"SUPERIOR TONED PIANO-FORTES, (warranted.)
"W. PINNOCK has the honour of announcing to the Nobility and Gentry, that he has constantly on Sale a Choice and Elegant Assortment of SUPERIOR-TONED PIANO FORTES, which, for brilliancy and sweetness of tone, delicacy of touch, the valuable quality of keeping in tune, and durability, are unrivalled.
That the Public may be assured of the correctness of W. P.'s pretensions to superiority in this respect, he beffs to observe, that it is his invariable practice to offer no Instrument for sale that he cannot safely warrant for the qualities above described, iu pronf of which, he undertaken to exchange any Piano-Forte which may be purchased of him, if not approved, within three months after the delivery, from any part of the kingdom.
N. B. Piano-Fortes tuned and repaired, Secondhand Piano.Fortes, by the most eminent Makers, constantly on tale, or taken in exchange for others from any part of the country.
A good toned second-hand horizontal graud, to be sold for Twenty Guineas, and a square Piano, by Uroadwond, for Eight Guineas. Music and Musical Instruments of all kinds procured to order, and Music Teachers of eminence recommended. All orders from the country punctually attended to.
267, St. Clement's Church Yard, Strand, London." The Literary Chronicle and Weekly review, for 1821, p. 416
"PIANO-FORTES, WARRANTED, SOLD BY W. PINNOCK, No. 267, ST. CLEMENT'S CHURCH-YARD, STRAND, LONDON.
Neat Square Piano-forte ... 32 Guineas.
Plain Cabinet Instrument, square front
... 50 Guineas.
Harmonic, or Cottage Piano-Fortes.
Plain Harmonic, with square fronts ... 45 Guineas.
Prices from 90 to 180 guineas, according to the style of ornament.
PIAN0-F0RTES TUNED AND REPAIRED.
Second-hand Piano-fortes, by the most eminent makers, constantly on sale, or
taken in exchange for others.
THE PROFESSION SUPPLIED ON LIBERAL TERMS. All Piano-Fortes manufactured by W. P. are Warranted.
ld Instruments taken in Exchange. [...]" A Catechism of Music: In which the First Principles of that Accomplished ..., 1822, p. 70-71
"PINNOCKS New-Improved Piano-Fortes - Upon the 'Diaphonic Principle' (Diaphonics is the science of refracted sounds passing through different mediums, and Is so called from two Greek words, dia, through, Euphonon, to sound.)
HAVING OBTAINED HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT, The Public are respectfully informed, that they are Manufactured and Sold (ONLY) by the Proprietor, W. PINNOCK, (No. 267, St. Clement's Church.Yard, Strand, London.)
By the application of this New Invention, the most decided improvements in the power and quality of Piano-Fortes have been effected; and, from the flattering marks of approbation which it has received, from the most eminent professors, the Proprietor feels a conviction, that where his "New-improved Piano-fortes" are once introduced, their general adoption will follow, as they need only to be seen and heard to be approved W. Pinnock begs leave to quote the following observations from the highly scientific work, The Somerset House Gazette :
"Among the recent improvements of the Piano-Forte, is that for which Mr. Pinnock has obtained a patent. This new invention augments the sound to a wonderful extent, so that by its application the smalt Cabinet Piano-Forte derives a volume and intensity of tone surpassing the largest instruments, by a scale that cannot fail to surprise.
"We have witnessed the improvement several times, and earnestly recommend the amateurs of this delightful instrument to make a visit to the manufactory of Mr. Pinnock, and to judge for themselves. We had heard much of the powerful tones obtained by this invention; but, on witnessing its application, our expectations were exceeded, to an uncommon degree.
Pinnock's Patent Grand Euphonon
is also submitted to the Musical World as an Instrument every way entitled to their nbtide arid patronage. It produces the most melodious sounds, and is remarkable for its sweetness, power, and continuity of tone, while the bold swell of the Organ, the full vibration of the Harp, the dulcet strains of the Hautboy and Flageolet, and the sweet and expressive tones of the Violin, are happily united.
The touch is peculiarly right, the articulation distinct, and the player has the means of increasing or diminishing the tone at pleasure; in short, for Music requiring a delicacy of expression-, taste, judgment, and feeling, the EUPHONON has not its equal.
