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BACH C. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1885 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

123, Yorkshire Street (x1906), Rochdale
BACHHOFFNER William  

1827 - "Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Bachhoffner v. Bachhoffner, the Creditors of William Bachhoffner and Henry Lawson, late of John-Street, Tottenham-Court-Road, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Makers (under the trusts of an indenture of the 12th day of January 1813, in the pleadings in the said cause mentioned), are, by their Solicitors, forthwith to come in and prove their debts before John Edmund Dowdeswell, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his Office, in Southampton-Buildings, Chancery-Lane, London, or in default thereof they will be excluded the benefit of the said Decree." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 248

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827

BACHHOFFNER William & LAWSON Henry (**1827), see also LAWSON Henry

John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex (**1827), London
BACHMAN Carl  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880

He seems to make already 24000 pianos in 1900 (¹)

 

London
BACKERS Americus alias BACKUS Andrew

(? - 1781)

 

Grand pianoforte n° 21 ca. 1772, University of Edinburgh or Russell Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Grand pianoforte of 1776, Fenton House, Hampstead, England, U.K.

INFO EXTRA

BACKERS on Wikipedia

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1763-81

One of the «Twelve apostles»

He went to England in 1763, as 'Andrew BACKUS' and his first address was Jermyn Straat. He became student o f Robert STODART and John BROADWOOD (see below on this page), before he went to Tschudi BURKHARDT.

"The Grand Pianoforte may be said to have been born in England; for although its inventor, Americus Backers, was a Dutchman, it was in Jermyn-street, about the year 1767, that the instrument was originally planned. Backers was a manufacturer of harpsichords. Instead of clothing the strings (when first "applying hammers"), he merely caused them to be struck by soft wood or cork, with a view to obtain the harpsichord tone so much admired at that period. Subsequently, however, he adopted a thin covering of leather. His mechanism, which possessed the double merit of effectiveness and simplicity, competed successfully with that of the most noted and ingenious of his contemporaries, and was gradually adopted by the principal makers, not only in this country, but on the continent, where it was specially recognized as the "Mecanique Anglaise," or "Die Englische Mecanik." Upon his decease (somewhere near 1781), Backers, proud of his discovery, confided it to the future keeping of his friend, John Broadwood, who, while in the employ of Burkhard Shudi, used to go every evening, accompanied by his own apprentice, Robert Stodart, to assist in bringing it to perfection." Dwight's Journal of Music, Volumes 23-24, 1865, p. 10

Jermyn Street (1767), London 
BACON James

 

"Bacon, J., & Co., Pianoforte Manufacturers, 18, Polygon, Clarendon-square." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 3 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-68

BACON J. & Co (*1850)(***1868)

 

18, Polygon, Clarendon Square, Somers Town (*1850)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 52, West Side, Connaught Terrace (***1868), London
BACON James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

BACON James (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(**1895)

BACON James & Co (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)

 

105, Edgware Road, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
BACON John Barlow 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 22, Sloane Street, S.W. (**1882), London
BAGGARLEY George Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-15

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906) - 'Pianoforte Manufacturer' (xx1906)

278, Romford Road, Stratford (xx1906), 82, Mildmay Park, N. (x1906)(*1914)(*1915), London
BAGSHOW J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1874 (xx1890)]

'Musikal. u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

9, Commercial Street (xx1890), Batley
BAGSHAW & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

69, Park Road (x1906), Blackpool
BAIL James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790; (¹) London
BAILEY Benjamin  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1883 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

24, Piccadilly (xx1890), Hanley
BAILEY Claudius Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-91

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

1-3, Chalfont Road, Holloway, N. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891), London
BAILEY Fred.   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1885 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Organist, Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (xx1890)(x1906)

19, Springfield Street (xx1890), Moorlands Road (x1906), Dewsbury
BAILEY Godfrey  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1877 (xx1890)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

25, Pitville Street (xx1890), Cheltenham
BAILEY & MOORE  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

16, Irene Road, Fulham, S.W. (xx1890), London
BAINBRIDGE John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1901

 

Manchester
BAINES John  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1881 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

 

115, Radford Road (xx1890)(x1906), Nottingham

 

BAKER & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-19

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

36, College avenua, Lower Clapton, N.E. (x1906), 15, Median Road, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1918)(*1919), 16, Median Road, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1917), London

 

BAKER Frederick Walter  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1830 (xx1890) or since 1881 (x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

 

43, Fore Street (xx1890)(x1906), Taunton
BAKER G. F. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 1 & 3, Leeke Street, W.C. (*1914)(*1915), London
BAKER Harry Jay 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1901 97, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon (**1901), London
BAKER Won.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910 [since 1874 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

77, Alexandra Road, Moss Side (xx1890)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester
BALCHIN John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

 

 

77, Chalton Street, Somers Town, N.W. (**1882)((**1884)**1891)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

BALDWIN G. R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

131, Lord Street (xx1890)(x1906), Southport
BALDWIN W. T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910

'Fabrik von amerik. Orgeln u. Harmonium' (xx1890)

 

111, Stapleton Road (xx1890)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol

 

BALL Edward

(? - 1836)(⁷)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1819-30

Son of James BALL, see below

BALL Edward & Son (1819)

 

Saint George Hanover Square (1836)(⁷), London
BALL Gabriel

(? - 1834)(⁷)

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-34 Saint Pancras (1834)(⁷), Middlesex, London
 

BALL Jacobus [James]

(? - 1834)(⁴)

 

 

 

 

Square pianoforte of 1775-80, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1780, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1790, present owners unknown
Square pianoforte of 1790, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany

Square pianoforte ca. 1790,  Philips' sale June 1999.
Square pianoforte of 1791, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1794, Collection of E. J.Brazier
Square pianoforte ca. 1795-1805, Collection Watson, Williamsburg, V.A., U.S
Square pianoforte of 1803, Stiftung Lebensfarben, Berlin, Germany.
Square pianoforte ca. 1810, sold by Sotheby's, present owner unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1810, sold by Sotheby's, present owner unknown



 

'Grand Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-1834

BALL James (1778)(⁶)(**1793)

MOTTA & BALL (1794)(⁴), see also MOTTA Domenico

BALL J. (*1807)(*1816)(*1817)

BALL J. B. (1819)(¹)

BALL James & Son (1814)(⁴)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(x1825), the son is Edward BALL, see above.

Patent of 1790 : "Nov. 16, 1790. — James Ball. Square pianoforte action, with under-dampers, and a screw in each key, for making the touch deeper or more shallow. The hammers are fixed by means of screws that press on the centre wire." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 196 (archive.org)

 

Duke Street (1778)(⁶), 1, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1789-1802)(⁴)(**1793), 27, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1802)(⁴), 26, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1805-08)(⁴)(*1807), 27, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square (1802)(⁴)(*1814)(*1816)(*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(x1825)(*1827)(1835)(⁴), London
BALL James

(? - 1822)(⁷)

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1816-22

BALL James & George (*1816)

BALL James (*1817)(**1822)

 

408, Oxford Street (*1816)(*1817)(**1822), Saint George Hanover Square (1822)(⁷), London
BALL John Henry George  'Teacher of Music & Dancing' and tuner ca. 1844-66; (⁴) Orford Street (1844)(⁴), 31 Brook Street (1866)(⁴), Ipswich
BALL Mrs. & Son  

 Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1830-39; (⁴)

BALL Mrs. & Son (1839)(⁴)

BALL Elisabeth & Son (1844)(⁴)

 

Old Butter Market (ca. 1830-39)(⁴), 17, Upper Brook Street (1844)(⁴), Ipswich
BALL Squire 'Music & Musical Instrument Seller and teacher' ca 1830-40; (⁴) Old Butter Market (ca. 1830)(⁴), Upper Brook Street (1844)(⁴), Ipswich
BALL T. H. 'Pianoforte tuner' ca. 1851; (⁴) Winchmore Hill
BALL William Chapell 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848 Mary Street (**1848), Taunton
BALLATINE Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-07 23, Middleton Square, E.C. (*1906)(*1907), London
BALLINGAL James

 

"Pianofortes at 20 Guineas, FOR SALE, HIRE, AND EXPORTATION. BALLINGALL & BALLINGALL, WHOLESALE MANUFACTURERS, 19, EDWARDS-STREET, PORTMAN-SQUARE, LONDON, Recommend to the notice of the Public their Superior ROSEWOOD BOUDOIR PICOLOS, with 7 octaves, at Twenty Guineas. Also, their very Superior 7-octave COTTAGES, with elegant Carved Shell Fronts, manufactured in eight of the Choicest Woods, at Twenty-five Guineas each. All Pianofortes purchased at this Establishment packed and delivered, free, at any Kailway Station in London. Warranted for Two Years, and exchanged if not approved of. Merchants, Snippers, and Country Dealers supplied." Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition 1851, p. 29

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and dealer ca. 1849-69

BALLINGAL James (*1849)(**1850)(***1850), pianoforte dealer

BALLINGAL James & BALLINGAL (**1851)

1851 - "This is to give notice, that the Court acting in the prosecution of a Petition for adjudication of  filed on the 24th day of June 1851, against James Ballingall, of No. 19, Edward-street, Portman-square, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, did, on the 3rd day of November 1851, allow the said James Ballingall a Certificate of the second class; and that such Certificate will be delivered to the said bankrupt, unless an appeal be duly entered against the judgment of such Court, and notice thereof be given to the Court." The London Gazette, 07/11/1851, p. 292

BALLINGAL James (**1852)

1869 - "Bankrupts [...] Friday June 11 [...] Ballinghall, Jas, Diana-pl, Euston-rd, Pianoforte Manufacturer. Pet. June 8. June 30 at 12. Wiloughby & Cox, Clifford's Inn." The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter, 19/06/1869, p. 689

 

5, Ann Street, Bennett's Hill (*1849)(**1850)(***1850), Birmingham

19, Edward Street, Portman Square (**1851)(**1852), Diana Place, Euston Road (x1869), London

BALLINGAL James & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-1909

 

 

38, Great College Street, N.W. (**1882)(*1893), 38-40, Great College Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1884), 1, Crawford News, N.W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London

BALLY & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1860 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

129, Market Place (xx1890), Cirencester
BALME, JACKSON & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906

'Pianobauer u. Händler' (x1906)

Foundry Street (x1906), Ravensthorpe
BANBURY PIANOFORTE Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1887 (xx1890)]

Manager : J. H. KAY (xx1890)

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

22, High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Banbury
BANNING J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

14, Grove Road (xx1890), Birkenhead
BANK J. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

21, Coppenhall Terrace, Market Street (x1906), Crewe
BANKS Benjamin

(? - 1795)(⁷)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1768

 

Salisbury (Wiltshire)
BANKS David Ward  

'Dealer in Pianofortes an sheet-music' ca. 1842

Bankrupt in 1842, The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 23, 1842, p. 350

 

Gray's-Inn (**1842), Manchester
 

BANKS James

(1756 - 1831)

&

BANKS Henry

(?- 1830)

 

 

BANKS
on this site

 
BIOGRAPHY

 Click on the link above.

 

 

'Violin - and Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1802-28

 

Catherine Street (untill 1811), Salisbury

23, Church Street (***1818)(xx1818), 26, Church Street (**1828), Liverpool

BANNAN Benjamin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

Bankrupt in 1841, The Bankrupt Directory; Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts from ..., 1843, p. 21

 

Blandford Forum (x1843), Dorsetshire
BANSALL

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1919 [since 1883 (x1906)]

BANSALL & Son (*1895)(*1897)

BANSALL Rt. & Sons (**1904)(*1914)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906) and 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

BANSALL & Sons (x1906)(*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

 

42, de Beauvoir Crescent, N. (*1895)(*1897), Orchard Place, Lower Clapton, N.E. (**1904), Albert Works, Orchard Place, Clarence Road, Hackney, N.E. (x1906)(*1914), Albert Works, Hindrey Place, Clarence Road, Hackney, N.E. (*1915), Glaskins Mews, Lower Clapton, N.E. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1919), Hindrey Place, Lower Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BARAGIOLA Lewis

(? - 1835)(⁷)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1835

 

Little Russel Street, Covent Garden, Middlesex (1835)(⁷), London
BARBER C. O.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1886 (xx1890)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

15, Upperhead Row (xx1890), Leeds
BARBER J. & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896-1906 [since 1892 (x1906)]

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)

 

Stanley Street, [Queens Road, Battersea], South Lambeth, S.W. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904)(x1906), 119a, The Chase Clapham (x1906), London
BARBER Samuel

(? - 1851)(⁷)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1851

 

Lambeth (1851)(⁷), Surrey
BARCROFT M.

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1875 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) in Bacup

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906) in Stacksteads

 

Manchester House (x1906), Bacup (Lancaster)

 290, New Chirch Road (x1906), Stacksteads

 

BARKER  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1876 (x1906)]

BARKER BRANCH House (xx1890) 'Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung'

 

Chester-le-Street (Durham)
BARKER A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1876 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler u. Lehrer' (x1906)

 

Sowerby-Bridge
BARKER & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906

'Pianobauer' (x1906)

 

82-84, High Street (x1906), East Grinstead
BARKER & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

Leeds
BARKER Charles & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896-1901

 

8, Station Road, Croydon (**1896)(**1901), London
BARKER F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

BARKER F. (x1906), 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906) in Oldham

BARKER & HOLLAND (x1906), 'Musikal.- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Rochdale

 

76, Yorkshire Street (x1906), Oldham

66, Durham Street (x1906), Rochdale

BARKER George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874-93

 

Paxton Road, Chiswick, W. (**1874)(*1893), London
BARKER J. B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906; (xx1890)(x1906)

'Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Houghton-le-Spring (Durham)
BARKER J. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-, u. Musikinstr.-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

 

Pen-y-Ghent View (x1906), Settle
BARKER Stanley  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1906

BARKER Stanley (*1893)

BARKER & Co (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung'

 

658, Fulham Road, S.W. (*1893)(x1906), London
BARKER W.  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-93

 'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

119, Fortess Road, Kent Town, N.W. (xx1890)(*1893), London
BARLING Jacob  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

34, Hart Street, Bloomsbury (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852), London
BARLOW Peter  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1867

 

New Street, Vincent Square, Middlesex (**1867), London
BARMFORD E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1836 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Harmoniumhandlung' (xx1890)

 

Market Place (xx1890), Ashbourne
BARNES  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1882-1921 [since 1828]

BARNES William [Henry] (*1882)(**1884)

BARNES W. H. (xx1890), 'Pianofabrik'

BARNES & Co (*1893)

BARNES W. H. (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung'

BARNES William [Henry] (*1914)(*1915)

BARNES A. W. R. (ca. 1920)

BARNES & MULLINS (*1921)

 

2, Hampton Steeet, Walworth, S.E. (**1882), 153, Western Road (*1893), 3, Rathbone Place (*1921), Brighton

94, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1884), 59, Walworth Road, S.E. (xx1890)(x1906), 59 & 84 & 280, Walworth Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), 225 & 250, Old Kent Road, S.E. (*1914)(*1915), London

BARNES & AVIS  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 18??

 

London
BARNES Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

93, Gurney Road, Leytonstone Road, Stradford, E. (x1906), London
BARNES John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1880

 

11, New Blackfriars Street, Salford (**1880), Manchester
BARNES & NORRIS  

'Musical -Instrument-Makers' ca. 1793-1803, see also NORRIS

'Musical Instrument Makers to their Majesties' (**1793)

 

35, Coventry street, Leicester Fields (*1793)(**1793)(*1794)(*1803), London
BARNES Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Manchester

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' & 'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Walkden

 

191a, Chapel Street (x1906), 155, Regent Street, Salford (x1906), Manchester

38, Manchester Road (x1906), Walkden near Bolton

 

BARNES Thomas G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Musiklehrer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Händler, -Reparateur u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

 

48, Tourgand Pollet (xx1890), 5, College Terrace, Grange Road (x1906), Guernsley
BARNETT Robert  

'Professor of Music' ca. 1850

COVENTRY, BARNETT, ADDISON & NUTTING (xx1850), see also NUTTING George, ADDISON Robert and COVENTRY Charles

 

71, Dean Street (xx1850), London
BARNETT Samuel & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890-1910 [since 1832 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BARNETT Samuel & Sons (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

BARNETT Samuel & Son (*1893)

BARNETT T. H. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910)

BARNETT Samuel & Sons Ltd. (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Representative for FAHR, Zeitz and CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGAN Co (x1906)

 

32-34, Worship Street, Finnsbury, E.C. (xx1890)(*1893), 32-34-36, Worship Street, Finnsbury, E.C. (x1906), Factory : 127-135, Shepperton Road, Islington, N. (xx1890)(x1906),  Factory : 36a, Northampton Street, Essex Road, N. (x1906), 32-38, Worship Street, Finnsbury, E.C. (x1906), 57, Castle Street, East, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BARNS W. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

Mere Street (x1906), Diss (Norfolk)
BARON J. T.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1881 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musiklehrer, Piano- u. Harmonium-Hdlr.' (xx1890)

'Musiklehrer, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Hdlr.' (x1906)

 

7, Warner Street (xx1890)(x1906), Accrington
BARRACLOUGH D.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musiklehrer, Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler.' (x1906)

 

Claremont Terrace (x1906), Cleckheaton
BARRACLOUGH H. & S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

West Street (xx1890), Sowerby-Bridge
BARRATT Brothers  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884

 

54, High Street, Camden Town (**1884), London
BARRATT John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

 

27, High Street, Camden Town (**1841)(*1852), London
BARRATT & ROBINSON  

PARIS - "Barratt & Robinson ; Fabricants de pianos ; 9a, Georgiana Street, Camden Town, London. Piano exposé pour la beauté du son, le toucher, la solidité et la simplicité de sa construction, son style et son prix modéré." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

PARIS - "Barratt and Robinson; Pianoforte Manufacturers; 9a, Georgiana St., Camden Town, London.
Pianoforte. Exhibited for its tone, touch, durability, neatness of style, and lowness of price." Official Catalogue of the British Section, Paris Exhibirion, 1878, p. 62

