. 29, GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH; and 152, BUCHANAN STREET, GLASGOW. " Black's Morayshire directory, including the upper district of Banffshire, 1863, p. 11 (digital.nls.uk)

 

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1861-1934

PATERSON & Sons (**1861)(x1863)(x1878)(**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(*1889)(**1890)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902)

PATERSON R. ROY (***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1901)(***1902)

PATERSON Sons & Co (*1906)(***1908)

PATERSON & Sons (*1910)

PATERSON SONS & Co Ltd. (*1929)(**1934)


(continuation)

"LARGE EXTENSION OF PREMISES. - PATERSON & Sons respectfully inform their numerous clients and the public generally that in order to meet the requirements of their extensive business they have acquired the adjacent commodious premises recently occupied by the Edinburgh Subscription Library, which have been entirely remodelled and handsomely decorated. The large saloon, which will be occasionally used for concert purposes, is in the meantime stocked with a magnificent selection of Pianofortes by all the greatest English, Continental, and American makers (for the most important of which they are the sole importers for Scotland) ; and while the great makers are largely represented, the better class of cheaper makers find a large place, and a visit by intending purchasers to their new premises will be well repaid. These fine instruments may all be had on their special three years' hire system. SOLE CONSIGNEES FOR THE Steinway and Bechstein Pianos, The Estey Organs, and the "Angelus" Piano Player. PATERSON & SONS now shoLU the Largest Stock of Pianos and Organs in the United Kingdom. Music-sellers to the late Queen Victoria, 27 GEORGE STREET, EDINBURGH. Primrose Adv. 3." County directory of Scotland for 1901, p. 899

"PATERSONS PIANOS - Agents for the BEST MAKERS : STEINWAY. BECHSTEIN. BRINSMEAD. SQUIRE, &c. THE BECHSTEIN UPRIGHT PIANO, 60 GUINEA MODEL. May be had with Plain Panel and Double Mouldings. Paterson, Sons, & Co., Reform Street, DUNDEE. George Street, PERTH. High Street, ARBROATH. And at EDINBURGH, GLASGOW, &c." Forfar directory and year book for 1908, p. 41 (digital.nls.uk)

 

"OVER 70,000 PATERSON PIANOS IN SCOTTISH HOMES. It is the natural desire of those who take pride in their homes to own a Piano, and it has heen a source of pleasure to us to satisfy this desire in many thousands of homes throughout Scotland. From our stock of Upright Pianos from 25 gns., Minature Grands from 49 gns., there is sure to be just the model that suits your requirements. Suitable terms will be gladly arranged. PATERSON'S Scotland's National Music House, 40 NEWMARKET STREET, AYR." Ayr and district directory for 1934, p. 6 (archive.org)

 

High Street (***1908), Arbroath

40, Newmarket Street (**1934), Ayr

Reform Street (***1908), Dundee

27, George Street (**1861), 29, George Street (x1863), 27, George Street (x1878)(**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(*1895)(***1895)(***1896)(*1897)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Edinburgh

152, Buchanan Street (*1857)(*1861)(**1863)(*1864)(*1866)(***1879)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1923)(*1927)(*1929), Glasgow

George Street (***1908), Perth

 

 

 

PATERSON James Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1895 9, Richmond Terrace (***1895), Edinburgh
PATERSON Sons & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1878 36, Newmarket Street (x1878), Ayr
PATERSON, JENS & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1900 Glasgow
PATERSON & Sons  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-35

PATERSON Sons & MARR WOOD Ltd. (**1931)(**1935)

In the list of Warrants of Appointment to his Majesty King George V. : "[...] Paterson Sons & Marr Wood Ltd., Pianoforte Makers, Aberdeen." The London Gazette, 02/01/1931, p. 27 (TheGazette.co.uk) and The London Gazette, 01/01/1935, p. 30 (TheGazette.co.uk)

 

116, Union Street (**1906)(**1907)(**1908)(**1909)(**1910)(**1911), Aberdeen
PATERSON & MORTIMER  


Square pianoforte n 294 (?), ca. 1810-15, Muzeum Narodowe, Cracow, Poland
Square pianoforte ca. 1825, see nameboard above, Ad Libitum Collection, France

