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Five London piano makers

Alastair Laurence

Five London piano makers

Brinsmead, Challen, Collard, Danemann, Welmar

by Alastair Laurence

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Published by Keyword in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-121) and indexes.

StatementAlastair Laurence
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML678.8.L6 L384 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24482171M
ISBN 100955559014
ISBN 109780955559013
LC Control Number2010413664
OCLC/WorldCa502417474

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These secondary firms were often quite small, sometimes only one person, but as the number of piano makers exploded through the s, so it was with the ancillary workers whose little cottage industries were a lifeline to the makers. It's more thorough than I could have imagined and I'm sure my Dad will be fascinated by it all. They, in turn, were manufacturers of Wagener players, and apparently also of Melville Clark Apollo players. This segment of comfortable, but not rich, citizens were coined "middle class" by journalists of the time. Pianos with key covers that lift are automatically reduced one grade.

Beyond the tonal qualities of their pianos, Bechstein have Five London piano makers book known as the creators of the one-of-a-kind art case piano. They used a bow-drill to make over holes in each wrestplank by hand, which must have been a difficult and slow method, even by s standards! The Victorian piano trade in London was a huge employer, and we have no way of tracing every single employee by active research, or even finding out which factory they worked for, but we probably have more chance than any other source of something turning up here at random next week or next year, and we try to give you an insight into the work your ancestors did, so keep in touch, and make sure we have your up-to-date email address, or postal address. Firth Brothers made just TWO of these, and then settled for the more usual process of buying in the whole piano from a wholesaler.


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THE PIANO - Meanwhile the 'piano-forte' was being developed to provide more variation of tone and greater volume than the harpsichord could offer. Reprint of the William E. Can anyone help us with more details about George Green Ward, who was making piano-fortes in Southtown around ?

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Many of these instruments were built for use in concert halls, elite hotels, and fine restaurants where their volume and powerful presence was needed.

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