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1878-1915 [since 1877 (x1906)]

1900 - 5200 pianos
1981 - 73614 pianos (¹)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906)

Succeeded by SAFFELL since 1914

BRAND

MINSTRELLE
CORONA

 Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

9a, Georgiana Street, Camden Town (**1878), Grafton Mews, Prince of Wales Road, N.W. (**1882), 310a, York Road,  Cattlemarket, N. (**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
BARRAT Thomas & Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

54, High Street, Camden Town (**1882), London
BARRET A. L. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

60, Wilmslow Road, Rusholme (x1906), Manchester
BARRETT J. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836-63

BARRET George (***1863)

Queen's Parade (x1836), 13, Queen's Parade, St. Georges Road (***1863), Bristol
BARRIT J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. amerik. Orgeln-Handlung' (x1906)

30, Awart Street, Great Horton (xx1890), Bradford
BARRY Edward  

Patent of 1855 : "1607. Edward Barry, of Soho-square, for an improvement in piano-fortes, organs, seraphines, harmoniums, and other musical instruments played with a keyboard similar to that of a piano-forte." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions ..., 1855, p. 187

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1855

 

Soho-square (***1855), London
BARRY Harry J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1896

 

97, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon (**1896), London
BARRY H. & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1893

 

1, Oxford Street, C. on M. (*1893), Manchester
BARRY W. E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1898 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Instrumenten-Handlung' (x1906)

 

20-22, Skinner Street (x1906), Whitby
BARSBY T. & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

31, Belgrave Road (x1906), Leicester
BARTLETT Frank  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901

 

26, Ducie Street, Clapham, W. (**1901), London
BARTLETT Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1872 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler und -Reparateur u. -Stimmer' (x1906) in Exeter

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Sidmouth

 

19, Haldon Road (x1906), Exeter

Spohr House (x1906), Sidmouth

BARTLETT, JONES & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906 [since 1899 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906) - 'Pianoforte warehouse' (xx1906)

 

727, High Road, Leytonstone, N.E. (x1906), London
BARTON E. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-06 [since 1896 (x1906)]

BARTON H. (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung'

 

144, Albion Road, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904)(x1906), 727, High Road (xx1906), London
BARWICK B. W.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1840 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Hndlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

48-49, Market Place (xx1890)(x1906), Keighley
BARWICK & HAGGAS   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1879 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Instrumenten-Händler' (xx1890)(x1906)

63, Low Street (xx1890)(x1906), Keighley
BASCHE Roman  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1891-1915 [since 1888 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Representative for A. PETROF, Königgrätz, and Gebr. STINGL, Wien (x1906)

 

21, New Street, Dorset Square, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 14, New Street, Dorset Square, N.W. (x1906)(*1914)(*1915), London
BASS Arthur Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1916-19 207, Lavender Hill, Battersea, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BASS James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1890 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

Walsall Road (x1906), Darlaston
BATE William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1914 [since 1866 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BATE & BOURLET (**1882)(**1884)

BATE [William] & Co (xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

'Piano-Handlung' - 'Auch Orgelbauer' (x1906)

 

610c, Mile End Road, E. (**1884), 9, Burdett Road, Bow Road, Mile End, E. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(*1899(x1906))(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914), London
BATEMAN Alfred  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1865-93

1865 - "Bankrupts. A. Bateman, East street, Walworth, pianoforte." The Economist, 15/04/1865, p. 450 -  "Alfred Bateman, of No. 162, East-street, lately known as No. 1, Richmond-place, East-street, Walworth, in the county of Surrey, Pianoforte Maker, having been adjudged bankrupt under a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptey, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy, in London, on the 6th day of April, 1865, is hereby required to surrender himself to James Rigg Brongham, Esq., a Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors to be beld before the said Registrar, on the 3rd day of May next, at one o'clock in the afternoon precisely, at the said Court. Mr. Edward Watkin Edwards, of No. 22, Basinghall-street, London, is the Official Assignee, and Mr. Thomas Clark, of No. 3, Dean's court, St. Paul's Churchyard, is the Solicitor acting in the bankruptcy." The London Gazette, 11/046/1865, p. 2019

 

162, East Street, Walworth, S.E. (xx1865)(**1884)(*1893), Surrey, London
BATEMAN John  

Patent of 1813 : "Dec. 9, 1813. — John Bateman. The Grand Clavilyr. The strings may be struck at or near the middle in a similar manner to that of the finger upon the strings of a harp, by playing upon keys." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 201 (archive.org)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1813-25

BATEMAN & ROE (x1825)

 4, Greek Street, Soho (x1825), London
BATEMANN & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

54, Clacton Road, St. James Street, Walthamstow (x1906), 47, Alexandra Road, Boundary Road (x1906), London
BATES G. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

22, High Street (x1906), Stourbridge
BATES Harrison 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868 House Court (**1868), Woburn
 

BATES Theodore Charles

 

 

 

 

"HARPS, PIANOFORTES, SERAPHINES, &C. - T. C. BATES solicits the attention of the Public to his elegant and varied assortment of DOUBLE-ACTION HARPS, from 42£. CABINET, COTTAGE, and SQUARE  PIANOFORTES, warranted to suit a hot climate, particularly the "UNA CORDA COTTAGE." which, from its peculiar construction, seldom wants tuning, a desideratum long wanted in foreign climes. CABIN of a SHIP, SCHOOLS, &c. The SERAPHINE, or Portable Organ, also with a Barrel to play Six Tunes in the absence of a performer. Several Church or Chapel ORGANS, Sale or Hire. Second-hand Pianofortes of description, from 8£ to 50£. Also may be seen the NEW CONDUCTOR METRONOMO. 6, LUDGATE HILL." The Musical World a weekly record of Musical Science, Literature, and ..., 1838, p. 224

"ORGAN AND PIANO FORTE MANUFACTORY. - 6, LUDGATE Hill, And 30, Colmore Row, Birmingham.
T. C. BATES respectfully solicits the Catholic Clergy, the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, to ail inspection of his Extensive Stock op Musical Instruments, manufactured upon the most modern principles, and at prices unprecedented in the trade. Every instrument warranted, and where the most perfect satisfaction is not given the instrument will be exchanged.
THE CABINET PIANO-FORTE - Is a very handsome instmment. It possesses a full, rich, and brilliant tone. It is an elegant piece of furniture. Can be had in mahogany or rosewood, plain or ornamented, the silk radiated, or fluted, any colour, French polished, &c. These Cabinets may frequently be obtained at a reduced price, having, been lent on hire.
THE COTTAGE PIANO-FORTE. - Is adapted to such rooms as are not sufficiently lofty to show a Cabinet to advantage, and the graceful proportion gives them a very elegant effect. The Cottage Piano-Forte is about 4 feet 4 inches high, 3 feet 9 wide.
THE TRANSPOSING PIANO-FORTE. - The construction of which is so simple, that its key-note can be altered five degrees, asceudiug or descending instantly. Tie price differs but little from those now in use.
THE SERAPHINE, OR PORTABLE ORGAN. - In size not larger than a cheffoniere. The compass of the Seraphine is the same as the Organs, from FIT to F in alt,—"five complete octaves. A decided rival to the Organ, and fully calculated for public or private devotion. Reduced in price.
SACRED BARREL ORGANS. - Ten tunes each (which may be chosen by the purchaser), price £15; extra barrel and case, £3 3s.; in handsome cases, gilt fronts 3 feet 10 inches high, 2 feet 4 inches wide, 1 foot 1 inch deep, in mahogany or oak cases.
Second size, 4 feet 6 inches high, 2 feet 0 inches wide, £30.
Third ditto, 6 feet high, 3 feet3 inches wide, £25.
Fourth ditto, 7 feet high, 3 feet 7 inches wide, £30.
Fifth ditto, 7 feet high, 3 feet 7 inches wide, with double diapason, £35; also at £40, £50, £60, £70 to £100. (see next )

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1822-62

BATES Theodore Charles (**1822)(x1825)

LONGMANN & BATES (1825-29), see also LONGMANN

BATES Theodore Charles (*1838)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852)

BATES T. C. & Son (*1858)(*1862)

BATES & Son (*1858)

LONDON - "3362 Bates, T. C. & Son, 6, Ludgate-hill. — Cottage-pianofortes; a village church organ, with ad libitum automaton player." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54


(continuation)

CHURCH OR CHAPEL FINGER ORGANS.
No. 1, Four Stops. - 221 PIPES. - £78 15 0
1. Open Diapason - 2. Stopt  Diapason - 3. Principal - 4. Fifteenth. With shifting movement, and an octave and half of German Pedals, in handsome Gothic cases, painted oak (or any colour), gilt speaking pipes in front, horizontal bellows to blow behind—10 ft. 10 in. high—to ft. 0 in wide—3 ft. 6 in. deep.
No. 2, Six Stops.- 332 PIPES. - £110 - 1. Open Diapason - 2. Stopt Diapason - 3. Principal - 4. Dulciana - 5. Twelfth - 6. Fifteenth
With two compound Pedals, and an octave and half of German Pedals, in handsome Gothic cases, painted oak for any colour), gilt speaking pipes in front, horizontal bellows to blow behind—13 It. high—7 ft. 6 in. wide—4 ft. deep. The bold and powerful tone of these Instruments produces an effect by far more grand than any of the Organs of the Old School, containing double the number of Stops.
T. C. B. has for Sale Four Grand Euterpeans, of great power and sweet quality, performing a great variety of subjects." The Catholic Directory and Annual Register for the Year ..., Volume 6, 1843, p. 199

Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

18, Holywell Street, Strand (**1822), 20, John Street Square (x1825), 6, Ludgate Hill (*1832)(*1838)(**1841)(x1842), 30, Colmore Row (**1843), 6, Ludgate Hill (**1843)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862), London
 

BATES Thomas & Co

 

 

Square pianoforte of 1793, Finchcocks Collection Richard Burnett, Goudhurst UK
Square pianoforte n° 163 of 1793, Private Collection, England

Square pianoforte n° 178 of 1793, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1798
, present owners unknown

 

'Piano Forte Makers' ca. 1793-98

Succeeded by HOUSTON & co, end 19th century

 

95, Wardour Street [Corner of Edward Street] (**1793), London
BATH Michael 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 80, High Holborn, W.C. (**1882)(**1884), London
BATTERSBY R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

High Street (x1906), Feltham
BATTERSHALL R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

24, Chatsworth Road, Clapton Park (x1906), London
BATTERSHALL William Louis  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

 

 

27, Henry Street, Pentonville, N. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

BATTES Adam  

Patent of 1882 : "May 24, 1882. - ADAM BATTES. Improvements in construction of instruments having diagonal and crossed strings." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 232

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882   London ?
BATTY Robert I. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 238, King's Road, Chelsea, S.W. (**1884), London
BAXENDALE & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Miller Street (x1906), Manchester
BAXENDALE John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

 London
BAXTER H. L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1892 (x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Market House (x1906), Blackburn
BAXTER Robert  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1879 (x1906)]

'Lehrer, Piano- Instr.- u. Musikal.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Lehrer-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Hdlr.' (x1906)

 

Senhouse Street (xx1890)(x1906), Curzon Street (xx1890)(x1906), Maryport
BAYES & Co  

Square pianoforte ca. 1793, Finchcocks, Kent, England, U.K.

 
 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1793

 

London
BAYES W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

Horse Market (x1906), Kettering
BAYLEY & FERGUSON  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10

 

2, Great Marlborrough Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BAYLEY H. junior  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1878 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

17, Market Street (x1906), Stalybridge
BAYLEY Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1878 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

86, Grosvenor Street (x1906), Stalybridge
BAYLEY T. W. & Son  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1884

 

7, Ellingfort Road, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (**1884), London
BAYNON A. C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

28, Triangle (xx1890), Clitheroe
BAYNON A. C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Vertreter in Pianos u. Instrumenten u. Stimmer' (x1906)

Triangle South (x1906), Bristol
BAYNTON H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906; (x1906)

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Hdlg.' (x1906)

 

Clacton
BAYNTON J. & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1893

 

 23, Bayford Street, Mare Street, Hackney, E. (*1893), London
BEACH J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1860 (xx1890)]

'Lehrer u. Pianohändler' (xx1890)

 

37, Lane Street (xx1890), Preston
BEADLE Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884

 

 

136, Globe Road, E. (**1884), London

 

BEADLE & LANGBEIN  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1915

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)

 

 

Royal Park Works [Buildings], Arlington Road, N.W. (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), 56, Park Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London

 

BEAL STUTTARD & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-10

 

16, Oxford Circus Avenue 231, Oxford Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BEAL W. H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Nähmasch.-Handlung' (x1906)

Whitehall (x1906), Halifax
BEALE John  

'Pianoforte-maker' and Organ Maker ca. 1848-90

BEALE John (**1848)

BEALE J. & Son (xx1890), 'Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Pianohändler'

 

Little Chandos Street (**1848), Chandos Street (xx1890), Bridgewater
BEALE W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

BEALE W. (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

BEALE & Son (x1906), 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Hdlg.'

 

High Street (xx1890), 56, High Street (x1906), Bridgewater
BEALE T. F.

 

Upright pianoforte ' Euphonicon' ca. 1842, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France

"Herr Beale in London, von dem Hause Cramer, Addington und Beale, hat ein neues musikalisches Instrument erfunden, welches er Euphonicon nennt. Es soll die Eigenschaften des Pianoforte mit denen der Harfe vereinigen, umfasst 7 Oktaven, hat, zogemacht, die Grösse eines Spieltisches, nur etwas länger; die Basssaiten treten oben offen hervor; dreifacher Resonanzboden." Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, 14/09/1842, p. 725

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-42

CRAMER, ADDISON & BEALE (**1839)(xx1842), see also CRAMER and ADDISON

ADDISON, STEWARD & BEALE (1842), see also ADDISON and STEWARD

1842 - "Tuesday, June 14. Partnerships dissolved. [...] R. Addison, J. Steward, and T. F. Beale, pianoforte manufacturers; so fur as regards K. Addison." Circular to Bankers, 24/06/1842, p. 409

BEALE & Co (1842)

 

Regent Street (**1839), London
BEARDWELL George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 69, Sussex Street, Popular, E. (**1891)(**1895), London
BEARE William  

"BEARE & SON, IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,
34, RATHBONE PLACE, W. -
THIS eminent and well-known house was founded upwards of a quarter of a century ago by the present proprietor, Mr. John Beare (with whom was originally associated his father, Mr. William Beare, who is well known and highly respected by the trade, with which he has been connected for nearly half a century, but who has now practically retired from the active part of the business), and has attained a high position in the trade. The warehouse in Rathbone Place is a lofty four-storey structure, and has been admirably arranged for the accommodation of a remarkably large and varied stock of musical instruments. In one part of the premises one finds a room full of concertinas and accordeons; elsewhere there is a wonderful array of brass instruments. One room is devoted to violoncelli and contrabassi; another to drums and fifes. The large and interesting family of the “wood wind” is well represented, numerous styles of flutes, piccolos, oboes, and clarionets being displayed; and the firm are specialising flutes and piccolos made in accordance with the excellent system patented in 1867. For fifteen guineas they can offer a magnificent flute, with the highest improvements in mechanism and a guaranteed purity and richness of tone combined with perfect intonation. Flutes and piccolos on the Boehm system are also among the specialities of this house, and for these Messrs. Beare & Son have a large demand. It is for violins, however, that this firm are particularly famous, and they claim to hold the largest and best selected stock of old and new violins in London. Certainly the collection in this department is a magnificent one, and includes many grand instruments, of superb tone and exquisite workmanship. There are rare old violins, at prices ranging from £3 to £600, old violas from £3 to £50, old ’cellos from £5 to £50, and old double basses from £15 to £70. Special attention is due to the firm’s celebrated Barzoni violins, violoncellos, and double basses; and there are in this department some splendid instruments by Joseph Hel, and a choice selection of beautifully varnished violins, made expressly for the firm on models of the old masters. In short, Messrs. Beare & Son have undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive and interesting stocks of stringed instruments played with a bow to be met with anywhere, and their prices are as moderate as their goods are reliable.

 
Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1893

BEARE & Son (xx1893), John BEARE


(continuation)

Messrs. Beare & Son also keep in stock guitars, banjos, mandolines, zithers, and many other instruments of modern use, together with all manner of musical accessories, from tuning-forks and pipes to resin and music stools. A glance at the firm’s beautifully printed and illustrated catalogue (one of the handsomest publications in the trade) will show how exhaustive is the stock held at this notable warehouse. Even the “Jew’s harp,” or “Jaws harp,” as it probably ought to be written, is represented and, of course, the universally popular pianoforte is not neglected, Messrs. Beare & Son’s saloon pianofortes having an excellent reputation. The firm also publish vocal and instrumental music, holding several valuable copyrights in this connection; and they issue an excellent tutor for the violin, by Thomas Haines. Altogether this is a fine and well-developed business, standing well to the front among its contemporaries, and enjoying the support and confidence of a widespread home, foreign, and Colonial connection. The affairs of the house are personally directed with conspicuous ability and judgment by the principal, Mr. John Beare, than whom there are few men possessing a more exhaustive practical knowledge of the musical instrument trade in all its branches." Ilustrated London and its representatives of Commerce, 1893 (messybeast.com)

34, Rathbone Place W. (xx1893), London
BEASMORE 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ? London
BEAUCHAMP John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-93

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

 

[10 ½], Great Percy Street, King's Road, N.W. (xx1890)(*1893), London
BEAUMONT H. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1866 (xx1890) or since 1870 (x1906)]

BEAUMONT H. H. (xx1890), 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung'

BEAUMONT H. H. & Sons (x1906), 'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Orgel-Handlung'

 

64, Bath Street (xx1890)(x1906), Ilkeston (Derby)
BEAUMONT Harry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

608, Stockport Road (x1906), Manchester
BEAVEN Fred. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1880 (xx1890)]

'Musiklehrer u. Pianohändler' (xx1890)

Enfield
BECK Frederick  

Nameplate of a square pianoforte of 1782, hammerfluegel.info

Click on the photo to enlarge

Square pianoforte ca. 1772, sold by Sotheby's, Present owner unknown
Square pianoforte of 1774, Bachhaus, Eisenach, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1775, Lady Lever Collection, Port Sunlight, Cheschire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1775, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1776, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1782, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte ca. 1780-86, Waapa university, Perth, Australia

Square pianoforte of 1783, Sibeliusmuseet, Turku, Finland
Square pianoforte of 1784, Eberhard Brünger Collection, Bielefeld, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1785, George Whythe House, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, V.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte of 1788, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte n° 5008 ca 1790, Whaling Museum, Sharon, M.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1790-98, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1790-98, Private Collection, Dallas, T.X., U.S.

