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PANTON George  

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

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


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

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

PANTON George & Son (*1857)


32, Stockwell Street (*1857), Glasgow
PANTON George  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912 [since 1825 (x1912)]

PANTON George & Son Ltd. (x1912), 'Optiker u. Juwelier, führt nebenbei Musikinstr.- u. Saiten'

Secretary : William COOK (x1912)


24, Miller Street (x1912), Glasgow
PANTON James & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1857 85, Buchanan Street (*1857), Glasgow
PARK D. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1886 11, Warrender Park Road (**1886), Edinburgh



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



Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement, The Forfar Directory and Yearbook 1905, p. 86 (archive.org)



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



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



152, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Progress-Commerce 1894, Rivers of the North, 1894 (messybeast.com)



Paterson's shop in Dundee


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

"PATERSON, SONS, & CO. would request particular attention to the fact that, from the large quantities of Instruments they buy, and their very extended connection in all parts of Scotland, they are enabled to sell at prices much below those usually charged forthoroughly sound Instruments. P., Sons, & Co. have always on hand a large Stock of the newest and best classes of Grand and Cottage Pianofortes, Organs. Harmoniums, Violins, Violincellos, &c., and avery extensive Stock of all kinds of Music and Musical Requisites,all at most moderate prices, at their new and extensve Saloons, at PRINCESSTREET, PERTH." Leslie's Directory for Perth and Perthshire 1889-90, p. 18 (digital.nls.uk)

"PATERSON, SONS & CO., PIANOFORTE, HARMONIUM, AND AMERICAN ORGAN WARE-ROOMS, 152, Buchanan Street, Glasgow - THE spread of musical knowledge and culture in England and Scotland during the last half-century is a subject of congratulation to our so-called “unmusical nation.” We have probably made more genuine progress in this most interesting and universal of all the arts than has any other nation in modern times — a fact which is pretty well indicated in the manner in which leading British composers are now gaining recognition and applause abroad. The dissemination of good music among the people is largely dependent upon the enterprise of the music trade, and in this connection it is a pleasure to mention the name of Messrs. Paterson, Sons & Co., who have done so much for the cause of the “divine art” in North Britain. This eminent firm, founded very early in the present century, are leaders of the trade in Scotland, and have built up one of the largest and most successful music businesses in Europe, having, in addition to their Glasgow house and their famous establishment in George Street, Edinburgh, branches at 34,Newmarket Street, Ayr; 100, English Street, Dumfries; King Street, Kilmarnock; Terrace Buildings, Paisley; Reform Street, Dundee; and 17, Princes Street, Perth. The Glasgow establishment, with which we are now more particularly concerned, is a very handsome and commodious warehouse, finely situated in Buchanan Street, and affording every convenience for a high-class music trade.
On the ground floor is a noble sale-room and show-room, stocked with every requisite of the trade, including all the new music of the day, and all the best editions of standard and classical works. The fact that the firm hold a special appointment as music-sellers to the Queen, and that they are patronised by the elite of the profession and of amateur musical circles, affords a sufficient guarantee of the completeness and high character of the stock in their music department. Equally notable is their department for musical instruments, upon which great care is bestowed, and the remarkable variety of instruments displayed in their show-rooms (to speak only of pianofortes, harmoniums, and American organs) is explained by the circumstance that they are sole agents here for such celebrated makers as Steinway & Sons, Bechstein of Berlin, Kirkman & Son, Squire & Sons, the Brooklyn Pianoforte Company, and the Estey Organ Company.  The fine instruments of all these and various other esteemed makers are well represented in the firm’s splendid stock, an inspection of which will reveal the wonderful degree of perfection to which the art of musical-instrument manufacture has been carried in these times. It is not for us to pronounce an opinion as to the comparative merits of the various instruments here on view. Messrs. Paterson have solved a difficult problem by making a selection sufficiently comprehensive to satisfy the tastes and requirements of every cultivated musician. One player likes one maker, another prefers another, and it is for the seller to provide for all demands likely to be made upon him. This Messrs. Paterson have done, with the one reservation that no instruments of inferior make or unreliable quality are admitted into their ware-rooms. They have an unblemished reputation of many years’ standing to maintain, and they consistently refrain from lending the influence of their well-known name to promote the sale of any instrument in which they are unable to place their confidence. The present principals of this representative music firm are Messrs. R. R. Paterson, Alexander Murray, William Murray, and John Murray, all of whom possess a thorough knowledge of their interesting trade in its every detail. They personally attend to the affairs of the business, and supervise its routine with untiring energy and sound judgment. Mr. Paterson manages the Edinburgh house, and Mr. Alexander Murray the Glasgow one; while Mr. John Murray takes charge of the important branches at Ayr, Dumfries, and Kilmarnock. The firm are known throughout the musical world as publishers, music-sellers, and musical-instrument dealers, and no house in the trade enjoys the support of a more valuable connection. As music appeals to every heart and mind that is rightly constituted, and exerts its refining influence alike in the cottage of the artisan and in the castle of the prince, it is appropriate that in this volume of reviews, dealing with a wide range of representative trades and industries, space should be found for a brief mention of a firm whose energies have been be effectively applied to the advancement of the one art that is universal—the one art that speaks intelligibly in every language, and is hampered by no law of race, or condition of social status."
Progress-Commerce 1894, Rivers of the North, 1894 (messybeast.com)

