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WAAS J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

296, Oxford Street, Stepney [near Mile End], E. (x1912), London
WADDINGTON Brothers 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1910 [since 1840 (xx1890)]

'Pianofabr. u. Handlung mit Pianos u. Harmoniums' (xx1890)

9, Woodhouse Lane (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds
WADDINGTON John Junior  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846

 

45, King Street (y1846), Manchester
WADDINGTON William Alfred

 

 

Patent 1845, English Patents of Inventions, Specifications: 1854, p. 3-7

 

BRAND

BREMAR

1909 - "WADDINGTON & Sons (Lim.). This company was registered on March 26th, with a capital of £ 60.000, to acquire the business of piano dealers, &c., carried on at York under the style of Waddington & Sons; also other businesses. The signatories are W. H. Waddington, W. Waddington, C. Waddington, R. M. Waddington, H.J. Dacre, E. Waddington and S. G. Ward; the first three mentioned to be the directors, who shall hold office so long as they each hold shares to the nominal value of at least £ 500." Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 33, 1909, p. 592

DUBLIN - "313 Waddington, W. A. 43 Stonegate, York.— Oblique pianoforte." The illustrated record and descriptive catalogue of the Dublin international exhibition, 1865, p. 241

YORKSHIRE - "9. WADDINGTON, W. A., York.
a UPRIGHT COTTAGE, WITH New CHECK REPETITION Action.
b Do.    do.    do." Official catalogue, Yorkshire exhibition of arts and manufactures, 1875, p. 30

Patent of 1854 : "W. A. Waddington, Stonegate, York  — Improvements in the construction of sounding-boards for pianofortes and other like stringed instruments." The Civil engineer & architect's journal, Volume 17, 1854, p. 279 - "LETTERS PATENT to William Alfred Waddington, of 44, Stonegate, City of York, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Pianoforte Maker, for the Invention of “CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOUNDING BOARDS FOR PIANOFORTES AND OTHER LIKE STRINGED INSTRUMENTS.” Sealed the 13th October 1854, and dated the 1st May 1854. PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by the said William Alfred Waddington at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents, with his Petition, on the 1st May 1854. I, WILLIAM ALFRED WADDINGTON, of 44, Stonegate, York, in the West 5 Riding of Yorkshire, Pianoforte Maker, do hereby declare the nature of the said Invention for “ CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOUNDING BOARDS FOR PIANOFORTES AND OTHER LIKE STRINGED INSTRUMENTS” to be as follows, that is to say : -
My Invention has simply for its object a different arrangement of the ribs 10 for strengthening the sounding board, which ribs are placed according to my Invention on the front of the sounding board instead of placing them at the back thereof, whereby I obtain increased strength and resistance to the tension of the strings.
Waddington's Impts. in the Construction of Sounding Boards for Pianofortes, &c. SPECIFICATION in pursuance of the conditions of the Letters Patent, filed by the said William Alfred Waddington in the Great Seal Patent Office on the 1st November 1854. TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, I, WILLIAM ALFRED WADDINGTON, of Stonegate, York, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, 5 Pianoforte Maker, send greeting.
WHEREAS Her most Excellent Majesty Queen Victoria, by Her Letters Patent, bearing date the First day of May, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, in the seventeenth year of Her reign, did, for Herself, Her heirs and successors, give and grant unto me, the said 10 William Alfred Waddington, Her special licence that I, the said William Alfred Waddington, my executors, administrators, and assigns, or such others as I, the said William Alfred Waddington, my executors, administrators, and assigns, should at any time agree with, and no others, from time to time and at all times thereafter during the term therein expressed, should and 15 lawfully might make, use, exercise, and vend, within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Channel Islands, and Isle of Man, an Invention for “CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOUNDING BOARDS TOR PIANOFORTES AND OTHER LIKE STRINGED INSTRUMENTS,” upon the condition (amongst others) that I, the said William Alfred Waddington, by an instrument in writing under my hand and seal, should particularly describe and ascertain the nature of the said Invention, and in what manner the same was to be performed, and cause the same to be filed in the Great Seal Patent Office within six calendar months next and immediately after the date of the said Letters Patent.
25 NOW KNOW YE, that I, the said William Alfred Waddington, do hereby declare the nature of the said Invention, and in what manner the same is to be performed, to be particularly described and ascertained in and by the following statement thereof (that is to say) :
My Invention has simply for its object a different arrangement of the ribs 30 for strengthening the sounding board, which ribs are placed according to my Invention on the front of the sounding board instead of placing them at the back thereof, whereby I obtain increased strength and resistance to the tension of the strings.
In order that my Invention may be more fully understood, I will proceed 35 to describe the Drawings hereunto annexed, on which similar letters denote corresponding parts.
Waddington's Impts. in the Construction of Sounding Boards for Pianofortes, &c.
DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS. Figure 1 represents the front elevation of a sounding board for an upright pianoforte constructed according to my Invention. a, a, is the sounding board ; b, b, the ribs or strengthening bars; and c, the strings. It will therefore ba 5 seen, by an inspection of the Drawing, that instead of placing the ribs or bars b, b, on the back or posterior side of the sounding board, as heretofore, I glue or otherwise attach them to the front or anterior side of such sounding board immediately behind the strings, whereby greater resistance to the tension of the strings is obtained. 10 In Figure 2, which represents a plan of a sounding board for a horizontal or grand pianoforte, it will be observed that the ribs are on the top side of such board immediately below the strings, instead of the under side, as heretofore.
I would also observe that I do not confine myself to the manner or direction 15 in which such ribs are placed, as they may be either in parallel or converging lines ; but that which I do claim as of my Invention is, the placing such ribs or strengthening bars on the anterior side of sounding boards for pianofortes and other like stringed instruments, as herein-before described.
In witness whereof, I, the said William Alfred Waddington, have here20 unto set my hand and seal, this Twenty-eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four. WILLIAM ALFRED WADDINGTON. (L.s.) LONDON: Printed by GEORGE EDWARD EYRE and WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty. 1854." English Patents of Inventions, Specifications: 1854, p. 3-6
- or - "May 1, 1854. - W. WADDINGTON. The ribs or bars in front, instead of at the back, of the sounding-board." The history of the pianoforte, 1870, p. 78

Patent of 1879 : "1492. TO WILLIAM ALFRED WADDINGTON, of Stonegate, in the city of York, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for the invention of An improved action for upright pianofortes." The Commissioners of Patents' Journal, 09/05/1879, p. 1167

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1854-1912 [since 1835 (x1906)(x1912)]

York
  [since 1835 (xx1890) or since 1836 (x1906) or since 1838 (x1912)]

WADDINGTON & Son (xx1890)

WADDINGTON & Sons (x1906)(y1907)(x1912)

WADDINGTON & Sons Ltd. (x1912)(y1914)

'Piano-Fabrik u. -Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912) in York

1912 - Owners : William Henry & walter WADDINGTON (x1912)

Blyth

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer u. -Händler' (x1912)

Crook

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer' (x1906) ------- Piano- u. Orgelbauer, Import von amerikan. Orgeln' (x1912)

Darlington

WADDINGTON & Sons Ltd. (x1926), 'Piano-Fabrik u. -Handlung' (x1926)

Gateshead-on-Tyne

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Pianobauer' (x1906) in Gateshead-on-Tyne

Hanley & Newcastle-on-Tyne

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) in Hanley & Newcastle-on-Tyne

Leeds
[since 1840 (x1906) or
since 1838 (x1912)(x1926)]

'Alleinvertreter der Hamilton Amerik. Orgeln [...] Piano-Fabrik und -Handlung mit Pianos u. Harmoniums' (x1906) ------- 'Alleinvertreter der Farrand-Orgeln [...]' (x1912) -------'Piano-Fabrik, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

1906 - Manager :  C. H. PEAKE (x1906)

WADDINGTON & Sons Ltd. (x1926)

Liverpool

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer' (x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgelbauer, sowie Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

WADDINGTON & Sons Ltd. (x1926)

Manchester

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer u. -Hdlr.' (x1906)(x1912) in Manchester

Middlesbrough

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Fabrik. Harmon.-Import' (x1906) in Middlesbrough

WADDINGTON & Sons (x1912), 'Piano- u. Orgel-Fabrik, sowie -Import'

 Newcastle-on-Tyne

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

North Shields

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

Queensbury

WADDINGTON'S (x1912), 'Piano- u. Geigen-Handlung'

Scarborough
[since 1840 (xx1890)]

'Musikal.- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)(x1912)

 South-Shields
 [since 1838 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano- u. Orgelbauer u. -Händler' (x1906)  ------- 'Händler mit Pianos u. Orgeln' (x1912)

Spennymoor

'Pianobauer u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgelbauer, Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgelbauer, sowie Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)

Sunderland

'Piano-Fabrik' (x1912)

West Hartlepool

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

End : ca. 1912

SEE ALSO ...

WADDINGTON in Wales


(continuation)

Patent of 1862 : "Waddington. 28th November 1862. - 3187. WILLIAM ALFRED WADDINGTON, of 44, Stonegate, York, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in machinery for cutting wood. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 217

Patent of 1879 : "April 17, 1879. - W. A. WADDINGTON. Improved action for upright pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., 1889, p. 227

Patent of 1879 : "October 17, 1879. - W. A. WADDINGTON. Improved action for upright pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., 1889, p. 228

Patent of 1880 : "May 5, 1880. - W. A. WADDINGTON, Orchestral piano, combination of a pianoforte with wind and other musical instruments." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., 1889, p. 229

Patent of 1882 : "July 28, 1882. - W. A. WADDINGTON. Improvements in construction, fixing a metal bar to the soundingboard." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., 1889, p. 233

1888 - "An important arrest was made on Sunday on board the A new publication, “Our Celebrities," will shortly be issued Guion Royal Mail steamship Nevada, which had arrived in by Messrs. Swan, Sonnenschein & Co. It is intended to pubQueenstown harbour to embark passengers before proceeding lish every month three large portraits, with biographical notices, to New York. A young musician nained Charles Rowe, who from the pen of Dr. Louis Engel. The celebrities are not, as had assumed another name, was discovered among the saloon might be supposed, exclusively or chiefly of the musical kind, passengers, with a young wife to whom he had been married although it may be hoped that the worshippers of the divine only one week. Sergeant Harland, a Leeds detective, took art will receive their due share of attention him into custody on the charge of having fraudulently disposed of a number of valuable pianos which he had hired out, Mr. McGuckin returned to town on Saturday, having on the instalment system, from Mr. W. H. Waddington, piano crossed the “pond” in the Umbria. He looks as well and warehouse, Leeds, to the amount of £400.. Mr. Waddington cheerful as ever, and is full of his American experiences not had accompanied the detective for identification. The charge all of them very pleasant, but all of them very interesting. Of having been made known to the accused man, a painful scene the splendour with which such operas as Lohengrin," ensued. The young wife sobbed and cried as her husband Rubinstein's “Nero," and Goldmark's “Queen of Sheba,” was being taken away by the detective officers to the steam are got up on the other side, we have, he says, no notion in tender in waiting alongside the ship, and she watched her this country. husband being taken ashore to stand his trial for fraud while she was being conveyed to sea on board the liner for New York." The Musical World, 15/05/1888, p. 365

Exhibitors list Dublin, 1865 | Exhibitors list Yorkshire, 1875

 

MAIN FIRM & FACTORY : 43, Stonegate (*1854)(*1865), 44, Stonegate (**1863), 43-45, Stonegate (xx1890), 43-44, Stonegate (x1906), 43-44-45, Stonegate (y1907)(y1914), York

BRANCH : Teafoth Street, Waterloo (x1912), Blyth; (x1906)

BRANCH : Hope Street (x1906), 17, Hope Street (x1912), Crook

BRANCH : 40, Blackwellgate (x1926), Darlington

BRANCH : 111, High West Street (x1906)(x1912), Gateshead-on-Tyne

BRANCH : 33, Piccadilly (x1906), Hanley

BRANCH : New Station Street (x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(y1914)(x1926), Leeds

BRANCH : 2, Granby Street (x1906), Central Hall Buildings, Renshaw Street (y1907), [4], Commutation Row (x1912)(y1914), 53, Stanley Road, Bootle (y1914), 58, Bold Street (x1926), Liverpool

BRANCH : 52, Bridge Street (x1906), 31, Oxford Street (y1907), 253, Deansgate (x1912)(y1914), Manchester

BRANCH : 77, Linthorpe Road, Newport Road (x1906), 30, Newport Road (x1912), 108, Linthorpe Road (y1914), Middlesbrough

BRANCH : 4, St. Nicolas Buildings (by H. PEAKE - 1906-12)(x1906), [3], St. Nicolas Buildings (x1912)(y1914), Newcastle-on-Tyne

BRANCH : 12, Nile Street (x1912), North Shields

BRANCH : 21, Lyons Street (x1912), Queensbury

BRANCH : 43, Westborough (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Scarborough

BRANCH : 12, Victoria Terrace (x1906), Fowler Street (x1912), Victoria Terrace (y1914), South-Shields

BRANCH : 58, High Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Spennymoor

BRANCH : Holmside (x1912), 14, Holmeside (y1914), Sunderland

BRANCH : 95, Musgrave Street (x1912), West Hartlepool

BRANCH : Cardiff, Wales

WADDINGTON & Sons  

'Pianoforte-Factory' ca. 1906

'Piano-Fabrik' (x1906)

 

68, Front Street (x1906), Consett
WADE J.  

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

 

Park Lane (*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds
WADE & MEGGITT  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1878 (xx1890)]

'Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890) in Pembroke Dock & Tenby

 

 

23, Dimond Street (xx1890), Pembroke Dock

High Street (xx1890), Tenby (Pembroke)

 

WADE R. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

27, Brackenbury Road, Hammersmith (x1906)(x1912), 208, Goldhawk Road, W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WADE Richard John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1919

WADE R. (*1893)

WADE R[ichard] J[ohn] (x1906)(x1912)(y1914)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

11, Ashdown Street, Haverstock Hill, N.W. (*1893), 62-64, Queens Road, Peckham, S.E. (x1906), 72-74 & 82-84, Queen's Road, Peckham, S.E. (x1912), Burchell Road (x1912), 82-84, Queen's Road, Burchell Road, [Peckham], S.E. (y1914)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 25, Wood's Road, Peckham, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
WADHAM & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1850 (x1906)(x1912)]

West Cowes (Isle of Wight)

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

Newport (Isle of Wight)

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

 

60, High Street (x1906)(x1912), West Cowes (Isle of Wight)

44, High Street (x1912), Newport (Isle of Wight)

WADSWORTH B.  

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

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

Succeeded by DAWSON (x1912)

 

59, Sankey Street (x1906), 12, Regent Street (x1906), Warrington
WADSWORTH E. F. & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1926

'Pianobauer' (x1926)

 

63, Wood Street (x1926), Liverpool
WAGELL A.
| WAGETT
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-12

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

WAGETT A. J. (x1912)

 

18, Bedford Place, Western Road (*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909)(*1910), 18, Clarence Square (x1912), Brighton
WAGENER C. H. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

Representative for BRITISH PIANOFORTE MANUFACTURING Co in Apolllo-Piano-Players & Melville-Clark-Pianos & Piano-Players (x1912)

 

38, Great Portland Street, W. (x1912), London
WAGENHAUS Karl  

Pianoforte-maker and Harmonium maker ca. 1906-12 [since 1891 (x1912)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Macher, Händler mit Pianos, Musikinstr. u. Bestandteile' (x1906) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Import u. Grosshandlung' (x1912)

 

279, Stretford Road (x1906), 279-281, Stretford Road, Hulme (y1907)(x1912)(y1914), 60, Tib Street (y1907)(x1912), Manchester
WAGNER Carl  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 19??

 

London | Berlin
WAGSTAFF Albert  

 

 

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1883 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

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

334, Fairfield Road, Droylsden (xx1890), 33, Piccadilly (x1906)(y1907), 19, Deansgate (x1906)(x1912), 280-282, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw (x1906)(x1912), Manchester
WAINWRIGHT A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

6, The Bank (x1926), Barnard Castle
WAINWRIGHT George Joseph 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93 122, Jamaica Road, S.E. (**1882), 100, Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, S.E. (**1884)(*1893), London
WAINWRIGHT Joseph  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1876 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

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

 

Market Place (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Norwich Street (x1906)(x1912), Fakenham
WAITE John & Co  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1820-25

WAITE John & Co (*1820)

WAITE John (x1825)

 

116, Crawford Street, Marybone (*1820)(x1825), London
WAITE Thomas  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-11 [since 1881 (x1906)]

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

 

5-7, Duke Street (x1906), 6, King's Road (yy1911), Reading
WAKE William  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1876 (x1906)]

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

Ellerton Priory (x1906)(x1912), Ellerton
WAKEFIELD Richard  

Patent of 1771 : "May 2, 1771. — Richard Wakefield. Ivory and metal plectra, and wrest-pins." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ? ca. 1771

 

London ?
WAKELAM J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

Sherwood Street, Hucknall Huthwaite (x1906), London
WALCH & POHL  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1876 (x1906)(x1912) or since 1875 (x1926)]

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

1906-12 - Owner : A. PASS (x1906)(x1912)

1926 - Owner : R. C., J. H. & Wm. PASS (x1926)

111, Duke Street (x1906), 54, Duke Street (x1912)(x1926), Barrow-in-Furness
WALCOT Ernest 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1910 [since 1869 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

34, Finchley Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. (**1882)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), 21, Circus Road, N.W. (**1895), London
WALDECK C. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914 11, Hills Place, Oxford Street, W. (*1914)(y1914), London
WALDEMAR PIANOFORTE Co (THE)  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1895-1914

 See THE WALDEMAR PIANO Co

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

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

29, Bath Street (xx1890), St. Helier
WALDNER 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?? London ?
WALDRON W. H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1867 (xx1890)]

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

St. John's (xx1890), Worcester
WALDSTEIN PIANOFORTE Ltd.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-14

'Piano-Handlung' - 'Importeure' (x1912)

 Plashet Road, Upon Lane, Forest Gate, E. (x1912), 375, Upton Lane, Forest Gate, E. (y1914), London
WALES John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-43

1824 - "Petitions of insolvent debtors, to be heard at Westminster, on Tuesday the 6th day of April 1824, at Nine O'Clock in the Forenoon. [...] Wales John, late of No. 41, Foley Street, Marylebone, Midlesex, Piano Forte Maker and Tuner." The London Gazette, 16/03/1824, p. 453

WALES John & Co (*1818)(*1820)(x1825)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843)

1832 - "The court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors [...] Wales John, late of No. 41, Foley-Street, Cleveland-Street, Fitzroy-Square, Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Maker." The London Gazette, 06/04/1832, p. 793

 

41, Foley Street, Portland Place (*1818)(*1820)(*1823)(z1824)(x1825)(y1832)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843), London
WALES Robert  

'Una Corda Patent Piano Fortes Manufacture'

 

Robert WALES

Upright pianoforte 'Giraffe' ca. 1820-30, Museo de Romanticismo, Madrid, Spain
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1830, with the inscription of William Hodsoll, (destroyed during World War II), see HODSOLL

