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VANEY Louis  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

257, Mare Street, Hackney, N.E. (*1914)(*1915), London
VAN GRUISEN Nicolas L.  

SEE ALSO ...

VAN GRUISEN in Leeuwarden, Netherlands

 

 

'Organ builder, Pianoforte, Harmonium and general musical instrumentmaker' ca. 1875-1921

VAN GRUISEN & SON (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1905)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)

"VAN GRUISEN N. L., organ builder, Pianoforte, harmonium, and general musical instrument maker, 17 Bold street W." The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide, 1875, p. 147

 

17, Bold Street W. (*1875)(**1880), 27-29, Bold Street (*1881)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1905)(*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1921), Liverpool
VATCKY Frederick & Co  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1882

 

9, Claro Terrace, Richmond Road, S.W. (**1882), London
VEITCH Andrew  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1845-52 (4)

 

 17, Everett Street, Brunswick Square (1845-52)(4), London
VENABLES Charles  

LONDON - "At 3,658, Messrs. C. VENABLES & Co., Essex-road, show a case of elegant design in American walnut-wood. The fall has ornamental brass hinges upon it, and the front panel has a bevelled mirror framed in. A novel treatment is noticeable in the legs. Some of the panels are decorated with paintings upon a ground of dead gold. There are two pianofortes with folding keyboards." The Furniture Gazette, 01/07/1885, p. 311

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1870-1915

VENABLES C. (**1870)

VENABLES Charles & Co (**1882)(**1884)(**1885)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895)(*1914)(*1915)

Pianos later made by KEMBLE

Patent of 1872 : "April 16, 1872. - C. S. VENABLES. Two damper pedals." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 223

Exhibitors list London, 1872 | Exhibitors list London, 1885

 

187-189, Essex Road, Islington, N. (**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(**1885)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895)(*1914)(*1915), 1-2-4, Canonbury Road, Islington, N. (**1882)(**1884), 2, Canonbury Road, Islington, N. (**1891)(**1895), London
VENABLES G. & Co  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1885-1915

Patent of 1885 : "March 5, 1885. - G. P. VENABLES. Protection of pianoforte-hammers from damp, especially applicable to pianofortes exposed to varying temperatures." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 238

 

187 & 189, Essex road, Islington N. (19??), London
VEREL Ludovicus  

 

Portable square pianoforte of 1783, formerly the Colt Clavier Collection, Berdersden, Kent, Angleterre, U.K., Thomas Strange Collection, U.S.

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1783 2 Great Maddox St Hanover Square (1783), London
VERNON William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 15, Plumbers Row, City Road (x1842), London
VICHAND 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?? London
 

VICKERS S.

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1900

Pianofortes made in Germany

 

Liverpool

Berlin, Germany

 

VICKERY George Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1901  

1, Bedford Road, Clapham (*1893), 55, Friern Road, East Dulwich, S.E. (**1896), Purcell House, Manor Road, Wallington (**1901), London

 

VICTOR PIANO (THE)  

BRAND

American brand, see The Music Trade Review, 23/11/1901, p. 33 (mtr.arcade-museum.com)

 
London
VITOR Fritz & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-84 Brackley Street, Barbican, E.C.(**1882)(**1884), 299, Goswell Road, E.C. (**1884), London
VILE Samuel Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914 128, Junction Road, N. (*1914), London
VINCENT  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-15

VINCENT & Co (*1906)(*1907)(*1910)

VINCENT MUSIC Co Ltd. (*1907)(*1909)(*1914)(*1915)

 

30, Berners Street, W. (*1906), 60, Berners Street, W. (*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(*1914)(*1915), London
VINCENT C. F.  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900

Established in 1848

Sunderland
VINCENT J. L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1897-1910

 

38, City Road, Stoke's Croft (*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
VINCENT Thomas Melville  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15

 

7-8, Greenland Place, Camden Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
VINCENT Thomas & Son  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1914-15

 

61, Oseney Crescent, Kentish Town, N.W. (*1914)(*1915), London
VINER Henry William  

Patent of 1860 : "3189. Henry William Viner, of Penzance, in the County of Cornwall, Professor of Music, for an invention for Improvements in grand pianofortes." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1861, p. 209 - or - "Dec. 29, 1860. - H. VINER. One set of keys transmits motion to two sets of hammers, one to strike up (on the strings in the grand piano], and the other to strike down" upon a second set of strings tuned in unison with, or an octave above or below, the upper set." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 214

 

'Professor of Music' ca. 1861 Penzance, Cornwall
VOIGT A. Junior  

'Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1860

 

3, Regent Street (xx1860), Handel House, St. George's Place (xx1860), Cheltenham, Gloucester
VOIGT G. A.  

