One of the factories was a leased property, while the second, in Camden Town, London, was owned by the family. When manufacturing ceased, the building was leased out to various users until the early 1980s. When Giuliano Ajello's grandson's estate was finally settled, the Camden Town building was sold.
Arthur Giovanni Ajello, and Louis Robert Ajello, grandsons of Giuliano Ajello emigrated to Canada 1910, and established their own firm, which operated until the early 1930s.
At Leestone Road, Wyhtenshawe, Manchester, relations of the Ajello family, namely Bill Ajello, set up making pianos in 1947 and stayed in production until 1960 according to the Pierce Piano Atlas that has the serial numbers for the Manchester factory. However, Peter Ajello believes they were still making pianos much later than that.
The year 2000 marks the 300th year of piano manufacturing--Happy Birthday!
To be continued.................................
Barrie Heaton, MABPT, FIMIT, AEWVH (Dip.), MMPTA, CGLI (hon.) (USA)
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