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1756-98

One of the «Twelve apostles»

BECK F. & CORRIE D. (ca. 1790) see also CORRI

INFO EXTRA

About the pianofortes of Frederick BECK, Australian National University

10, Broad Street, Carnaby Market (**1793), London
BECKER John Conrad

 

Patent of 1801 : "John Conrad Becker, of Princesstreet, Soho, Middlesex, musical instrument-maker; for improvements in musical-instruments, chiefly applicable to harps and piano-fortes. Dated November 7." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for 1801, p. 457 - or - "Half and quarter tones, produced by causing the wrest-pins to move partly round their centres, thereby altering the tension of the string as may be required." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1782-1803

1782 - "Becker (-) Klavierinstrumentmacher in London;- geb. in Deutschland. Soll besonders
gute Pianoforte machen." Musikalischer Almanach für Deutschland auf das Jahr 1782, p. 197

Prince's Street, Soho (*1801)(***1803), Middlesex, London
BECKHARDT & Sons  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1906 [since 1895 (x1906)]

Successors of W. & R. ALLOWAY (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906) - and - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

69, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, W. (x1906), London
BECKLEY N.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

47, Sibley Gr., East Ham, E. (x1906), London
BEDFORD Dan. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-97

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

326, Groswell Road, E.C. (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897), London
BEDFORD G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

2, Harberton Road, Upper Holloway (x1906), London
BEDFORD J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893

 

 66, Weedington Street, N.W. (*1893), London
BEDFORD S. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

25, Lesbia Road, N.E. (x1906), London
BEDWELL G. C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1868 (x1906)]

BEDWELL & Son (x1906), 'Musikal- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' in Bournemouth

BEDWELL G. C. (x1906), 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' in Cambridge

BEDWELL G. C. Ltd. (x1906), 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' in Newmarket

BEDWELL G. C. (xx1890), 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' in Peterborough

 

Cecilia House (x1906), Cambridge

104, Poole Road (x1906), Bournemouth

Newmarket (x1906)

15, Cowgate (xx1890), Peterborough

BEDWELL W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

Station Road (x1906), Shanklin
BEECH T. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1860 (x1906)]

'Lehrer u. Piano-Händler' (x1906)

37, Lune Street (x1906), 4, Fleet Street (x1906), Preston
BEERE E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (x1906)

 

6, Albert Street (x1906), Banbury
BEETON John William  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1863 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

Stahire Street (xx1890)(x1906), Hunstanton
BELCHER R. B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

'Musiklehrer u. Piano-Händler, -Stimmer u. -Reparateur' (x1906)

Laurel Cottage, Holy Lane, Erdington (*1906)(x1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
 

BELK William

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

102, Scotland Street (x1906), Sheffield
BELL Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgelhandlung' (xx1890)

142, Northumberland Street (xx1890), Newcastle-on-Tyne
BELL 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1800 London
BELL & Co  

 

 

Branch of Canadian 'Pianoforte- and organmaker' ca. 1895-1915 [since 1864 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BELL ORGAN & PIANO & Co (**1895)

BELL & Co (xx1890)(*1899)

BELL PIANO & ORGAN & Co or BELL ORGAN & PIANO Co (x1906)(*1907)(*1910)

'Piano-Handlung' - 'Fabrik in Guelph, Canada' (xx1890)(x1906) in London

BELL PIANO & ORGAN & Co Ltd. (*1915)

 

BRANCH : 95, New Bond Street, W. (**1895), 58, Holborn Viaduct (xx1890)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899), 49, Holborn Viaduct, E.C. (*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1915), 12, Percy Street, W. (*1914)(*1915), 82, Victoria Street, S.W. (*1915), 6a, Pratt Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1915), London

Factory in Guelph, Canada (xx1890)(x1906)

BELL George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-10 15, Byron Street (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds
BELL George Ernest  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1897 (x1906)]

'Musiklehrer, Piano-, Harmonium-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler, Stimmer u. Reparateur' (x1906)

 

 

9, Rice Lane (x1906), Egremont (Cheshire)

 

BELL George M.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1876 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Pianoforte dealer' (xx1900)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler, Stimmer u. -Reparateur' (x1906)

 

68, Everton Road (xx1890)(x1906), 56, Gleave Street (xx1900),  Liverpool
BELL Henry

(? - 1855)(⁷)

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1855 George Hanover Square (1855)(⁷), London
BELL J. F. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 4, Little Russell Street, Covent Garden (x1842), London
BELL Samuel  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1847 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Banjomacher, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler' (xx1890)

'Banjomacher, Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Harmonium-Händler' (x1906)

 

14, Stonegate (xx1890)(x1906), York
BELL William & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 Highgate Hill (**1874), London
BELLAMY G. A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1878 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

123, Station Street (xx1890), Burton-on-Trent
BELLAMY H. R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

Post Office (xx1890), Spilsby
BEMETZRIEDER Antonius

 

Patent of 1801 : "MR. A. Bemetzrieder's (Chelsea) for making Piano-fortes. - After a full description of the various pans of the invention for which this patent has been taken, it is observed in the specification, that the differences from the old construction are not merely works of chance ; they are grounded on principles either hitherto unknown or neglected.
1.
Besides the known proportions, there is a maximum, that is, a more advantageous point where the hammer ought to strike the string. This maximum requires the action in the middle of the instrument.
2. Strings riding upon a sonorous plank, can give but a thin and stiff tone; but strings riding upon a sonorous body must give a finer, full, and singing tone, which is the reason that the new string-frame has all the solidity wanted to resist fully, and by itself, all the drawing forces, in order that a light and sounding-back may form a sonorous body with a bridge-belly.
3. The piano-forte music is harmony ; and harmony proceeds in its propagation from the treble to the bass, and ought to go directly, and without reflexion, from the action of the player to the cars of the auditors. This is the reason why these instruments have the bals and swelling at their back.
4.
The piano-forte takes its name from its particular movement, which must be simple, free, and elastic, in order that the performer may have under his fingers the pianos, fortes, more pianos, more fortes, pianissimos & fortistimos. This is the reason that all the parts of the instrument are independent one of another; and the whole so constructed as to obey the player who has taste and swelling at the end of his fingers." The Monthly Magazine, Volume 16, 1803, p. 349

 

'Master of Arts' ca. 1801


(continuation)

"Antonius Bemetzrieder, of Chelsea, Middlesex, master of arts; and Robert Scott, John Scott, and Alexander Scott, of Margaret-street, Cavendish-square, Middlesex, musical-instrument makers; for a method of making piano-fortes, entirely new, both in principle, construction, and shape. Dated November 10." The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for 1801, p. 457 - or - "Horizontal harp-piano ; the top opens at the back, forming a swell." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199 (archive.org)

 Chelsea, Middlesex (*1801), London
BENCH G.  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896-1906

Successor of HAYS (x1906)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

74, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, S.E. (**1896)(**1901), 75, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, S.E. (x1906), London
BENDON J. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

50, Belle Vue Road (xx1890), Leeds
BENEDICT

 

BRAND

  METHVEN SIMPSON, Edinburgh, Scotland

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1920 ?

 

 London
BENNET & Co
| BENNETT
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1884 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Vertretung in Pianos u. Orgeln' (x1906)

 

142, Newfoundland Road (xx1890), 24, Cromer Road (x1906), Bristol
BENNET E. J.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1867 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler; -Stimmer u. Rep.' (x1906)

 

43, Rodney Street (xx1890)(x1906), Birkenhead
BENNET Frederick Samuel  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896

 

20, Glouchester Road, Kew (**1896), London
BENNET J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833; (**1833) Chichester
BENNETT John  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1841-82

BENNET Joshua (x1842)

 

12, City Road, Finsbury (**1841)(x1842), 8, Vowler Street, Walworth S.E. (**1882), London
BENNETTS & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

6, High Street (x1906), Falmouth
BENNETTS & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Orgelbauer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

Meneague Street (x1906), Helston
BENSON W. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1909 118, Elgincres Kensington Park, W. (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), London
BENSTEAD Thomas  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1869 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

6, Castle Terrace (xx1890), 32, Hill Street (**1901)(x1906), Richmond (Surrey)
BENSTED G. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

13, High Street (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BENTLEY  

BRANDS

BROADWOOD, on this page
GROVER & GROVER
HOPKINSON
KNIGHT
LIPP Rich.
MONINGTON & WESTON
ROGERS
STEINBERG Gerh.
STROUD
ZENDER

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890 untill 1930

This firm was founded in London by Douglas GROVER.  Douglas Grover, piano maker, his father and grandfather produced GROVER & GROVER pianos in London.

68000 pianos in 1950
147000 pianos in 1980 (¹)

Pianos were later made by STROUD PIANO Co (1930)

 

 Stroud, Gloucestershire

London

BENTLEY James  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1871 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) in Crewe

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) in Nantwich

 

 

44, High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Crewe

[Beethoven House], 19, High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Nantwich

 

BENTLEY John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1876 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Orgelhandlung' (xx1890)

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) in Birmingham

See also BENTLEY in Llanelly, Wales

 

 

Deritend Bridge (xx1890)(x1906), Birmingham

1, Station Road (x1906), Llanelly, Wales

 

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

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Market Place (x1906), Kingston-on-Thames
BERESFORD A. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

364, Kings Street, Hammersmith (x1906), London
BERESFORD Harry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1878-1910 [since 1875 (xx1890)]

'Pianoforte dealer' (y1878)

'Musikal.- und Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

206, Bristol Street (y1878), 99, New Street, Binns (*1893)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Birmingham
BERINGER & STROHMENGER  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1890-1921 [since 1856 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

 

3, Westow Hill, Upper Norwood (xx1890), 6, Church Road, Norwood, S.E. (**1901), 82, High Road, Streatham Upper Norwood, S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(x1906), 86, Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, S.E. (**1901)(x1906)(*1921), 248, High Road Streatham, S.W. (*1921), London

69, North End (*1921), Croydon

 

BERKELEY PIANOFORTE Co Ltd.  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1918-21

 

37, Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (*1918)(*1919), 257, Mare Street, Hackney, E. S. (*1921), London
BERNADEL  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840-50

They made 1432 pianos in 1850 (¹)

 

 London
BERRIDGE  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

112, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BERROW I. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1882-90

'Sole agents for Pleyel, Wolff & Co.'s pianos' (**1882)(xx1890)

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

170, New Bond Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890), London
BERRY J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Instrumenten-Handlung' (x1906)

81, High Street (x1906), Yeadon near Leeds
BERRY L. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

5, Bolton Road, Moses Gate (xx1890), Bolton
 

BERRY Nathaniel

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, Official Guide to the International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885, p. 98 (archive.org)

 

 

  "Send for illustrared Price List . Nathaniel Berry's Pianos at manufacturer's prices. Pianos, on the Three Years' System, from 10s. 6d. per Month, 10 Years' Warranty. Old Pianos exchanged. Established 1866. Carriage free to all parts of the kingdom. 135 City Road E. C., & 15 East Road, N., London." Official Guide to the International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885, p. 98 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1910 [since 1866 (xx1890)(x1906)]

8250 pianos in 1900 (¹)

BERRY Nathaniel or BERRY Brothers (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906) - and - 'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

BERRY Nathaniel & Sons (*1914)(*1915)

Patent of 1885 : "June 2, 1885. - N. BERRY. Metal cases for pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 239

 

15, East Road, City Road, N. (**1884)(xx1885)(xx1890), 15, City Road, N. (**1891)(**1895), 135-137, City Road, E. C. (xx1885)(**1891)(**1895), 135, City Road, E. C. (**1884)(xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903), 562, Holloway Road, N. (x1906), 14, City Road, Finsbury Square, E.C. (*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915), 5, Morgate Street (*1910), London

BERRY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

9, White Conduit Terrace, Islington (**1852), London
BERRY Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861

 

Willis Street (x1861), Birmingham
BERTISH  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906; (x1906)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Swindon
BESRODE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

Leeds
BESSON & Co Ltd.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

198, Euston Road, N.W. (x1906), London
BEST F. J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
BESTONE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

 

London
BETT John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 46, High Street, Homerton, E. (*1893), London
BETTS Arthur  

1827- "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, Arthur Betts and Charles Vernon, of the Royal-Exchange, London, Musical Instrument-Makers and Sellers, was on the 30th day of March last dissolved by mutual consent; and that in future the said business will be carried on by the said Arthur Betts alone.— All debts owing to or from the said Copartnership are to be received and paid by Messrs. Spencer and Sidebetham, No. 10, Bartlett's-Buildings, Holborn, Solicitors, who are authorised to settle the accounts of the said Copartnership. — Dated this 3d day of April 1827. Arthur Betts." The London Gazette, 06/04/1827, p. 801

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1822-43

BETTS & VERNON (*1822)

 9, Nelson's Terrace, City Road (*1818), Royal Exchange (*1822)(**1833), 47, Threadneedle Street (*1843), London
BETTS John

(? - 1823)(⁷)

 

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte ca. 1790, hammerfluegel.info

Click on the photo to enlarge

Square pianoforte ca. 1790, hammerfluegel.info

 
'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1790-1822  Royal Exchange (P1790), 2, North Piazza, Royal Exchange (**1793)(*1794), 2, North Side, Royal Exchange (1808), Royal Exchange North Side (*1818), 2, Threadneedle Street, Bank (*1818), 3, North Piazza, Royal Exchange (**1822)(1823)(⁷), London
BEULHOFF PIANOFORTE Co   'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-14

See Archibal RAMSDEN

103, New Bond Street, W. (*1914), London
BEUTNER, KUHN & Cie Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

Addle Street, Aldermanburg (xx1890), London
BEYER Adam

(ca. 1728  - 1803)

 

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte ca. 1773, hammerfluegel.info

Click on the photo to enlarge

Square pianoforte ca. 1760-70, Pooya Radbon Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 56 ca. 1773, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 69 of 1773, Private Collection, Bath, Avon, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 105 of 1774, Private Collection, Kew, Richmond, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 108 of 1774, Private Collection, Bath, Avon, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 140 of 1775, Private Collection Highworth, Wiltshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 149 of 1775, Marlow A. Sigal Collection, Newton Centre, M.A., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 153 of 1775, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 244 of 1776, Private Collection, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 283 of 1777, Händel-Haus, Halle an der Saale, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 311 of 1777, The Horniman Museum, London, England, U.K.

Square pianoforte n° 382 of 1778, Graham Walker Collection, Dorchester, Dorset, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 397 of 1778, Private Collection, Birmingham, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 399 of 1778, Reka-Sammlung, Museum Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 432 of 1779, Manchester City Art Galleries, Heaton Hall, Manchester, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 440 of 1779, Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, Oxford, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca.
1779-80, Private Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Square pianoforte n° 480 of 1780, Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Maiella, Naples, Italy
Square pianoforte n° 492 of 1780, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Nederlands
Square pianoforte ca. 1780, Amato/Parisi Collection, Palermo, Italy
Square pianoforte n° 505 of 1781, Musikinstrumentenmuseum, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 535 of 1781, Heimat Museum, Grima, Saxony, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1782, Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 609 of 1783, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Square pianoforte n° 666 of 1784, Collection Tim Read, New York, N.Y., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 667 of 1784, Present owner unknown
Glass rod piano of 1785, Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Maiella, Naples, Italy
Square pianoforte of 1788, Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway
Square pianoforte of 1788, Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo, Norway
Square pianoforte n° 878 of 1788, Present owner unknow, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 864 of 1788, Hunt Family, Cambridge, Cambs., England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 897 of 1790, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, Vienna, Austria
Square pianoforte of 1793, Present owner unknown
Square pianoforte of 1798, Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw, Poland
Square pianoforte of 1798, Dr. Andreas Beurmann Collection, Hamburg, Germany

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1770-98

One of the 'twelve apostles'

"Deaths. 1803. [...] In Pond-street, Hampstead, in his 75th year, Adam Beyer, esq." Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, O1/1804, p. 89

Pond Street, Hampstead (1803), Soho, London
BEYER Lorenz

(? - 1790)(⁷)

  'Pianoforte-maker' before 1790  Saint Anns Soho (1790)(⁷), London
BEYLEY Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1878 (xx1890)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

86, Grosvenor Street (xx1890), Stalybridge
BEYNET Adam   'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1777 London
BEZANT W. Alfred  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1835 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung. Konzert-Agentur' (x1906)

 

12, Victoria Terrace (xx1890)(x1906), Leamington-Priors
BICKERDIKE James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1882 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

4, King Street (xx1890), Brighouse
BIDDOE Ebenezer 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891 293, New North Road, W. (**1891), London
BIGGART Arthur Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1909 [since 1877 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

442, Edgware Road, W. (xx1890), 143, Lancaster Road, W. (*1907)(*1909), London
BIGGS & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)

395, Derby Road, Kingsland, N.E. (x1906), London
BIGGS Joseph Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1888 (x1906)]

'Musiklehrer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

Chapel Street (x1906), Woodhouse
BILLINGHAM Edwin Richard  

INFO EXTRA

HARPENDEN History

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer, choirmaster  and organist ca. 1900 Station Road  (?), Harpenden
BINCKES Litchfield
| Lichfield
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-1919 [since 1826 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

10, Frederick Place, Old Kent Road (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), 15, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1882)(**1884), 13-15, Walworth Road, S.E. (xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(x1906), [14]-15, Walworth Road, S.E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), 13-15, Walworth Road, S.E. (x1906), 209, Rye Lane, Peckham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BINFIELD & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1799 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