Robert WALES & John WHITAKER

Square pianoforte of 1819, Stewart Symonds Antique Piano Collection, Sydney, Australia

"UNA-CORDA, PATENT SELF-ADJUSTING PIANO-FORTE. - R. Wales, 33, Charles-street, Hampstcad Road, near the end of Tottenham-court-road, Inventor and Manufacturer of the above unique Instrument, solicits the attention of the Musical Profession and the Public in general. The Una-Corda Piano-Forte is strung throughout with steel-wire, by which an equal temperament is preserved; and having only one string to each note, the insufferable discordance, occasioned by bad unisons, is entirely removed. It possesses a quality of tone superior in strength and sweetness to Piano-Fortes manufactured on the old principle ; it is found to stand years in tune; the strings are not liable to break, on account of their thickness and strength. Added to which, the tuning pins, being perforated strings, may be put on by the most delicate hand. R. W. manufactures also, on the lowest terms, Cabinet, Grand, and Square Piano-Fortes on the most approved principles." The Harmonicon, William Ayrton, 02/1827, p. 90

"PIANO-FORTES - NOT REQUIRING TO BE TUNED. - Grand, Cabinet, Square, and Vocalist Piano-fortes, of the Una-Corda (or Mono-chord) Patent Spring, Self-adjusting mode, may be procured at the Patentee's Manufactory,
R. WALES, 33, CHARLES STREET, Opposite the Reservoir, end of Tottenham Court Road, At Prices much below those made on the Old Construction, and will be found to stand in tune from One to Eight Years; the Inventor solicits the inspection of the Musical World, and persons about to purchase, to these highly-esteemed Piano-fortes, N.B. Old Instruments taken in Exchange." The Harmonicon, 04/1830, p. 258

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1830-43 [since 1810]

WALES & WHITAKER (ca. 1819)

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

Sold his pianos also by music publisher William HODSOLL


(continuation)

"PIANO-FORTES - CONSTRUCTED SO AS TO KEEP IN TUNE FOR YEARS. R. WALES - Returns his best thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, and the Public, for the patronage he has received for many years, and begs to inform them he has opened an EXTENSIVE WAREHOUSE, No. 11, RED LION Square, HOLBORN, for the SALE of his highly-approved INSTRUMENTS, on the Patent Spring Una-Corda (or Monochord) self-adjusting principles, in Grands, Cabinets, Cottages, Vocalists, and Squares, which will be found worthy of attention. Manufactory as usual, 33, Charles Street, Hampstead Road, established 1810." The Harmonicon, William Ayrton, 06/1830, p. 267

"WALES'S NEW PATENT QUADRILATERAL GRAND PIANO-FORTE. - R. WALES, Inventor and Manufacturer of the Patent Spring Una-corda Self-adjusting Piano-forte, respectfully invites the Musical Profession, Amateurs, and the Patrons of Art in general, to the inspection of a Square Piano-forte upon an entirely novel principle, embracing all the advantages in tone and action of a Grand Piano, and obviating, by the extreme compactness and elegance of its construction, the objection to which the clumsy and unaccommodating form of the Horizontal Grand Piano-forte has hitherto been subject. R. Walks lias been for some years engaged in the construction of this Square Instrument upon the Grand principle—an object, till now, considered unattainable; and in the confident anticipation of Public Patronage, submits it to general inspection at his Ware Rooms, No. 11, Red Lion Square, Holborn." The Harmonicon, William Ayrton, 07/1830, p. 271

 

11, Red Lion Square, Holborn (1830), 33, Charles Street, Hampstead Road (x1825)(**1827)(*1830)(**1841)(*1843), Gress Street Rathbone Place (***1843), London
WALKER Adam  

Patent of 1772 : "Aug. 29, 1772. — Adam Walker. The Celestina, in which the catgut strings are vibrated by circulating bands of silk, etc." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 194 (archive.org)

 

 

'Musical Instrument Maker' ? ca. 1772

 

London ?
WALKER Alfred John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1911

WALKER Alfred John (xx1890)

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

WALKER C. H. & Sons (x1906)(yy1911)

 

15, Oxford Street (xx1890), Blagrave Street (x1906), 87, King's Road (yy1911), Reading
WALKER Arthur

ADVERT

Advert for Arthur Walker's showrooms ca. 1902 (museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk) 

Advert for Arthur Walker's Pianoforte and Organ Showrooms (museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk) 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1902-21 [since 1877 (x1906)]

WALKER A. (x1906), 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler'

WALKER & Co (x1912)(*1921)

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Instrument dealers' (*1921)

 

19-21,Sheffield Road (1902), [21-23], Sheffield Road (x1906)(x1912)(*1921), Barnsley
WALKER C. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

25, Manchester Street, Baker Street, W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WALKER C. H. & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

87, King's Road (x1912), Reading
WALKER Daniel 'Harpsichord Maker' ca. 1793 9, Great Pulteney Street (**1793), London
WALKER E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26 [since 1870 (x1912)(x1926)]

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

 

Smithfield (x1912)(x1926), Chapel-en-le-Frith
WALKER Edward Leskey

 

Patent of 1845 : "1845. Edward Lesley Walker, of Foley Place, professor of music, for improvements in pianofortes. (Oct 10.)" Mechanics Magazine, Volume 43, 1845, p. 288

 

'Professor of music' ca. 1845 Foley Place (*1845), London
WALKER F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Auch Stimmer u. Reparateur' (x1912)

 

43, Oxford Street, Ealing, N. (x1906)(x1912), London
WALKER Fred.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

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

 

33, Station Road (x1912)(x1926), Clacton-on-Sea
WALKER George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and 'publisher of books & Music' ca. 1814-22 106, Great Portland Street (*1814), 105, Great Portland Street (**1822), London
WALKER G. Clark  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Händler mit Pianos, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.' (x1912)

 

48, West Street (x1912), Gateshead-on-Tyne
WALKER H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

54, Langdale Street (x1906)(x1912), Elland
WALKER Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1926 [since 1882 (x1926)]

'Pianobauer' (x1926)

16, Derby Road (x1926), Burton-on-Trent
WALKER H. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

North Street (x1906), Oundle
WALKER J. C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler' (x1926)

 

42, Rake Lane (x1926), Liscard
WALKER John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1834 57, Wellington Street (x1834), Leeds
WALKER John & George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846

'Pianoforte & organ' (y1846)

17, St. Ann Street (y1846), Manchester
WALKER L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

13, Gilbert Street (x1926), Halifax
WALKER R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musiklehrer u. Piano-Händler' (x1906)

 

207, Derby Street (xx1890), Bolton
WALKER Richard Theodore 'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1841-62

'In the Queen's prison' The Jurist, 04/10/1845, p. 398

 

2, Portsmouth Place, [Lower] Kennington Lane, Surrey (**1841)(x1842), 1, Portsmouth Place, Kennington Lane, Surrey (1845), 6, Portsmouth Place, Low Kenington (*1847), 6, York Row, Kennington Road (**1852), Eastbury House, Lower Kennington Lane, S. (*1862), London

 

WALKER Samuel Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1893-1910 37, Lowerhead Row (*1893), 26-30, Merrion Street (*1895)(*1897)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Leeds
WALKER Samuel

ADVERT

Advert for Walkers' Bradford (museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk)

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910

Bradford
 [since 1867 (x1906)(x1912)]

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

Leeds
 [since 1842 (xx1890)(x1906)]

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

 

 

92-100, Leeds Road (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910), 92-96, Leeds Road (x1906)(x1912), 47, Market Street (19??), Bradford

Brig Gate (xx1890), 26-28-30, Merrion Street (x1906), 26, Merrion Street (y1907), Leeds

 

WALKER & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1871 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel- u. [Musik]Instrumenten-Hdlg.' (x1906)(x1912) ------- 'Piano-, Musikinstr.- u. Musikal.-handlung' (x1926)

WALKER  Son & MASSEY (x1926)

 

188-190, Stamford Street (x1906)(y1907)(x1912), 184, Stamford Street (x1926), Ashton-under-Lyne
WALKER Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1787-1853

'Piano-forte-maker' (y1853)

 

38, Lime Street (xx1818), [47], Limestreet (*1824)(**1828)(***1829), [54], Lime Street (**1829)(*1833)(**1837), 39, Renshaw Street (*1837), 21, Luece Street (y1846), Springfield cottage, Great Crosby (y1853), Liverpool

 

WALKER W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912 [since 1892 (x1912)]

Burslem

'Piano- u. Orgel- u. Musikinstr.- u. Saiten-Händler u. Lehrer' (x1912) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel- u. Musikinstr.- u. Saiten-Händler ' (x1926)

Tunstall

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

 

 

3, St. John Square (x1912)(x1926), Office : 12, Stanley Street (x1912)(x1926), Burslem

12, Stanley Street (x1912), 100, High Street (x1912), Tunstall

 

WALKER W. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

Rows Lane, Swinton near Rotherham (x1912), Rotherham
WALL & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26; (x1912)

'Musiklehrer, handeln auch mit Pianos, Orgeln u. Musikinstr.' (x1912)(x1926)

 

16, Bolbro' Road (x1926), Hayward's Heath
WALLACE Thomas 'Gun maker and Musical Instrument-maker' ca. 1811 New Street (*1811), Wigton, Cumberland
WALLACE W. P.  

Patent of 1879 : "July 11, 1879. - W. P. WALLACE. Improved castor for more free vibration of pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 227

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1878   London ?
WALLER W. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1890 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

'Organist, Piano- u. Instrumenten-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Organist, nebenbei Piano-, Orgel- u. [Musik-]Instrumenten-Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

 

243, Freeman Street (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Great-Grimsby
WALLEY L. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

15, King Street (xx1890), Clitheroe
WALLING F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

56, North Street (x1926), Bourne
WALLINGFORD Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900 London
WALLIS  

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

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

WALLIS & CHEESMAN (x1906), 'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung'

 

42, Cairfax (xx1890), 53, West Street (x1906), Horsham
WALLIS Joseph  

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870-1926 [since 1848 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

WALLIS Joseph (**1870)(xx1872)(**1882)

'Pianofortes, also harmoniums and all other musical instruments' (xx1872)

WALLIS Joseph & Son (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

WALLIS Joseph & Son Ltd. (**1891)(**1895)(x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(*1914)(*1915)(x1926)

1906 - Secretary : Henry E. H. STANDISH (x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926) & 'Auch Harmonium-Fabrik' & 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) ------- 'Groshandlung mit Pianos, Orgeln u. Musikinstr. aller Art' (x1912) ------- 'Auch Fabrik von Piano-Players' (x1912) ------- Importer of HARLEN PIANOS (x1912)

WALLIS Joseph & Sons Ltd. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)

 

135, Euston Road, N.W. (**1870)(xx1872), 134-135, Euston Road, N.W. (**1882), 133-135, Euston Road, N.W. (xx1890)(**1891)(**1895)(x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(*1914)(*1915), Factory : 50, Isledon Road, Finsbury Park, N. and Thane Villas, Holloway, N. (x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(*1914), Factory : 53b, Carysfort Road, Stoke Newington, N. (*1915)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)(x1926), 133-135, Euston Road, N.W. (x1926), London
WALSH & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

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

WALSH J. & Sons Ltd. (x1926)

 

14, Preston New Road (x1906)(x1912), 72-76, Northgate (x1926), Blackburn
WALSH J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

114, Mottram Road, Gee Cross (x1906)(x1912), Hyde
WALTER Brothers  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and pianoforte importers ca. 1884-1919 [since 1880 (xx1890) or since 1882 (x1912)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)(x1912)

 

75, Southwark Park Road (xx1890), 7-8, Railway Approuch, [London Bridge], S.E. (**1884)(**1891)(**1895), 897, Fulham Road, Fulham, S.W. (x1912)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
WALTER William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-42 119, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury (**1841)(x1842), London
WALTER William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-1910

WALTER William Junior (**1852)(*1862)(**1882)(**1884)

WALTER W. (xx1890)(x1906)

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

Exhibition List London, 1872

 

29, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1852)(*1862), 70, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1870)(**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
WALTERS & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

17, Broadway, Hammersmith, W. (xx1890), London
WALTERS J. R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1875 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

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

WALTERS J. R. & Son (x1912)(x1926)

 

25-27, High Street (x1906), 25, High Street (x1912)(x1926), Bilston
WALTERS Thomas  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1875 (x1912)]

'Pianolehrer u. Händler' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)

 

West Street (xx1890), 5, York Street (x1912), Newcastle-on-Tyne
WALTON E. A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Händler mit Pianos, Orgeln, u. Sprechm.' (x1912)

 

16, Darlington Street (x1912), Wolverhampton
WALTON Emanuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1837 South Parade (*1837), Leeds
WALTON H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

43, Burnley Road (x1906)(x1912), Colne
WALTON Humphrey

 

Patent of 1787 : "May 25, 1787. — Humphrey Walton, (¹) Pedal for causing the grand hammer to strike one, two, or three strings ; the hammers striking perpendicular hammers which strike the wires. ... (²) The touch is regulated according to the fancy of the player, from the deepest to the most delicate [by] a regulating touch frame, inserted between the balance rail and the back rail of the key-frame." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 195 (archive.org)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1787 London
WALTON MUSIC STORES  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Musikalien-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1926)

by MULLANY & GREEN (x1926)

 

235, County Road, Walton (x1926), Liverpool
WALTON PIANOFORTE Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1912

'Piano-Fabrik' (x1912)

 

Bridge Street (x1912), Walton-on-Thames
WALTON Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1834 13, Park Row (x1834), Leeds
WALTONS  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

61, Park Road (x1912), Bradford
WANSELL James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 20, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(*1843), London
WANSTALL & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

Eschol. Cartergate (x1926), Great Grimsby
WARBURTON & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

156c, Horley Old Road (x1906), Bolton
WARBOYS Thomas George 'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1874-1919

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)

Stroud Green Road, N. (**1874), 5, Athelstane Terrace, Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, N. (xx1890)(*1893)(x1912), 69, Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, N. (x1906)(y1907)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), London
WARBURTON & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

 

160, Oxford Road (x1906), Manchester
WARBURTON S. & T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1907 [since 1884 (xx1890)(x1906)]

WARBURTON S. & T. (xx1890)(x1906)

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

WARBURTON Samuel (y1907)

 

148, Yorkshire Street (xx1890), 12, Union Street (x1906), 13, Oldham Road (y1907), Rochdale
WARBURTON Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1880 (xx1890)]

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

12, Regent Street (xx1890), Haslingden
WARD C. J.  

Patent of 1875 : "Nov. 5, 1875. - C. J. WARD. Harmonic seraphlute, with concertina key-board applied to a stringed instrument." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 225

Patent of 1876 : "Oct. 14, 1876. - J. C. WARD. (1) The strings, hammers, and stickers are alternately placed on the opposite sides of the frame. (2) Harmonic angelute." 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. 1875-76 London ?
WARD Edward J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1879

'Pianoforte Manufacturer' (yy1879)

18, St. Anne Street, E. (yy1879), Liverpool
WARD Henry

Upright pianoforte ca. 1865 , Thomas Winter, San Francisco, California, U.S.

 

LONDON - "8446 Ward, H. 100, Gt. Russell - St. Bloomsbury. — Piano." International exhibition, 1862 : Official catalogue of the industrial department, 1862, p. 54

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-1909 [since 1849 (xx1890)]

WARD H. (xx1872)

WARD & Sons (x1890)

WARD Henry (xx1890), 'Pianofabrik' & 'Pianohandlung'

End : ca. 1941


(la suite)

LONDON - "Ward, Henry, 100 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, W. C. - Pianofortes of improved construction, iron framed, vertical and overstrung, grand cottages and pianettes." Official Catalogue, 1885, p. 317

LONDON - "WARD, HENRY. - Pianofortes, iron framed, vertical, and overstrung grand cottages and pianettes." The Musical Standard: A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur, 22/08/1885, p. 121

Exhibitors List London, 1862 | Exhibition List London, 1872 | Exhibition List London, 1885  | Bronze medal Paris, 1889

 

70, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, W.C. (**1852), 4-5-6, Caroline Mews, W.C. (*1862), 100, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, W.C. (*1862)(x1862)(xx1872)(**1882)(**1884)(*1885)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903), 44, Arlington Road, N.W. (xx1890), Miller Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1891)(**1895), 60, Arlington Road, Camden Town, N.W. (**1882)(**1884), 44, Arlington Road, N.W. (**1891)(**1895)(*1906)(*1909), London
WARD J. Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

2, Guest Road (x1926), Barnsley
WARD J. Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

14, High Street (x1912), Heanor
WARD John Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

156, Revidge Road (x1906), Blackburn
WARD John Charles  

PARIS - "Ward, John Charles; Inventeur; The Retreat, 24, Maverstock Hill, London. Pianos brevetés, nouveau système et de nouvelle disposition intérieurement et extérieurement." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 67 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1878

Exhibitors List Paris, 1878

 

The Retreat, 24, Maverstock Hill (**1878), London
WARD J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1926)

2a, High Street (x1926), Heanor
WARD J. T.  

Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1888 (x1906)]

Successor of HUNT & WARD (x1906)

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

 

100, Broad Street (x1906), Blaenavon
WARD R. J. & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1879-1912 [since 1850 (x1912)]

WARD R. J. & Son (yy1879)

 'Pianoforte Manufacturer' (yy1879) ------- 'Metallblasinstr.-Macher, sowie Musikinstr.- u. Saiten-Händler' (x1912)

WARD R. J. & Sons (y1907)(x1912)

 

10, St. Anna Street, E. (yy1879)(y1907)(x1912), Dale Street (x1912), Liverpool
WARD'S [Pianos] Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Händler' (x1926)

53, Kind street (x1926), Blackpool
WARD Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895

Manager director of the LONDON MUSIC PUBLISHING Co

 

7, Great Marlborugh Street, W. (**1891)(**1895), London
WARD T. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Orgelbauer und Piano-Händler' (x1906)

3, Monument Road (x1906), Birmingham
WARD W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

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

40, Pier Road (x1912)(x1926), Erith
WARD W. J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

Handel House, Bridge Road (x1912)(x1926), East Molesey
WARDILL W. E. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1887 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instrumenten-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Musikinstr.- u. Saiten-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

 

1-3, West Street (x1906)(x1926), 3, West Street (x1912), Gateshead-on-Tyne
WARDLEY S. Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

7a, Hampton Place (x1926), Brighton
WAREHAM E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

'Morningside Audley (x1926), Audley
WAREHAM Laurence  

'Pianoforte-maker' and pianoforte-silker ca. 1841-52

WAREHAM Jane (**1852) 'Pianoforte-silker'

 

18, Upper Rathbone Place (**1841)(x1842)(*1847), 39, Upper Rathbone Place (**1852), London
WARING J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 51, Exmouth Street, Spa Fields (**1822), London
WARING & GILLOW Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

Oxford Street, Oxford Circ. (x1912), London
WARNE Charles William

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1907-15

WARNE Charles William (y1907)

WARNE J. C. & Co (*1914)(y1914)(*1915)

142, Wardour Street, W. (y1907)(*1914)(y1914)(*1915), London
WARNE George Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1842 Prince's Street (*1842), Norwich
WARNE F. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Globe Music Warehouse' & 'Buchhandlung, führt auch Pianos, Orgeln, Musikinstr. u. Saiten' (x1912)

Trurord (x1912), St. Austell
WARNE Reuben Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1842 Corner of Little London, Pottergate Street (*1842), Norwich
WARNE William W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-12 [since 1851 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' - 'Auch Lehrer' (x1906)(x1912)

216, Selhurst Road, South Norwood, S.E.  (**1901)(x1906)(*1907)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910)(x1912), London
WARNER M. & Son  

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

WARNER M. & Son (xx1890)

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

WARNER N. & Son (x1906)

WARNER M. & Son (x1912)

 

St. Giles Square (xx1890)(x1906), 2a, Abington Street (x1912), Northampton
WARNER P. F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

Burton-on-Trent

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

Leicester

WARNER P. F. Ltd. (x1926), 'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

76, Station Street (x1926), Burton-on-Trent

73, Granby Road (x1926), Leicester

WARNER'S PIANOS Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

6, Narborough Road (x1926), Leicester
WARNER Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1891 67, Camberwell Road, S.E. (**1891), London
WARREL & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1815 London
WARREN & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

South Church Lane (x1906), 32, South Road (x1912), Bishop-Auckland
WARREN, ELLETT & Co 'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1852

See also ELLETT

5 & 7, Hoxton Old tn. (**1852), London
WARREN George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-52  

[Belgrave Place], Wandsworth Road (**1841)(x1842), 23, Chichester Place, Wandsworth Road (*1847)(**1852), London

 

WARREN James  

1848 - "Court for relief of insolvent debtors. [...] On Thursday the 10th February 1848, at Ten o'Clock precisely, before the Chief Commissioner [...] James Warren, late of No. 20, Windsor-street, City-road, Saint Leonard's, Shoreditch, Middlesex, and previously of No. 22, Windsor-street aforesaid, Piano Forte Maker." The London Gazette for the year 1848, p. 276

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848 London
WARREN John

 

 

Image of a pianoforte in an advertisement in 1847, The Musical World, Volume 22, 1847, p. 402

1841 - "NOTICE is hereby given, that John Warren, of Liverpool-street, in the city of London, Pianoforte Manufacturer, hath by indenture of assignment, bearing date the 13th day of January instant, conveyed and assigned all his real and personal estate and effects whatsoever, to James Charles Hunter, of Houndsditch, in the said city of London, Engraver, and Timothy Thomas, of Tabernacle-walk, Cityroad, in the county of Middlesex, Linen Draper, upon trust, for the equal benefit of such of the creditors of the said John Warren as shall execute the said indenture of assignment within one calendar month from the date thereof; and that the said indenture of assignment was executed by the said John Warren, James Charles Hunter, and Timothy Thomas, on the said 13th day of January instant, in the presence of, and attested by, A. O. Tanner, of No. 4, New Basinghall-street, London aforesaid, Solicitor, and William Ransom, of the same place, Clerk to the said A. O. Tanner. And notice is hereby further given, that the said indenture of assignment lies at the office of the said A. O. Tanner, No. 4, New Basinghall-street, for inspection and execution by the creditors of the said John Warren. - Dated this 13th day of January 1841." The London Gazette, 15/01/1841, p. 150

1842 -  "Insolvent debtors [...] John Warren, formerly of Bishopsgate-street Within, then of Liverpool-street, Bishopsgate-street Without, London, carrying on business at White's-row, Spitalfields, Middlesex, then of Lewisham-hill, Greenwich, Kent, afterwards of Mare-street, Hackney, then of Church-street, Edmonton, both in Middlesex, carrying on business at Liverpool-street, Bishopsgate-street Without, and also at White's-row, Spitalfields aforesaid, then of Liverpoolstreet, Bishopsgate-street, London aforesaid, afterwards of Grosvenor-place, Camberwell New-road, carrying on business at Bridge-house-place, Newington-causeway, and at Rockingham-house, New Kent-road, and lastly of No. 12, Grosvenor-place, Cannberwell New-road aforesaid, all in Surrey, Piano Forte Maker." The London Gazette, 28/10/1842, p. 2996

"John Warren, late of No. 12, Grosvenor-place, Camberwell, New-road, Surrey, Piano Forte Maker. - In the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex." The London Gazette, 09/08/1842, p. 2180

 

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1826-47

"Warren's 20 Guinea Cottage Piano-Fortes. - ARE NOW SELLING AT THE Manufactory, 71, Leadenhall Street - (Removed from 1 and 2, Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Street.) - These Instruments are well manufactured of the best seasoned wood, FINE FULL TONE AND GOOD TOUCH. A two vears warranty given with each instrument. ESTABLISHED TWENTY-ONE YEARS. The only house in London where a good sound instrument can be obtained at the above low price, (for cash only). SMALL PROFIT AND QUICK RETURNS ! JOHN WARREN, 71, Leadenhall St., opposite Aldeate Pomp." The Musical World, Volume 22, 1847, p. 402

"Cheap Pianoforte.—Cheapness is extending, like a new sunrise, over all the branches of the arts cud sciences. We paid a visit, last week, to Warren's Pianoforte Manufactory, Leadenhall Street, and were much surprised to find a capital new instrument, purchaseable at twenty guineas. We also saw some Piccolos, very superiorly made, at eighteen guineas. This is cheapness with a vengeance, and must ensure an extraordinary sale. We should like to know whence Mr. Warren's profits can come. Pianofortes new, and really good, at the above prices, is a type of the present antimonopolizing times, when men will sacrifice themselves to outdo their neighbours. We hope Mr. Warren does make a profit." The Musical World, 29/05/1847, p. 352

 

1, Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Street (**1841)(x1842)(*1847), 52, Bridge House Place, Newington causaway (x1842), Rockingham House, New Kent Road (x1842), 1-2, Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Street (before 1847), 71, Leadenhall Street, opposite Aldeate Pomp (**1847), London
WARREN John  

 

'Piano forte maker' ca. 1847 28, Dover Place, New Kent Road (*1847), London
WARREN John  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1865 4, Windmill Street, Borough of Gravesend (xx1865), London
WARREN M. A.  

IMAGE

Image of a patent of a piano with a monitor

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840 London
WARSCHAUWER Sidney  

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

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

Representative for G. HEYL, Borna (x1906)(x1912)

 

52a, Bow Lane, Cheapside, E.C. (x1906)(x1912)(*1914)(*1915), London
WARTH Johan 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1700 London
WARWICK Joseph

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 33, 01/01/1910, p. 218

 

Advertisement in Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 35, 1911, p. 131

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1862-1926 [since 1901 (x1926)(foundation date of HICKEY)]

WARWICK [Joseph] & Son (**1882)(xx1890)(**1891)

WARWICK Brothers (*1895)(**1895)(*1897)

WARWICK PIANO Co (*1897)

1901 - Succeeded in 1901 (?) by T. J. HICKEY & Son (x1926)

WARWICK PIANOS (y1911)

WARWICK PIANO WORKS (x1912)

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1912)(x1926)

WARWICK PIANO Co (x1926)

 

9, Ossulton Street, Somers Town, N.W. (*1862), Alpha Place, Caledonian Road, N. (**1882), 17, Caledonian Road, King's Cross, N. (xx1890), 10a, Caledonian Street, York Road, N. (**1891)(**1895), 10, Alpha Place, Caledonian Road, N. (*1895)(*1897), Warwick Piano Works, [Shernhall Street], Walthamstow, N. E. (y1907)(y1911), Warwick Works, Downs Road, Clapton, E. (x1926), London
WASHINGTON Joseph  

ADVERT

Advert for Joseph Washington pianos (museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk)

 
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 19??

 

Shepley
WASLEY S. F.  

Patent of 1878 : "August 20, 1878. - S. F. WASLEY. Resonators under the castors."
The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 227

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1878   London ?
WATERHOUSE A. & Sons  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906 [since 1893 (x1906)]

1906 - Owners : Albert, John & Charles WATERHOUSE (x1906)

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

 

60, Victoria Street (x1906), Glossop
WATERHOUSE C. B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1926)

 

1, William Street (x1926), Barrow-in-Furness
WATERHOUSE & Son  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1926

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

7, Hartington Street (x1926), Barrow-in-Furness
WATERLAND A. E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Fahrrad-Händler, führt nebenbei Pianos u. Orgeln' (x1912) ------- 'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

84, Great Thorton Street (x1906), 39, Waverley Street (x1912), Great Thornton Street (x1926), Hull
WATERS S. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1894 (x1906), Tavistock Road]

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

 

58, Hill Park Cresent, Tavistock Road (x1906), 2a, North Hill, Tavistock Road (x1912), Plymouth
WATKINS Thomas & George  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-15 [since 1906]

1906 - Owner : T. Watkins (x1906)

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

 

3, The Grange, Parkhill Road, Haverstock Hill, Gospel Oak, N.W. (x1906)(y1907)(*1914)(y1914)(*1915), London
WATLEN Alexander Ramsey
| WATLIN

WATLEN & CHALLEN

Square pianoforte n° 966 ca. ?, Present owner Robert G. Turner, Honley Park, NSW, Australia
Square pianoforte ca. ??, Bill Kibby Collection, England, U.K.

WATLEN Alex.

Square pianoforte ca. 1835, Previous owner Robert G. Turner, Honley Park, NSW, Australia, now on auction

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1828-37

Son of John WATLIN [WATLEN], here beneath

WATLEN & CHALLEN (***1837)

1837 - "Notice is hereby given, that the Copartnership carried on between us the undersigned, Alexander Ramsay WATLEN and William CHALLEN, Piano Forte, Manufacturers, at Great Titchfield Street, on the county of Middlesex, under the name and firm of Watlen and Challen, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons having any claims or demands upon the said copartnership are requested forthwith to send the particulars of such accounts to the said William Challen, in order that the same may be examined and discharged ; and all persons who stand indebted to the said copartnership are desired to pay their respective debts, when due, to the said William Challen, who is authorised to receive the same, and by whom the said business will continue to be carried on.Dated the 13th day of June 1837." The London Gazette, 16/06/1837, p. 1537, see also William CHALLEN

 

106, New Bond Street (18??), Great Titchfield Street, Middlesex (***1837), London
WATLIN John
| WATLEN

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1814-15, Bartoccini Collection, Italy
Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1816, Present owner Perth’s Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

"MUSIC TAUGHT ON A NEW AND SUPERIOR PRINCIPLE. - To grown-up Ladies and Gentlemen, and the Puhlir in general. — Mr WATLEN, Leicester place, Leicester square, Composer of the celehrated Battle of Trafalgar, hi ; The Surrender of Toulon, 4s.; The Lord's Prayer, 2-;.; My Mother, 1s. 6d.; and He's dear, dear to me, as sung by Miss Duncan, &c. &c. gives Lessons in Singing, and on the Piano Forte, to grown up Ladies and Gentlemen in particular, who had not an opportunity of learning before; the utmost secresy (if required) maybe depended on. He finds from experience that his method, which is quite new, will enable the pupil to play tolerable well in sixteen lessons, though they may not have learnt before. His Gamut for Singing is new, and particularly adapted for the voice. He has entirely laid aside the Italian Gamut, as being de trimental to the voice, in female voices particularly. N. B. Mr. Watlen keeps a few of the very best Grand and Square Piano-Fortes, Harps, &c. at his house, by all the most esteemed makers, at fifteen per cent, under the shop, price; of which the public has already profited by his having already selected some hundreds for their use." Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine, 11/1807, p. 29

"PIANO FORTES. One, with Additional Keys, by Broadwood and Sons, price 18 Guineas. A Grand Horizontal Piano Forte, with six Octaves, price only 18 Guineas, the property of a Person of Distinction; and one with additional Keys, Pilarlegs, inside Desk, Double Action, as good as new, price 15 Guineas.- May be seen at John Watlen's, No. 5, Leicesterplace, where the Patent Oblique and Cabinet Piano Fortes, so highly esteemed, are made and furnished by the Inventor, and cannot be had any where else." The Antigallican Monitor and Anti-Corsican Chronicle, 16/07/1814, p. 10

"CABINET PIANO-FORTE, with two pedals, silk front, complete, a solid good Instrument, with the new shifting movement so much approved of, shop price 60 guineas, for 38 guineas. — Also a Square Piano-forte, with three drawers, by Tomkison, 28 guineas, cost 36 guineas; Do. at 25 guineas; Do. at 15 guineas; a Horizontal Grand, at -15 guineas. — May be seen by day-light, at Mr. Watlen's, No. 13, Leicester-place. — Also his new improved Patent Oblique Piano-forte, so justly admired by every one for its touch and tone, convenient form and price." Morning Chronicle Newspaper Archives, Thursday, July 02, 1818, p. 1 (newspaperarchive.com)

 

 

'Piano-forte-manufacturer' ca. 1800-30

"[...] Mr. John Watlen, musician and music-seller, formerly in Edinburgh, now in London [...]" Songs of Scotland, 1848, p. 11 (archive.org)

COBB Thomas & WATLEN John  (1800-06)(**1804), as music publishers

1802 - "“The Lord’s Prayer.” Set to Music by John Watlen, Professor of the Piano-forte. A seasonable present to youth of either sex. Mr. Waten has been a Lieutenant in the Navy, and is now settled in London respectably as a Composer and Teacher of Music. We have observed various Rondos, founded on Scottish Airs, of this Gentleman's composition, lively and playful, though not very profound. By saying so, we do not mean to depreciate. In light compositions, consisteney and facility may be preferable to laboured and extraneous nodulation." The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., 1802, p. 58

COBB Thomas (from 1807)

'Organ-manufactory' (*1814), 'Pianoforte-maker' (*1816)(*1818), 'Pianoforte Manufactory' (**1827)

1820 - "Mariages [...] April 5. Capt. James Clemons, Esq., of the Hon. Company's Madras Establishment, to Eliza. youngest daughter of J. Watlen, Esq. of Leicester-fields." Asiatic Journal, 1820, p. 525

Bankrupt in 1827, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 22, 1827, p. 262 or "Watlen John, Leicester place, Leicester square, pianoforte manuf., May 25, 1827." The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., George Elwick, 1843, p. 433 and see also The London Gazette, 1827, p. 1001

WATLEN John & Alexander Ramsay WATLEN [WATLIN] (**1830)

1829-30 -"Partnerships dissolved, Gazette January 1, 1830 [...] WATLEN John, and Alexander Ramsay Watlen, No. 28, Leicestersquare, piano-forte maker Dec. 24, 1829." The Law Advertiser, Volume 8, 1830, p. 34 - "December 24, 1829. JOHN WATLEN and Alexander Ramsay Watlen, PianoForte-Makers, No. 28, Leicester-Square, do hereby give notice, that by mutual consent, they have this day dissolved their Partnership. John Watlen. - Alexander Ramsay Watlen." The London Gazette, 01/01/1830, p. 9 - See Alexander Ramsey WATLEN here above.

SEE ALSO ...

... this JOHN WATLEN in Edinburgh in 1794

 

Edinburgh, Scotland

[19], Tavistock Street, Covent Garden (1800-05)(**1804), 186, Piccadilly (1805-06), 5, Leicester Place, Leicester Square (from 1807 (⁶))(**1807)(**1809)(*1814)(*1816)(*1817)(*1818), 13, Leicester Place, Leicester Square (*1820)(*1823)(x1825)(*1827), 28, Leicester Square (**1830), London

WATSON & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1856 (xx1890)]

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

 

43, Blackfriars Street, Deansgate (xx1890), Manchester
WATSON F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

15, King Street (x1906), Gravesend
WATSON H. A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

High Street (x1906)(x1912), Stevenage
WATSON H. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1890 (x1906)(x1912)]

Great-Grimsby

1906-12 - Owners : H. & R. E. WATSON (x1906)(x1912)

'Musikal.-Handlung und -Verlag, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Lehrer, nebenbei Musikal.- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)

Scarborough

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

 

10, Town Hall Street (x1906)(x1912), Great-Grimsby

163, Falsgrave Road (x1912), Scarborough

WATSON John 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-47 28, Dover Place, New Kent Road (**1841)(x1842)(*1847), London
WATSON J. S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1926)

 

5, Birley Street (x1926), Blackpool
WATSON R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

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

18, Newby Street (xx1890), Bradford
WATSON Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-1906

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

62, Jamaica Road, Bermondsey, S.E. (**1882)(xx1890)(**1891)(**1895)(x1906), London
WATSON Samuel  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1878 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

'Musiklehrer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

WATSON Samuel & Son (x1926)

 

54, Heathcote Street (x1906), 46, Heathcote Street (x1912)(x1926), Kidsgrove
WATTERSON James  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1896 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Photograph, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Photograph, nebenbei Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)

 

North Street (x1906), North End (x1912), Wirksworth
WATTS Ernest Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

24, Queens Road (x1912), 54a, Church Road (x1912), Brighton
WATTS F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

3, Diamond (x1926), Coleraine
WATTS George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1825 52, Queen Street, Bryan Street Square (x1825), London
WATTS Rd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1822 87, Blackman Street, Borough (**1822), London
WATTS & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1900-10

 

1, St. Michael Park (*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), Bristol
WATTS Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 17, River Street, Pentonville, E.C. (**1882), London
WATTS William Shepherd 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1914-15 23, Piercefield Street, Haverstock, N.W. (*1914)(y1914)(*1915), London
WAVERLY WORKS 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1912

See McRILL & Sons (x1912)

London
WAY George Edgar  

Patent of 1865 : "June 15, 1865. - G. E. WAY. Improved metal plate in cross-strung square pianos, with repetition action.
" The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 218
- or -
"A.D. 1865, June 15. — N° 1623. Way, George Edgar. — (A communication from Maurice Vergnes.) —  Improvements in the manufacture of pianofortes. These improvements have reference to two former inventions, for which see Abridgments dated respectively April 20th, 1864, No. 992, and July 4th, 1864, No. 1662 : By the present improvements a good length of string is obtained for square pianofortes, while the width of the case is little more than the length of the key-board; a good repetition action is also secured, and a simple means of adjusting the touch is provided. The strings are carried by an open rectangular metal frame, in which the wrest planks are fixed. Beneath the frame is the sound board of a rectangular form to fill the space enclosed by the case or nearly so. The bridge for the middle and treble strings extends in a curved line from the further left-hand corner of the sound board to the right-hand side of the instrument near the treble wrest plank, and the lower bass strings cross the other strings at a sufficient height to be clear of the bridge;

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1864-65


(continuation)

they pass from the near left corner of the frame to a short bridge at the further right corner of the frame and thence to a wrest plank. In the improved action, the hammer is held up by a spring connected to the butt, and when at its highest position it bears against the under side of the key; it is acted on by a hopper which is jointed to a piece fixed to the under side of the key. This piece carries also a bracket, which serves as a guide for a screw pin and adjusting button projecting horizontally from the back of the hopper. Projecting from the back rail is a bracket, to which is jointed a padded back check held in a perpendicular position by a small spring; an arm of the check carries a screw pin, at the upper end of which is a button coming into contact with a pad on the under side of the key. In order to lift the key to its normal position its rear end is connected by a cord to a metal spring mounted on the back rail." Patents for Inventions: Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Paints ..., 1871, p. 447

 

London ??
WEALL B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

'Buch-Handlung, führt auch Pianos' (x1912)(x1926)

8, Silver Street (x1912)(x1926), Gainsborough
WEARN & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Möbel- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

20, Moreton Place, Pimlico, S.W. (x1906)(x1912), 15, Churton Street (x1912), London
WEATHERHEAD Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1856 (x1906)(x1912)]

WEATHERHEAD Charles (xx1890), 'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung'

WEATHERHEAD William (x1906), 'Piano-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechmaschinen-Handlung'

WEATHERHEAD C. (x1912), 'Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung'

 

50, Kirkgate (xx1890), 52, Kirkgate (x1906), 50, Kirkgate (x1912), Silsden near Keighley (Yorkshire)
WEATHLAND W.  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1895 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

413, Harrow Road, W. (x1906), London
WEAVER G. & J.  