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



Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1861-1934 [since 1826 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912) or since 1819 (x1912)(x1926) or since 1790 (x1926) or since 1829 (x1926)]

[since 1819 (x1912)(x1926)]

PATERSON & Sons (**1861)(x1863)(x1878)(**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(*1889)(**1890)(**1891)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902) in Edinburgh

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

PATERSON & Sons (**1906)(x1906)(**1907)(**1908)(**1909)(*1910)(**1910)(**1911)(x1912)

PATERSON Sons & Co (xx1890)(x1905)(*1906)(x1906)(***1908)

'Hof-Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Hof-Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1926)

1912 - Owner : Stierling PATERSON & C. Hope ROBSON (x1912)

PATERSON Sons & Co Ltd. (x1926)(**1934)

[since 1
790 (x1926)]

PATERSON Sons & Co (x1912)

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Piano-, Sprechm.- u. Saiten-Handlung' (x1926)

PATERSON Sons & MARR WOOD Ltd. (x1926)(**1931)(**1935) in Aberdeen

[since 1
819 (x1926)]

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)


PATERSON Sons & Co (x1878)(xx1890)

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)

Manager :   John MURRAY 1906-12

PATERSON Sons & Co Ltd. (**1934)


PATERSON Sons & Co (xx1890)(x1906)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Hdlg.' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)

[since 1819 (x1912)(x1926)]

PATERSON Sons & Co (xx1890)(x1906)(x1926)

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' - by Mr. WYLIE  (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag u. -Handlung, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)


'Pianoforte and musicsellers' (y1870) ------- 'Piano-, Harmonium-, Musikal.- u. Instrum.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instrumenten-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.-u. Sprechmaschinen-Handlung' (x1912)

PATERSON Sons & Co (y1907)

PATERSON & Sons (x1912)

PATERSON Sons & Co Ltd. (x1926)


'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

[since 1832 (x1906) or since 1819 (x1912)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)


'Pianobauer and -Händler' (x1912)


'Musikal.-, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)

[since 1862 (x1906)(x1912)]

1906 - Owner Perth : R. ROY PATERSON & David WYLIE (x1906)

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) --------  'Musikal.-Verlag, Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)


PATERSON & Sons (x1912), 'Pianobauer u. -Händler'


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


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


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


MAIN FIRM : 27, George Street (**1861), 29, George Street (x1863), 27, George Street (x1878)(**1884)(**1885)(**1886)(**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(xx1890)(**1891)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(*1895)(***1895)(***1896)(*1897)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1910)(x1912)(x1926), Edinburgh