159, Friar Street (xx1890), Reading
BINFIELD W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833; (**1833) Cheltenham
BING Fedor  

LONDON - "BING Fedor. - Piano and Models." The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur, 22/08/1885, p. 121

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1885

Exhibitors list London, 1885

 

London ?
BINGHAM James  

Patent of 1839 : "James Bingham, of Sheffield, manufacturer, and John Amory Boden, of the same place, manufacturer, for certain improved compositions which are made to resemble ivory, bone, horn, mother of pearl, and other substances applicable to the manufacture of handles of knives, forks, and razors, pianoforte keys, snuff boxes, and various other articles." The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year 1840, Volume 81, 1840, p. 479

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-40

BINGHAM James & BODEN John Amory (1839)(*1840)

BINGHAM James (**1840)


(continuation)

Patent of 1840 : "JAMES BINGHAM, of Sheffield, Manufacturer, for 'certain improved compositions which are made to resembe ivory, bone, mother of pearl, and other substances applicable to the manufacture of handles of knives, forks, and razors, pianoforte keys, snuff boxes, and various outher articles.' - September 3 ; 6 months." The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 33, 1840, p. 350

 

Sheffield
BINKS Charles & Co

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ..., 1845, p. 72

 

  "BINKS & CO., PIANO FORTE MANUFACTURERS, 175, WOODHOUSE LANE, LEEDS, W. respectfully to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, that their PIANO FORTES are manufactured on the most elegant Designs, and with all the late Improvements, Patent Metallic Plate and Action, which produces extraordinary Power, with clear Vibration, and a particularly brilliant Tone. They have great pleasure in announcing that their Piano Fortes have been patronized by the most eminent Musicians, and are acknowledged, by the most talented Pianists, to be equal to those manufactured in the most famed London Houses. Purchasers of these Piano Fortes may rely on having as good an Instrument as can be manufactured, having now been tried for upwards of Five Years, and have never failed to give entire satisfaction. N.B. Binks & Co. warrant all Piano Fortes of their own Manufacturing, and if not approved of in Twelve Months, they will exchange them free of Charge. A liberal Allowance made for Second-hand Instruments taken in exchange. Piano fortes TUNED, REGULATED, & REPAIRED On the most reasonable Terms." Williams's Directory of the Borough of Leeds: Giving an Entirely New ..., 1845, p. 72

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1837-52 [since 1837]

BINKS & Co (*1845)

BINKS Charles (xx1852)

 


(continuation)

  "C. BINKS'S, PIANO-FORTE MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENT, No. 9, COMMERCIAL STREET, LEEDS.
ESTABLISHED 1837. C. BINKS can with confidence recommend his Piano Fortes, as they are maunfactured under his own superintendence. In regard to quality and price, he can, therefore, offer advantages which can rarely be met with in the provinces.
TESTIMONIAL. — I have great pleasure in stating that I have played on Mr. Binks's Piano-Fortes, and I never found a Cottage, or Piccolo Piano-Forte which I liked so well as those of his manufacture. The tone is full and rich, the touch elegant and elastic. Herr Lutz, Royal Academy, Bavaria; Pianist and Choir Master at St. George's, London. Old Piano-Fortes taken in exchange. Piano-Fortes tuned, regulated and repared; hammers re-covered with patent-cloth, and tone greatly improved. Manufactory top of Minor and Sourr's Yard, Leeds." The annals of Yorkshire from the earliest period to the present time, 1852, p. 430

 

House : 9, Camp Street (*1845), 174, Woodhouse Lane (*1845)(*1846), 9, Commercial Street (xx1852), Leeds
BINKS Edward  

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1842

1842 - "Insolvent debtors 10/09/1842 [...] Edward Binks, late of Woodhause Carr, near Leeds, Yorkshire, out of business, previously Piano Forte Maker. — In the Gaol of Rothwell." The London Gazette, 13/09/1842, p. 2473

 

near Leeds, Yorkshire
BINKS William  

'Pianoforte-maker' before 1842

1842 - "Insolvent debtors 10/09/1842 [...] William Binks, late of Woodhouse Carr, near Leeds, Yorkshire, out of business, previously Piano Forte Maker. — In the Gaol of Rothwell." The London Gazette, 13/09/1842, p. 2473

BINKS William & BROADLEY Daniel (***1846)

1846 -"Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, William Binks and Daniel Broadley, trading under the firm of Binks and Co., as Piano Forte Maker s, in Woodhouse-lane, in Leeds, in the county of York, was this day dissolved by mutual consent ; and al debts due to and from the said firm will be received and paid by the said William Binks, who will carry on the business in his own name as usual: As witness our hands this 20th day of October 1846. William Binks. Daniel Broadley." The London Gazette, 23/10/1846, p. 3749 - and - The Spectator, 24/10/1846, p. 1028 - and - The Law Times, 31/10/1846, p. 83

 

near Leeds, Yorkshire

Woodhouse Lane (***1846), Leeds

BINNS Brothers Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1893-1910

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

64-66, Chester Road, Hulme (*1893)(*1895)(*1906)(*1909), Pendleton near Manchester (x1906), 62-68, Chester Road (*1910), Manchester
BINNS Brothers Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

89, Broad Street (x1906), Pendleton
BINNS John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1909 [since 1869 (xx1890)]

BINNS J. W. (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

BINNS John (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

 

36, Park Lane (xx1890), 55, Park Lane (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Leeds
BIRCH C. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1889 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

104, Parade (x1906), Leamington-Priors
BIRCH Thomas B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1872 (x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

40, Westwood Road (x1906), Stockport
BIRCHALL, LONSDALE & MILLS Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 133, New Bond Street (**1822), London
BIRD Alexander 'Peda-pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916-19  Reliance Works, Union Mews, Clapham, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BIRD Edwin

(? - 1844)(⁷)

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1820-30  16, William Street Regents Park (1844)(⁷), London
BIRD F. R. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-06

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 365, King Street, Hammersmith, W. (**1904)(x1906), London
BIRD J. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Violinlehrer u. Piano-Händler' (x1906)

5, Belgrave Road (x1906), Leicester
BIRD N. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1845 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)

1, Churchgate (x1906), Stockport
BIRKBY William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910  

40, Ecles New Road (*1893), 10, Ecles New Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Manchester

 

BIRKETT J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Orgelbauer und Pianohändler' (xx1890)

65, St. James Street (xx1890), Burnley
BIRKITT James  

Patent of 1860 : "Birkitt - 26th November 1860 - "2898. James Birkitt, of Pemberton Village, near Wigan, in the County of Lancaster, for an invention for Improved musical instruments particularly applicable to piano-fortes and other such like instruments. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1861, p. 190

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1861 Pemberton Village, near Wigan (*1861), Lancaster
BIRTS & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1838 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

33-35, Green's End (xx1890)(x1906), Woolwich
BISHOP Arthur & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

BISHOP A. (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung'

 521, Green Lane, Harringay Park (x1906), London
BISHOP & BISHOP Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 Upper High Street (x1906), Wednesbury
BISHOP E. & Sons  

LONDON - "BISHOP, E., & SONS. — Pianos." The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur, 22/08/1885, p. 121

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1885-95

Exhibitors list London, 1885

 19, Baker Street, W. (**1895), 79, Bishopsgate Street, Wthn., E.C. (**1895), London
BISHOP Edward Wallis  

Patent of 1885 : "Aug. 18, 1885. — EDWARD BISHOP. Reduction in friction and ease in regulation of action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 239

Patent of 1885 : "Sep. 4, 1885. - EDWARD BISHOP. Improving backs of pianos and fitting the wrest-plank." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 240

Patent of 1886 : "Jan. 6, 1886. - EDWARD BISHOP. Extended soundingboard." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 240

Patent of 1886 : "Jan. 6, 1886. - EDWARD BISHOP. Arched soundingboard bridges for pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 240

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910 [since 1865 (xx1890)]

BISHOP Edward Wallis (**1882)

BISHOP E[dward] & Sons (**1889)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910)

PARIS - "3. BISHOP (E.) & Sons, à Londres, Belmont street, Chalk farin. — Pianos de toutes formes en caisses métalliques, isolateurs en poterie de grès." Catalogue général officiel de l'exposition universelle de 1889, p. 16 (Gallica)

Exhibitors list Paris, 1889

 

 

72, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (**1882), 72 ½, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (**1884), Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. W. (xx1890)(**1891), 72 & 72 ½, Belmont Street, Chalk Farm Road, N. (*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910), London

 

BISHOP Edward Wallace  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1868

1868 - Bankrupt in 1868 : "Bishop Edward Wallace, Pianoforte-maker, Bayham-st., Camden-town. Pet. nov. 23 [...]" Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers, 27/11/1868, p. 98

 

Bayham Street, Camden Town (*1868), London
BISHOP Joseph & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1915 [since 1877 (x1906)]

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906) - and - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

10, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway, N. (xx1890), 15, Seven Sisters Road, N. (*1895)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 10, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway, N. (x1906)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

BISHOP & Son  

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-09 250, Mary-le-Bone Road, N.W. (*1907)(*1909), London
BITHREY W. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1846 (xx1890)]

'Musiklehrer u. Pianohändler' (xx1890)

21, East Street, London Road (xx1890), Leicester
BLACK G. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-04 42, Hubert Grove, Stockwell S.W. (**1901)(**1904), London 
BLACK J.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1812

1812 - Bankrupt in 1812, The Monthly Magazine, Volume 34, 1812, p. 447 - The Tradesman, Volume 9, 1812, p. 501

 

Percy Street, Rathbone Place, St. Pancras (*1812)(*1813), London 
BLACK William & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901 67, New Road, Woolwich (**1901), London 
BLACKBEE Felix & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1890 (x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Hdlr., -Rep. u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

 

1, The Parade Christchurch Road (x1906), Boscombe, Bournemouth
BLACKBURN  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

Successor of KENDALL (x1906)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

14, Station Street (x1906), Cockermouth
BLACKBURN G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

Corporation Street (x1906), Dewsbury
BLACKBURN George H.   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1856-1910 [since 1814 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Musikwaren-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

15, Market Street (*1856), 25, Market Street (*1875), 49, Market Street (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), 47, Hustlergate (x1906)(*1910), Bradford

 

BLACKBURN John  

"John Blackburn (from Messrs. Collard & Collard) - Piano-Forte Tuner and Repairer - 15, Market-street - Residence - 13, Harris-street, Leeds-road." Lunds' Bradford Directory; comprising the names, occupation, places of ..., 1856, p. 17

 

'Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1856 15, Market Street (*1856), Bradford
BLACKBURN W. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910 [since 1868 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

142, Cheltenham Road (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BLACKIE Alexander 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 81, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square (**1841)(*1843), London 
BLACKMAN Josiah 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870-1910

BLACKMAN & Co (ca. 1870-82?)

 

120, Blackfriars Road, S. E. (**1870)(**1882), 79, Newington Causeway, S. E. (**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London

 

BLACKTOP & READER Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

88, Exmouth Road, Walthamstow, N.E. (x1906), London
BLACOW F. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

41, Bolton Road, Pendleton (x1906), Manchester
BLAIR E. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

70, Fountayne Road, Stoke Newington, N. (x1906), London
BLAKE F. E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1887 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

127, High Street, Acton, W. (x1906), London
BLAKE Robert Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Piano-, Musikal.- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

Nelson Street (xx1890), Market Street (xx1890)(x1906), Dalton in Furness
BLAMPHIN James N. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1875-80 83, West Derby Road E. (*1875), 29, Hardman Street E. (**1880), Liverpool
BLANCHETT & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1868 (x1906)]

Owner : W. Taylor BLANCHETT (x1906)

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

99, High Street (x1906), Slough
 

BLAND Anne & WELLER E.

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1800, sold by Sotheby's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1800, sold by Sotheby's, Present owners unknown
Square pianoforte ca. 1800, Present owners unknown

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1770-1818

BLAND & WELLER (*1803)(*1807)(*1816)(*1817)(*1818)

Succeeded by WELLER & CO

 

23, Oxford Street St. Giles's (*1803)(*1807)(*1816)(*1817)(*1818), London
BLAND John  

Square pianoforte n° 1227 ca. 1790, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1794, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

 

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

Succeeded by LEWIS, HOUSTON & CO

 

London
BLAND W.  

"To amateur organ builders. - For sale some usefull Fittings in good condition, cheap. - W. Bland, Pianoforte-maker, Beckford-street, Woolbridge, Suffolk." English Mechanic and World of Science, 04/10/1872, p. 80

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1872

 

Beckford Street, Woolbridge (x1872), Suffolk
BLANKENSTEIN L. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1880 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

Representative for MILLIER ORGAN CO (x1906)

 

62, Finsbury Pavement, E.C. (xx1890), 135, Finsbury Pavement, E.C. (x1906), London
BLENHEIM  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

Pianos made by of Sydney ZENDER & Co

 

London
BLEASDALE H. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1879 (xx1890)]

'Piano-Händler u. Stimmer' (x1906)

 

10, Church Street (xx1890), Read near Blackburn
BLESSLEY H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1869 (x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

325, Commercial Road (x1906), Portsmouth
BLESSLY H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.- u.  Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

31, Kings Road (xx1890), Southsea
BLEYCHRÖDER PIANO Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

156, Amhurst Road, Hackney, N.E. (x1906), London
BLOCKLEY J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

3, Argile Street, W. (*1906)(*1907), Mortimer Street (*1910), London
BLOOR Edwin H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906  [since 1870 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

44, Stafford Street (xx1890)(x1906), Longton
BOAG William Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 11, Great Turnstile, Holborn (**1822), London
BOCK Charles Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1844

1844 - "Charles Frederick Bock, late of No. 4, Little William-street, Caledonian-road, Islington, Middlesex, Piano Forte Maker. - In the Debtors's Prison for london and Middlesex." The London Gazette, 12/04/1844, p. 1286

 

4, Little William Street, Caledonian Road, Islington, Middlesex (**1844), London
BOGG William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1909

BOGG & Sons (*1893)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909)

 

45-47, Stockport Road (*1893), 23-25, Corporation Street (*1906)(*1909), Manchester
BOGG William & Sons Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1906)

63, Bridge Street, Letherland (x1906), Liverpool
BOEHMER Hermann Bernard
| BOHMER
 

LONDON - "At 3,656, some good carving is noticeable in the ebonised cases of Mr. H. B. BOHMER, Balls Pond-road, and at 3,657, Mr. J. STEPHEN, Queenstreet, Camden-town, exhibits a walnut-wood case with good carving." The Furniture Gazette, 01/07/1885, p. 311

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1885-95 [since 1873 (xx1890)]

BOHMER Ottilie (**1884)

BOHMER H. B. Mrs. (**1885)(xx1890)

 'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

Exhibition List London, 1885

153, Ball's Point Road, N. (**1884), Balls Pond-road (**1885), 330, Essex Road, Canonbury, N. (xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
BOLTON  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

453, Fulham Road, S. W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOLTON W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1833; (**1833) York
BOND & BRADLEY Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 London
BOND J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 64, Dean Street, Soho (**1822), London
BOND John

(? - 1848)(³)

 

'Pianoforte & seraphine maker' ca. 1843-48 and 'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1850-52

BOND John (*1843)(1848)

BOND & Co (*1850)

BOND John & Co (**1852)

1850 - "BOND & Co., Manufacturers of the patent Semi-cottage Pianofortes, with metallic plate, and all the latest imrovements, (for extreme climates), 19, Frederick-place, ampstead-road." The British Colonies: Their History, Extent, Condition and ...', Volume 4, 1850, p. 3

 

5, King Street, Camden Town (*1843), 19, Frederick Place, Hamstead Road (1848)(³), 19, Frederick Place, Hampstead Road (*1850)(**1852), London 
BOND W. & J.  

LONDON - "3367 Bond, W. & J. 44, Norton-st. Liverpool. — Piano : novel construction of wrist plank." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

DUBLIN - "311 Bond, W. & J. 44 Norton st. Liverpool.— "Alexandra" piano, and semi-cottage pianoforte." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 241

PORTO - "39. Bond (W.) & Cia Liverpool. — Um piano-forte." Exposiçao Internacional do Porto en 1865, p. 60

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862-1910 [since 1859 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BOND J[ohn] & Co (xx1890)(*1895)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909)(*1910)

Owner : John BOND (x1906)

'Pianobauer u. -Händler' (xx1890)(x1906)

[BOND L. & Co (*1899)(*1903)(*1909)]

BOND John & Co (xx1900), 'Pianoforte dealers'

[BOND G. (*1906)(*1909)(*1910)]

 Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list Porto, 1865 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1867

 

44, Norton Street (*1862)(*1865)(*1867), 60, [hope Place], Hope Street (xx1890)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(xx1900)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909)(*1910), Liverpool
BONNEY Edward  

'Pianoforte maker' ca. 1843

Worked in the years 1841-43 for HEWIIT Daniel Chandler (***1843)

 

Great Clarendon Street (***1843), London 
BOORER J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

373, Mile End Road (x1906), London
BOOSEY  

Miniature upright pianoforte ca. 1863-64, Horniman Museum, London, U.K.