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

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

 

86, Bridge Street (xx1890)(x1906), Warrington
WEAVER Herbert  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Pianoforte dealer' (xx1906)

 

416, Romford Road (xx1906), Stratford, London
WEBB Alfred  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1884

Successor to F. J. UPJOHN (**1884)

 

5, Chesterfield Street (**1884), Weymouth
WEBB Alfred  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1884

 

High Street (**1884), Weymouth (**1884), Poole, Dorset
WEBB Charles John    

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1847-52

 

142, Leadenhall Street (*1847)(**1852), London
WEBB George & Alfred    

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-1906 [since 1854 (xx1890)]

'Piano- u. Musikalhandlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) in Croydon

 

 

99, North End, Croydon (**1884), 9, North End (xx1890), Priddy's Yard (**1896), 19, North End (**1896)(**1901)(x1906), Croydon

77, George Street (**1884), London

 

WEBB J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26 [since 1891 (x1912)(x1926)]

1912 - Owner : Fred. T. C. WEBB (x1912)

'Musiklehrer, sowie Musikal., Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

WEBB F. T. C. (x1926)

 

34, High Street (x1912)(x1926), Town Hall (x1912)(x1926), Banbury
WEBB Samuel Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and Music Publisher ca. 1852

 

33, Soho Square (**1852), 15, Southampton Street, Strand (**1852), London
WEBBER Richard 'Piano forte maker' ca. 1842-47 39, Drummond Street, Euston Square (x1842)(*1847), 40a, Wittlebury Street, Euston Square (*1847), London
WEBBER Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842 45, Whittlebury Street, Euston Square (x1842), London
WEBBER W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

28, Great Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road (x1906)(x1912), London
  WEBER Ferdinand  

Harpsichord ca. 1746, The Cobbe Piano Collection, Surrey, England, U.K.

 

 

'Harpsichord-maker' ca. 1746

SEE ALSO ...

WEBER Ferdinand in Dublin, Ireland

 

London

Dublin, Ireland

WEBER  

Upright pianoforte n° 75365 ca. 1918, Geelvinck Collection, Geelvinck Muziek Musea, Heerde, The Netherlands

 

 

 

BRAND

American branch of a brand made by THE AEOLIAN COMPAGNY, in Hayes, Middlesex

London
WEBLEY Alexander  

Square pianoforte ca. 1800, Maxime Schleyer Collection, Germany

 

'Harp & Pianoforte-maker', Musical instrument maker, music seller and publisher ca. 1800-1817

1797 - "Alexander Webley, 11 Welbeck Street, chandler and dealer in coals. Date: 24 August 1797." (London Metropolitan Archives: City of London, not available at The National Archives)

11, Welbeck Street, Cavendish Square (1797)(*1814)(*1817), London
WEBSTER Arthur  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

3, Legh Street (x1912), Wakefield
WEBSTER & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

38, Albion Street (x1912), Castleford
WEBSTER H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

8, Rochester Terrace, High Road, N.W. (x1906), London
WEBSTER & WEBB  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1872 (x1912)(x1926)]

Successor of LEVETT (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

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

61-63, High Street (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Bognor
WEDLAKE H. T.  

Patent of 1885 : "Feb. 26, 1885. - H. T. WEDLAKE. 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 London ?
WEEKES & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1882-1912 [since 1869 (xx1890)(x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912) - 'Agenten' (x1906)(x1912)

Representative for A. BORD (°1843), Paris, France (**1882)(y1907)

 

14, Hanover Street, Regent Street, W. (**1882)(xx1890)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(y1907)(*1910)(x1912), London
WEEKLEY Arthur 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1871-1918

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

4, Maidenstone Terrace (1871)(⁴), 57, South Street, Greenwich, S.E. (**1896)(**1901)(x1906), 67, South Street, Greenwich, S.E. (**1904)(y1907), 147, Greenwich Road, S.E. (*1916)(*1917)(*1918), London

 

WEIMAR C.  

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

 

London ?
WEISS Willoughby Gasper  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846

 

3, Church Street (y1846), Liverpool
WELDHEN & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

Liverpool

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)(x1912)

 Ramsey

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

 

143, Adelaide Road, Edge Lane (xx1890), 231, Prescot Road, Fairfield (x1912), Liverpool

Newsham, Brookhill (x1912), Ramsey (Isle of Man)

 

WELLARD W. R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1875 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1912)

 

11, Rendezvous Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Folkestone
WELLER & Co  

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

Successor of BLAND Anne & WELLER E.  ca. 1820

 

London
WELLINGTON, HARROW & FOYLE  

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1912

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1912)

 

Chesterfield Works, Chesterfield Gardens, Harringay, N. (x1912), London
WELLS George  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-95

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

61, Gore Road, South Hackney, Victoria Park (xx1890), 94, Hackney Road, N.E. (**1895), London
WELLS John S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

'Orgel- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Handlung mit Pianos, Orgeln u. Spielapparaten' (x1912)

 

53, Parsons Street (xx1890), 47, High Street (x1906)(x1912), Banbury
WELLS J. T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

65, High West Street (x1906), 64, High Street (x1912), Dorchester
WELLSTEAD H.  

Organ and Harmonium builder and pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1883 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

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

 

Corn Market (xx1890), West Street (x1906)(x1912), Wimborne Minster
WELMAR  

BRAND

Pianos made by WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD (1934), on this page.

Pianos made by BRITISH PIANOMANUFACTURING & Co - STROUD (2000)

End : ca. 2003

 

London
WELPALE  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1876-1900

 

London
WELSH & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-07

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

WELSH Ann (xx1906), 'Pianoforte warehouse'

 

9[a], Chatworth Road, Stratford, E. (x1906)(xx1906)(y1907), London
WELSH Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1912

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

 

121, Dan's Castle (x1912), Tow Law
WENBAN G. A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1906 [since 1837 (x1906)]

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

 

Station Road (x1906), Northiam
WENLEY & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1906

'Piano-Niederlage' (x1906)

 

The Arcade (x1906), Chelmsford
WENTWORTH Justin  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1914-15

 

29, Gibson Square, N. (*1914(*1915)), London
WERE J. R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

37, Mare Street, N.E. (x1912), London
WERNAM William George

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1926 [since 1879 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) ------- 'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1912)(x1926)

 

65, Harmood Street, Kentish Town (*1895)(**1895)(*1899), 65, Shaftsbury Street, New Northard Road, N. (xx1890)(*1893)(*1897), [51a], Grayling Road, Bouverie Road, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904)(*1906)(*1909), 65, Harwood Street (*1910), [49b], Grayling Road, [Grayling Works], Bouverte Road, Stoke Newington Station, N. (y1907)(x1912)(y1914)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)(x1926), London

 

WERNAMS  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1914

 

73, Langdon Road, Highgate, N. (y1914),  London
WERRO John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1890 (x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

39, Essex Road, Islington Green (x1906)(x1912), 18-24, Church Street, Upper Street, N. (x1912), 16, Colombia Road, Hackney, N.E. (x1912), London
WESSON Daniel  

Patent of 1860 : "Wesson. 10th February 1860. - 366. Daniel Wesson, of No. 7, Granby Street, Hampstead Road, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in the manufacture of piano-fortes, ... Provisional protection only.
Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1861, p. 27

 

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' ca. 1860-90

WESSON [D.] & Co (xx1890), 'Pianofabrik' & 'Pianohandlung'

7, Granby Street, Hampstead Road, Middlesex (*1861)(*1862), 63A, Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road, N.W. (*1862),  Parkholm Road, Dalston, E. (xx1890), London
WEST S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

Percy Street (x1926), Amble
WESTBY F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

11, Friar Lane (x1906)(x1912), Nottingham
WESTCOTT A. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Händler' (x1926)

 

51, North Street (x1926), Bridgwater
WEST END MUSIC STORES  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

294, Oxford Road (x1912), Reading
WESTERN Thomas  

Square pianoforte from before 1794, Metropoltian Museum of Art, New York, U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1797-99, Streling Graydon, Beaufort, S.C., U.S.

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1790-1819

Moved to the U.S. in 1794 (²)

London
WEST GREEN MUSIC PUBLISHING Co  

Pianoforte dealer and music publisher ca. 1906 [since 1895 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

456, West Green Road, Green Lanes, Harringay, N. (x1906), London
WEST GREEN PIANO WORKS 'Pianoforte-factory' ca. 1906-07

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

[1a], Abbotsford Avenue, West Green Road, [South Tottenham], N. (x1906)(y1907), London
WEST LONDON PIANOFORTE WAREHOUSE  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1912

'Pianohandlung' (x1912)

 

312, High Street (x1912), Brentford
WEST LONDON PIANO & ORGAN Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1890-1912

See LISTER & Sons, London

 

London
WESTON A. J. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1890-1926 [since 1880 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

WESTON A. J. (xx1890)

 'Pianohandlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

WESTON A. J. & Co (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

 

South Street (xx1890), High Street (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Epsom
WESTON & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer  ca. 1906-26

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

 

109, Grange Road (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), 107a-109, Grange Road (y1914), Birkenhead
WESTON John  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1871

ROGERS David & WESTON John (**1871) - see also ROGERS David

 

32a, William Street, N.W (**1871), London
WESTON S. & Co  

 

 

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

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

73, Malden Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(*1914)(y1914)(*1915), London
WESTON Thomas 'Piano-forte-maker' ca. 1791 John Street, Golden Square (z1791), London
WESTON Thomas  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1871

ROGERS David & WESTON John (**1871) - see also ROGERS David

 

32a, William Street, N.W (**1871), London
WHALLEY G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Händler u. Musiklehrer' (x1926)

 

3, Elgee street (x1926), Blackburn
WHARLDALL Frederick  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

41, Gillygate (x1906), 7, Gillygate (x1912), York
WHEATLAND Edwin & Sons Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-14 [since 1864 (nameplate) or since 1895 (x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

413-417, Harrow Road, W. (x1912), Clapham Junction, Kilburn, Willesden (x1912), 413, 415 & 417, Harrow Road, W. (*1914), London
WHEATLEY Kirk  

Patent of 1836 : "May 14, 1836. — Wheatley Kirk. Double soundingboard and complete metallic framing or support." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 205 (archive.org)

  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1836-37

Bankrupt on 13th June 1837, The Bankrupt Directory; Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts from ..., 1843, p. 243

"Kirk Wheatley, vict. Harrison's Arms, Harrison st. and patent piano forte manufacturer, Little Woodhouse." History, gazetteer, and directory, of the west-riding of Yorkshire, with the ..., 1837, p. 578

 

26, Commercial Street (x1834), [Little] Woodhouse Lane (*1837)(x1837), Leeds, Yorkshire
WHEATLEY W. K.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1851 (xx1890)]

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

 

66, Bridge Street (xx1890), Evesham
WHEATLEY W. R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

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

 

103, High Street (xx1890), Cheltenham
WHEATSONE & Co Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers and publishers ca. 1822 436, Strand (**1822), London
WHEATSTONE Charles

 

"Wheatstone's Ten Guinea Harmonium, manufactured expressly for churches, chapels, schools, &c., is made on a greatly-Improved construction, combines all the latest Improvements, and is manufactured solely by them. It has the compass of five octaves, an expression stop, and possesses a powerful rich quality of tone, answers with the greatest rapidity to the touch, and can be produced loud or soft at pleasure. It has a substantial oak case, can be warranted in every respect, and is indispensable to the school-room, singing-class, etc. The Ten Guinea Harmonium will be taken in exchange for any more expensive ones at full price if required. The more expensive Harmoniums, with from three to ten stops, range from 16 to 30 guineas. They are equally adapted to the church or drawing-room. For the former, it will be found most valuable, and in many respects preferable to the organ. Messrs. WHEATSTONE obtained the only Great Exhibition Prize for Harmoniums in 1851.The MECHANICAL and FINGER HARMONIUM, which can be used mechanically or not, without any preparation. This is a perfectly new invention of Messrs. Wheatstone and Co., and can be aeen only at their warerooms. This instrument will be found to be particularly useful when the Harmonium performer cannot always attend. The PIANO HARMONIUM is made expressly for playing by the same performer with tho Pianoforte. Price Twelve Guineas. Messrs. WHEATSTONE and CO., have Just received a large assortment of the ALEXANDRE HARMONIUM, for which Messrs. Alexandre et Flls received the French medal of honour. Including the different Instruments with and without the percussion action, and that with the expression a la main, at reduced prices. These Harmoniums have been brought to the greatest perfection, and are equally adapted as an accompaniment to the voice or pianoforte, and have been pronounced the best by Adam, Auber, Liszt, Rossini, Thalberg. &c. Also the SIX GUINEA HARMONIUM, or rather Seraphlne, with 4 octaves, suitable for Sunday-schools and small Binging-classes. WHEATSTONE and CO., 20, Conduit-street, Regent-street, London." Journal of the Society of Arts, Volume 5, 1857, p. 284

SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM 1876

"701. Sir Charles Wheatstone's Resonating Tube. W. Groves. By moving a piston up and down, and thus diminishing or enlarging the resonator, a perfect two-octave scale of aliquot parts may be produced from a spring, which would otherwise sound but one note. The scale may thus be played as rapidly as by the fingers upon a pianoforte. Set the spring in vibration by a twang with the forefinger of the left hand, and draw the piston with the right hand.

701a. Sir Charles Wheatstone's Reciprocating Instrument, for rendering the vibrations of rectilinear wires audible at a distance." Catalogue of the Special Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus at the South Kensington Museum, 1876, p. 152

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ? and publishers ca. 1836-59

WHEATSTONE & Co (*1857)

Patent of 1836 : "July 27, 1836. — Charles Wheatstone. Continuous sounds produced from pianoforte strings or springs, by means of currents of air which pass through apertures slightly wider than the body the air vibrates." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgar Brinsmead, 1879, p. 205 (archive.org) - or - "A.D. 1836, July 27. — N° 7164. WHEATSTONE, Charles, and GREEN, John. — A new method or methods of forming musical instruments in which "continuous sounds are produced from strings, wires, or springs.
1. In this method of forming musical instruments continuous sounds are produced from strings, wires, or springs (stretched between fixed supports at their ends) "by means of a current of "air, which is directed upon a limited portion of the vibrating "length of the particular string, wire, or spring from which "continuous sound is for the time being required to be produced." By continuous sounds are meant those sounds which may be continued "so long as the exciting cause is applied, as those of "the organ or violin, in contradistinction to abrupt and evanescent "sounds, as those of the pianoforte or harp." The aforesaid portion of the vibrating length of the string, wire, or spring must be adapted or adjusted "to a slit or linear aperture through "which the current of air passes, and the width of which must "be a little greater than the diameter of the said string, wire, "or spring." Various methods of producing these sounds are described.
2. A method whereby a hammer "such as is used in piano "fortes" is caused to strike each string, wire, or spring at the same instant that the valve is opened to act upon the same.
3. A method whereby continuous sounds corresponding to different notes of the musical scale are produced from the same string, wire, or spring by means of a current of air.
4. A method whereby in addition to 3, the same pressure of the finger (with or without the intervention of a stop), which causes the vibrating length of such string, &c. to be shortened, also causes a simultaneous opening of the valve, by which the wind is allowed to act on the string, &c.
5. A method wherein the wind chest is divided by a partition into two compartments, each furnished with valves so arranged in respect to the bellows, that the current or currents of air by which continuous sounds are to be produced is always forced in the same direction through each aperture to which a string, &c. is adjusted, as well when the bellows is in the act of being drawn out as when it is being pressed in.
" Patents for Inventions: Abridgments of Specifications Relating to Paints, 1871, p. 123

20, Conduit Street, Regent Street (*1830)(*1857), London
 

WHEATSTONE C. & Co

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 40, 1916, p. 702

 

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-1916 [since 1750 (x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) ------- 'Makers of Concertinas for over 75 years. Inventors & Patentees' & 'Publishers of Music for the Concertinas' (y1916)

15, West Street, Charing Cross Road, W.C. (x1906)(x1912)(y1916), London
WHEATSTONE William

Patent of 1824 : "LXVII.—Specification of the Patent granted to William Wheatstone, of Jermyn Street, in the Parish of St. James, Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, Musicseller, for a method of improving and augmenting the tones of Piano-Fortes, Organs, and Euphonons.—Dated July 29, 1824. [...][...]" - Read more about this in : The Technical repository, by T. Gill, Volume 6, 1824, p. 216+290-291 

 

'Music-seller' ca. 1818-25


(continuation)

Patent of 1825 : "To WILLIAM WHEATSTONE, of Jermyn-street, St. James's, in the County of Middlesex, Music-seller, for his Invention of a Method of Improving and Augmenting the Tones of Piano-Fortes, Organs, Euphonons, and other Musical Instruments." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 9, 1825, p. 307

 

128, Pall Mall, St. James (*1818), 118, Pall Mall (**1822), 118, Jermyn Street, St. James's, Westminster, Middlesex (*1824)(*1825), London
WHEELER G. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

St. Cuthbert's (x1912), Wells (Somersetsh.)
WHEELER John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1870-79

'Pianoforte and music warehouse' (y1870) ------- 'Pianoforte Manufacturer' (yy1879)

 

29, Low Hill, E. (y1870), 27, Low Hill, E. (yy1879), Liverpool
WHEELER & KELLAWAY 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895 13, Berners Street, W. (**1895), London
WHEELER Timothy 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 h. Hudson (*1874), Woburn
WHEELER W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1846 (xx1890)]

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

9, Bridge Street (xx1890), Cork
WHEELER W. R. C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-, Orgel-, Glas- und Porzellan-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1912)

 

51, High Street (x1906)(x1912), Grantham
WHELPDALE

 

BRANDS

BENTLEY
BRAODWOOD
DE BLAISE W.
HOPKINSON
KNIGHT
LIPP Rich.
MARSHALL Herbert
MARSHALL & ROSE
STEINBERG G.
STROUD
WELMAR, on this page
WOODCHESTER, on this page
ZENDER

 
 

'Pianoforte-manufacturers' since 1876

WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD (??)