BRANCH : 116, Union Street (**1906)(**1907)(**1908)(**1909)(**1910)(**1911)(x1912), 183, Union Street (x1926), Aberdeen

BRANCH : 129, High Street (x1906)(x1912), High Street (***1908), 145, High Street (x1926), Arbroath

BRANCH : 36, Newmarket Street (x1878), 34, Newmarket Street (xx1890)(by John MURRAY 1906-12)(x1906)(x1912), 40, Newmarket Street (**1934), Ayr

BRANCH : 100, English Street (xx1890)(x1912), 18, English Street (x1906), Dumfries

BRANCH : 130, Nethergate (xx1890), [36-40], Reform Street (x1905)(x1906)(***1908)(x1912), 39, Reform Street (x1926), Dundee

BRANCH : 152, Buchanan Street (*1857)(*1861)(**1863)(*1864)(*1866)(y1870)(***1879)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(xx1894)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910)(x1912)(*1923)(x1926)(*1927)(*1929), Glasgow

BRANCH : 23, West Blackhall Street (x1906)(x1912), 24, West Blacklhall Street (x1926), Greenock

BRANCH : 81, King Street (x1906), 91, King Street (x1912), Kilmarnock

BRANCH : Nursery Road (x1912), Oban

BRANCH : Terrace Buildings (xx1890)(x1906), 109, High Street, Vaisley (x1912), Paisley

BRANCH : 8-14, Princess Street (*1889-90)(xx1890), 8-16, Princess Street (x1906), George Street (***1908), 26, George Street (x1912), Perth

BRANCH : 21, Agnew Crescent (x1912), Stranraer




PATERSON James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895 9, Richmond Terrace (***1895), Edinburgh
PATERSON J. D. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Händler' (x1926)

14, Kilblain Street (x1926), Greenock
PATERSON, JENS & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1900 Glasgow

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



'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1810-25

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

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

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


18, North Bridge (1819), 51, North Bridge (x1825), 370, Castle Hill (x1825)(1826), Edinburgh
PATERSON, ROY & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1826-39 27, George Street (1827)(***1832)(***1833)(***1834)(**1836)(*1837)(1839), Edinburgh
PATON J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)

227, Main Street (x1912), Rutherglon near Glasgow
PAXTON John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1856-57 53, Cadogan Street (**1856)(*1857), Glasgow
PENDER Will 'Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1901-11  

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


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


Bill ca. 1900


Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and music publisher ca. 1893-1926 [since 1893 (x1906) or since 1894 (x1912)(x1926)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

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


24, Frederick Street (***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(x1901)(***1902)(x1906)(1907)(x1912)(x1926), Edinburgh
PERCIVAL Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890; (xx1890)

'Piano- u. Harmoniumhandlung' (xx1890)

PETERS Hetty Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1926)

23, High Street (x1926), Haddington
PIANO MANUFACTURERS STOCKROOMS Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Gross-Handlung'(x1926)


58, Great Clyde Street (x1926), Glasgow


PHILLIP James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1892-95  

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


PILLANS Robert Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1861  37, South Hanover Street (**1861), Edinburgh
PLAIN Walter Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846  

21, Brunswick Place (y1846), Glasgow


PORTER James C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1878-1912 [since 1876 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Harmoniuml- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)



37, Morrison Street (x1878)(**1884)(**1885), 236, Morrison Street (**1886), 216, Morrison Street (**1887)(**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(**1891), 59, Lothian Road (**1888)(**1889)(**1890)(xx1890)(***1892)(***1893)(***1894)(***1895)(***1896)(***1897)(***1898)(***1899)(***1900)(***1901)(***1902)(x1906)(*1910), 59, Lothian Road (x1912), Edinburgh


PURDIE James Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-37 [since 1896 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