"BOOSEY & CO.’S MINIATURE PIANO
Price 17 Guineas, in a Walnut Case, full Compass. This Instrument is confidently recommended as the best cheap Piano before the public. The touch and tone are alike excellent, and the workmanship is of the best description.
BOOSEY & CO.’S TWENTY-FIVE GUINEA PIANO
Is in a highly-finished, elegant Case, with every modern Improvement, and suitable for any Drawing-room. The touch is elastic, and the tone of that pure, rich quality that especially distinguishes first-class English Pianos.
BOOSEY & CO.’S THIRTY-FIVE GUINEA PIANO
Is a model Cottage English Piano, and no better can be desired. It is in a richly ornamented Case, has the registered Keyboard, as well as the new grand compass of Seven Octaves. [...]" The Athenæum, 17/12/1864, p. 829

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and music publishers ca. 1824-1910

BOOSEY T. & Co (**1824)(***1827)(**1830)(**1831)(**1832)(**1836)(***1840)

BOOSEY & Sons (**1855)(*1859)

BOOSEY & CHING (**1861)

BOOSEY & Co (**1863)

BOOSEY & Sons (**1864), 'The Miniature Pianoforte'

BOOSEY & Co (1868)(***1870)(**1882)(*1906)(*1907)(*1910)

[28], Holles Street, Oxford Street  (**1824)(***1827)(**1830)(**1831)(**1832)(**1836)(***1840)(**1855)(*1859)(***1870), 24, Holles Street (*1861)(**1863)(**1864), 295, Regent Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOOSEY & HAWKES

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and music publishers ca. ?? - See also HAWKES  London
BOOSEY & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' - 'Auch Fabriken von Militär-Instrumenten' (x1906)

 

295, Regent Street, W. (x1906), London
BOOTH C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Geigenbauer, Piano u. Orgel-Reparateur u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

257, Colne Road (x1906), Burnley
BOOTH C. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1867 (xx1890)]

'Musiklehrer, Musikal.- u. Pianohändler' (xx1890)

 

18, Peel Street (xx1890), Accrington
BOOTH James  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1906

'Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

'Piano-Macher u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

 

11, Churchgate (xx1890)(x1906), Bolton
BOOTH & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1834-37

BOOTH & Son (x1834)(*1837)

 

4, Swan Street, Briggate (x1834)(*1837), Leeds
BOOTH T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1875 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Orgel-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

5-7, Hill Street (xx1890), Arbroath
BOOTH William  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1837-46

BOOTH William (*1837)(*1845)(*1846)

 

58, Woodhouse Lane (*1837), 5, Mark Lane (*1845)(*1846), Leeds
BOOTHBY Frederick  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52

CLARK & BOOTHBY (*1841)(**1852), see also CLARK

 

12, Great Portland Street (**1841), 112, Great Portland Street, Oxford Street (**1852), London
BOOTHMANN W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

35, Salford (x1906), Blackburn
BOOTHROYD J. Pianoforte-maker and/or piano dealer ca. 1906

 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Suez Street (x1906), Warrington

 

BORNHARDT  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900

 

London
BORROWMAN J.  

'Pianoforte maker' ca. 1814

Insolvent debtors, The London Gazette, 15/03/1814, p. 582

 

Berwick Street, Soho (**1814), London
BOSWELL H. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Möbel- und Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

London Street (x1906), Norwich
BOSWORTH & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

5, Princes Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BOSWORTH G. S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

46, Cavendish Road (x1906), Leicester
BOTTOMLEY J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

Willans Road (x1906), Dewsbury
BOTTOMLEY J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Möbel-Hdlg.' (x1906)

9, Hardaker Street (x1906), Bradford
BOTTOMLEY W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

23, East Parade (x1906), Leeds
BOUCHER G.  

'Pianoforte-maker'  ca. 1857

 

Abbey Court (zz1857), Chester, Cheshire
BOUCHER William Amstrong  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

55, Broad Street (***1863), Ludlow, Shropshire
BOULDING J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1865 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

177, High Street (xx1890), Rochester
BOURLET William Scaife 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

 

298, Upper Street, N. (**1882), 296, Upper Street, Islington, N. (**1884), 9, Burdett Road, E. (**1884), 79, Canonbury Road (xx1890), 330, Essex Road, N. (*1893), London

 

BOURNE H. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

Successors of BARKER Brothers (x1906)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

250, Brixton Hill (x1906), London
BOURNER G. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

123, High Street (x1906), Tenderden
BOUSFIELD G. T.  

Patent of 1876 : "Aug. 1, 1876. - G. T. BOUSFIELD. Hand-rest for position of the player's hands." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 226

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and/or inventor ca. 1876

 

London ?
BOVILLE G. J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

50, Leonard Street (xx1890), Hull
BOWERMAN & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

43, Poland Street, W. (x1906), 48, Poland Street, W. (*1907)(*1910), London
BOWERS Charles H. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 bd. C. R. Bowers (*1874), Woburn
BOWKER J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

Bracewell (xx1890), Skipton
BOWLES G. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1880 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

123, High Street (xx1890), Tewkesbury
BOWN Geo. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 11, St. Martin's Church Yard (**1822), London
BOYD  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906

Manager : William MANSON (x1906)

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer' (x1906)

 

High Street (x1906), Ilford
BOYD Ltd.  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1919

BOYD & Co (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung' - 'amerik. Orgeln'

Robert MARSHALL, manager (**1901)

BOYD & Co Ltd. (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung' in London

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Croydon

'Piano-Fabrik' (x1906) in Woolwich

 

57, High Street, Peckham, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), 11, Powis Street, Woolwich (**1904), 139a, North End, Croydon (**1901), 11, Powis Road, Woolwich (**1901), 407, Harrow Road, Paddington (xx1890)(x1906), 19, Holborn Bars, E.C. (*1907)(*1909), 19, Holborn, E.C. (*1914)(*1915), 32-34-36, Worship Street, E.C. (*1915), 2, Stoke Newington Road, N. (**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

BRANCH : 139a, North End (x1906), Croydon

BRANCH : 11, Powis Street (x1906), Woolwich

 

BOYDELL J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Piano-Händler u. Organist' (xx1890)(x1906)

52, Bold Street (xx1890)(x1906), Leigh
BOYES C. & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1860 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

18, Darlington Street (xx1890), Wolverhampton
BOYETT William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851 East Street (xx1851), Chichester (West-Sussex)
BOYLE & MITCHELL  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

16, Elm Grove Parade, Bernes, S.W. (x1906), London
BRACEWELL J. D.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1894 (x1906)]

'Musikal. - u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

42, Manchester Road (x1906), Nelson
BRADER John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

17, Poland Street (**1841), London
BRADBURY B. B.  

Patent of 1885 : "Oct. 20, 1885. - B. B. BRADBURY. Second and isolated sounding-board to increase volume of tone." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 240

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and inventor ca. 1885

 

 London ?
BRADDOCK James  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1855

 

 14, Lombard Street (xx1855), Portsmouth
BRADLEY John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1794

Bankrupt in 1794, The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 25, 1794, p. 496

 

Stockport, Cheshire (**1794),  London
BRADLEY John  

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818

 

 Shaw's Brow (***1818), Liverpool
BRADLEY & COHN  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Representative for pianos Karl HAAKE, Hannover for Australia (x1906)

 

36, Basinghall Street, E.C. (x1906), London
BRAFIELD Thomas 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1890 122, Weedington Road, N.W. (*1893), London
BRANBURY Robert  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790-92

Bankrupt in 21d January 1792, The European Magazine, 1792, p. 496

 

Tottenham Court Road (*1792), London
BRANDON T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

Northgate Street (xx1890)(x1906), Gloucester
BRANDON W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Piano-, Musikal.- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

36-37, Covered Market (xx1890), Leeds
BRASTED  

 

 

'Pianoforte maker' ca. 1906-19 [since 1870]

BRASTED H. G. (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906) - and - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

BRASTED H. F. & B. A. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

See also BRASTED in Brussels, Belgium since 1923

 

213B-351 [350], Mare Street, Hackney, N.E. (x1906), 38-40, Upper Clapton Road, N. E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

Brussels, Belgium

BRAY Benjamin 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Water (*1874), Woburn
BRAY Edwin A.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1828 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

21, High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Kings-Lynn (Norfolk)
BREADSON  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. ??

 

London
BREAVINGTON F. C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1906)

 

Jona Cambell Road (x1906), Boscombe, Bournemouth
BREAVINGTON & Sons  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870

 

 309, Regent Street, W. (**1870), London
BREMAR

 

BRAND

Pianos made by WADDINGTON

 

Scrborough, Yorkshire
BRETT John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 46, High Street, Homerton (**1874), London
BREWER C.  

Patent of 1869 : "July 14, 1869. - C. BREWER. India-rubber tubes for under-covering of bass hammers." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 222

 
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer or inventor ca. 1869 London ?
BREWER E. G.  

Patent of 1884 : "May 30, 1884. - E. G. BREWER. Pedals for pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 236

 
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer or inventor ca. 1884 London ?
BREWER Samuel & Co  

LONDON - "Messrs. S. BREWER & Co., Great Eastern-street, show, at 3,663, a walnut pianoforte-case, with a retiring fall. The music desk is so arranged that it can be pushed up sufficiently high to hold music for a standing singer. By pressing a button, it can be lowered. Another case in American walnut-wood has open spaces at the sides for music books. It has carved panels, some with circular china hand-painted panels framed in." The Furniture Gazette, 01/07/1885, p. 310

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-93 [since 1840 (xx1890)]

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890) & 'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)


(continuation)

LONDON - "BREWER, S. - Pianofortes ; Models of Construction and ad justable Vocal Desk." The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur, 22/08/1885, p. 121

Exhibitors list London, 1872 | Exhibitors list London, 1885

 

Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch E.C. (**1882)(**1884)(**1885), 38, Poultry, E.C. (**1882)(xx1890)(*1893), 23, Bishopsgate Street, Within, E.C. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893), London
BRIDGES Arthur  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

181, Caledonian Road, King's Cross, N. (x1906), London
BRIDGES John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

240, Pentonville Road, N. (xx1890), 169, Clapham Road, S.W. (**1901)(x1906), London
BRIDGELAND James Moses  

1848 - "HEREAS a Fiat in Bankruptcy, bearing date the 1st day of February 1848, is awarded and issued forth against James Moses Bridgland, of No. 105, Wardourstreet, Soho, in the county of Middlesex, Piano Forte Manufacturer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to Edward Goulburn, Esq. one of Her Majesty's Commissioners of the Court of Bankruptcy, on the 18th day of February instant, at twelve of the clock at noon precisely, and on the 24th day of March next, at eleven of the clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy, in Basinghall-street, in the city of London, and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects; when and where the creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts, and at the first sitting to choose assignees, and at the last sitting the said bankrupt is required to
finish his examination." The London Gazette for the year 1848, p. 396

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848

Bankrupt in 1848

105, Wardourstreet, Soho, in the county of Middlesex (*1848), London 
BRIDGEMAN S. J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1880 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (x1906)

 

6, Church Street (x1906), Ilfracombe

 

BRIDGEPORT ORGAN & PIANO Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1906 [since 1874 (x1906)]

BRIDGEPORT ORGAN Co (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung' - 'Amerik. Orgeln'

BRIDGEPORT ORGAN & PIANO Co (x1906), 'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' - Propr. : LISTER & ELLIOT (x1906)

 

246, Harrow Road, W. (xx1890), 78, Finsbury Pavement, E.C. (x1906), London
BRIDGES Alfred Albert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1916 15, Replingham Road, Wandsworth, N.W. (*1916), London
BRIDGER Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1855 5, Sussex Place (xx1855), Southampton
BRIDGEMAN S. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1880 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

6, Church Street (xx1890), Ilfracombe
BRIDGES John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1891-95 240, Pentonville Road, N. (**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London
BRIDGMAN L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

19, Telford Road, Kensington, W. (x1906), London
BRIGGS H. E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

35, Orange Hill Road, Prestwich (x1906), Manchester
BRIGGS John
| BIGGS
'Musical Instrument maker' ca. 1818-22 76, Fetter Lane, Holborn (*1818)(**1822), London
BRIGSTOCKE L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1873 (xx1890)]

'Piano-, Harmonium-, Orgeln- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

6-7, Market Street (xx1890), Haverfordwest
BRINDLE & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

82, Market Street (xx1890)(x1906), Chorley
BRINMAN Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer 1918

 

 

438, Uxbridge Road, W. (*1918), London

 

BRINNAN E. & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

 

 

14, Mill Street (x1906), Padihan

 

BRINNIE Charles  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1875 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

BRINNIE Charles & Co (*1917)(*1918)

 

 

76, High Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1895), 74a & 76, High Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), 5, High Street, Putney, S.W. (x1906)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

 

BRINSMEAD Edgar

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and author ca. 1879

BOOK

History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879

 

London
 

BRINSMEAD Edward George Stanley

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-14 [since 1900]

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)

'Manufacturer of overstrung & upright pianos for home & export' (*1915)

 

56, Crogsland Road, Chalk Farm (x1906), 45, Westbourne Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), 32a, Sheringham Road, N. (*1914), London
BRINSMEAD Henry  

Patent of 1866 : "Brinsmead. 14th December 1866. - 3288. Henry Brinsmead, of Rathbone Place, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1867, p. 227 - or - "Dec. 14, 1866. – H. BRINSMEAD. Simple check action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 2

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-80

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

3, Upper Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852), Rathbone Place (**1867), Middlesex, London
 

BRINSMEAD John

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-52

 

 12, Blackhorse Yard, Rathbone Place (**1852), London
 

BRINSMEAD John

(1814 - ?)

 

 

Diagrams showing the action of Mr. Brinsmead's Piano, Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 103

 

 

 

 

 

Manufactory ca. 1880

 

 

 

Upright pianoforte n° 1381 ca. 1850, Horniman Museum, London, England, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1855-65, Finchcocks Musical Museum of Richard Burnett, Goudhurst, England, U.K.

BRINSMEAD
on this site

 
ARTICLES
EXPOSITIONS

UNE GRANDE MANUFACTURE DE PIANOS À LONDRES, 1883

Click on the links here above.

Patent of 1862 : "Brinsmead. 11th February 1862. - 358. JOHN BRINSMEAD, of Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in piano-fortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 27 - or - "Feb. 11, 1862. - JOHN BRINSMEAD. Grand and upright mechanism for producing «a perfect check, great power, ... and quick repetition.»" The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 215

Patent of 1868 : "Brinsmead. 6th March 1868. - 774. John Brinsmead, of Wigmore Street, in the County of Middlesex, Piano-forte Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1869, p. 55 - or - "March 6, 1868. - J. BRINSMEAD. [Perfect check repeater action] for producing perfection of touch with increased durability." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 220

Patent of 1871 : "March 5, 1871. – J. BRINSMEAD. Improvements in piano action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 222

Patent of 1875 : "March 6, 1875. - J. BRINSMEAD. Perfect check repeater action for producing increased durability as well as perfection of touch." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 225

Patent of 1879 : "March 20, 1879. - J. BRINSMEAD. (¹) Sostenente sounding-board, glued on rim of soft wood. (²) New form of metal plates and supports. (³) Improved repeater check action. (⁴) Improved sticker action. (⁵) Various appliances of tone-sustaining pedal. (⁶) Strength of sounding-board regulated by springs." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 227

Patent of 1881 : "May 21, 1881. - T. J. BRINSMEAD. Improvements in the construction of the frames and tuning-pins of pianofortes, dispensing with the old system of tuning by pins driven into wood and with the necessity of using any wood in the back and wrest-plank. (a) By employing metal screw tuning-pins which are turned with the greatest facility, increasing or decreasing the tension of the strings. (b) Constructing the frame which takes the strain of the strings entirely of metal, ensuring the frame from the action of damp or extreme heat." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 230

Patent of 1881 : "Aug. 16, 1881. – J. BRINSMEAD. Improved check action and leverage sounding-board for pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 231

Patent of 1885 : "May 12, 1885.- JOHN BRINSMEAD. (¹) Dispensing with wooden bracings and framing and constructing the metal string frame so as sufficiently to resist the tension of the strings. (²) Enabling the sounding-board to be bellied so as to compensate for inequalities in its several parts, and fixing the sounding-board to the string-frame, whereby the instrument is completely self-contained and can readily be inserted in any case." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 239

 

 

'Patent Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1839-1960 [since 1837 (xx1890) or since 1836 (x1906)]

His sons, Edgar, Thomas and James took part of some expositions with great succes.