Fusion with WOODCHESTER PIANOS, STROUD in 2000 under the name BRITISH PIANO MANUFACTURING COMPAGNY in Stroud.

End : ca. 2003

 

154, Clapham Park Road (1876), Crown Place, N.W. (*1903)(*1909), 8, Berckley Square (??), London

Woodchester, Stroud

WHIGHT George & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

246, Harrow Road, W. (xx1890), London
WHILLIER Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1890 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

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

 

31, Carr Steet (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Ipswick
WHIPHAM J. W. W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1868 (x1890)]

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

West Street, Centre (xx1890), Alford
WHISTON Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1855

 

31, Wish Street (xx1855), Southsea
WHISTON E. M.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

48, Wolverhampton Street (x1926), Dudley
WHITACKER J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

 

86, Rochdale Road (x1906), Bury
WHITAKER John & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1822-25 75, St. Paul's Church Yard (**1822)(x1825), London
WHITAKER Robert  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1897 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

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

 

[18], Temple Street (x1906)(y1907)(yy1911)(x1912)(x1926), Aylesbury
WHITBY John & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-26 [since 1834 (x1912)(x1926)]

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

 

1-10, Cornhill (y1907)(x1926), 10, Cornhill (x1912), Bridgewater
WHITE Mrs. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

132, High Road, South Tottenham, N. (x1912), London

 

WHITE A. E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Orgelbauer, Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1912)

 

107, Fortune's Well (x1912), Portland
WHITE A. N.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26; (x1912)

Guernsey

'Piano-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1912)(x1926)

 

Brighton Villa, Hauteville (x1926), Guernsey

Parkstone

WHITE A. S. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-18

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

[48a], Broughton Road, Stoke Newington, N. (**1904)(*1910), 132, High Road, South Tottenham, N. (y1907), 29a, Dumont Road, Stoke Newington Road, N. (x1906)(y1907)(x1912)(y1914)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918), London

 

 

WHITE B., BROADWOOD & Co

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1904-15 [since 1879 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

See BROADWOOD, WHITE & Co

 

London
WHITE Brothers Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 122, Mile End Road, E. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
WHITE & CHIGNELL  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1845 (xx1890)]

 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-handlung' (xx1890)

 

North Street (xx1890), Havant
WHITE & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-06

'Piano-Handlung'  (x1906)

86, Brixton Road, S.W. (**1904)(x1906), London
WHITE & Co  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

 'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

66, High Street (xx1890), Dorking
WHITE George  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1859 (x1912)]

Successor of MORLEY George (x1912)

WHITE George E. (x1906)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) - 'Auch Handlung mit Musikal.- u. Theater-Billets' (x1912)

 

27, High Street, W. Kensington (*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1910)(x1912), London
WHITE George 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1874 13, Ipswich Road, Dalston, E. (**1874), London
WHITE George & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907 35, Brixton Road, S.W. (y1907), London
WHITE & HICKS 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1910 Birkbeck Road, Kingsland (*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
WHITE H. M. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

14, Handley Road, N.E. (x1912), London
WHITE H. V.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

Succeeded by CARNE W. H. (x1912)

 

59, Chapel Street (x1912), Penzance
WHITE J. B. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1893-1906 Helmsley Street, Mare Street, Hackney (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906), London
WHITE J. D.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

Barnstaple

WHITE J. D. (x1906)

WHITE J. T. (x1912)(*1921)(x1926)

 'Musikal.-, Piano- und Musikinstr.-Handlung und Konzert-Agentur' (x1906) ------- 'Konzert-Agentur, sowie Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926) ------- 'Pianos, organs and musicseller' (*1921)

Bideford

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1912)(x1926)

WHITE J. T. (x1926)

 

 

84, High Street (x1906)(x1912)(*1921)(x1926), Barnstaple

77, High Street (x1926), Bideford (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

Ilfracombe (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

 

WHITE James Henry 'Pianoforte-maker and tuner' ca. 1836-42 5, Exchange Street (xx1836), Post Office Street (xx1836)(*1839)(*1842), Norwich
WHITE John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846

'Music & musical instrument seller' (y1846)

 

40, Tonk Street (y1846), Birmingham
WHITE Joseph  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926 [since 1874 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

WHITE Joseph (xx1890)

 'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

WHITE John (x1906)

WHITE J. & Sons (x1912)(x1926)

 

11, Corporation Street (xx1890), [Arcade], Market Place (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Chesterfield
WHITE J. W.  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1820 (xx1890)]

 'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

Carton House (xx1890), Christchurch
WHITE L.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

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

 

Borough Street, Castle Donington (x1912)(x1926), Derby
WHITE & STODDART Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906

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

Station Street (xx1890)(x1906), Cockermouth
WHITE Tench Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1874 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

42, St. George's Street (xx1890), Canterbury
WHITE Thomas 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1906 [since 1895 (x1906)]

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

Birkback Road, Kingsland (xx1890), 2, Angrave Street, Kingsland Road, N.E. (x1906), London
WHITE Thomas Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907 2, Angrave Street, Dalton [??] (y1907), London
WHITE Thomas 'Music Seller' ca. 1818 8, Wellclose Square, Ratcliffe Highway (*1818), London
WHITE William  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926 [since 1872 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

Grantham

'Piano- und Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Orgelbauer, Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Orgelbauer, Musikal.-, Piano-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

WHITE & SENTANCE (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

Melton Mowbray

'Orgelbauer u. Piano-Händler' (x1912)

 

39, St. Peter's Hill (xx1890), 31, St. Peter's Hill (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Grantham

Melton Mowbray

WHITEFIELD & Co
| WHITFIELD
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Auch Möbel-Handlung' (x1912)

118, Hoxton Street, N. (x1906)(x1912), London
WHITEHEAD Brothers 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. ?? Manchester
WHITEHEAD J. & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1851 (x1906)(x1912)]

WHITEHEAD J. & Sons (xx1890)

 WHITEHEAD J. & Son (x1906)(x1912)

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

 

Bridge Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Appleby
WHITEHEAD W. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

118, Birch street (x1926), Ashton-under-Lyne
WHITEHEAD W. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

WHITEHEAD W. J. (xx1890), 'Musikleher, Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler'

WHITEHEAD W. T. (x1906), 'Musikleher, Musikal.- u. Piano-Händler'

WHITEHEAD W. X. (x1912), 'Musikleher, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Händler'

 

Market Street (xx1890), Springbank (x1906), 81, Springbank (x1912), New Mills
WHITEHEAD W. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1851 (xx1890)]

1890 - Owner : Miss TRAYBEN (xx1890)

'Musikal.- u. Piano- u. Instr.-Händler' (xx1890)

 

82, High Street (xx1890), Sevenoaks
WHITELEY F.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Musiklehrer u. Piano- u. Saiteninstr.-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Musiklehrer, Piano-, Orgel- u. Saiteninstr.-Händler' (x1912)

 

24, Briggate (x1906)(x1912), Brighouse
WHITELEY J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

'Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musiklehrer u. Stimmer, handelt auch mit Pianos, Orgeln u. Musikinstr.' (x1912)(x1926)

 

269, Blackburn Road (x1906), 260, Blackburn Road (x1912)(x1926), Bolton
WHITELEY Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1880 Back Lord Street (**1880), Halifax
WHITELEY S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

Southgate (x1912), Elland
WHITELEY Samuel Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1883 (xx1890)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

420, Regent Road (xx1890), Salford
WHITELEY William  

PARIS - "Spéimens d'un nouvel instrument de musique à cordes brevets dit "Harmonic Angelute," ayant le clavier d'un "concertina" anglais, la forme d'une harpe et les cordes d'un piano ; fabriqueé par William Whiteley, Westbourne Grove, London." Catalogue officiel de la section anglaise, 1878, p. 67 (archive.org)

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1878-1912

WHITELEY W. (xx1890)

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' - 'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Auch Musikinstr.[-Handlung]' (x1912)

WHITELEY W[illiam] Ltd. (x1906)(*1907)(y1907)(x1912)

Exhibitors list Paris, 1878

 

147-159, Queen's Road, W. (**1882)(**1891)(**1895), 31-55 & 61, Westbourne Grove, W. (**1878)(**1882)(**1891)(**1895), Westbourne Grove, W. (xx1890), 127, Queen's Road, W. (**1884), [26-31-55-61], Westbourne Grove, W. (*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910)(x1912), 147-159, Queens Road, W. (x1906)(y1907)(x1912), London

WHITELY J. W. & Co
| WHITELEY
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Late KNAGGS' (x1906)(x1912)

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

 

3, Finkle Street (x1906)(x1912), Stockton-on-Tees
WHITELY S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Southgate (x1906), Elland
WHITEMAN F. W.  

Patent of 1874 : "July 14, 1874 - F. W. WHITEMAN. India-rubber used instead of felt in every part of the action." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 224

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and/or inventor ca. 1874 London ?
WHITFIELD Edwin  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1878-90

'Pianoforte dealer' (y1878) ------- 'Iron-frame Pianoforte Manufacturer' (z1879) ------- 'Gussrahmen und kleinere Bestandtheile' (xx1890)

 

413, Coventry Road (y1878), Small Heath (xx1890), Birmingham
WHITFIELDS  

ADVERT

of 1926, Ramsden Street Huddersfield (huddersfield.exposed)

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

Huddersfield
[since 1877 (x1906)(x1912) or since 1881 (x1926)]

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

WHITFIELDS Ltd. (x1912)(x1926)

Bradford

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

Heckmondwike
[since 1881 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

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

WHITFIELDS Ltd. (x1912)(x1926)

 

MAIN FIRM : [5], Ramsden Street (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Huddersfield

BRANCH : 38, North Parade (x1912), Bradford

 BRANCH : West Gate (x1906), High Street (x1912), 38, Market Place (x1926), Heckmondwike

WHITHAM W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

 

103, Main Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Bingley
WHITING G. S. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1887 (x1906)(x1912)]

Northampton

WHITING G. S. & Co (x1906)

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

1906-12 - Owner : George S. WHITING (x1906)(x1912)

Rushden

WHITING E. & Co (x1906)

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

WHITING & Co (x1912)

 

MAIN FIRM : 11, Parade (x1906), 216, Kettering Road  (x1906)(x1912), 18, Abington Street (x1912), Northampton

BRANCH : 16, High Street (x1906)(x1912), Rushden

WHITLAM E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-, Musikinstr.- u. Musikal.-Handlung' (x1926)

 

18-22, Doncaster Road (x1926), Barnsley
WHITLOCK Gilbert Alfred  

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

Northampton

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

BRAND

SUPERTONE PIANOS

 

London

9, The Drapery (x1912), Northampton

WHITLOCK William Revell  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1877 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

WHITLOCK William Revell (xx1890), 'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung'

WHITELOCK William M. Revell (x1906), 'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung'

WHITLOCK W. R. (x1912), 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung'

 

58, Boar Lane (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1906)(x1906)(*1909), 15, Boar Lane (x1912), Leeds
WHITMORE C. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Lehrer, Pianohändler u. Stimmer' (xx1890)

 

Gladstone Villa (xx1890), Bramhill
WHITMORE C. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1861 (xx1890)]

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

 

95, Apsley Terrace (xx1890), Stockport
WITTAKER Benjamin  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1912 [since 1877 (xx1890) or since 1874 (x1912)]

WHITTAKER Benjamin (xx1890), 'Musikal.-, Piano-Handlung und Pianobauer'

WHITTAKER J. H. (x1912), 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)

 

29, Moor Lane (xx1890), 93, Burnley Road (x1912), Padiham
WHITTAKER J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

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

WHITTAKER'S PIANOS Ltd. (x1926)

 

86, Rochdale Road (x1912), 9, Silver Street (x1926), Bury
WHITTAKER M. A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

 

17, Stellman Street, Clapton, N.E. (x1906), 41, Rendlesham Road, Clapton, N.E. (x1912), London
WHITTINGHAM W. G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1890-1910

'Pianofabrik' & 'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

WHITTINGHAM W. G. & Co (**1896)(**1901)(*1909)

 

[5], Queens Road [Parade], Lavender Hill, S.W. (xx1890)(*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903), Bendon Valley Wandworths (*1906)(*1909), 240, Lavender Hill, S.W. (**1901), Clapham Junet (*1910), London

 

WHITTLESEY A. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926 [since 1884 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

Birmingham

'Piano- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

Smetwick

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

 

20, Spring Hill (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), 21, Spring Hill (x1926), Birmingham

429, Bearwood Road (x1912), Smetwick

WHITWAM J. E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1921-29

'Instruments, Music' (*1921) ------- 'Pianos, Inst., Gramo., Music' (*1929)

 

70, High Street (*1921)(*1929), Winchester
WHOMES Edmund  

Pianoforte-maker and Organ maker ca. 1901-26 [since 1871 (x1912)]

Bexley Heath

'Musiklehrer, handelt nebenbei mit Pianos' (x1912) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Fabrik' (x1926)

WHOMES & Sons Ltd. (x1926)

Sidcup

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

 

 

MAIN FIRM : 240-242, Broadway (**1901), Dover Road (x1912), 240, Broadway (x1926), Bexley Heath

BRANCH : High Street (x1912), Sidcup

 

WHYBROW H. S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1896 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Succeeded by J. TRAPP (x1912)

 

14, Broadway Parade, N. (x1906), London
WICKER H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1855

 

High Street (xx1855), Ventnor
WICKING Benjamin 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1842-48 48, Kingsland Road (x1842)(*1843)(*1847), London
WICKING S. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1878 (x1906)]

WICKING Mrs. (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

WICKING S. G. (x1906), 'Piano-Handlung'

 

20, Blackman Street, Bourough (xx1890), 190, Walworth Road, S.E. (x1906), London
WICKING William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852-93 Holly Street, Dalston (**1852), 98, Holly Street, Dalston, E. (**1874)(*1893), 190, Walworth Road, S.E. (**1884), London
WICKINS & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-10 41, New Bond Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
WIGG Widor  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1883 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)

 

1-3, Green Street (xx1890), 37, Cutbert Street (x1906), 39, Cuthbert Street (x1912), South-Shields
WIGG William  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

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

 

Jarrow-on-Tyne
WIGGETT William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1860-75

Bankrupt in 1869, The Weekly Notes, Volume 10, 1875, p. 433

Hungerford Road, Holloway (**1875), London
WIGGIN Benjamin  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926 [since 1881 (xx1890) or since 1884 (x1906)]

'Piano-Händler u. -Stimmer' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler u. -Stimmer' (x1912) ------- 'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

WIGGIN A. (x1926)

 

53, High Street, Aston (xx1890), 39, High Street, Aston (x1906), 65, High Street, Aston (x1912), 41, Newman Road (x1926), Birmingham
WIGGINS E. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

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

 

George Street (x1906), 4, Broadway Market (x1912), 143, London Road (x1912), Southend-on-Sea
WIGLEY Charles 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1822 84, Strand (**1822), London
WIGLEY John 'Music & Instrument Warehouse' ca. 1803 15, Coventry Street (*1803), London
WILBY Albert  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1890 (x1906)(x1912)]

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

 

25, Station Road (x1906)(x1912), Ossett
WILCOCK Edward  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912 [since 1909 (x1912)]

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler, -Reparateur u. -Stimmer' (x1912)

 

7, Newmarch Street (x1912), Jarrow-on-Tyne
WILCOCK W.  

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

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

26, Market Street (xx1890), Bacup
WILCOCKE Henry  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1852

 

17, Bridge Road, Lambeth (**1852), London
WILCOCKE Henry Ray
| WILCOCKELLY RAY
 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and professor of Music & dancing ca. 1843-62

 

61, London Road, South Wk. (*1843), 4, Hargreavetr. Bmsy. N.r. (*1847), 13, Newington causeway (**1852)(*1862), London
WILCOCKS & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-14 [since 1906 (x1912)]

WILCOCKS & Co (*1906)(x1906)

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

WILCOCKS W. J. & Co Ltd.  (*1907)

WILCOCKS W. J. (*1909)

WILCOCKS & Co (*1910)(x1912)

WILLCOCKS & Co Ltd. (y1914)

 

21a, Berners Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), [37], Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (x1906)(*1910)(x1912)(y1914), London
WILCOCKS William John
| WILLCOCKS
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882-93 [since 1855 (xx1890)]

WILCOCKS W[illiam] J[ohn] (**1882)(xx1890)

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

WILCOCKS Mrs. Anne Maria (**1891)

WILCOCKS William (**1893)

 

55, Barnsbury Road, N. (**1882)(**1891), 55-198, Barnsbury Road, W. (xx1890), 55, 70 & 108, Barnsbury Road, N. (**1884), 55-70, Barnsbury Road, N. (*1893), London
WILCOX W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1856 (xx1890)]

'Musiklehrer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-handlung' (xx1890)

 

Church Street (xx1890), Padiham
WILD Leonard Mansell Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1914-15 209, Ball's Pond Road, N. (*1914)(*1915), London
WILD Samuel Chappell 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 1a, Glo'ster Street, Camden Town, N.W. (**1882), London
WILD T. & A. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1926

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1926)

25, Drummond Street, Euston Square, N.W. (x1926), London
WILDE Brothers Stores Ltd. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1914 32-34, Theobald's Road, W.C. (*1914), London
WILDE George  

Patent of 1882 : "March 16, 1882. - GEORGE WILDE. Improvements in fitting or fixing tuning pins or pegs." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 232

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882 London ?
WILDE William H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1903-12 [since 1882 (x1912)]

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

44, Infirsnirary Road (*1903)(*1906)(*1910), 72, Infirmary Road (x1912), Sheffield
WILDGOOSE S. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Händler mit Musikal., Pianos u. Fahrrädern' (x1912)

 

Smedley Street (x1912), Matlock
WILDINAN Henry George John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1841

1841 - "The court for relief of insolvent debtors [...] On their own Petitions. [...] John Clegg, late of Blackwater-street, Rochdale, Lancaster, Woollen Waste Dealer. - In the Gaol of Lancaster Castle. Henry George John Wildinan, late of High-street, Barnstaple, Devon, Stationer and Piano Forte Dealer. - In the Gaol of St. Thomas the Apostle." The London Gazette, 14/05/1841, p. 1246

 

London
WILKES A. P. & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

4, The Park (x1926), Eccles
WILKES Ernst  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

Legh Street (x1912), Warrington
WILKIE James 'Pianoforte-maker' and tuner ca. 1842-47 67, Warren Street Fitzroy Square (x1842)(*1843)(*1847), London
WILKIE William Henry 'Pianoforte-maker' and tuner ca. 1843-52 11, Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square (*1843), 6, Edward Street, Hamstead Road (**1852), London
WILKINS F. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

17-19, Cheshire Street (x1912), Market Drayton
WILKINSON & BROOKS  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 18??

