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Brand Image Info Addresses
       
RAE Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923-29 162, Byres Road (*1923)(*1927)(*1929), Glasgow
RAMSAY John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830-1902

RAMSAY John & Co (**1832)(**1833)(*1834)(**1835)(**1836)(**1838)

RAMSAY John (**1861)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(***1902)

 

12, North St. David Street (**1830)(**1831)(**1832)(**1833)(***1833), House : 7, Spence Place (**1831)(**1832)(***1832)(**1833)(**1834), 28, Elder Street (**1834)(***1834)(**1835)(**1836)(*1837), House : 2, Barony Street (**1836)(**1838)(**1839)(**1840)(**1841)(**1842)(**1843)(*1844), 6, Calton Street (**1861), 13, Johnston Terrace (***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898), 12-13, Johnston Terrace (***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(***1902), Edinburgh

 

REID Andrew
| REED
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1824-33

 

 

9, Middle Arthur Street (**1824)(**1825)(x1825), 1, East Broughton Place (**1829)(**1830)(**1831)(**1832)(***1832)(**1833)(***1833), Edinburgh

 

REID John  

Pianoforte-maker ca. 1859

"Partner of Broadwood & Co, London." (**1859)

 

Edinburgh ?
REID Robert  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923-36

REID Robert S. & Son (*1923)(*1927)(*1929)

REID Robert (*1933)(*1936)(*1937)

 

25, Carnavon Street (*1923)(*1927)(*1929), 5, Barrington Dr. (*1933)(*1936)(*1937), Glasgow
RENTON Douglas B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1888-90 9, Greenside Place (**1888)(**1889)(**1890), Edinburgh
RENTON John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861-93

RENTON J. D. B. (***1892)(***1893)(***1894)

 

7, North Bank Street (**1861), 4, Bank Street (x1878)(**1884)(**1885)(*1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(***1892)(***1893), 12, Laurieston Place (***1894), Edinburgh
RITCHIE B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10 98, Queen's Drive Crosshill (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Glasgow
RITTER Wilhelm Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1897-1902 20, Holybank Terrace (***1897), 70, Dalry Road (***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(***1902), Edinburgh
RITZMAR 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900 ? Glasgow
ROBERTSON Alexander & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861 39, Princes Street (**1861), Edinburgh
ROBERTSON David  

1850 - "THE estates of David Robertson, Pianoforte Maker and Manufacturer, in Glasgow, were sequestrated on the 7th day of October 1850. The first deliverance is dated the 7th day of October 1850. The meeting to elect Interim Factor is to be held, at one o'clock afternoon, on Friday the 18th day of October 1850, within the Star Hotel, George-square, Glasgow; and the meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners is to be held, at one o'clock afternoon, on Monday, the 18th day of November 1850, within the same place. A composition may be offered at this latter meeting; and to entitle creditors to the first dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 8th day of April 1851. All future advertisements relating to this sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone. JOHN MURRAY, jun. S.S.C. Agent, Edinburgh, No. 32, St. Andrew-square." The London Gazette, 11/10/1850, p. 2713

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and Music warehouse ca. 1844-79  

76, St. Vincent Street (**1844)(*1846)(**1846), Workshops : Stirling Street, Port-Dundas (**1844), 76, St. Vincent Street (**1848), 100, Renfield Street (**1855)(**1856)(*1857)(**1861), 115, Sanchiehall Street (**1863), Manufactory : [63], Stirling Street, Port Dundas (*1857)(**1861)(**1863), 71, Sanchiehall Street (*1864)(*1866), 487, Sauchiehall Street (***1879), Glasgow

 

ROBERTSON William  

'Pianoforte-maker and tobacconis' and musician ca. 1855-60

 

 

129, North Street (**1855), 133, North Street (*1857), Glasgow

19, Hamilton Street (x1860), Greenock

 

RODGER James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1887-95 145, Lothian Road (**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(***1892)(***1893), 2, Gillespie Place (***1894)(***1895), Edinburgh
RODGER William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1896-97 12, Rankeillor Street (***1896)(***1897), Edinburgh
ROSS Frederick
| ROSA
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1854-61

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

6, Terrace Street (**1861), 324, St. Vincent Street (***1861), Glasgow
ROUGHEAD  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-61

ROUGHEAD & ANDERSON (**1842)(**1843), pianoforte-makers

ROUGHEAD, ANDERSON & Co (**1861)

 

7, Sciennes (**1842)(**1843)(*1844), 55, South Clerk Street (**1861), Edinburgh
ROUGHEAD Andrew
| ROCHEAD | ROCHEID

(ca. 1737 - 1823)

Square pianoforte ca. 1795, Private Collection
Square pianoforte n 368 ca. 1805, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte n 594 ca. 1809, Private Collection, U.K.
Square pianoforte n 608 ca. 1810, Private Collection, U.K.
Square pianoforte n 1089 ca. 1812, Private Collection, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1815,
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1793-23

'Makers to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent'

ROUGHEAD & Son (*1805)(*1806)(*1809)(*1810)(*1811)(*1812)(*1813)(*1814)(*1815)(*1816)(*1823)