Succeeded by C. CHALLEN in 1862, what became CHALLEN and Son in 1873. See CHALLEN Read more in Pianos and their makers, Alfred Dolge, 1911, p. 247 (archive.org)

BRINSMEAD John & Sons (*1872)(***1874)(**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1907)(*1910)(*1914)

BRINSMEAD John & Sons Ltd. (x1906)(*1915)(**1919)

'Royal Warrant Holders' (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906)

In 1959 : 86050 pianos (¹)

Succeeded by KEMBLE ca. 1960

BIO

"Brinsmead, John, fondateur de la fabrique de pianos de Londres connue sous la marque B. and Sons, né à Wear-Giffard (North-Devon) le 18 oct. 1814, s'établit en 1835 et prit, en 1863, ses deux fils, Thomas et Edgard, comme associés. Le cadet Edgard B. écrivit une histoire du piano (1868, refondue en 1879)." Riemann Humbert Dictionnaire de musique 1899, p. 105 (Archive.org)

"PIANOFORTES. - J. BRINSMEAD having made important improvements in the mechanism of Cabinet and Cottage Pianofortes, combining elegance, durability, power, richness of tone, and pleasantness of touch, adapted for the most rapid execution. J. B. begs an inspection, which will prove that his Instruments stand unrivalled, and will be sold for less than two thirds the price usually charged by Makers.
J. BRINSMEAD, Pianoforte Maker, 40, Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road, London." The Musical World, 1839, p. 412

"THE ONLY MEDAL AWABDED FOE IMPROVEMENTS IN ACTION AND GENERAL — EXCELLENCE OF PIANOS. - JOHN BRINSMEAD
Begs respectfully to call the attention of tho Nobility, Gentry, and Public to his PIANOFORTES exhibited in the International Exhibition, Class 16; more particularly to the perfect check repeating Grand and Upright Pianos, as patented by him in February, 1862. The characteristic of this action is its very raid repeat, the chack acting with slightest movement of the key - an advantage long desired, but until now unattained. The aqually balanced arrangement of metal and wood in construction case expressly adapts them to meet the requirements of extreme climates.
List of Prices
GRANDS
Rosewood Boudoir 7 octaves *A to A from 83 Gs.
Ditto Drawing-room, ditto* 110 Gs.
Concert ditto* 125 Gs.
OBLIQUES
Rosewood, Firt Model, 7 octaves A to A, from 55 Gs.
Ditto, Second Model, ditto*, 70 Gs.
In Walnut, 5 Guineas extra.
UPRIGHT PIANOS.
Rosewood Bichord Piccolo 6 7/8 octaves, C to A, from 29 Gs.
Ditto Trichord Semi-Cottage, 7 octaves, A tot A, from 33 Gs.
Ditto ditto ditto* 39 Gs.
Ditto Cottage Cabinet, 7 octaves, A to A, from 40 Gs.
Ditto ditto ditto* 70 Gs.
Those markes with * finished with Patent Perfect Repeating Chack Action.
John Brinsmead, Pianoforte Maker, 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square.
STEAM-POWER FACTORY, 1, Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road, London, W." Cassell's Illustrated Exhibitor: Containing about Three Hundred, 1862, p. 285

"The Grand Gold Medal awarded, Paris 1870.
The Silver Medal, Netherlands 1869.
Le Dipl6me de la Mention Extraordinaire, Amsterdam 1869.
La Médaille d'Honneur, Paris 1867.
The Prize Medal, London 1862.
JOHN BRINSMEAD AND SONS' FULL TRICHORD UPRIGHT - GRAND PIANOFORTES, WITH METAL FRAME. GRAND CONSTRUCTION. METAL BRIDGE AND BARS, SOSTINENTE SOUNDING BOARD. NEW PICCOLO GRAND IMPROVEMENT AND PATENT PERFECT CHECK REPEATER ACTION.
PATENTED IN GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, PRUSSIA, AUSTRIA, ITALY, BELGIUM, AND AMERICA. - 18, WIGMORE STREET, LONDON, W. -  MANUFACTORIES : — 1, 2, 3, & 4, CHENIES STREET; 3, HERTFORD PLACE; AND THE BRINSMEAD PIANOFORTE WORKS, KENTISH TOWN. - GILBERT L. BATTER'S ENGLISH ORGANS, Price from 20 Guineas." The Era Almanack 1874, p. 89

"BRINSMEAD PIANOS - Have for nearly 100 years been well known throughout the whole world as unsurpassed for their beauty of tone and lasting qualities.
An Art Catalogue, giving full particulars of these, will be posted free on application, together with the name and address of the local agent in customer's district, where these Pianos can be inspected.
BRINSMEAD PLAYER-PIANOS are the very latest and most up-to-date development. They contain every expression device, enabling the novice to correctly voice his own mood of the moment or the very soul of the composer.
Special Terms for Cash or Extended Payment System. - JOHN BRINSMEAD & SONS, Ld. - 18, 20 & 22, Wigmore Street, London. - Makers to His Majesty ibe King." A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs: With Two Large ..., 1919, p. 68

Exhibitors list London, 1851 | Prize Medal, London, 1862 | Médaille d'Honneur, Paris 1867 | Silver Medal, Netherlands 1869 | Diplôme de la Mention Extraordinaire, Amsterdam 1869 | The Grand Gold Medal, Paris 1870 | Prize Medal Philadelphia, 1876 | Gold Medal South Africa, 1877 | Exhibitors list Paris, 1878 | Exhibitors list Melbourne, 1880 | Diplôme d'honneur Antwerp, 1885 | Prize Medal Paris, 1889

INFO EXTRA

A VISIT TO MESSRS. JOHN BRINSMEAD AND SONS, The illustrated London News, 25 July, 1896, p. 119

The history of BRINSMEAD, Official site

John BRINSMEAD, The Piano Man, by Andrew Simms

 

40, Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road (**1839)(**1841)(x1842), 15, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square (*1843)(*1850)(**1851)(**1852)(*1862)(*1863)(**1865), Factory : 1, Chenies Street, Tottenham Court Road, W.C. (**1862)(**1865)(**1870), 4, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (*1867), 18, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (**1870)(***1874),  1, 2, 3, 4, Chenies Street (***1874), 3, Hertford Place (***1874), Manufactory : The Brinsmead Works, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(**1895)(x1906)(*1914)(*1915), 18-[20]-22, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square, W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1885)(**1889)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915)(**1919), London
BRINSMEAD Stanley  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1920 London
BRINSMEAD Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1870 (x1906)]

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

Queen Street (xx1890), 2-3, Queen Street (x1906), Salisbury
 

BRINSMEAD Thomas Edward & Sons

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890 London
 

BRINSMEAD Thomas James

(? - 1906)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890 7, Fellows Road South, Hanyestoad (*1893), London
BRISTOL

 

BRAND

BRISTOL COOPERATIVE PIANOFORTE PRODUCTIVE SOCIETY (x1906), 'Piano-Fabrik'

Pianos made by DUCK Son & PINKER

 

49, Colston Street (x1906), Bristol
BRITISH & CONTINENTAL PIANOFORTE & MUSIC PUBLISHING Company Ltd Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1880 (xx1890)]

'Musikal u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

9, Quadrant (xx1890), Buxton
BRITISH PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURING Co Ltd.

 

BRAND

WINDOVER

SEE ALSO ...

WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1890-1915

Percy YOUNG, manager (**1891)

W. HUGHES, manager (**1904)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906)

35, Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (**1904), Crown Place, Kentish Town Road, N.W. (xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
BRITISH WOODCRAFT Ltd.  

'Pianoforte-manufactory' ca. 1900

London ?
BROADBENT Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910 [since 1878 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

446-450, London Road (xx1890), 446, London Road (*1893), Spital Hill (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Sheffield
BROADLEY John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 London
BROADWOOD George    

'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1818

 

10, Bentinck Street (**1818), London
BROADWOOD Henry Fowler

(? - 1893)

 

Patent of 1842 : HENRY FOWLER BROADWOOD, of Great Pulteney-street, Golden-square, Esq., for "an improvement in that part of a pianoforte, harpsichord, or other the like instrument, commonly called the name board." - Feb. 2.; six months." The Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette, Volume 36, 1842, p. 159

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-62

Succeessor of John BROADWOOD, here below


(continuation)

Patent of 1862 : "BROADWOOD. 30th April 1862. - 1283. HENRY FOWLER BROADWOOD, of Great Pulteney Street, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in the construction of pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 88 - or - "April 30, 1862. - H. F. BROADWOOD. Metal plate over the wrest-planks of grands, tapped to receive wrestpins upon which either a male or female screw has been cut." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 216

 

Great Pulteney-street, Golden-square, Esq. (*1842)(*1863), London
BROADWOOD James Shudi

 

 

 

Square pianoforte n° 19757, Private collection, France

Patent of 1825 : "BROADWOOD, Shudie, James, of Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the Paris of St. James, in the County of Middlesex, Piano Forte-maker, for his invention of certain improvements in small, or what are commonly called Square pianoforte fortes. Sealed 6th October, 1825." The London journal of arts and sciences (and repertory of patent inventions) [afterw.] Newton's London journal of arts and sciences, 1829, p. 11 - or - "Check action applied to square pianos." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 203 (archive.org)

Patent of 1827 : "To James Shudi Broadwood, of Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the parish of Street James, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Maker, for his invention of certain improvements in the Grand Pianoforte. — (Sealed 9th April, 1827.] The objects of the improvements which form the subject of this patent are to give strength to the framing of a grand piano forte, in order that the tension of the strings may be more effectually preserved under variation in the temperture of the atmosphere. Round the curved side of the frame of the grand piano it is proposed that a metallic plate shall be fixed, to be called the string plate, into which the hitch pins are set, for the ends of the strings to be fastened to. This plate, which forms the first suggested improvement, is placed some distance above the sounding board, and is made fast to the side of the wood frame by very strong screws.
The frame work is further braced by metal rods extending from end to end of the machine, three of which have been employed before for that purpose; but a fourth is now proposed to be applied toward the base side of the instrument. It is fastened at each end, and supported in the middle by a perpendicular piece, which passes through an aperture in the sounding board, and is made fast to the bottom of the frame.—[Inrolled in the Inrolment Office in Chancery, October, 1827.]" Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress ..., 1830, p. 132

 

'Pianoforte-maker' since 1783

Son of BROADWOOD John, and from 1795, he became his fathers' associate and successor.

BROADWOOD James, Organ buider (x1818)

BROADWOOD & Son (*1818)

BROADWOOD James Shudi (*1830)

"M. en W. STODART maken enkel groote, geen kleine Piano Forto’s. BROADWOOD en Son maken groote en kleine ; insgelijks Jos. KIRKMAN, edoch niet van de waarde der vorige; nog eenige andere leveren Fabriekwerken." Nieuwste reize door Engeland, Schotland en Ierland, voornamentlijk ..., Philipp Andreas Nemnich, 1809, p. 287

"The following account, with which I was favoured in a private letter from Mr. James Broadwood, is, 1 apprehend, more authentic. "If by the celebrated Shroeter, mentioned in the Belle Assembled as having invented the piano-forte iu 1717, the late composer for the piano-forte and first elegant performer on that instrument is meant, the article must be incorrect, as he only died about twenty years ago, aged about 58.
"The first maker of the Grand Piano Forte was H. Baccers, a Dutchman, who, in 1772, invented nearly the mechanism, by which it is distinguished from the instrument with that name made in Germany."
"From the improvement by the English makers, particularly by my father John Broadwood, who was the first nativeol this 1 sland that attempted the business (before, exclusively, carried on by Germans and Flemings), it may be claimed as a British instrument, from its capacity of tone, extent of compass, superior in effect to every instrument of the reed kind made on the Continent." The Gentleman's Magazine (London, England), Volume 111, 1812, p. 11

50, Broad Street, Carnaby Market (*1818), 33, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the parish of Street James, Westminster (*1818)(*1830), in the county of Middlesex, London
 

BROADWOOD John

(1732 - 1812)

 

 

Broadwood's Manufactory, London

 

 

Broadwood's Manufactory, London

 

 

 

Two images of Beethoven's Broadwood grand pianoforte

 

 

Grand pianoforte of 1839,
Collection 'Pianoforte Ad Libitum', Etobon, France

 

 

Pianoforte on the Great Exhibition of 1851, The Crystal Palace, and its contents : being an illustrated cyclopaedia of the great exhibition of the industry of all nations, 1851, p. 201 (archive.org)

 

 

Detail of a Pianoforte, An Illustrated Cyclopaedia of the Great Exhibition of 1851, p. 201

 

 

Broadwood, Grand pianoforte forte, London Exhibition 1851, Illustrated History of Furniture: From the Earliest to the Present Time, by Litchfield Frederick, 1903 (archive.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

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'Manufacturers to his to her majesty the Queen, their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh & the rest of the Royal family' (**1882)(**1891)

Square pianoforte ca. 1784, Beurmann Collection, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1784, Collection Hansjosten, Germany

Grand pianoforte n° 121 ca. 1785-90, Sammlung Wlaschek, Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria
Grand pianoforte n° 208 of 1787, Collection Charles Colt, Bethersdes, England, U.K.

Grand pianoforte  n° 2337, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 219, his nameplate, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte ca. 1789, Museum of Music History or 'Zenetörténeti Múzeum', Budapest, Hungary
Square pianoforte n° 1185 of 1790, Castle Museum, York, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 1331 of 1790, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 452 of 1792, Metropolitan Museum, New York, U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 1552 of 1791, Kenwood House, Hampstead, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 1835 of 1800, Collection Charles Colt, Bethersdes, England, U.K.
Square Pianoforte n° 1931 ca. 1792 [?], The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Grand pianoforte of 1792, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Grand pianoforte ca. 1793, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1795, nameboard, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1795, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte n° 2844 of 1795, Collection Richard Burnett Finchcocks, Goudhurst, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1796, The George Sherman Dickinson Music Library, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1797, Metropoltian Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1797, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Square pianoforte n° 3817 ca. 1797, Metropolian Museum of Art, New York, N.Y., U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 3951, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 4200 of 1798, National Museum of American History, Washington, U.S.
Square pianoforte of 1799, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Grand pianoforte of 1799, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 5507 de 1800, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany

Square pianoforte ca. 1801, Metropoltian Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Square pianoforte n° 6210 ca. 1802, Collection Hansjosten, Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 2741 of 1803, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany

Grand pianoforte ca. 1804, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, M.A., U.S.

Grand pianoforte n° 3378, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 3480, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 3500 of 1806, Museum of Art, Columbia, U.S.
Cabinet pianoforte n° 7610, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte ca. 1805, Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Castello Sforzesco, Milano, Italy

Grand pianoforte ca. 1808, Stiftung Lebensfarben, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1800-20, Telemark Museum, Telemark, Norway
Square pianoforte ca. 1800-37, Akershusbasen, Norway
Square pianoforte ca. 1801, Norsk Folkemuseum, Norway
Square pianoforte of 1802, Stiftung Lebensfarben, Berlin, Germany
Square pianoforte n° 8897 ca. 1805 [?], The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1800-05, Georg Ott claviersammlung, Würzburg, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1806, Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, Spain

Grand pianoforte of 1806, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Grand pianoforte of 1808, Stiftung Lebensfarben, Berlin, Germany

Square pianoforte ca. 1808, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Square pianoforte ca. 1809, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany

Square pianoforte n° 16915 ca. 1810-15, Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1812, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte n° 12231 of 1830, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 15664, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte n° 15676, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 18242 of 1814, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Upright pianoforte ca. 1816, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte ca. 1816, nameplate, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 17488, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte ca. 1817, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia

Square pianoforte n° 21619 ca. 1817, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany

Upright cabinet Pianoforte n° 684 ca. 1817-18, The Mobbs Keyboard Collection, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Grand pianoforte n° 18438, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 19000, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 23290 ca. 1818, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Cabinet pianofort ca. 1820, Collezione Bartoccini, Italia
Square pianoforte ca. 1822, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1825, Collection Scala, Bologna, Italy
Square pianoforte ca. 1826-8, Pooya Radbon Collection,
Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 24454, hammerfluegel.info
Nameplate of n° 25496, hammerfluegel.info
Square pianoforte n° 27953, hammerfluegel.info
Nameplate of n° 33133, hammerfluegel.info

Square pianoforte n° 36232 ca. 1827, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany
Grand pianoforte n° 44617, hammerfluegel.info
Grand pianoforte ca. 1831, Institute of Arts, Detroit, U.S.
Cabinet pianoforte n° 6853 of 1835, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Square pianoforte ca. 1839, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Square pianoforte n° 50279 ca. 1839, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.
Upright pianoforte n° 8939 ca. 1840, Collection Scala, Bologna, Italy
Grand pianoforte of 1841, Stiftung Lebensfarben, Berlin, Germany

Square pianoforte ca. 1844, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1845, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Cabinet pianoforte n° 8698 ca. 1845, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte ca. 1847, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 17086 of 1848, Collection Wim Van Moerbeke, Belgium
Grand pianoforte n° 17333 ca. 1848, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte ca. 1851, The Schureck Piano Collection, Berowra Heights, NSW, Australia
Grand pianoforte ca. 1851, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Upright pianoforte ca. 1860, Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

Pianino n° 23951 ca. 1863, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany

Grand pianoforte ca. 1865, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany
Upright pianoforte ca. 1866, MIM, Brussels, Belgium

Upright pianoforte ca. 1869, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1870, MIM, Brussels, Belgium
Grand pianoforte ca. 1871, Frederick Historic Piano Collection, Ashburnham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Grand pianoforte n° 20398 ca. 1872, The Monart Collection, Wexford, Ireland, U.K.

Grand pianoforte n° 21100 ca. 1875-80, Collection Scala, Bologna, Italy
Grand pianoforte n° 9300 ca. 1880, Sammlung Gebr. Oberlinger Collection, Windesheim, Germany
Grand pianoforte ca. 1882-90, designed by Waterhouse Alfred, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.

Grand pianoforte ca. 1883, designed by Edward Burne Jones, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte n° 22386 of 1889, Eric Feller Early Keyboard Instruments Collection, Germany
Grand pianoforte ca. 1889, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Upright pianoforte ca. 1896-1903, designed by Bailley Scott, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.
Grand pianoforte ca. 1907, designed by Lutyens Edwin Landseer, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, U.K.

CHOPIN'S BROADWOOD'S

were n° 17011, 18045 and 17091

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1814-1915 [since 1783 (**1895) or since 1732 (x1906)]

Broadwood was born in Cockburns in 1732, and went to London in 1752. After a internship by Americus BACKERS, he worked by Tschudi BURCKHARDT, as workman and later as associate. (¹)

BROADWOOD became son-in-law (1769) and successor of TSCHUDI BURKHARDT. (see below)

BROADWOOD & Son (*1808)(*1814)(*1818) - James BROADWOOD, becomes, after the death of his father, In 1812, his successor.

BROADWOOD J. & Sons (*1818)(x1825)

BROADWOOD T. (**1818)

1834 - Henry FOWLER BROADWOOD become associate of the firm as director untill 1893. (¹) It was in this period that Chopin played in the Music-room of Broadwood.