 

London
WILKINSON Brothers  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926) ------- 'Music dealers' (*1921)

 

29, Shambles Street (x1912)(x1926), Shambles Street (*1921), Barnsley
WILKINSON Charles  

'Pianoforte-maker' and music publisher ca. 1784

Father of George WILKINSON, here below

WRIGHT & WILKINSON (1784)

"Before 1784, Messrs. Wright & Wilkinson were established at 13, Catherine Street, and re-printing Handel's works from Walsh's plates. In 1789, Hermond or Harman Wright was here alone until at least 1799]; in 1802 he had vacated the old place and gone to the Strand." British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish, 1900, p. 108 (archive.org)

 

13, Catherine Street (1784), London
 

WILKINSON George

(1783 - 1855)

Square pianoforte ca. 1811-13 of WILKINSON & WORNUM, hammerfluegel.info

WILKINSON & WORNUM, manufactory

Mr. Wornum's Patent Unique Action, The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., 1840, p. 142

Mr. Wornum's double or Piccolo Action, The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., 1840, p. 142

 

 

WILKINSON & WORNUM

Upright pianoforte ca. 1812-13, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Square pianoforte ca. 1811-13, hammerfluegel.info

WILKINSON George

Cabinet pianoforte ca. 1813, Chris Maene Collection, Ruiselede, Belgium
Square pianoforte ca. 1817, Chris Maene Collection, Ruiselede, Belgium

Grand pianoforte ca. 1830, hammerfluegel.info

1840 - "The unique piano forte was introduced about thirty years ago by Messrs. Wilkinson and Wornum, and was the invention and patent of the latter. This instrument met the taste of the day for instruments of Utile altitude; it did not stand higher than three feet three inches, and the strings were all placed diagonally towards the lloor; the action was simple and effective, but it is not now under manufacture. Numerous inventions and improvements appeared about this time, some of which were patented, and some not; but we cannot say more concerning them than that they were productions with scarcely a difference, and calculated merely to gratify their several makers with a variety of their own; for their powers and peculiarities were all much to the same effect under the finger of a performer: indeed we had no decidedly new thing until the double or Piccolo action appeared. This was the invention of Mr. Wornum, and patented by him some ten or twelve years ago; it is applicable to both upright and horizontal instruments, and is now extensively manufactured in Europe and America." The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful ..., 1840, p. 142

 

"G. WILKINSON, PIANO-FORTE MAKER, Begs to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, and his Friends in general, that, in consequence of the Lease of his Premises in Oxford Street having expired, he has removed to No. 12, PERCY 8TREET, BEDFORD Square, where he solicits a continuance of the kind support he has already experienced, and which he gratefully acknowledges. 12, Percy Street, Bedford Square, May 24th., 1830." The Harmonicon, Volumes 4-10, William Ayrton, 06/1830, p. 267

"GEORGE WILKINSON - Begs to acquaint the Nobility, Gentry, and his Friends, that since his Removal from Oxford Street to No. 12, PERCY STREET, he has manufactured an Extensive and Elegant Stock of CABINET, COTTAGE, and SQUARE PIANOFORTES, in doing which, he has paid particular attention, and fully succeeded in the security of those intended for Tropical Climates, on Principles equally applicable to counteract 1 liechanges of our own. G. W. continues to Let Superior Piano-fortes on Hire." The Harmonicon, Volumes 4-10, August 1830, p. 275

INFO EXTRA

WILKINSON on Wikipedia

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' and music publisher ca. 1799-1830

WILKINSON & BRODERIP (1798)

"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. The following extract (kindly forwarded by Mr. F. G. Edwards) from the Morning Chronicle, of January 11th, 1811, proves that Wilkinson & Co. did not remain long in existence after the death of Broderip, and also shows what became of the stock and plates: — T. Preston, 97, Strand, acquaints amateurs, etc., that he has just purchased the entire stock, etc, of Wilkinson & Co., late Broderip & Wilkinson, of the Hay-market.
Robert Broderip, born at Wells in 1750, died May 14th, 1808, at Bristol, the year which tallies with the absence of the name from the music firm, affording considerable confirmation that he was the senior partner in it.
Broderip & Wilkinson did not hold a very large business, publishing principally sheet music, with an occasional tutor for the harpsichord, violoncello, etc. One piece of sheet music is a rondo on the air, If a body meet a body, by Robert Broderip, and some glees taken from Scott's poetry, by Dr. Clarke, of Cambridge, are among music issued by Wilkinson & Co., late Broderip & Wilkinson." British music publishers, printers and engravers: London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish, 1900, p. 18-19 (archive.org)
- see also WRIGHT Hermond on this page

WILKINSON & WORNUM (1811-13)(¹), see also WORNUM, here below

1813 - "Notice is hereby given, that the partnership carried on between us the undersigned George Wilkinson and Robert Wornum, in the trade or bussiness of Piano-Forte-Manufacturers, at No. 315, Oxford Street, and 11, Princes-Street, Hanover-Square, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. - Witness our hands this day 3d day of march 1813. George Wilkinson. R. Wornum." The London Gazette, 09/03/1813, p. 489

"The unique pianoforte was next introduced by Messrs. Wilkinson & Wornum. This instrument, although suited to the taste of the day, did not content its inventor, Mr. Wornum, who soon after produced the piccolo, which, in a short time, exceeded all its predecessors in popularity." Beeton's Dictionary of universal information; comprising a complete summary ..., 1861, p. 1393

BRODERIP & WILKINSON (*1799), see also BRODERIP

WILKINSON George (*1816)(*1817)(*1820)(*1830)

 

13, Hay-Market (*1799), 11, Princes Street, Hanover Square (*1813), 315, Oxford Street (*1813)(*1816)(*1817)(*1820)(**1822)(*1823)(***1824)(x1825), 12, Percy Street, Bedford Square (*1830), London
WILKINSON Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1904-07

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

12, Hazellville Road, Hornsey Rise, N. (**1904), [7-12], Hazellville Road, Hornsey Road, N. (x1906)(y1907), London
WILKINSON John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1887 (x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)

Waterloo (xx1890), Pudsey
WILKINSON John  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1887 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung u. Import' (x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung u. -Import' (x1912)

 

131, Lower Town Street, Bramley (x1906)(x1912), Leeds
WILKINSON & Sons Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890; (xx1890)

'Orgelbauer, Piano- u. Instr.-Händler' (x1906)

Ambleside
WILKINSON & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1829 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

1906-26 - Owners : Thomas GREENWOOD & Croft WILKINSON (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

'Orgelbauer, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Orgelbauer, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

 

Aynam Road (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Kendal
WILLCOCKS Alfred G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1870 9, Camden Street (**1870), 10 a, St. James Street, Islington, N. (**1870), London
WILLCOCKS & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' [since 1906] London
WILLCOCKS & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1904-07 37, Monsell road, Finsbury Park, N. (**1904)(y1907), London
WILLCOCKS Charles James 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1895-1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

133, Barnsbury Road, N. (**1895), 37, Monsell Road, Finsbury Park, N. (x1906), London
WILLERINGHOUSE & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and importers of pianofortes (IBACH) ca. 1891-1906

WILLERINGHOUSE & Co (**1891)

WILLERINGHAUS Fritz (x1906)(x1912)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

Representative for LIPP & Sohn, Stuttgart, Germany (x1906)(x1912)

 

13, Hamsell Street, E.C. (**1891), 56, Berners Street, W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WILLETT A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

High Street (x1926), Dunmow
WILLEY J. G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

9, Market XI (x1912), Barnard Castle
WILLIAMS B. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910 [since 1831 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

19, Paternoster Row, E. C. (xx1890), 20, Nassau Street, W. (*1906)(*1907), Goode Street (*1910), London
WILLIAMS Brothers & Co Ltd. Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906 [since 1887 (x1906)]

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

3-7, King Street (x1906), Oldham
WILLIAMS & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-09

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

WILLIAMS Ltd. (y1907)

 

15, Electric Avenue, Brixton Station, S.W. (x1906)(*1907)(*1909), 15-16, Electric Avenue, Brixton, S.W. (y1907), London
WILLIAMS Georg A. & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926 [since 1908 (x1926)]

'The New Music Centre' & 'Piano-, Orgel-, Sprechm.- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1926)

9-10, Tubwell Row (x1926), Darlington
WILLIAMS G. T. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1926

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1926)

Cattermole's Yard, Orleston Road, Liverpool Road, N. (x1926), London
WILLIAMS H.   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1906 [since 1879 (xx1890)(x1906)]

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)

6, Alma Road (xx1890)(x1906), Sheerness-on-Sea
WILLIAMS & HARNETT 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1895-1910 Carlow Street, Arlington Road (*1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)(*1910), London
WILLIAMS John

 

1838 - "Insolvent Debtors [...] John Williams, formerly of No. 14, Michael's-place, Brompton, Journeyman Piano-Forte-Maker and Ship. Builder. No. 14, Michael's place, Brompton aforesaid, and at the time of No. 2. Grove-Place, Brompton, and afterwards No. 2 Grove-place, Brompton aforesaid, all in Middlesex, Piano-Forte-Maker." The London Gazette, 06/07/1838, p. 1552-1553

 
 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1838

 

2, Grove Place, Brompton, Middlesex (**1838), London
WILLIAMS Joseph Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1910

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

107, Great Dover Street, S.E. (xx1890), 32, Great Portland Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1910), London
WILLIAMS N. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1836 28, Redcliff Crescent (x1836), Bristol
WILLIAMS R. & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

1-3, Wellington Road, North (x1912), Stockport
WILLIAMS Richard  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818-29

1829 - Bankrupt on 13 january 1829, The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with ..., George Elwick, 1843, p. 450 - and - Colburn's New Monthly Magazine, 01/02/1829, p. 88

18, Upper Crown Street, Westminster (**1818), 3, Upper Crown Street, Westminster (*1818), 90, Great Surrey Street, Blackfriars (1829), London
WILLIAMS Robert Frederick 'Pianoforte-maker ' ca. 1895-1910 10, King's Road, St. Pancras, N.W. (**1895), 12, Carlow Street (*1910), London
WILLIAMS S. & Co 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906

'Pianobauer u. -Händler' (x1906)

3, Upper Arcade (x1906), Bristol

Port Talbot

WILLIAMS & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Pianobauer, sowie Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)

7, Change Gate (x1912), Keighley
WILLIAMS Thomas 'Music-seller ' ca. 1818-22 29, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden (*1818), 2, Strand (**1822), London
WILLIAMS W. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26 [since 1905 (x1912)(x1926)]

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

292, Hechells Park Road (x1912), 286, Nechells Park Road (x1926), Birmingham
WILLIAMS William  

Patent of 1862 : "Williams. 13th February 1862. - 379. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, of Bath, in the County of Somerset, Pianoforte Maker, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1863, p. 28  - or - "Feb. 13, 1862. - WILLIAM WILLIAMS. Diagonal bass. strings, inclining towards the right in grand pianos, and continued below the keyboard towards the front of the keys." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 215

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862  Bath (Somerset)
WILLIAMS William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43 7, North Street, John Street , Fitzroy Square (**1841)(*1843), London
WILLIAMS W. E. Ltd. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-19

WILLIAMS Ltd. (x1912), 'Piano-Handlung'

 

9, Victoria Parade, Balharn Hill, S.W. (**1901)(**1904), 13-15, Electric Avenue, Brixton, S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919), 15, Electric Avenue, Brixton, S.W. (x1912), London

 

WILLIAMSON John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1911

'Pianoforte dealer' (yy1911)

46, Thames Street (yy1911), Windsor
WILLIS George & Sons Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26 [since 1874 (x1912)(x1926)]

'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.- Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

High Northgate (x1912)(x1926), Darlington
WILLIS Isaac

 

"WILLIS AND CO., No. 75, Lower Grosvenor Street, (near Bond Street.) London, respectfully solicit the attention of the lovers of the Pianoforte to their splendid assortment of Table Pianopontes, in Maple Zebra, Rosewood, and Mahogany Cases, recently consigned to them by the Patentee—who has appointed them sole agents in London, for the sale of these instruments, in which will be found a combination of the whole of the latest inventions of M. PAPE. They possess a brilliancy and power of tone far beyond that of the square pianoforte, with a three-fold advantage—that of occupying no more room than an ordinary table—of placing a musical party in the centre of the room— and of giving the performer at the pianoforte the entire command of the persons accompanying, either vocal or instrumental, the lid on the side opposite to the performer falling back, and forming an excellent music desk. The improvements and advantages derived from them are too numerous and important for the limits of an advertisement. The superiority of their tone, the simplicity and strength of their mechanism, and the beauty and elegance of their form, and external appearance, render them well worthy of the high character they have established, both on the Continent, and in this country. (see next )

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1815-50

WILLIS Isaac & Co (1842-50)

 See also WILLIS Isaac in Dublin, Ireland


(continuation)

A constant supply of Pianofortes by all the most eminent makers, may be found at 75, Grosvenor Street; and are offered to the public at the lowest manufacturers' prices. Subscription to the Musical Library, Two Guineas per annum. *...* A general assortment of M. PAPE's PATENT PIANOFORTES may be seen at No. 116, New Bond Street, including his newly-invented Eight-Octave GRAND PIANOFORTE. The Sopha and Console Pianofortes." The Musical World, 1842 p. 348

75, Lower Grosvenor Street, Bond Street (x1842)(1842-50), London
WILLIS John  

"WILLIS and CO. have the honour of informing the Nobility, Gentry, and Public, that their Rooms are constantly supplied with a splendid assortment of PIANO-FORTES, HARPS, &c, which they offer for Sale at the lowest Manufacturers' Prices. They have just received a fresh assortment of their PATENT BAR FOLIOS, for holding Music, &c, on a new and extremely simple construction, which secures the contents as firmly as if bound.
A great Variety of FOREIGN GUITARS, at all Prices. PIANO-FORTES LENT ON HIRE." The Harmonicon, Volumes 4-10, 01/1829, p. 200

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer and publishers ca. 1822-30

WILLIS & Co (1829)


(continuation)

"Published by Willis & Co., Royal Musical Repository, 55, St. James's Street, London; and 7, Westmoreland Street, Dublin; where may be found every variety of Grand, Cabinet, Cottage, Square, and Circular Pianofortes, Harps, &c. by the most eminent makers, at the lowest manufacturers' prices." The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, 1830, p. 22

 

 3, Angel Court, opposite Somerset House (**1822), 55, St. James's Street (x1830),  London

65, St. James's Street (opposite Jermyn Street (x1826), 7, Westmoreland Street (x1826)(x1830), Dublin, Ireland

WILLIS S.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Händler, -Reparateur u. -Stimmer' (x1912)

 

8, Lodge Road (x1912), Wallington
WILLIS T. R.  

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 29, Minories (**1884), London
WILLIS W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

 WILLIS Mrs. (xx1890), 'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung'

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

WILLIS & Sons (x1912), 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung'

 

55, St. Andrew's (xx1890)(x1906)(y1907)(x1912), Uxbridge (Middlesex)
WILLIS William Brown  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1854 (xx1890)]

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

 

22, Paragon Street (xx1890), Hull
WILLMOTT H. & Son  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1926

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

 

31, High Street (x1926), Brentford
WILLMOTT John & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-12 [since 1890 (x1912)]

1906-12 - Owner : George & William FINNIMORE (x1906)(x1912)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) - 'Import u. Export, auch Musikal., Musikinstr. u. Sprechm.' (x1912)

Representative for HEGELER & EHLERS, Oldenburg, Germany (x1906)(x1912)

 

259, Caledonian Road, Islington, N. (x1906)(x1912), London
WILLS & CRITCHER Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano- und Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)

8, Old Square (x1912), Birmingham
WILLSHAW R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano- u. Orgel-Hdlr. u. Musikdirektor' (x1906)

65, High Street (x1906), Bedford
WILSHIRE F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Musiklehrer, handelt auch mit Pianos' (x1912)

Hanham (x1912), Bristol
WILSHIRE William G. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

24, King Street (x1912), Lancaster
WILSON A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

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

 

Broad Street Corner [122 Park Road, Aston] (x1906), 205, High Street, Erdington (x1912), 218, High Street, Erdington (x1926), Birmingham
WILSON Alfred Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

5, Coburg Terrace, Tynemouth Road (x1912), North-Shields
WILSON Arthur Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1876 (xx1890)]

'Piano- und Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)

169-171, West Street (xx1890)(*1893), Sheffield
WILSON Arthur, PECK & Co
| BECK
 

 

 

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1895-1920

See also WILSON Arthur, here above

Sheffield

WILSON A[rthur], PECK & Co Ltd. (x1906)(x1912)(y1914)(1920) in Sheffield

'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung. Konzert-Agentur' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-Verlag, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung. Konzert-Agentur' (x1912)

1912 - Directors : Max & W. L. LINDLAR & John PECK (x1912)

Sheffield branch

by HILTON & Co (x1912)

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

Nottingham

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

WILSON, PECK & Co Ltd. (x1912)

WILSON, PECK A. & Co (y1914)

Mexborough

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

 

MAIN FIRM : 31, Fargate (*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906), 2-6, Pinstone Street (*1903)(*1906)(*1910), Beethoven House, 78-84, Fargate (x1906)(x1912), 64-70, Leopold Street (x1906)(x1912), 78-80-82, Fargate (y1914), 70, Leopold Street (y1914), Sheffield

BRANCH : 194, London Road (by HILTON & Co - 1912)(x1912), Sheffield

BRANCH : [7-8], The Poultry (x1906)(y1907), 7-8-9, Poultry (x1912), 12-14, Peter Gate (x1912), 8-9, The Poultry (y1914), Nottingham

BRANCH : 78, High Street (x1912), Mexborough

WILSON & BEVERLEY Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

16, Barum Top (xx1890), Halifax
WILSON & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Import' (x1906)

176, Manningham Lane (x1906), Bradford
WILSON & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

15-17-36, All Saints Road, Notting Hill, W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WILSON E. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-97 [since 1870 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

134, Town Street, Stanningley (xx1890)(*1893), 19, Hilary Street (*1895)(*1897), Leeds
WILSON, GLEN & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

82, Leighton Road, N.W. (x1912), London
WILSON H. Slade  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1850 (x1906)(x1912)]

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

 

Market Square (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Keswick
WILSON Henry Swindon  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1853

Witness in a court 1853, Proceedings of the Central Criminal Court, 4th April 1853, p. 53

 

2, Henry Street, Cumberland Market (18??), 16, Gloucester Place (18??), London
WILSON James Andrew  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1901-12 [since 1887 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)- 'Auch Lehrer' (x1906) - Auch Import' (x1912)

WILSON Jas. A. & Co (y1907)

WILSON J. A. (x1912)

 

22, High Steet, Putney, S.W. (**1901)(**1904)(y1907)(x1912), 547, Fultham Road, S.W. (x1906)(y1907)(x1912), London
WILSON J. C. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

40, Manor Park Road, Harlesden, Willesden Junction, N.W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WILSON S. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912)

Beethoven House (x1912), Pudsey
WILSON Stanley & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 Westbourne Park (?), London
WILSON Thomas  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1838 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

Whitehaven

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

Workington

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

 

 

MAIN FIRM : 27, Lowther Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Whitehaven