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1810-25

PATERSON & MORTIMER & Co (1819-26)(x1825), see also MORTIMER

Mariage : "7. At Edinburgh, Mr. Paterson, Pianoforte maker, to Miss Josephina Lawrie, youngest daughter of late Mr. John Stirling, merchant, Edinburgh." Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 11, 1822, p. 132

PATERSON & SONS (18??), workes with SQUIRE B. & SON, London

 

18, North Bridge (1819), 51, North Bridge (x1825), 370, Castle Hill (x1825)(1826), Edinburgh
PATERSON, ROY & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1826-39 27, George Street (1827)(***1832)(***1833)(***1834)(**1836)(*1837)(1839), Edinburgh
PAXTON John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1856-57 53, Cadogan Street (**1856)(*1857), Glasgow
PENDER Will 'Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1901-11  

44, Union Grove (**1901)(**1902)(**1903)(**1904)(**1909)(**1910), 49, St. Swittin Street (**1911), Aberdeen

 

PENTLAND David Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1850 Edinburgh
PENTLAND R. W.

HEAD OF A BILL

Bill ca. 1900

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and music publisher ca. 1893-1907

"R. W. PENTLAND'S Personally Selected High-Class Stock of PIANOFORTES and AMERICAN ORGANS. Magnificent Selection of the Best Makers. The HIGHEST DISCOUNTS allowed to CASH BUYERS or Easy Terms arranged on the 1, 2, or 3 Years' Hire System. Full Descriptive Lists and Prices sent on application. Sole Agent for the World-Renowned SCHIEDMAYER PIANOFORTES. Unsurpassed for perfection of Tone, Touch, and Finish. Old Instruments taken in exchange and liberally allowed for. R. W. PENTLAND, pianoforte and Music Saloons, TELEPHONE No. 2308. 24 FREDERICK STREET, EDINBURGH. Primrose Adv. 13." County directory of Scotland for 1901, p. 909 (digital.nls.uk)

 

24, Frederick Street (***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902)(1907), Edinburgh
PHILLIP James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1892-95  

43, Broughton Street (***1892), 15, Beaverhall Terrace (***1892), 13, Beaverhall Terrace (***1893)(***1894)(***1895), Edinburgh

 

PILLANS Robert Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861  37, South Hanover Street (**1861), Edinburgh
PORTER James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1887-90  216, Morrison Street (**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890), Edinburgh
PORTER James C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1878-1910  

37, Morrison Street (x1878)(**1884)(**1885), 236, Morrison Street (**1886), 216, Morrison Street (**1887), 59, Lothian Road (**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(***1902)(*1910), Edinburgh

 

PURDIE James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923-37 46, Grant Street (*1923)(*1927)(*1929)(*1933)(*1936)(*1937), Glasgow
PURDIE John 'Teacher of music and Pianoforte-tuner' since 1804 280, George Street (**1842)(**1844)(**1848), Glasgow
PURDIE John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and pianoforte tuner ca. 1861-92 83[a], Princes Street (**1861)(x1878)(**1892), Edinburgh
PURDIE Robert

(? - 1845)

 

"NEW PATENT SEMI-GRAND PIANOFORTE, Manufactured nr Messrs Bboadwood And Sons. ROBERT PURDIE respectfully announces the arrival of Messrs Broadwood's Newly-Invented PATENT SEMI-GRAND PIANOFORTE, Just Received at his Warehouse, being the only place in Scotland where those elegant and unique Instruments are to be seen. The Nobility, Gentry, and Music Professors, are invited to inspect and try those beautiful Instruments. The Semi-Grand Piano possesses great advantages, occupying much less space than the ordinary Horizontal Grand Piano, being very little larger than aSauare Pianoforte; they are in compass Six Octaves, from F to F, with two Unisons and a Metallic Plate; and although the Tone is not so powerful as Messrs Broadwood's Patent Grand Piano, yet of the same rich quality, and the touch delicate and light, with soft and loud Pedals. The Price is about one-third less than the Patent Grand Pianoforte.
R. PURDIE has also just received a large addition to his extensive Stock of Grand, Cabinet, and Square PIANOFORTES, both In Elegant and Plain Cases, with all the latest improvements; also Double and Singlo Movement HARPS. SPANISH GUITARS, in great variety, FLUTES, and other MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, too numerous tor the limits of an advertisement.
A variety of SECOND-HAND PIANOFORTES, at all prices, many of which are very little worse than new, having been only a few months In use. A very large assortment of NEW MUSIC, to which is regularly added all the New Publications of merit as soon as they appear in London. The MUSIC LIBRARY is extensive, and the New Publications added. Terms of Subscription the same as heretofore. Instruments Exchanged, Lent on Hire, Tuned, and Repaired, in pie best manner, In town and country, as usual., London Pianoforte Warehouse, No. 83, Prince's Street, opposite the Mound, Edinburgh, 23d April, 1831." The Edinburgh literary journal; or, Weekly register of criticism ..., Volume 5, 1831, p. 38