'Pianoforte-maker & tuner' ca. 1860-63

VOIGT G. A. (xx1860)

VOIGT Augustus William (xx1861)(**1863)

1861 - "Bankrupts. [...] Friday, March 22, 1861. [...] Voigt, Augustus William, Dealer in Pianofortes, Handel-house, 49, St. George's-place, Cheltenham. Com. Hill: April 8, at 1; and May 6, at 11 ; Bristol. Off. Ass. Miller. Sol. Packwood, Cheltenham, Pot. March 20." The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter, 23/03/1861, p. 389

 

St. George's House (xx1860), Handel House, 49, St. George's-place (xx1861), Handel House, St. George's Place (**1863), Cheltenham, Gloucester
VOIGT George A.  

'Pianoforte-warehouse' ca. 1841-42

VOIGT & ROBINSON (before 1841)

1841 - "Partnership dissolved. Tuesday 16 febr. [...] Voigt and Robinson. Church Row, Islington, pianoforte warehouse." The Spectator, 20/02/1841, p. 188

VOIGHT George A. (**1841)

 

2, Church Row (x1841)(x1842), Islington, London
VOSS & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1916-17 The Pavement, South End Lane, Sydenham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917), London
 

 

(**1841): 'Post Office London Directory', 1841, p. 807 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(x1841): 'The Spectator', 20/02/1841, p. 188

(x1842): 'Robson's London Directory', 1842, p. 1598 -1599(archive.org)

(xx1860): 'The Cheltenham annuaire', 1860, p. 256

(xx1861): 'The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter', 23/03/1861, p. 389

(***1863): 'The Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and ...', 1863, p. 461

(**1870): 'The 'Handbook' to the manufacturers & exporters of Great Britain', 1870, p. 367

(*1872): 'Journal of the Society of Arts', Volume 20, 1872, p. 889

(*1875): 'The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide', 1875, Aberdeen p. 434, Dewsbury p. 656, London p. 608, Coventry p. 582, Bradford p. 567, Liverpool p. 274

(**1880): 'The Commercial directory of Liverpool, and shipping guide', 1880, Aberdeen p. 808, Armagh p. 844, Belfast p. 837, Halifax p. 975, Huddersfield p. 982, Liverpool p. 333-334, London p. 473, Manchester p. 436

(*1881): 'The comic guide to the Isle of Man', 1881, p. 125

(**1882): 'Post Office London Directory', 1882, p. 412-413 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1884): 'Business Directory of London', 1884, p. 618-619 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(**1885): 'The Furniture Gazette', 01/07/1885, p. 309-311

(**1891): 'Post Office London Trades Directory', 1891, p. 480-481 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

(**1895): 'Post Office London Directory, 1895, p. 2038-2039 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

 

 

(**1901): 'Kelly's London Suburban Directory', 1901, p. 1050-1051 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

(**1904) : 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1904, p. 1129-1130 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

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

(*1907): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1907, p. 1094-1104 (Gallica)

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

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

(*1914): 'Post Office London Directory', 1914, p. 1837-1838 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1915): 'Post Office London Directory', 1915, p. 1796-1797 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1916): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1916, p. 606 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1917): 'Post Office London County Suburbs Directory', 1917, p. 592-593 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

(*1921): 'The Music Trade Directory', 1921

(1): 'Histoire de piano de 1700 1950', Mario Pizzi, 1983

(2): 'Makers of the Piano 1700-1820' and 'Makers of the Piano 1820-1860', Martha Novak Clinkscale, 1993

(4): 'The Piano-Forte, its history traced to the great exhibition of 1851', Rosamond E. M. Harding, 1933

 


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