BRANCH : 36, South William Street (x1906)(x1912), Workington

 

WILSON William 'Musical Instrument Maker' ca. 1808-28

 'Pianoforte-manufacturer' (**1828)

Newbrough Street (*1808), Longroom Street (**1828), Scarborough, Yorkshire
WINDOVER  

BRAND

Pianos made by BRITISH PIANO MANUFACTURING

End : ca. 1956

 

London
WINDOWS J. G.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

Darlington

1926 - Manager : M. J. WINDOWS (x1926), 'Musikinstr.-, Piano- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1926)

 

MAIN FIRM : Newcastle-on-Tyne

BRANCH : 13, Horsemarket (x1926), Darlington

WINDUS James

 

"WINDUS, J., Pianoforte Maker, Selecter, and Tuner, 43, London-street, Fitzroy-square." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 12 (archive.org)

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1851-1906 [since 1850 (xx1890)(x1906)]

WINDUS J[ames] (*1862)(xx1872)

WINDUS James & Co (**1882)

WINDUS James (xx1890), 'Pianohandlung'

WINDUS James & Co (**1891)(**1895)(x1906)

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Exhibitors list London, 1872

 

43, London Street, Fitzroy Square (y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 120, Great Portland Street, W. (*1862)(xx1872)(**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1893)(**1895), Langham Works, Gosfield Street, W. (**1891), 32, Great Titchfield Street, W. (**1882)(**1884)(*1893), 107, Great Portland Street, Oxford Street, W. (x1906), London
WINGET William 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-47 63, John Street, Fitzroy Square (**1841)(*1847), London
WINSTANLEY J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

'Piano-, Orgel- u. Uhren-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Uhren-Handlung, führt auch Pianos u. Orgeln' (x1912) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1926)

 

38-40, Bradshawgate (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Leigh
WINTER Richard  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

'Organist, Piano- u. Harmonium-Händler' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Organist, Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1912)

 

Market Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Long Sutton
WINTER Richard Henry Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

Broad Street (x1912), Whittlesea
WINTER & Son Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1874 (xx1890)]

'Photograph, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Instr.-Händler' (xx1890)

7, Ocean Place (xx1890), Hull
WINTERBURN Sidney E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

5, Regent Place (x1912), Leamington
WISEMAN E. T. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1926

'Piano-Fabrik, Handlung mit Sprechm. u. Musikinstr.' (x1926)

56a, Newton Street, Corporation Street (x1926), Birmingham
WISHER John

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1881-1926 [since 1822 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

WISHER John (y1881), 'Pianoforte dealer'

WISHER [J.] & Son (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

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

 

9, London Street (y1881), 7, London Road (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Derby
WISKER E. R. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Station Road, Manor Park Station, E. (x1906), London
WISSNER Conrad  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1882

 

11, Howland Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1882), London
WITKOWSKI M. A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Representative for J. G. IRMLER, Leipzig and Gebr. PERZINA, Schwerin (x1906)

 

80-81-82, Fore Street, E.C. (x1906), London
WITNEY M. A.   'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1915 12, Percy Street, W. (*1915), London
WITHERS E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

10, Winton Square (x1926), Basingstoke
WITHERS E. G.    

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26

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

WITHERS E. G. & Sons (x1926)

 

19, Prescot Road, Fairfield (x1906)(x1912), 279, Kensington Road (x1926), Liverpool
 

WITKOWSKI Max Arthur

 

 

Advertisement in Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 35, 05/1912, p. 613

 

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-15 [since 1890 (x1912)]

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Agent' (y1914)

1912 - Representative for BELL & Co of Berlin, Germany (x1912), J. G. IRMLER, Leipzig, Germany (x1912), NEUGEBAUR C., Berlin, Germany (x1912) & OTTO Carol, Berlin, Germany (x1912)

 

32, Newman Street, W. (x1912)(*1914), 12, Percy Street, W. (y1914), 2, Percy Street, W. (*1915), London
WITTAKER W. H.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

'Lehrer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)

 

298, Chadderton Road (xx1890), 159, Chadderton Road (x1906), 185, Chadderton Road (x1912), Oldham
WITTON David J.    

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884-95 [since 1854 (xx1890)]

«Late FROOMS & Co» (**1884), see also FROOMS

'Pianofabrik' & 'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 233, Commercial Road, E. (xx1890), 239, Commercial Road, East, E. (**1884)(*1890)(xx1890)(**1891)(**1895), London
WITTON David Junior  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1862

 

 22, Norfolk Street, Islington, N. (*1862), London
WITTON David Samuel  

Patent of 1858 : "1564. David Samuel WITTON, of 30, Tibberton Square, Lower Road, Islington, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes. Provisional protection only." Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents, 1859, p. 99

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1859 [since 1857]  30, Tibberton Square, Lower Road, Islington, Middlesex (*1859), London
WITTON H.  

Patent of 1877 : "Dec. 29, 1877. - H. WITTON. Improved action."
The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 227

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1877   London ?
 

WITTON R. & WITTON
| WHITTON & WHITTON

Advertisement in Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 35, 05/1912, p. 612

Musical Opinion and Music Trade Review, Volume 40, 1917, p. 728

 

 

 

Patent of 1881 : "May 5, 1880. - HENRY WHITTON. Improvement in method of centring the key, in the sticker action, and modifications of damper action and escapement." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 229

Patent of 1882 : "March 16, 1882. — HENRY WITTON. (1) Improvements to secure a certain and uniform action of the hopper fly. (2) Improvements on the back frames of pianofortes fitted with iron fronts." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 232

 

 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1874-1921 [since 1840 (xx1890) or since 1838 (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)]

WHITTON & WHITTON (**1874)

WITTON & WITTON (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(*1909)

WITTON Walter for WITTON & WITTON (y1891)

'Pianofabrik' (xx1890) ------- 'Pianoforte manufacturers' (y1891) ------- 'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926) ------- 'Auch Verfertiger der «Gondolin-Harp»' (x1906)(x1912)

WITTON, WITTON & Co (**1895)(x1906)(y1907)(*1910)(y1912)(*1916)(*1917)(*1918)(*1919)(x1926)

 

Regent's Row (**1874), Queen's Road, Dalston, E. (**1874), 32, Hanover Street, Arlington, [Islington], N. (**1882)(**1884)(xx1890)(**1891)(y1891)(*1895)(**1895)(*1897)(*1899)(*1903)(*1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910), 16, Vernon Square, W.C. (x1912), 143, Fonthill Road, [Seven Sisters' Road], Finsbury Park, N. (y1912)(y1914)(*1916)(*1917)(y1917)(*1918)(*1919)(*1921), Goodwin Street, 129, Fonthill Road, Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park Station (x1926),  London
WOLF & Co Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' & 'Pianos u. Instrumente' (x1906)

19, Nassau Street, W. (x1906), London
WOLF & FIGG 'Piano forte makers' ca. 1847 20, St. Martin's le Grand (*1847), London
WOLF Robert

(? - 1844)

 

Square pianoforte ca. 1840, Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia

"By his Majesty's Royal Letters Patent.
ROBERT WOLF & CO.'S
PICOLO AND GRAND SQUARE PIANO-FORTES, WITH PATENT TRANSVERSE STRINGS, And GRAND PIVOT ACTION, 79, CORNHILL, LONDON.
Robert Wolf & Co. respectfully invite the attention of the Musical Profession and the Public to their Newly-invented Picolo, and Grand Square Piano-fortes, with Patent Transverse Strings, and Grand Pivot Action, which are offered at prices not greater than Instruments ot similar exterior made on common principles.
This novel and efficient improvement, for which His Majesty's Royal Letters Patent have been obtained, is designed to obviate certain difficulties, experienced by all Piano-Forte Makers in the attempt to combine power with sweetness of quality, in Picolo and Square Pianos ; and these difficulties, after a long course of experiments, they have completely overcome by the following simple invention.
The upper or Treble strings are drawn across the instrument, similar to those on the Horizontal Grand Piano and the Bass strings being drawn over them, and placed on a bridge behind, are increased in length, and thus a more equal distribution of pressure on the Sound-Board, which passes over the whole area of the instrument, being obtained, the extent of vibratory surface is considerably increased, and a wider space for the Action, constructed on the principle of that of the Horizontal Grand, much simplified, being afforded, a more direct and equal blow from the hammer, and that delicacy of touch which is justly appreciated by an accomplished performer, is satisfactorily effected.
As the limits of this notice will not admit an adequate description of all the important advantages which arise out of this invention in the construction of these Piano-Fortes, and convinced of their superior elegance and convertibility in point of form, Rorert Wolf nnd Co. solicit the favor of personal inspection at their Ware Rooms, (late Gerock, Astor, and Co's,) 79, Cornhill, London." The Musical World, 09/06/1837, p. 212

 

 

'Musical instrument maker' ca. 1839-44

GEROCK & WOLF (date ?), see also  GEROCK

WOLF Robert & Co (xx1837)(**1841)(x1842)(*1843)

1841 - "Tuesday, February 23. Partnerships dissolved. [...] R. Wolf and Co. Moorgate street, pianoforte manufacturers." The Examiner, 28/02/1841, p. 349 -  "Notice is hereby given, that the partnrship heretofore subsisting between the understood, Robert Wolf and George Wolf, carrying on the trade or business of a Piano Forte and Instrument Mnufacturer, in Moorgate-street, in the city of London, under the style or firm of Robert Wolf and Co, was this day dissolved by mutual consent. - Dated this 22d day of February 1841. Robt. Wolf. - Geo. Wolf." The London Gazette, 23/02/1841, p. 495

Successor of ASTOR and GEROCK

1846 - "PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Middleton versus Wolf, the creditors of Robert Wolf, late of St. Martin's-le-Grand, in the city of London, Piano Forte Manufacturer, deceased (who died in the month of November 1844), are, by their Solicitors, forthwith to leave their claims of debts before William Brougham, Esq. one of the Masters of the said Court, at his office, in Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane, London, and are to establish such claims before the said Master, or in default thereof they will be excluded the benefit of the said Decree and the General Orders of the said Court." The London Gazette, 1846, p. 2855

Patent of 1834 : "Robert Wolf, Cornhill, musical instrument maker, for an improvement in piano-fortes , consisting in the new construction on the principle of acoustics of a sounding body, applicable to every description of piano-fortes. March 2 ; six months to specify." Mechanics Magazine, Volume 22, 1835, p. 479

[79], Cornhill (xx1837)(x1842), 45, Moorgate Street, Bank (**1841), 20, St. Martin's-le-Grand [late 79, Cornhill](x1842)(*1843)(1844), London
WOLFENDEN H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) - 'Auch Stimmer' (x1912)

82, Fortess Road, Kentish Town, N.W. (x1906)(x1912), London
WOLFF Benni 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 73, Noble Street, E.C. (**1884), London
WOLFFE J. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

Pollet (x1906), Guernsley
WOLFFSOHN J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

Representative for KNABE & THAL, Berlin (x1906)

 

34, Manchester Street, W. (x1906), London
WONNACOTT J. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884 51, Millman Street, Bedford Row, W.C. (**1884), London
WONDER PIANOFORTE & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' (date ?) London
WOOD Alfred  

  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926 [since 1821 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Instr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) ------- 'Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1926)

 

59-60, High Street (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Huntingdon
WOOD Arthur    

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1879-1926 [since 1868 (x1906)(x1912)]

East Grinstead

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

WOOD A. & Sons (x1926)

Horley

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

Redhill

'Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikw.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912)

 

 

London Road (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), East Grinstead

Horley; (x1906)(x1912)

45, Station Road (xx1890)(x1906), 30, Station Road (x1912), Redhill

 

WOOD A. H.  

Patent of 1879 : "April 8, 1879. - A. H. WOOD. Improvements in sounding-boards of upright pianofortes." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 227

 

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1879-1926

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

39, Bedford Grove (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Eastbourne
WOOD Brothers  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-26 [since 1866 (x1912)(x1926)]

WOOD Brothers (*1906)

WORDSWORTH & Co (x1906)(x1912)

'Hannover Organ Works' & 'Orgelbaumeister' (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

WOOD, WORDSWORTH & Co (x1926)

 

12, Park Lane (*1906)(*1909), Hanover Avenue, Park Lane, [Bellevue Road] (x1906)(x1912), Park Lane (x1926), Leeds
WOOD C.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

6, Commercial Place, Dames Road, Forest Gate, E. (x1906), London
WOOD C. H. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1891 (x1912) or since 1890 (x1926)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' & 'Pianobauer, Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Händler u. -Reparateur' (x1912)

1926 - Owners : John H. BAINBRIDGE (x1926)

 

401, Manchester Road (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Hollinwood near Oldham
WOOD Charles  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1832 (xx1890)]

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

 

11, St. Martins (xx1890), Stamford
WOOD & Co 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890-97 [since 1868 (xx1890)]

'Pianohandlung' (xx1890)

 

3, Rathbone Place, Oxford Street, W. (xx1890)(**1891), [32a], Wrotham Road, King's Road, N.W. (**1891)(*1895)(*1897), London

 

WOOD C. E..  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

'Piano-Handlung' (x1926)

 

170, Wakefield Road (x1926), Dewsbury
WOOD C. T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

285, High Road, Leystone (x1912), London
WOOD E.  

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

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

 

High Street (xx1890)(x1906), Bognor
WOOD E. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

Higher Parr Street (x1906), St. Helens
WOOD E.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

 'Vertreter von F. Stichel-Leipzig in Pianos, Player-Pianos u. Piano-Players' (x1912)

 

23, Grange Road (x1912), West Hertlepool
WOOD F. W.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1926

Bradford
[since 18
74 (x1906)(x1912)
(x1926)]

WOOD F. W. (xx1890)(x1906)

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

WOOD J. (x1912)(x1926)

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

Huddersfield
[since 1840 (x1912)]

WOOD Joseph (y1855), 'Music seller'

WOOD J. & Sons (x1912), 'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung'

WOOD F. (x1926), 'Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1926)

 

19-23, Market Hall (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Bradford

8, High Street (y1855), 67, New Street (x1912), Gatehead, Marsden (x1926), Huddersfield

WOOD Herrap  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

'Lehrer, Musikal.- u. Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Lehrer, sowie Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel- u. Sprechm.-Händler' (x1912)

 

High Street (xx1890), 62, High Street (x1906)(x1912), Market Harborough
WOOD J.  

'Instrument Maker' ca. 1866

 

76, North Street (**1866), Brighton
WOOD J. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1865 (x1906)]

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

11, Prospect Street (x1906), Plymouth
WOOD J. B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912

WOOD J. B. (xx1890), 'Musiklehrer, Piano- u. Instr.-Händler'

WOOD J. R. (x1906)(x1912)

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

 

Albert Terrace (xx1890), 220, Huddersfield Road (x1906)(x1912), Ravensthorpe
WOOD J., MUIR & Co

SEE ALSO ...

WOOD, MUIR & Co in Scotland

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1891-97  

31, Conduit Street, W. (**1895), London

 

WOOD James  

"Wood James, cabinet, cottage & picolo pianoforte manfr. wholesale & for exportation, 14 Somers town terrace, Clarendon Square." Post Office London Directory, 1852, p. 571 (specialcollections.le.ac.uk)

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1852 14, Somers Town Terrace, Clarendon Square (**1852), London
WOOD James & Son 'Musical Instrument Makers' ca. 1822 50, New Compton Street, Soho (**1822), London
WOOD James Slight

 

"WOOD, J. S., Pianoforte Maker, Pianofortes tuned, repaired, and exchanged, 81, Wells-street, Oxford-street, and 2, Sion Terrace, Tunbridge Wells." The British Colonies : their history, extent, condition and resources, 1851, p. 12 (archive.org)

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-57 81, Wells Street, Oxford Street (**1841)(x1842)(*1843)(*1847)(y1851)(**1852)(y1854)(y1857), 2, Sion Terrace, Tunbridge Wells (y1851)(y1854)(y1857), London
WOOD James William & Son  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1907-26 [since 1845 (x1912)(x1926)]

Berkhamstead

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

Great-Berkhamsted

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

Watford

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Geigen-Handlung' (x1912)

 

High Street (y1907)(x1912)(x1926), Berkhamstead

Lower King's Road (x1926), Great-Berkhamsted

86, St. Albans Road (x1912), Watford

WOOD John Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano- u. Orgel-Händler' (x1912)

168, Arkwright Street (x1912), Nottingham
WOOD John H.  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-15

WOOD John & Co (x1906)

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

WOOD John & Co Ltd. (y1907)

WOOD John & Co (y1914)

 

26a, Approach Road, Cambridge Heath Station, N.E. (x1906), 35, Approach Road, N.E. (y1907), 44, Gresham Street, E.C. (x1906), 1a, Forrester Street, Mile End Road, E. (*1914)(y1914)(*1915), London
WOOD & LAMBERT 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1884

'Vertical, Single & Double overstrung pianos' (**1884)

11, Whitfield Street, Fitzroy Square, W. (**1884), London
WOOD & MARSHALL  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1880-1926 [since 1840 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1926)]

Bradford

WOOD & MARSHALL (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910)(x1912)(x1926)

1890-1912 - Owners : Joe WOOD Sons & NORTH (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)

 'Musikal.- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Musikal.-, Musikinstr.- u. Saiten-Handlung' (x1912)(x1926)

1926 - Owner : Joe WOOD Sons (x1926)

Huddersfield

 'Musikal.- u. [Musik]instr.-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Musikinstr.-Handlung u. Musik-Verlag' (x1926)

WOOD J. & Sons (y1907)

WOOD & MARSHALL (x1926)

1926 - Owners : J. WOOD & Sons (x1926)

 

 

9, [New] Ivegate (*1893)(*1895)(*1897)(*1903)(*1906)(x1906)(y1907)(*1909)(*1910)(x1912)(x1926), Bradford

St. George's Square (**1880), 39, New Street, Beethoven House (x1906), 67, New Street (y1907)(x1926), Huddersfield

 

WOOD Page Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906 [since 1899 (x1906)]

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

31, Crescent Road, Plumstead (x1906), Woolwich
WOOD Richard 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1847 3, Grove Street, Camden Town (*1847), London
WOOD Robert 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1843-47  26, Hastings Street, Burton Crescent (*1843)(*1847), London
WOOD R. J. & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' (x1912)

 

26, Approach Road, Victoria Park, N.E. (x1912), London
WOOD W. B.  