1843 - Walter STEWART BROADWOOD and Thomas BROADWOOD becomes associates in 1843. They receaved Frederic ROSE, and Georges Thomas ROSE in 1857, Georges Daniel ROSE in 1883, James Henri Shudi BROADWOOD in 1894, as W.C. DOBBS. (¹)

1850 - the firm has made 60000 square pianos, 1000 upright pianos, and 18000 grand pianos and pianinos. (¹)

1853 : "the Messrs. Broadwood, during tho same time, 45,803. In 1853 the production in all England was estimated at 1,500 instruments per week; of these not quite 10 per cent, wore grands, a like proportion squares, and the remainder uprights." The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General, 1861, p. 306

1856 - Fire in the manufactory on 12/08/1856. See Fire

1865 - "The English manufacturers long maintained the highest reputation in this branch. The extent of the piano manufacture in England may be inferred from the fact that the entire number of piano-fortes of all kinds manufactured by the Messrs. Broadwood from 1771 to 1851 was 103,750, of which number 60,382 were made from the year 1824 to 1850, an average of 2,236 per annum. [...] The result is seen, among other things, in an extension of the compass of the piano, and has been followed by an increase of the price of first-class instruments, with a corresponding reduction in those of humbler construction. Thus Broadwood & Son's first-rate concert grands, which in 1851 sold for 175 guineas, commanded 250 guineas each in 1862, in consequence of improved construction, while small uprights of full compass were sold in 1862 at less than £20 each." The Eighth Census of the United States: Population, Manufactures ..., 1865, p. 148

1894 - "Broadwood, the inventor of the barless steel frame, in 1894. W. C. Dobbs, a grandson of Henry Fowler Broadwood, was admitted to partnership in the same year. Thus six generations, counting from Shudi in direct descent, have guided the destiny of this great house. James H. S. Broadwood died February 8, 1911." Pianos and their makers, 1911, p. 145-146 (archive.org)

BROADWOOD John & Sons (x1842)(*1858)(**1884)(xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915)

BROADWOOD John & Sons Ltd. (x1906)(*1907)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)

Owners : Geo Daniel ROSE, William Cary DOBBS & L. J. BEVAN (x1906)

In 1950 : 258832 pianos and in 1964 : 264120 pianos (¹)

BROADWOOD
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EXPOSITIONS
A DAY AT THE PIANOFACTORY, 1842
PIANO CONTROVERSY, 1851
FIRE
ARTICLES

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BIO

"Broadwood and Sons, célèbre fabrique de pianos à Londres, fondée en 1732 par un immigrant suisse, Burkhard Tschudi (Shudi), dont les harpsichords furent vite renommes; on peut encore en voir des exemplaires aux chateaux de Windsor et de Potsdam. Tschudi eut comme associé, puis comme successeur, son gendre John Broadwood qui etait ébeniste de son metier. La « mecanique anglaise » du piano construite en premier lieu en 1770 par Americus Backers qui, à sa mort, en 1781, la recommanda à Broadwood, n'est autre qu'un perfectionnement de celle de Christofori-Silbermann (v. Piano). John Broadwood (né en 1732) mourut en 1812; il eut pour successeurs James Shudi et Thomas Broadwood, puis Henry-Fowler Broadwood, qui mourut le 10 juil. 1893. La fabrique a pris peu a peu une extension considerable, en sorte que plusieurs milliers d'instruments sortent chaque anuee des ateliers B." Riemann Humbert Dictionnaire de musique 1899, p. 105 (Archive.org)

"PIANOFORTES, by JOHN BROADWOOD & SONS, Makers to their Majesties and the Princesses.—A large assortraent of PIANOFORTES ofeverv description, and several excellent SECOND-HAND INSTRUMENTS, by the above celebrated makers, are on SALE at the Pianoforte Repository, No. 27, Soho-square.—N.B. This Repository was established expressly for the sale of Broadwood's Pianofortes, and the public are sure to procure genuine instruments at this Establishment. Broadwood's Pianofortes purchased and taken in exchange. No. 27, Soho Square." The Musical World, a weekly record of musical science, literature, and ..., 02/09/1836, p. 213

Patent of 1783 : "July 17, 1783. — John Broadwood. Position of wrest pins and dampers, also making the sounding-post, that communicates the sound to a sounding-board, of the same thickness and quality as that on which the bridge is fixed." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

Patent of 1827 : "To J. S. Broadwood, of Great Pulteney-street, Westminster, for certain improvements in grand piano-fortes.–9th of April.–6 months." Philosophical Magazine, Volume 1, 1827, p. 398

Patent of 1842 : "Feb. 2, 1842. — Henry Broadwood. Name-board with pictorial representation of the extension of the black and white keys for learners." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 206 (archive.org)

Prize medal London, 1851 | Exhibitors list London, 1862 | Gold medal Paris, 1867 | Gold medal London, 1885

BOOK

The Broadwood Barless Piano, by Alastair Laurence

INFO EXTRA

A 1796 John Broadwood Son Grand Piano, 1796, Late eighteenth-century decorative furniture. In the drawing-room of R. W. Hudson, Esq., Park Lane, W. Satinwood and mahogany inlaid pianoforte, with Wedgwood plaques, ormolu mounts, panel and stars, presented by Manuel Godoy to the Queen of Spain in 1796. Painted satinwood chairs and shaped cabinet. (digitalcollections.nypl.org)

Marqueterie enrichments of a piano-forte by Broadwood of London, 1851-53, (digitalcollections.nypl.org)

Broadwood's grand piano, 1851-54, (digitalcollections.nypl.org)

Site about the pianos of John Broadwood

 

 

 

2, Clement's Lane, Lombard Street (*1814), 50, Broad Street, Carnaby Market (*1818), Horse Ferry Road, Westminster (**1822)(x1842), 33, Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square [near Regent Street], in the parish of Street James, Westminster (*1808)(*1814)(*1818)(**1818)(x1825)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852)(*1858)(*1862) (*1867)(**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 9, Golden Square, W. (**1852)(**1882), 69, Horseferry Road, Westminster (**1852)(*1858), [45], Horse Ferry Road, Westminster, S.W. (**1882)(xx1890)(**1891)(**1895), Wood Wharf Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, S.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1891), [33], Conduit Street, Limmers Hotel, W. (x1906)(*1907)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), Factory : Stour Road, Old Ford, E. (x1906)(*1914)(*1915), London

 

BROADWOOD, WHITE & Co

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890-1915 [since 1879 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BROADWOOD & WHITE (**1904)

BROADWOOD, WHITE & Co (xx1890)(x1906)(*1914)(*1915)

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

St. Mark's Works, St. Marks Villas, N.E. (**1904), Helmsley Terrace [Street], London Fields, N.E. (xx1890)(x1906), 54, Mark's Road, Dalston Junction (x1906), 70, Berners Street, Oxford Street, W. (x1906), London Place, London Fields, N.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROCK Arthur John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca 1914-15

 

5a, Falkland Road, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROCK Bernard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-19 [since 1890 (x1906)]

 

12, Tower Street, London Fields, N.E. (x1906), 257, Mare Street, Hackney, N.E. (x1906), 28, Gransden avenue, Hachney, N.E. (x1906), 103, Northwold Road, Upper Clapton, N.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
BROCK & DYER  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1903-10

BROCK R. (xx1890), Musikinstr.-Handlung'

BROCK & DYER (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910)

 

65, Cotham Hill (xx1890), 56, Whiteladies Road (xx1890)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BROCK Samuel  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1896 (x1906)]

'Fahrrad-, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Coventry

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) in Wednnesbury

 

45, Earl Street (x1906), Coventry

Union Street (x1906), Wednesbury

BROCK & VINCENT  

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1902-06 [since 1897 (x1906)]

BYERS, BROCK & VINCENT untill 1902

1902 - "NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Walter Charles Byers, Arthur John Brock, and Thomas Melvill Vincent, carrying on business as Pianoforte Manufacturers, at 61A, Fortess-road, Kentish Town, London, N.W., under the style or firm of "BYERS, BKOCK, AND VINCENT", has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the 18th day of May, 1902. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will bereceived and paid by Messrs. Brock and Vincent. — Dated 31st day of July, 1902. WALTER CHARLES BYERS. ARTHUR JOHN BROOK. THOMAS MELVILL VINCENT." The London Gazette, 05/08/1902, p. 5057 (TheGazette.co.uk) - See Walter Charles BYERS on the bottom of this page.

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906) - and - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

61A, Fortess Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (x1902)(x1906), London
BROCKBANK John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

3, Crawley Street, Oakley Square (**1852), London
BROCKBANK George Henry

Patent of 1881 : "Nov. 4, 1881. - G. H. BROCKBANK. Improvements in pianoforte actions, gaining a superior repetition." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 232

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1852-81

1874 - "Liquidations by Arrangement [...] BROCKBANK GEORGE HENRY, pianoforte manufacturer, Montgomery-rd, Acton-gr. Pet. March 17. April 2, at two, at offices of Sol. Arnold, Finsbury-pavement." The Law Times, 28/03/1874, p. 390

INFO EXTRA

MaxBrockbank.com

 

Montgomery Road, Acton Gr. (**1852)(xx1874), London
BROCKBANK George Henry  

Patent of 1852 : "George Henry Brockbank, of Crawley-street, Oakley-square, in the county of Middlesex, piano-forte manufacturer, for improvements in upright piano-fortes." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress ..., 1852, p. 373 - or - "Oct. I, 1852. - G. BROCKBANK. Two wrest-planks, between which the strings pass." The history of the pianoforte, 1870, p. 78

Patent of 1853 : "800. George Henry Brockbank. Improvements in horizontal pianofortes." THE MECHANIC'S MAGAZINE, 1853, p. 338

Patent of 1863 : "Nov. 12, 1863. - G. H. BROCKBANK. Perforated metal plate between sounding-board and strings." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 217

Patent of 1864 : "2821. George Henry Brockbank, of Great College-street, impts. in pianofortes." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1865, p. 58

Patent of 1866 : "Brockbank. - 26th September 1866. - 2488. George Henry Brockbank, of Great College Street, Camden Town, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the manufacture of pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1867, p. 172

 

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1852-74

Bankrupt in 1874 : "Brockbank, GEORGE HENRY, pianoforte manufacturer, Montgomery-rd, Acton-gr. Pet. March 17. April 2, at two, at offices of Sol. Arnold, Finsbury-pavement." Law Times, the Journal and Record of the Law and Lawyers, Volume 56, 28/03/1874, p. 389


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Patent of 1870 : "766. And George Henry Brockbank, of 40, Great College-street, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of improvements in upright pianoforte actions." The London Gazette, 26/07/1870, p. 3532 - or - "A.D. 1870, March 15.-No. 766. - BROCKBANK, George HENRY, of 40, Great College Street, Camden Town, in the county of Middlesex. -(Provisional protection only.) — “Improvements in upright pianoforte actions. This Provisional Specification describes an action in which the lever rests directly upon the key. The sticker is jointed to the hammer butt and at its lower end rests directly upon the lever on which an incline or step is formed for its escape after that it has caused the hammer to strike the string, There is an arm upon the lever at its front end and a coiled spring passes from this arm to the sticker, the same arm also carries an adjustable escapement button." Chronological Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted, 1871, p. 177

Patent of 1875 : "Jan. 27, 1875. - G. H. BROCKBANK. Simple action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 225

INFO EXTRA

MaxBrockbank.com

 

Crawley Street, Oakley Square, Middlesex (*1852), Great College Street (*1865), 40, Great College Street, Camden Town, Middlesex (**1867)(*1870), Montgomery Road, Acton-gr. (x1874), London
BROCKLEY George  

'Pianoforte-maker' and tuner ca. 1852

 

71, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square (**1852), London
BRODERIP Francis Fane  

"In musical instruments, we this year observe an improvement, announcement by Messrs. Longman and Broderip, in the barrel organ. This instrument is so improved, as that by uniting the harp stop, it produces the effect of a band, and therefore is particularly calculated for private families and country dances. Those gentlemen have also advertised an improvement on the small Piano Forte; in which are introduced fix additional notes, without enlarging the fize of the instrument. The additional notes have fine harmony sounds." The Monthly Magazine, 1796, p. 53

"BRODERIP and WILKINSON, No. 13, Hay-Market, London; Musical Instrument Makers, and Music-Seller to their Majesties his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and all the Royal Family; where are manufactured and sold, Their Patent Grand, and Square Piano-Fortes, with and without additional keys; Their new improved Pedal Harps and Barrel Organs with drum and Triangle, containing also, the compositions of the most admired and classical authors, antient and modern. Arranged under different Head Piaces, particularizing the various Species of Composition inserted. Thefollowing Works may be had at all Music Shops and Booksellers in England, Scotland and Ireland, France, Holland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal and America." A Catalogue of Instrumental and Vocal Music, Printed and Sold by Broderip and Wilkinson, 1799, p. 1

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and music publisher ca. 1799-1808

He married Ann LONGMAN, daughter of John LONGMAN

LONGMAN & BRODERIP (1775-98)

BRODERIP & WILKINSON (*1799)(1801)(1802)(*1803)(1807), see also WILKINSON

"Broderip & Wilkinson. Broderip, who was without doubt Robert Broderip, the musician, organist at Bristol, and son of John Broderip, of Wells, had been partner in the great firm of Longman and Broderip, which came to grief some time about 1798. This firm had two places of business, one at 26, Cheapside, and the other at 13, Haymarket. Longman founded another business at the Cheapside address, while Broderip entering into partnership with Wilkinson took over the Haymarket premises. Broderip and Wilkinson are first-named in the Directory for 1799 and retain a place till 1808. In 1809, the firm is set down as Wilkinson & Co., and it seems evident that Broderip was dead; after 1810 this disappears." British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish, 1900, p. 18-19 (archive.org)

CATALOG

A Catalogue of Instrumental and Vocal Music, Printed and Sold by Broderip, 1799

 

13, Hay-Market (*1799)(*1803)(*1808), 27, Soho Square (18??), London
BROMLEY & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

6, Eversholt Street, N. W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BROMLY E.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841

 

13, Page Street, Holywell Street (**1841), London
BROOK Arthur
| BROOCK
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1906 [since 1882 (x1906)]

'Pianobauer u. Instr.-Händler' (xx1890)

'Pianobauer, Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler u. -Reparateur' (x1906)

 

14, Thornecliffe Road, Manningham Lane (xx1890)(x1906), Bradford
BROOKES J.  

'Harpsichord and Piano Forte Maker' ca. 1793

 

33, Berwick Street, Soho (**1793), London
BROOKING E. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

 

19, Church Terrace (xx1890)(x1906), Wisbech
BROOKING Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1850

 

Upper Paul Street (x1850), Exeter
BROOKLYN PIANO Co  

BRAND

Pianoforte-brand ca. 1914-15

Proprietors : GREEN & SAVAGE (x1906)(*1914)(*1915)

 

37, North Road, Catle Market, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROOKS C. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

102, Brompton Road, S.W. (x1906), London
BROOKS Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1864 (xx1890)]

'Musiklehrer, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)

 

7, Leeming Street (xx1890), Mansfield
BROOKS Cox & Sons  

'Pianoforte-hammer-rail-makers' ca. 1842-43

 

37, Little Albany Street, North, Regent Park (x1842)(*1843), London
BROOKS Francis  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843

 

40, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square (*1843), London
BROOKS Henry & Co

 

LONDON - "3373 Brooks, H. & Co. London. — Pianos, hammer rails, keys, actions, mouldings, frett carvings, Ac." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

INFO EXTRA

Documents of HERRBURGER BROOKS PLC, disc.nat-arch.gov.uk

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1862-1910 [since 1810]

BROOKS F. & Co (*1906)(*1907)

 In 1920 BROOKS merged with HERRBURGER in Paris, France

"HERRBURGER BROOKS (Lim.), 31 Lyme St, Camden Town, N.W. — Piano actions, keys, hammers, stools and mouldings." The Music Trade Directory, 1921, p. 207

Patent of 1876 : "Feb. 27, 1877. - H. BROOKS. Improved action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 226

 Exhibitors list London, 1862

 

Nottingham

 378, Mare Street, Hackney (*1906)(*1910), 31, Lyme Street, Camden Town, N.W. (*1921), London

BROOKS J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906; (x1906)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Walton on the Naze
BROOKS Robert  

PARIS - "Brooks, Robert ; Inventeur et Fabricant d'instruments de musique ; Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Deux petits pianos, avec claviers d'une nouvelle invention pour faciliter l'execution de morceaux sur le piano, l'harmonium, et l'orgue. Ce clavier pent, sans grand frais, etre adapté aux pianos, aux harmoniums, et aux orgues à present en usage. Nouveau dessin d'une horloge eclairee. Cette invention applique à une horloge, permettra qu'on voie l'heure, nuit et jour a une tres grande distance. Elle peut aussi s'adapter aux pendules et aux montres ordinaires." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 66 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical-Instrument-maker' and inventor ca. 1878


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PARIS - "Brooks, Robert ; Musical Instrument Manufacturer and Inventor ; Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.
Two small Pianofortes, with new Keyboards, invented for facilitating the playing of the pianoforte, harmonium, and organ. The keyboard can be adapted to pianofortes, harmoniums, and organs in present use at a moderate cost.
New design for an Illuminated Clock. This invention wil enable persons to see the time by a clock, day or night, at a great distance. It can also be cheaply adapted to clocks and watches in general use." Official Catalogue of the British Section, Paris Exhibirion, 1878, p. 63

 Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
BROOKS William  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1868 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

36, King Street (xx1890), 20, King Street (x1906), Sutton-in-Ashfield
BROOMAN R. A.  

Patent of 1862 : "Feb. 5, 1863. - R. A. BROOMAN (FRANÇOIS DELSARTE). Method or tuning two strings simultaneously." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 217

Patent of 1864 : "June 15, 1864. — R. A. BROOMAN. Improved tuning apparatus." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 217

Patent of 1865 : "June 30, 1865. — R. A. BROOMAN. New tuning apparatus." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 218

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and/or inventor ca. 1862-65

 

 London ?
BROOME W. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10

 

15, Holborn Bars, E.C. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
BROTHERTON H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1844 (xx1890)]

BROTHERTON H. (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

 

43, Newgate Street (xx1890), Bishop-Auckland
BROTHERTON W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1880 (xx1890) or since 1842 (x1906)]

BROTHERTON W. (xx1890), 'Musiklehrer, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Händler'

BROTHERTON W. & Sons (x1906), 'Musiklehrer u. Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Händler'

 

32, South Road (xx1890), 40, South Road (x1906), Bishop-Auckland
BROWN C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1860

 

2, Alstone Terrace (xx1860), Cheltenham
BROWN Henry  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870

BROWN Henry (**1870)

BROWN A. & C. (??)

 

London
BROWN J.  