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer, musician and publisher since 1804 at least untill 1893

PURDIE John (**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(*1893)

Succeeded by Alexander SIMPSON of METHVEN, SIMPSON & Co since 1887, Musical Scotland, 1894, p. 129

"LOW-PRICED PIANOFORTES. [...] In the choice of a pianoforte, so much must depend on the character of the maker for giving assurance of quality and durability, that the productions of makers as yet devoid of a name are generally felt to be unworthy of consideration. Nevertheless, having expressed a desire to see pianofortes brought down to twenty pounds, we feel bound to notice the first intimation which reached us of this being accomplished. " Chambers's Journal, Volume 14, 1851, p. 46

3, James' Street (*1806), 70, Princes Street (*1824), 83, Princes Street (*1826)(*1831)83a, Princess Street (**1884)(**1885), 83, Princes Street (***1832)(***1833)(***1834)(*1837)(*1893), 83a, Princes Street (**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890), Edinburgh
 

 

(*1806): 'Post Office annual Directory, 1806, p. 156 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1824): 'The Harmonicon', 1824, p. 250

(x1825): 'Pigot & Co.'s new commercial directory of Scotland for 1825', (Edinburgh) p. 88 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1826): 'The Harmonicon', 1826, p. 173

(***1832): 'Gray's annual directory', 1832, p. 264 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1833): 'Gray's annual directory', 1833, p. 293 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1834): 'Gray's annual directory', 1834, p. 286 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1836): 'The Post Office Annual Directory, and Calendar for 1836-37', p. 75  (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, Leeds p. 54, Newcastle p. 126, Glasgow p. 598, Dundee p. 439

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

(**1844): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1844', p. 219 + 368 (archive.org)

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

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

(*1857): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory for 1857', p. 212 + 214 (archive.org)

(*1857): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1857', p. 210 (archive.org)

(*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): 'Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland', 1861, p. 171 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(x1863): 'Black's Morayshire directory, including the upper district of Banffshire', 1863, p. 11+38 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(x1878): 'Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland', 1878, Edinburgh p. 171 + Ayr p. 456 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1884): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1884, p. 510 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1885): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1885, p. 526 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1886): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1886, p. 544 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1887): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory' 1887, p. 553-554 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1888): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1888, p. 565 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1889): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1889, p. 578 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(***1893): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory' 1893, p. 611 (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 Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1895, p. 637 (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 Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1897, p. 667 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(***1901): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1901, p. 745 (digital.nls.uk)

(x1901): 'County directory of Scotland for 1901', p. 899+909

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

(***1902): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1902, p. 770 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1903): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1903, p. 475-476 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1904): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1904, p. 475-476 (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)

(***1908): 'Forfar directory and year book for 1908', p. 41 (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)

(*1927): 'Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1927', p. 1482 (freepages.genealogy)

(*1929): 'Post Office Glasgow Directory', 1929, p. 1576 (archive.org)

(**1931): 'The London Gazette', 02/01/1931, p. 27 (TheGazette.co.uk)

(*1933): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory for 1933, p. 1580 (archive.org)

(**1934): 'Ayr and district directory for 1934', p. 328 (archive.org)

(**1935): 'The London Gazette', 01/01/1935, p. 30 (TheGazette.co.uk)

(*1936): 'Post Office Glasgow Directory for 1936', p. 1611 (archive.org)

(*1937): 'The Post-Office annual Glasgow directory', 1937, p. 1647-1648 (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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