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

WOOD & Co (xx1890), 'Musikal.- u. Pianohandlung'

WOOD W. B. (x1906), 'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung'

 

Tower Street (xx1890), Stockton Road (x1906), West Hartlepool
WOOD William  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1841-43

WOOD William (**1841)

NUTTING & WOOD (*1843), see also NUTTING

72, Judd Street, Brunswick Square (**1841), London
WOODALL Thomas & Sons  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12 [since 1868 (x1906)]

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung, Musikal.-Verlag u. -Handlung' (x1906) ------- Musika. u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (x1912)

 

New Street, Wordsley (x1906), Stourbridge
WOODCHESTER  

'Pianoforte-manufacturer' [since 1906]

Successors of BENTLEY

Fusion in 2000 with WHELPDALE, MAXWELL & CODD

End : ca. 2003

 

Woodchester, Stroud
WOODCOCK A. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

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

77, Station Road (x1906), Burton-on-Trent
WOODFIELD Geo. F. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26 [since 1898 (x1912)(x1926)]

'Handlung mit Pianos, kl. Musikinstr. u. Sprechm.' (x1912) ------- 'Handlung mit Pianos, Musikinstr. u. Sprechm.' (x1926)

85, Sherbourne Road (x1912)(x1926), Birmingham
WOODFORD Brothers 'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Fabrik' (x1906)(x1912)

7, George Street (x1906)(x1912), Huntingdon
WOODHEAD J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1862 (x1906)]

'Piano- u. Harmonium-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906) ------- 'Piano- u. Orgel-Handlung' (x1912)

 

Low Moor near Bradford (xx1890), Manchester Road (x1906), 896, Manchester Road (x1912), Bradford
WOODHEAD J. H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

19, Edward Street (x1912), Morpeth
WOODHEAD S. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-26

'Pianobauer u. -Händler' (x1906) ------- 'Pianobauer, -Reparateur u. -Stimmer, sowie Musikinstr.-Händler' (x1912)(x1926)

 

59, Tong Road (x1906), Leeds

998, Manchester Road, Bankfoot (x1912)(x1926), Bradford

 

WOODHOUSE G. 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1912

'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1912)

120, Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow (x1912), London
WOODHOUSE H. Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1885 (xx1890)]

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

54, Alfreton Road (xx1890), Nottingham
WOODHOUSE T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-26 [since 1884 (x1906)(x1912)]

'Musikal.-, Piano- u. Musikinstr.- und Bestandteile-Handlung' (x1906) ------- 'Händler mit Musikal., Pianos, Orgeln u. Musikinstr.' (x1912) ------- 'Piano- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1926) 

WOODHOUSE Harry (x1926)

 

54, Waterloo Road, Smethwick (x1906)(x1912), 30, High Street, Smethwick (x1926), Birmingham
WOODMAS Jonathan   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890-1912 [since 1856 (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)]

'Piano-Händler u. -Stimmer' (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)

Town Foot (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912), Alston
WOODNEY Hugh   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1846 5, Portland Street (y1846), Manchester
WOODS A.   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1883 (xx1890)]

'Lehrer u. Piano-Händler' (xx1890)

28, Lower Goat Lane (xx1890), Norwich
WOODS Brothers & Co  

Pianoforte-makers and/or pianoforte dealers ca. 1906-26 [since 1894 (x1906) or since 1899 (x1912)(x1926)]

1906-26 - Owners : Arthur & Alfred WOODS (x1906)(x1912)(x1926)

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

WOODS Brothers (x1926)

 

75, High Street (x1906)(x1912)(x1926), Godalming
WOODS & Co   Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1879

'Music & Musical Instrument seller' (y1879)

Clavering Place (y1879), Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland
WOODS E.  

ADVERT

Advert for E. Woods & Sons pianos. (museumcollections.rcm.ac.uk)

 
  Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 19?? 15, Dove Street (19??), Norwich
WOODS Georg  

Patent of 1803 : "June 28, 1803.— George Woods. Strings attached to pulleys, beams, etc., so that the whole may be raised or lowered in pitch at once." The History of the Pianoforte, Edgard Brinsmead, 1879, p. 199-200 (archive.org)

 
'Pianoforte-maker' ? ca. 1803 London ?
WOODS Robert John & Co  

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1906-12 [since 1895]

WOODS R[obert] J[ohn] (x1906)(y1907)

 'Piano-Fabrik - Piano-Manufacturer' (x1906)(x1912)

WOODS R. J. & Co (19??)

 

79a, Barnet Grove, Hackney Road, N.E. (x1906), 77, Barnet Grove, Hackney Road, N.E. (y1907), 26, Approach Road, Victoria Park, N.E. (x1912), London
WOODSON  

"Woodson | Grand upright & Square Piano-forte maker | Soho Square | London"

PHOTOS EXTRA

 

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'Pianoforte-maker' in London and Paris ca. 1820 Soho Square (ca. 1820), London

Paris, France

WOODWARD E.  

ADVERT

Gore's Directory of Liverpool and Its Environs for the Year 1834, p. 20

  

 

'Musical Circulating Library' ca. 1834

 

88, Dale Street (z1834), Liverpool
WOODWARD George  

"WOODWARD'S Pianoforte, Harp, & Music Saloon, 14, PROMENADE EAST, (ADJOINING THE LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INSTITUTION,) CHELTENHAM, ENGLISH & FOREIGN HARMONIUMS, CONCERTINAS, &c. All Sheet Music at Half-price. ROMAN AND ENGLISH HARP, VIOLIN, AND GUITAR STRINGS. PIANOFORTES, HARPS, HARMONIUMS, &c., FOR HIRE, SALE, OR EXCHANGE. TUNING and REPAIRING in all its Branches, introducing all the modern inventions and improvements, equal to the first London Houses. References - Local and Metropolitan. EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND PROFESSORS SUPPLIED. Instruments packed or unpacked, and carefully Removed in Town or Country. Balls and Evening Parties attended by Competent Artistes. A MUSICAL SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY, Including all New Music as soon as Published." The Cheltenham annuaire, 1860, p. 15

"Ꮐ. WOODWARD, MUSIC SELLER, PROMENADE EAST, CHELTENHAM. PIANOFORTES, HARMONIUMS, Harps, and Concertinas, By Erard, Broadwood, Collard, Alexandre, Wheatstone, &c. FOR SALE OR HIRE. Second-hand Instruments of all the above Makers, at a very Great Reduction, always in Stock. Also a few very superior VIOLINS, VIOLONCELLOS, GUITARS, and FLUTES, at Extraordinary Low Prices. The best Strings as usual. All NEW MUSIC continued to be supplied at HALF THE PUBLISHED PRICE. TUNING and REPAIRS equal to the first London Houses, and at charges quite as economical as those made by inferior or incompetent persons, Mr. Woodward particularly calls attention to this branch of business, and respectfully solicits a continuance of favours from those who have so long employed him in town or country, to whom he tenders his sincere thanks, as also the patronage of new Residents. References can be given for the last 25 years, to the principal families of the Town and County. PIANOFORTE AND MUSIC-ROOMS AND RESIDENCE, 14, Promenade East, Cheltenham." The New Cheltenham Guide: resources of Cheltenham as a place of residence ..., 1863, p. 16

 
Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1860-1926 [since 1838 (xx1890) or since 1810 (x1912)(x1926)]

WOODWARD G[eorge] (xx1860)(xx1863)(xx1867)(1872)(xx1890)

'Piano-, Harmonium- u. Musikinstr.-Handlung' (xx1890) ------- 'Musikal.-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1912) ------- 'Musikal.-, Piano-, Orgel-, Musikinstr.- u. Sprechm.-Handlung' (x1926)

WOODWARD A. E. (x1912)(x1926)


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"ESTABLISHED 1810. - DEO. WOODWARD, PIANOFORTE, HARP, AND MUSIC SALOON, 14 PROMENADE EAST, CHELTENH A M. A MUSICAL SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY. ALL SHEET MUSIC AT HALF PRICE. ROMAN AND ENGLISH HARP, VIOLIN, AND GUITAR STRINGS. PIANOFORTES, HARPS, HARMONIUMS, &c., for Sale or Hire. TUNING. All Musical Instruments Repaired, equal to the first London Houses. EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND PROFESSORS SUPPLIED. Instruments Packed or carefully Removed in Town or Country. BALLS AND EVENING PARTIES attended by competent Artistes." The new guide to Cheltenham, 1867, p. 10

"Cheltenham. - G. WOODWARD, Pianoforte and Harmonium Manufacturer, Music Seller, &c., has always in stock instruments by Broadwood, Collard, Erard, Kirkman, &c., for Sale or Hire, on the various systems, is noted for repairs of and restoration of instruments, wich cannot be superseded by any house in England." Monthly Musical Record, Volume 2, 1872, p. 154

14, Promenade (East) Villas (xx1860)(xx1863)(xx1867)(xx1890), 77, High Street (x1912)(x1926), Cheltenham
WOODWARD M.  

'Organbuilder, Harpsichord & PianoForte-maker' ca. 1788

 

Newstreet (xx1788), Birmingham
WOODWARD S. J.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1926

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

 

125, Belfrave Gate (x1926), Leicester
WOODYER A.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912-26

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

 

80, East Hill (x1912), 39, Lowfield Street (x1926), Dartford
WOOLF & HOLLANDER Ltd.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906-12

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)(x1912) & 'Möbel-Händler' (x1912)

 

220, Tottenham Court Road (x1906)(x1912), London
WOOLHOUSE  

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

WOOLHOUSE C. (*1906)(*1910)

WOOLHOUSE & Co (*1907)(*1909)(*1910)

 

174, Wardour Street, W. (*1906)(*1907)(*1909)(*1910), London
WOOLLEY William B.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890 [since 1852 (xx1890)]

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

 

Stone
WOOLLEY W. T.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1890

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

 

115, High Street (xx1890), Tunbridge (Kent)
WOOLLEY Thomas

 

 

Image of a pianoforte, in an advertisement, The Midland counties railway companion. Also, guides to the London ..., 1840, p. 85

 

"Midland Counties' - Repositories & musical Academies - For TEACHING the PIANO-FORTE & VOCALISATION, &c.
In Classes, Where also is kept a large Assortment of Pianofortes, Harps, &c. FOR SALE OR HIRE,
WHEELER-GATE, NOTTINGHAM, AND FULL-STREET, DERBY.
MR. WOOLLEY - Begs to invite the attention of the Musical Public to his extensive Stock of PIANOFORTES OF THE FOLLOWING KINDS :
CABINET PIANOS, (Six and a half octaves.)
SEMI-CABINET DITTO, (Six and a half octaves.)
COTTAGE DITTO, (Square and circular fall.)
PICCOLO, improved. (Square and circular fall.)
GRAND Square DITTO, (with metallic plates.)
COMMON Square DITTO, (with ditto.)
COMBINING EXCLUSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, IN ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY, Presenting to the Musical Amateur, the unparalleled advantage of choosing from the very best warranted Instruments, which he continues to sell 25 per cent, under the usual prices.
In these days of rapid loco-motion it is to be hoped, that the number and great variety of I nBtruments always to be seen and compared, both as regards Tone, Touch, and Exterior Appearance, will induce parties to travel some distance, to enable them to hear and see, and thus to secure to themselves the advantages offered in these Establishments.
COTTAGE, PICCOLO, AND Square PIANO-FORTES, SINGLE AND DOUBLE MOVEMENT HARPS, Embracing all the Modern Improvements, let on hire, tuned, parked, and sent to any distance.
Three Months' Hirage will be deducted from the price if purchased; thus affording the moat satisfactory opportunity of ascertaining the qualities of the Instruments.
The Full Value allowed for Pianos when taken in Exchange, varieties of which are always on hand, at different Prices, from Five Pounds and ALSO, elegant spanish guitars, music stools, and every article appertaining to music.
Printed Music for Vocal and Instrumental Purposes, Of the English, French, and Italian Schools. - PIANO-FORTES, TUNED AND REPAIRED. N.B. - descriptive Lists, with an accompanying Sketch of the various kinds of Pianos, and their exact dimensions, may be had had of Mr, Woolley, together with further particulars of his new system of Class Tuition. Midland Counties' Repositories, and Musical Academies, for teaching the PIANO-FORTE & VOCALISATION, &c. In Classes, WHERE ALSO IS KEPT A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF PIANO-FORTES, HARPS, &c.
For Sale or hire, Wheeler-Gate Nottingham and Full Street Derby
MR. WOOLLEY - BEGS TO SOLICIT THE ATTENTION OF HIS FRIENDS, AND THE MUSICAL PUBLIC, TO HIS
NEW SYSTEM OF CLASS TUITION. - The Pupils are taught the Piano-Forte on the systems of the Modern Writers for, and Performers on the Instrument, whose Klements, Studies, &c,, as well as original exercises, (calculated in every instance to insure the rapid improvement of the Pupil,) have afforded ample means of forming a NEW SCHOOL of PIANO-FORTE TUITION. (see next )

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1840-1906

WOOLLEY T. I. (xxx1855)

WOOLLEY Miss. & Co (xx1890), 'Musikal.- u. Instr.-Handlung'

WOOLLEY & Co (x1906)(x1912)

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

LONDON - "Mr. Woolley, of Nottingham, exhibits two piccolo uprights, 7 octaves, C to C. These have three vertical strings to each note, and have a bracing behind the frame, called the patent equilibrium, for taking the tension of the strings." Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences, 1851, p. 37

LONDON - "493 Wooley T., Nottingham - Patentee and Manufacturer. Equilibrium patent pianofortes, for all climates. Grand pianoforte, and 'ultiliton' pianoforte, 7 octaves each." Official description and illustrated catalogue of the Great exhibition, 1851, p. 469

LONDON - "493 Woolley, T., Nottingham, Patent-Inh. und Fab. – Drei Pianofortes." Amtlicher Catalog der Ausstellung der Industrie-Erzeugnisse aller Völker, 1851, p. 67

Patent of 1846 : "1846. Thomas Woolley, of Nottingham, pianoforte manufacturer, for improvements in pianofortes. (July 8.)" The Repertory of patent inventions [formerly The Repertory of arts ..., Volume 8, 1846, p. 126


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The Pupils being under the eye of a skilful Pianist for two hours, are not onlyconducted through a considerable portion of Theory, united with Practice, but are made to comprehend and execute at the same instant, the three important considerations of the Pianist—Construction, Execution, and proper Fingering of the Piece.
VOCALISATION - forms a very important feature in this System of Tuition. The younger Pupils, as well as the older, receive Lessous in Singiug from the commencement, in the most approved Italian manner.
From the regular habit of practising the scales in plain notes and passages of ornament, as well as in Songs, Duets, Trios. &c , the voice acquires a Firmness of Tone, and Flexibility of Execution, unattainable by any other means; and from the continuance of such exercises.
A SUPERIOR STYLE OF SINGING - is progressively formed, as fully evinced by the performances of the Pupils of the Academies.
This new system has often been resorted to,for the finish of Pupils, who had received previous instruction from other Masters and Professors; but it is much better (where practicable ) to place children under this method of Tuition from the first; thus affording the greater certainty of the musical powers being developed in the highest degree; and although these superior advantages are here proposed, the Terms mentioned will be found (considering the time devoted,) much less expensive than those of any other Teacher profeauing claims to respectability.
Notice of a PupiCs discontinuing Lestons, is particularly requested. Terms Per Quarter: — One Guinea and a half, including Tuition under the following heads— Piano-Forte, Singing, Theory, & Vocal Accompaniment." The Midland counties railway companion. Also, guides to the London and ..., Midland counties railway, 1840, p. 84-85

Exhibitors list London, 1851

Wheeler Gate (*1840)(**1846), Park Row (xxx1855), 3, Park Row (xx1890), 3-5, Park Row (x1906)(x1912), Nottingham

Full Street (*1840), Derby

WOOLLONS  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano-Handlung' - '& Sprechm.-Handlung u. Drogerie' (x1912)

 

28, Kilburn Lane (x1912), London
WOOLSTENCROFT & Co  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

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

 

The Square (x1912), Nantwich
WOOLSTON & JAY 'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1852

See also JAY

6, King Street, Camden Town (**1852), London
WOOLVERTON Samuel 'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1818; (³)(z1818) London
WOOSTER R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1912

'Piano- u. Orgel-Grosshändler' (x1912)

 

64, Newsgate Street (x1912), Newcastle-on-Tyne
WORBY, RUSSEL  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

291, Kings Road, Fulham (x1906), London
WORBY Thomas & Son
| WORBEY
 

'Pianoforte-makers' ca. 1890-1915 [since 1878 (x1906) or since 1875 (x1912)]

WORBEY T. (xx1890)

'Piano-Handlung' (xx1890)(x1906)(x1912)

WORBY Thomas & Son (x1906)(x1912)

WORBY Alexander & Son (*1914)(*1915)

 

103, Leader Street, Chelsea, S.W. (xx1890), 243, King's Road, Chelsea, S.W. (**1895)(x1906)(x1912)(*1914)(*1915), London
WORMLY R.  

Pianoforte-maker and/or pianoforte dealer ca. 1906

'Piano-Handlung' (x1906)

 

197, Trafalgar Road, Greenwich, S.E. (x1906), London
WORNUM Alfred Nicholson
| WORMAN

 

Patent of 1856 : "644. Alfred Nicholson Wornum, of Store-street, Bedford-square, for improvements in grand piano-fortes." The London journal of arts and sciences and repertory of patent inventions, 1856, p. 181

Patent of 1862 : "April 19, 1862. - A. N. WORNUM. Improved damper." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 216

Patent of 1866 : "WORNUM. 19th July 1866. - 1883. Alfred Nicholson Wornum, of Store Street, Bedford Square, in the County of Middlesex, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted ..., 1867, p. 130

Patent of 1867 : "Wornum. 17th April 1867. - Alfred Nicholson Wornum, of Store Street, Bedford Square, in the County of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, for an invention for Improvements in pianofortes. Letters Patent sealed." Chronological index of patents applied for and patents, 1868, p. 80

Patent of 1870 : "Dec. 1, 1870. - A. N. WORNUM. Position of wrestpins." The History of the Pianoforte: With an Account of the Theory of Sound and ..., Edgar Brinsmead, 1889, p. 222

 

 

'Pianoforte-maker' ca. 1848-75

See WORNUM Robert, here below


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Patent of 1875 : "2223. And Alfred Nicholson Wornum, of Storestreet, Bedford-square, in the county of Middlesex, Pianoforte Manufacturer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of “improvements in the construction of grand pianofortes.” As set forth in his petition, recorded in the said office on the 16th day of June, 1875." The London Gazette, 12/10/1875, p. 4839

 

Store Street, Bedford Square, Middlesex (*1848)(**1856)(**1867)(**1868)(xx1872)(xx1875), London
WORNUM George & Co 'Pianoforte-manufacturers' ca. 1852 10, Maddox Street, Regent Street (**1852), London
 

WORNUM Robert
| WORNAM

(1780 - 1852)

 

 

Patent of 1811, pianoforte of WORNUM

 

 

Cabinet pianoforte of WORNUM & WILKINSON, ca. 1812

 

 

Fig. 1961

 

 

Fig. 1962; Two Pianofortes of WORNUM ca. 1835, An Encyclopædia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1835, p. 1069

 

 

Pianino of 1825, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.
Upright grand pianoforte ca. 1827, Geelvinck Collection, Geelvinck Muziek Musea, Heerde, The Netherlands
Upright pianoforte n° 2330 ca. 1828, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Upright pianoforte ca. 1830, Chris Maene Collection, Ruiselede, Belgium

Grand pianoforte n° 6304 ca. 1837, Kolthoorn Collection, Geelvinck Muziek Musea, Heerde, The Netherlands