"Deaths [...] 25. At Edinburgh, Mrs Elizabeth Anderson, wife of Mr Andrew Roughead, pianoforte maker." The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, 1812, p. 805

On 6 August 1812, Andrew Rochead & Son, musical instrument makers, asked for demolishing and rebuilding their workshops, in Castlehill, between Coalston Court and Kennedys Close. [IMAGE 1] [IMAGE 2] (Edinburgh Dean of Guild 2)

"Deaths [...] At the Castlehill, Edinburgh, Mr Andrew Tochead [sic], musical instrument maker, in the 86th year of his age." Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 14, 1823, p. 742

 

Back of Weigh House (*1800), [4], Green Side Place, [house [370], Castle Hill] (*1805)(*1806)(*1807)(*1808)(*1810)(*1811)(*1812)(*1813), 14, Prince Street, House : 370, Castlehill (*1808)(*1814), 370, Castlehill (*1815)(*1816), Castlehill (*1823), Edinburgh
ROUGHEAD P. C.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1876-1902

 

 

13 W, Preston Street (**1876)(**1877)(**1878)(x1878)(**1879)(**1880)(**1881), 17 W, Preston Street (**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(***1892), 81, Clerk Street (***1893)(***1894), 7 E, Preston Street (***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900), 15, So. Clerck Street (***1901)(***1902), Edinburgh

 

ROWELL John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1878 186, George Street (x1878), Aberdeen
ROY P. W.  

'Piano-forte and music warehouse' ca. 1821-26

ROY P. W. (*1821)(*1822)(**1823)

ROY & BLACK [BLAKE], London Piano-forte and music warehouse (**1824)(**1825)(x1825)(**1826)

 

3, Waterloo Place (*1821)(*1822)(**1823)(**1824)(**1825)(**1826), Edinburgh
RUDOLF John H. 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1820-26 10, Bell Street (*1820), 28, St. Andrew Street (***1823)(*1824)(*1826), Glasgow
RUSSELL & RUSSELL Ltd. 'Pianoforte-maker' and Pianoforte importers ca. 1923-37 142, Queen Street (*1923)(*1927)(*1929)(*1933)(*1936)(*1937), Glasgow
RUTHERFORD George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1863 152, Buchanan Street (**1863), House 76, North Woodside Road (**1863), Glasgow
 

 

(*1800): 'The Edinsburgh and Leith Directory', 1800, p. 176 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1805): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1805, p. 115 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1806): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1806, p. 166 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1807): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1807, p. 192 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1808): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1808, p. 204 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1809): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1809, p. 212 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1810): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1810, p. 214 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1811): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1811, p. 215 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1812): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1812, p. 221 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1813): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1813, p. 225 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1814): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1814, p. 228 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1815): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1815, p. 231 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1816): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1816, p. 225 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1820): 'The Glasgow Directory for 1820', p. 182 (archive.org)

(*1821): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1821, p. 283 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1822): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1822, p. 312 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1823): 'Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine', Volume 14, 1823, p. 742

(**1823): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1823, p. 348 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1823): 'The Glasgow Directory for 1823', p. 203 (archive.org)

(*1824): 'The Glasgow Directory for 1824', p. 197 (archive.org)

(**1824): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1824, p. 187-250-261 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1825): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1825, p. 152+161 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(*1826): 'The Glasgow Directory for 1826', p. 189 (archive.org)

(**1826): 'Post office Annual Directory', 1826, p. 160 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1829): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1829, p. 148 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1830): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1830, p. 153+154 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1831): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1831, p. 151+152 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1832): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1832, p. 155+156 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1833): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1833, p. 72+73 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1834): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1834, p. 76 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1835): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1835, p. 79 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1836): 'Post-Office Annual Directory', 1836, p. 79+148 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1838): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar', 1838, p. 165 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1839): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar' 1839, p. 139 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1840): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar' 1840, p. 139 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1841): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar', 1841, p. 141 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1842): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar', 1842, p. 104+141+214 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1843): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar', 1843, p. 141+214 (digital.nls.uk)

(*1844): 'Post-Office annual directory and calendar', 1844, p. 152+224 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1844): 'The Post-Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1844', p. 226 + 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)

(***1854): 'The Jurist', 1854, p. 71

(**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 for 1857', p. 226 + 228 (archive.org)

(**1859): 'History of George Heriot's Hospital: With a Memoir of the Founder', 1859, p. 374

(x1860): 'Post-office Greenock Directory', 1860, p. 191 (inverclyde.gov.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, Edinburgh p. 170+171 (digital.nls.uk)

(***1861): 'Post Office annual Directory', 1861, p. 258 (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

(**1876): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1876, p. 185 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1877): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1877, p. 188 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1878): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1878, p. 193 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1879): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1879, p. 199 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1880): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1880, p. 205 (Gallica)

(**1881): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1881, p. 210 (Gallica)

(**1882): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1882, p. 212 (Gallica)

(**1883): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1883, p. 216 (Gallica)

(**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)

(***1892): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory for 1892', p. 598-599 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

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

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

(*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)

(*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)

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

(*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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