With qualities so desirable, it may possibly be imagined; that some difficulty attests its performance: on the contrary, although the PATENT-GRAND EUPHONON is particularly calculated - to exhibit the superiority of a finished performer, it may be played on by the most inexperienced learner of the Piano-Forte, who will insensibly, as it were, be taught to distinguish, with the greatest precision, the various- expressions and passions which music is intended to convey.
"This is an instrument of a most exquisite tone, is sweet and harmonious, and has the peculiar property of continuity of sound. It is a delightful instrument for the performance of sacred music, and would serve all the purposes of an organ, for a private chapel. The Euphonon is capable of the utmost delicacy of expression, taste, judgment, and feeling, and may be esteemed one of the most delectable instruments that has yet been submitted to the musical world." Vide Literary Museum, No. 52.
The prices of the Patent Grand Euphonon correspond with the prices of the Cabinet Piano-Forte; being from 50 to 150 Guineas, according to the style in which they are manufactured." A Catechism of Music: In which the First Principles of that Accomplished ..., 1822, p. 73-74
"IMPROVED AND SUPERIOR TONED. PIANO-FORTES, WARRANTED, MANUFACTURED AND SOLD BY PINNOCK, 267, St. Clement's Church-yard, Strand, London.
TO THE PUBLIC. THE extraordinary improvements that have of late years taken place in the construction of Piano-fortes, aided by the increased taste for the accomplished aim fashionable science of Music anion;' polite classes, have caused this favourite instrument to become indispensably necessary in all respectable families.
In the Piano-Fortes which W. Pinnock has the honour of submitting to the notice of the Public, he trusts are combined the various qualities of power, brilliancy, sweetness, and uniformity of tone, so requisite to make a perfect Instrument. He is therefore enabled confidently to warrant every Instrument perfectly sound, well-seasoned, and of the very best materials and superior workmanship; thus uniting a superiority of quality with durability uud excellence.
These Instruments are variously fitted up, in Mahogany, Rose-wood, &c.; and may he relied on for sweetness, richness, and uniformity of lone, and for standing well in tune.
Plain Square Piano-Forte, with
six reeded lege & damper pedal 32 Guineas.
Improved and Superior-toned
The Cabinet PianoFortes are
extremely handsome and convenient Instruments, possessing a full, rich, arid
brilliant tone, and peculiarly well adapted for families who occasionally
hare select Musical Parties. As an elegant piece of furniture suited to the
Parlour, or forming an appropriate appendage to the Drawiugroom, the Cabinet
PianoForte is unrivalled. To be had in mahogany or rosewood, plain or
ornamented, in the most tasteful manner.
Prices from 90 to 200 guineas, according to the style of ornament. Secondhand ditto, from 15 to 50 guineas, by the most eminent Makers, constantly on sale, or taken in exchange for others.
Sold by W. Pinnock, 267, Strand,
The mechanism of the HARMONIC,
or COTTAGE PIANO-FORTE, is chaste, light, and elegant, and of a size suited
to the smallest apartments.
N. B. The Harmonic, or Cottage Piano-Forte, is about four feet one inch high, three feet eight Inches in width, and projects about one foot ten inches from the wall.
Orders from the Country attended
to with the greatest punctuality ; and W. P. begs to assure Ladies and
Gentlemen residing at a distance from London, that whenever he is favoured
by orders, per letter, it is no less his practice than his interest to send
such an Instrument as shall bear the strictest scrutiny; it being his
custom, in all rases, to exchange any Instrument that is not approved of by
TERMS. Square Piano-fortes,
3s. 6d. Cabinet and Cottage Pianos, 5s. Grand Pianos, 6s. 6d. N.B.
Piano-fortes tuned by the year, on the most reasonable terms.
IMPROVED METHOD of PLAYING on the PIANOFORTE.
W. P1NNOCK respectfully begs to
inform the Public, that he is now the Proprietor and sole Manufacturer of
the , A "ROYAL PATENT HAND-MOULDS," invented by P. Hawker, to facilitate
Playing on the PIANO-FORTE, &c.