10, Buccleuch Street (x1906), 19, Buccleuch Street, Cambridge Street (x1912), 46, Grant Street (*1923)(x1926)(*1927)(*1929)(*1933)(*1936)(*1937), Glasgow
PURDIE John 'Teacher of music and Pianoforte-tuner' ca. 1842-48 [since 1804 (?)] 280, George Street (**1842)(**1844)(**1848), Glasgow
PURDIE John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and pianoforte tuner ca. 1861-92 83[a], Princes Street (**1861)(x1878)(**1892), Edinburgh

(? - 1845)


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(**1836): 'The Post Office Annual Directory, and Calendar for 1836-37', p. 75  (digital.nls.uk)

(*1837): 'Pigot and co.'s national commercial directory of the whole of Scotland', 1837, Aberdeen p. 186, Edinburgh p. 98, Liverpool p. 78, Leeds p. 54, Newcastle p. 126, Glasgow p. 598, Dundee p. 439

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

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

(y1846): 'Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland; Including in Addition to ...', 1846, Glasgow p. 29

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

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

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

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

(*1861): 'Slater's (late Pigot & Co.'s) Royal national commercial directory and topography of Scotland', 1861, Dundee p.664, Edinburg p. 813, Glasgow p. 975 (digital.nls.uk)

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


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

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

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

(y1870): 'The Post Office Glasgow Directory of 1870-71', p. 294, Pianoforte Makers and Sellers p. 650 (archive.org)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(*1889-90): 'Leslie's Directory for Perth and Perthshire 1889-90', p. 18 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(xx1890): 'Weltadressbuch der gesammten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1890, Alloa p. 150, Ayr p. 151, Dumfries p. 164-165, Dundee p. 165, Edinburgh p. 165-166, Glasgow p. 167-168, Paisley p. 196, Perth p. 196 (digital.slub-dresden.de)

(**1891): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1891, p. 592+228+236 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(***1894): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1894, p. 624-625 (digital.nls.uk)

(xx1894): 'Progress - Commerce 1894', Rivers of the North, 1894 (messybeast.com)

(*1895): 'Annuaire des artistes et de l'enseignement dramatique et musical', 1895, p. 717-718 (gallica.bnf.fr)

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

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

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

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

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

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


(***1900): 'Post-Office Edinburgh & Leith directory', 1900, p. 727-728 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1901): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1901, p. 468 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(x1905): 'The Dundee Directory 1905-1906', p. 2 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1906): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1906, p. 508 (digital.nls.uk)

(x1906): 'Weltadressbuch der gesammten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1906, Arbroath p. 374, Ayr p. 375, Dumfriesp. 396, Dundee p. 396-397, Edinburgh p. 398 Glasgow p. 401-403, Greenock p. 404, Kilmarnock p. 411, Paisley p. 473, Perth p. 474 (digital.sim.spk-berlin.de)

(**1907): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1907, p. 518 (digital.nls.uk)

(y1907): 'Kelly's Directory of Merchants, Manufacturers and Shippers', 1907, p. 13-14

(**1908): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1908, p. 527 (digital.nls.uk)

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

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

(**1909): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1909, p. 553-554 (digital.nls.uk)

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

(**1910): 'Post Office Aberdeen Directory', 1910, p. 571 (digital.nls.uk)

(**1911): 'Post office Aberdeen Directory', 1911, p. 576 (digital.nls.uk)

(x1912): 'Welt-Adressbuch der gesamten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1912, Aberdeen p. 499, Arbroth p. 501, Ayr p. 502, Dumfries p. 525, Dundee p. 525, Edinburgh p. 526-527, Glasgow p. 530-532, Greenock p. 534, Kilmarnock p. 542, Oban p. 611, Paisley p. 613, Perth p. 614, Stranraer p. 626 (digital.sim.spk-berlin.de)

(*1923): 'The Post Office Annual Glasgow Directory for 1923', p. 1458 (archive.org)

(x1926): 'Weltadressbuch der gesammten Musikinstrumenten-Industrie', 1926, Aberdeen p. 186, Arbroath p. 188, Dundee p. 216, Edinburgh p. 219-220, Glasgow p. 224-227, Greenock p. 228, Haddington p. 229 (digital.sim.spk-berlin.de)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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