Patent of 1881 : "July 14, 1881.-J. MAAS and J. BROWN. Improved check action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 231

Patent of 1881 : "July 22, 1881.-J. BROWN. Improvements in pianoforte actions, producing by one movement a check action, escapement, and back touch, either separately or combined." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 231

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880-81

 

22, Manchester Road (**1880), Huddersfield
BROWN J. B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

213, Hampstead Road Road (xx1890), London
BROWN Philip  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852

 

74, Great Portland Street (**1852), London
BROWN Robert A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1846 8, Brunswick Terrace (*1845), 163, Park Lane (*1846), Leeds
BROWN T. H. & Sons Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906 [since 1879 (x1906)]

'Händler mit Pianos, Harmoniums und deren Bestandteilen, -Stimmer u. -Reparateur' (x1906)

45, Bankside Street (x1906), Oldham
BROWNE F. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

1, Wellesley Road (xx1890), Dover
BROWNE Fr. H.  

Patent of 1885 : "Feb. 10, 1885. - F. H. BROWNE. Application of organ-pedals to pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 238

 
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer or inventor ca. 1885-1906 [since 1871 (x1906)]

BROWNE F. H. (1889)

 BROWNE Fr. H. & Sons (x1906)

'Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler' (x1906)

 

136, High Street (x1906), Deal
BROWNE John  

"PIANOFORTES, BY BROADWOOD. MR. BROWNE begs to announce to his Friends and the Public, that at the present time he is enabled to display an extensive assortment of superior Second Hand Pianofortes, by Broadwood, of every description. To those who may not have visited this Establishment, Mr. Browne begs to state that the Pianoforte Repository, 27, Soho-square, was established expressly for the sale of genuine Instruments by that highly esteemed maker, and that a greater number of Broadwood's Pianofortesmay be inspected here than at any other Musical Establishment.
Broadwood's Pianofortes purchased or taken in exchange, 27, Soho-square." The Musical world, 10/06/1836, p. 214

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836-51

«Selector of BROADWOOD's pianofortes» (*1843)


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"SOHO PIANO-FORTE REPOSITORY, at BROWNE'S, 27, Soho-square. — At this Establishment, where Broad woods 8 Piano-fortes are constantly on sale, avaluable STOCK of superior COTTAGE, CABINET, SQUARE, and GRAND PIANO-FORTES, may be inspected. Persons wishing to purchase genuine Instruments by Broadwood, will find at this Repository the most extensive assortment in Town. — 27, Sobo-square." The Musical World, 06/1837, p. 216

 

27, Soho Square (*1836)(x1842)(*1843)(x1851), London
BROWNE Joseph Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-15

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

68, Brecknock Road, N. (x1906), 54, Brecknock Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
BROWNE Justin H.  

LONDON - "Mr. JUSTIN BROWNE, Euston-road, exhibits, at 3,648 a neatly executed ebonised case with silvered scones." The Furniture Gazette, 01/07/1885, p. 311

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1872-1910

'Piano-Fabrik' or 'Piano-Manufacturer' (xx1890)(x1906)

"Justin Browne - UPRIGHT IRON GRAND PIANOS. - Specialty - vertical & overstrung - 237 to 243 Euston Road London - Improved Iron Castings, specially prepared with a coating for condensing and neutralizing the metallic tone produced by Iron String Frames. Improved Iron String Frames, cast in one piece from iron carefully analysed and tested to stand a tensile strain of 12 tons to the square inch. Exhibit No. 3648, Music Gallery." Official Guide to the International Inventions Exhibition, London, 1885, p. 59 (archive.org)

 Exhibitors list London, 1872  | Exhibitors list London, 1885

 

237, Euston Road, N. W. (**1882), 237-239-241, Euston Road, N.W. (**1884), 237-243, Euston Road, N. W. (xx1885), 237-245, Euston Road, N. W. (xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909), 237-243, Euston Road, N.W. (x1906),  Eden Street Nork (*1910), London
BROWNING J. H. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1860 London
BROWNING Thomas J. & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1852 49, Seymour Street, Euston Square (**1852), London
BRUCE Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 28a, Stamford Road, N. (*1915), London
BRUCE John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43

BRUCE John & Co (x1842)

19, London Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London
BRUCKSHAW W. & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1860 (x1906)]

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

109, St. George's Road (xx1890)(x1906), Bolton
BRUNT George Leonard
| BRUN
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1863-1909

 

21, Stokes Croft (***1863), Stapleton (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909), Bristol
BRUNT W. & Sons
| BRUN
 

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1863-1910 [since 1845 (xx1890)(x1906)]

BRUNT [W.] & Sons (x1906)(*1910)

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

 

9, St. Augustine's Parade (***1863)(xx1890), The Dawbridge (x1906), St. Augustine's Parade (*1910)Bristol
BRUTON & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 [since 1850 (x1906)]

'Musik-Verlag, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

 

38, Stoke's Croft 'xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
BRUTON & Co Ltd.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1865 (x1906)]

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instrumenten-Handlung' (x1906)

 

 

70, High Street (x1906), West-Super-Mare

 

BRUZAUD E. G.  

Patent of 1862 : "Feb. 26, 1862. - E. G. BRUZAUD. Two dampers for each note." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 216

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910

 

London ?
BRYCESON Henry

(1832 - 1909)

 

EXTRA INFO

Henry BRYCESON (1832-1909) Organ-builder and early work in the application of electricity to organ actions, J. D. C. Hemsley (pdf)

 
 

'Organ & Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1823-25

 

38, long Acre (*1823)(x1825), London
BRYSON George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 10, Newington Causeway (x1825), London
BRYSON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-90 [since 1850 (xx1890)]

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

121, Cromers Street, Gray's inn Road, W.C. (**1882)(**1884), 33, Blackstock Road, N. (xx1890), London
BRYSON T.  

"Bryson, T. (from Broadwood's), Patent Pianoforte Manufacturer, 5, Greenland-place, Judd-st., Brunswick-sq." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 4 (archive.org)

 

'Patent Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1850-57

'From Broadwoods'

38, Thanet Street, Burton Crescent (*1850), 5, Greenland Place, Judd Street, Brunswick Square (y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London
BRYSSON George

SEE ALSO ...

BRYSSON George in Edinburgh, Scotland

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1827-46

1827 - "Insolvent Debtors [...] Brysson, George, late of Bridge-House-Place, Newington Causeway, Surrey, Piano-Forte-Maker." The London Gazette, 1827, p. 384

 

 

Bridge-House Place, Newington Causeway (**1827), Surrey

43, Renshaw Street (*1837), 7, Newington (*1846), Liverpool

 

BUCHAN T.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1866

123, Western Road (**1866), Brighton
BUCHAN Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-52

1819 - Bankrupt in June 1819, The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84, p. 88

67, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place (*1818), 147, Whitechapel Road (*1820)(x1825), 11, Mount Place, Whitechapel Road (**1841)(x1842)(**1852), London
BUCK & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

1, Market Parade, Balham, S.W. (x1906), London
BUCK Frank Howard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-17

BUCK Frank Howard (**1904)

BUCK Frank Howard & Co (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

 

1, Market Parade, Balham High Road, Upper Tooting, S.W. (**1904), 109, Balham High Road, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 7, Clapham Junction Station, approach Battersea, S.W. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London

 

BUCK & MARGERY 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 208, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.  (**1884), London
BUCK R. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

23, Lakedale Road, Plumstead, S.E. (x1906), London
BUCKINGER Joseph
| BUCHINGER
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1793-1809; (²) 443, Strand (**1793)(**1797)(*1808), London
BUCKLAND George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-93 [since 1866 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

38, Regent St. Clifton (xx1890)(*1893), Bristol
BUCKLAND G. A. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 19?? London
BUCKWELL George 'Pianoforte-maker' and organ builder ca. 1825 30 [or 31 ?], Middleton Place , Hackney Road (x1825), London
BULLEN J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

'Orgelbauer u. Piano-Händler' (xx1890)(x1906)

5, Berner Street (xx1890)(x1906), Ipswick
BULSTRODE W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Newport Road (x1906), West Cowes (Isle of Wight)
BUNCE William  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1896

 

40, Meyrick Road, Battersea, S.W. (**1896), London
BUNDY William  

Patent of 1811 : "April 24, 1811. — William Bundy. Bass pianoforte-strings covered with platina or other metal to produce powerful sounds by vibration." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 161 (archive.org) - or - "Mr. William Bundy's Patent for an Improvement on Musical Stringed Instruments. Dated April 24-th, 1811.—Repertory of Arts, No. 114, Second Series.
Mr. Bundy states, that, to produce the most powerful sounds by the vibration of strings, they should be of the greatest specific gravity and elasticity, therefore the strings of piano-fortes, and other metallic stringed instruments, will be improved in proportion to the quantity of those requisites applied to compose such strings. The material commonly used for strings, of the upper noLes particularly, being of the greatest elasticity, combined with strength, only requires an increase of specific gravity to improve ihein, which may be effected by entwining them with a metal, or composition of metals, drawn into wire, whose specific gravity is considerably more than that of the covered strings; gold will apply well, but platina is used (being of the greatest specific gravity). The power and purity of the tone is increased with the quantity used of this heavy metal, and the strength of the string covered must determine that quantity; for if too much platina be added, the string will not stand drawing up to its proper tension. The notes FF and FF sharp, when 57 and 56 inches long, from guidepin to bridge-pin, made of brass wire, weighing 15| grains to the foot, will carry, on each inch of its length, 24 rounds of platina wire, weighing one grain for excry inch and quarter of its length. The sizes of wire for the following notes to decrease uniformly, so that the wire for GG, weighing 13 grains the foot, will carry cbvei ing wire of three-fourths of an inch the grain.

 The G above, weighing 11 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 2 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 9 ½ grains the foot, to be covered with wire 3 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 7 ½ grains the foot, to be covered with wire 4 ½ inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 7 grains the foot, to be covered with wire 5 inches to the grain.
The G above, weighing 6 grains the.foot, to be covered with wire 6 inches to the grain.
All to be covered with 12 rounds to the inch.

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ?? ca. 1811


(continuation)

The string to be covered is made rough by drawing a hastard-cut file along it several limes, and the covering platina wire is forced into the indents made by the file, which renders it perfectly secure, though the ends terminate within the pins, and avoids clogging the vibration, by the continuance of the covering wire beyond the pins, as hitherto practised.
Strings made of animal substance, as gut or silk, have their power of vibration much increased by being covered with platina wire, instead of wire of inferior specific gravity, though tue weight of the metal covering be equal, from the advantage of its decreased bulk, compared with other metals. As it may be difficult to draw platina wire fine enough forcovering a fourth string of a violin closely, the wire used is 6i inches to the grain, wrapped 100 rounds on each inch of string. A second string, covered closely with platina wire of four inches to the grain, would make an excellent fifth string. A first string, covered with platina wire, of 6 ½ inches per grain, 60 rounds in the inch, would make an improved third string. The strings of a tenor, violoncello, double hass, harp, &c. are improved by covering with platina wire the same weight as commonly used of metal.
Observations. — Mr. Bundy seems not to know that all the strings of the piano, &c., except a few of the lowest, have already as great a tension as the wires will bear,, without too great a risk of their breaking, and therefore, if weight be added, they must be shortened to make them yield the same notes; and if they are shortened, their elasticity will be abridged, and the quality of the tone very much injured. So far from the upper strings requiring an increase of specific gravity to improve them, the very reverse is the fact; for could we find a metal of equal strength with iron, but with half the specific gravity, the upper notes of piano-fortes might be made much longer, and consequently the tones rendered much finer than can be done with the present material, Mr. Bundy's improvement, if it may be so called, is applicable solely to the bass strings of musical instruments." Retrospect of philosophical, mechanical, chemical and agricultural discoveries, 1812, p. 318-319

 

London
BUNN Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 46, Hampstead Hill (**1874), London
BUNTEBART Gabriel
| BUNTLEBAITE
 

Nameplate of a Square pianoforte of BUNTEBART Gabriel & Co of 1782, Jack Wyatt Museum, Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, Forest Ave, Kansas City, U.S.

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Nameplate of a Square pianoforte of BUNTEBART & SIEVERS of 1787, hammerfluegel.info

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BUNTEBART Gabriel & Co

Square pianoforte ca. 1782, more photos, Jack Wyatt Museum, Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, Forest Ave, Kansas City, U.S.

Johannes ZUMPE & BUNTEBART

Square pianoforte of 1770, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Square pianoforte ca. 1771, Sammlung Dohr, Pianomuseum Haus Eller, Historische Tasteninstrumente, Bergheim, Germany
Klaviorganum of 1770-90, University of Leipzig, Museum of Musical Instruments, Leipzig, Germany
Square pianoforte of 1773, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Square pianoforte of 1774, his nameplate, Cité de la Musique, Paris, France
Square pianoforte of 1776, Museu de la Música, Barcelona, Spain
Square pianoforte ca. 1780, Pooya Radbon Collection,
Germany
Square pianoforte of 1790, Muziekinstrumentenmuseum, Brussels, Belgium

BUNTEBART & SIEVERS

Square pianoforte of 1787, hammerfluegel.info
Organised pianoforte ca. 1787, Cathedral of Saint Mary, Sevilla, Spain

Square pianoforte ca. 1788, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1768-90

One of the 'twelve apostles'

BUNTEBART Gabriel & SIEVERS (1769-95)(**1793)

BUNTEBART Gabriel & Co (1782)

ZUMPE & BUNTEBART (1770-90), see also ZUMPE

From 1794, he worked alone. (¹)

 

"Es wird ein noch wohl behaltenes englisches Piano-Forte, von Buntebart und Sievers vorsertiget gegen billige Bedingungen aus der Hand zu kaufen begehrt." Donnstags-Blatt, Zürich, 03/01/1793, p. 3

[7], Princess Street, Hanover Square (P1774)(P1776)(p1782)(P1787)(**1793)(*1794), London
 

BUNTING John

 

 

'Organ builder and Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-1904

BUNTING Frederick William (**1882)(**1884)(*1888)(**1896)(**1901)(**1904)

1888 - "Mr. F. W. Bunting is removing his business as pianoforte manufacturer and organ builder, from 22, Swan-street, Minories, to 95, Minories." The Furniture Gazette, 21/07/1888, p. 47

 

22, Swan Street, Minories, E. (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(**1852)(**1882)(*1888), 114, Minories, E. (**1882), 95, Minories, E. (**1884), 15, Lessing Street, Forest Hill, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(**1904), London
BURBIDGE James  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

20, High Street (xx1890), Shaftesbury
BURBIDGE Leslie G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1915 235, Pentonville Road, N. (*1915), London
BURCKARDT  

Upright square pianoforte of 1835, hammerfluegel.info

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1835 London ?
 

BURCKAT Tshudi

(1702 - 1773)

 

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

 

 

Nameplate of a square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

BURKAT & BROADWOOD

Square pianoforte ca. 1780, hammerfluegel.info

BURKAT Shudi

Harsichord ca. 1787, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1780-95, associated with BROADWOOD, see above.

He was born in Schwanden, Switzerland in 1702. He was a student by Herman TABEL in 1718, and worked for himself in his own atelier in 1729, at Dean Street, in Soho. His later address was Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square in 1742, where also BROADWOOD installed, his common successor and son-in-law. His first square piano was made in 1767.  (¹)

INFO EXTRA

Tschudi, The Harpsichord Maker, by William Dale, F. S. A., 1913 (archive.org)

 

Great Pulteney Street, London Square (1742)(¹)(P1780), London
BURDON J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Musiklehrer, Piano-, Orgel- u. Harmonium-Händler' (x1906)

52, Yarm Lane (x1906), Stockton-on-Tees
BURDEN W. C. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880 Leicester
BURDETT PIANO

 

American 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900-10

1910 - "ROTHSCHILDS TO MAKE PIANOS. - The plant formerly occupied by the defunct Burdett Piano Co. at Monroeville. O., has been acquired by Rothschild & Co. of Chicago, 111. The deal was closed by Richard Afensel, head of the piano department of Rothschild & Co. The plant will be overhauled and equipped with the most modern appliances for the production of a popular priced piano." Piano, Organ & Musical Instrument Workers Official Journal, 1910, Vol.12, N° 8, p. 37

 

Branch in London ???

Monroeville, Ohio & Chicago, U.S.

BURDOCH Frederick
| BURDOCK
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1850 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Musikal.- und Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

67, High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Gravesend
BURGESS Miss Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musiklehrerin, Musikal.- und Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

136, High Street (xx1890), Hythe
BURGOYNE Alfred 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1906 [since 1870 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

1, Moreton Street West, Pimlico, S.W. (**1882)(**1884)(x1906), 32, Moreton Street, Pimlico, S.W. (xx1890)(**1891)(**1895), London
BURKINYOUNG Frederic Handell  

Patent of 1846 : "Frederic Handell Burkinyoung, of Baker Street, gentleman, for improvements in pianofortes. (June 16.)" Mechanic's Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal & Gazette, 1846, p. 512

 

'Gentleman' ca. 1825-46

To find in a list of Burma's inhabitants in 1825 as a 'pianoforte-maker', The India Office and Burma Office List, 1825, p. 154

Baker Street (**1846), London
BURKINYOUNG P. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893 19, Kilburn Park Road (*1893), London
BURKITT & LAWRENCE 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1923  London 
BURLING & BURLING  

LONDON - "BURLING & BURLING. – Upright Pianos and Models of work." The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur, 22/08/1885, p. 121

LONDON - "At 3,595, Messrs. BURLING & BURLING, Hampstead road, exhibit their Triplex Euphonoid pianoforte-case in ebonised wood. At the top is a species of cabinet or sound-box, having open panels for the emission of sound. Side boxes are provided for music books. It is claimed for this instrument, that by reason of its strength of construction, it rarely requires tuning. The same firm show a walnut-wood case with an “invisible panel desk.” Upon touching a spring the front panel flies out, forming a music desk." The Furniture Gazette, 01/07/1885, p. 311

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1870-95 [since 1851 (xx1890)]

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890)

Patent of 1875 : "Feb. 19, 1875. - E. T. BURLING. A system of tuning." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 225

Patent of 1875 : "July 17, 1875. - E. G. BURLING. Banjo attachment." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 225

Exhibition List London, 1885

 

 

77, Goswell Road, E. C. (**1870), 62-64, Hampstead Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(**1885)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893), Factory : [3], Ferdinand Place, Chalk Farm Road, N.W. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), London

 

BURLING & MANSFIELD  

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882-1915