Directory of Piano Makers and Merchants in London 1760-1800

George? CORRIE

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Business activity:   Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  Beck & Corrie 1790, also possibly under his own name.   James (1930) gives date as 1794.

Business Address:   10 Broad Street as Beck & Corrie and 41 Broad Street under his own name

Thomas CULLIFORD

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(1750-c1800)

Business activity:   Harpsichord and piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Culliford & Co. 1785, Longman & Broderip (Contract with), Culliford, Rolfe & Barrow c1795-c1797, Thomas Culliford 1799

Business Address:  112 Cheapside and 72 The Stand

 

Joseph DALE

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Business activity:    Music seller and publisher, musical instrument maker & merchant (probably not a piano maker)

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Joseph Dale 1792-1805, Joseph Dale & Son 1805-1809

Business Address:   19 Cornhill 1792-1809

Comments:  Supplied square pianos under his own name made by Christopher Ganer

 

David DAVIS

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Business activity:  Merchant or financier

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Longman, Clementi & Co.  (John Longman, Muzio Clementi, Frederick Augustus Hyde, Frederick William Collard, Josiah Banger and David Davis) 1798-1800, Muzio Clementi & Co. (Muzio Clementi, Josiah Banger, Frederick Augustus Hyde, Frederick William Collard and David Davis) 1800-1810, (Muzio Clementi, Josiah Banger, Frederick William Collard, David Davis and William Frederick Collard) 1811-1817, (Muzio Clementi, Frederick William Collard, David Davis and William Frederick Collard 1817-1823,

Business Address:    26 Cheapside and 195 Tottenham Court Road

Samuel DAVIS

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Business activity: Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to: Rolfe & Davis 1797

Business Address: 112 cheapside

 

Joshua DONE

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Business activity:    Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:    Joshua Done 1792-1814

Business Address:   30 chancery Lane 1792-1814,  24 Great James Street 1793

George FREOSCHLE

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Business activity:   Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  George Froeschle 1788-1800

Business Address:  21 Mark Lane

Christopher GANER

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(c1750-c1818)

Business activity:   Piano maker (small and grand pianofortes) inlayer, music publisher and seller and possibly a harp maker during the mid-1780’s

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  Christopher Ganer 1774-1807

Business Address:  Initially at 22 Broad Street moving to 47 and 48 Broad Street

Comments:  Present accounts state that he died in 1811 but there is evidence that he died after 1818.

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Thomas GARBUTT

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Business activituy:  Harpsichord and Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Thomas Garbutt 1769-1777 business continued by J. Garbutt (son?)

Business Address:   King Street, Golden Square and 8 Bolsover Square in 1793

 

George GARCKA

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(c1750-           )

Business activity:  Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  George Garcka 1778-1793

Business Address:    Greek Street West 1778,  Stephen Street, Rathbone Place 1783,  Corner of Edward Street. and Wardour Street 1790

Comments: Garcka became bunkrupt in 1787 but continued trading.  The Business was acquired by Bates (Bates & Co) in 1793

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John Lawrence GEIB

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Business activity:   Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:    John Geib  1777-1797,  Longman & Broderip (contracted to)  c1786-c1796

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Tottenham Court Road  1786-1792,  Southampton Row 1792-1797

Comments:  In 1797, Geib continued his business in New York

William, GLOVER

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Business activity:  It is not known whether he was a piano maker or merchant

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:     William Glover  1777

Business Address:    Unknown

Comments:    A  surviving square piano inscribed “Guilelmus Glover, Londini, Fecit, 1777”  sold at Piano Auctions Ltd, Holborn, London in September 2014.

John Crang HANCOCK

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Business activity: Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  Crang Hancock 1771-1792

Business Address:   82 Wynch Street 1774, St. Clement Danes 1779-1789, Dean Street 1789, 32 Parliament Street, Westminster 1791

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Henry HOLLAND

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Business activity:   Piano and organ maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Henry Holland 1783-1798

Business Address:   Bedford Row

James Henry HOUSTON

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Business Activity:  Spinet, harpsichord and piano maker

Trading as, contracted to or employed by:   Houston & Co.  1790-1799

Business Address:    Corner of Edward Street and 95 Wardour Street

Comments:   Supplied square pianos to John Bland for resale as well as selling under his own name. Occuopied the same address as George Garcka, Thomas Tomkison and Bates & Co.

Peter JADERBLOM

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Business activity: Harpsichord and piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:  Peter jaderblom 1771

Business Address –(unknown)

Comments:    A surviving square piano  inscribed “Pertrus Jaderblom Londini Fecit 1771” was sold at auction by Bellmans, Billinghurst, Sussex in 2016.  This is probably the same instrument referred to by Harding in “The Painoforte” 1933, Appendix G.

Abraham KIRKMAN

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Joseph KIRKMAN

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Ludwig LENKFELD

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Business activity:   Piano maker

Trading as, employed by or contracted to:   Partner with John Geib 1790-1796

Business address: Tottenham Court Road 1790-1796

 

Augustus LEUKFIELD

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Business Activity:   Piano maker

Trading as, emplyoyed by or contractyed to:   Augustus Leukfield 1790-1811

Business Address:   27 Tottenham Street, Fitzroy Square