Piano manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

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Piano manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 04 Mar 2018, 18:33

Hi,
Who can help for more information about a piano?
Manufactured for Robert Cross & Son?

[The idea that this is a Brinsmead has not been confirmed.]
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Bill Kibby » 04 Mar 2018, 19:35

The name is a distraction, Cross was the retailer, and he does not appear in my lists in the 1800s, but by 1911, the firm was Robert Cross & Co., and by 1914 it was Robert Cross & Son. They were still there in 1951. My Names page
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explores the use of terms like "manufactured for". Your focus should be that this is a John Brinsmead piano - a famous maker. Inside the top, you should find some numbers, which may enable me to date it, but what I would like to see is photos that show what the WHOLE piano looks like.
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 04 Mar 2018, 20:02

Thank you so much! The piano is at my mothers place. So I will make more pictures of the whole piano!! Thank you for the answere and you hear me soon!
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 05 Mar 2018, 15:20

I made some pictures.. I can't find any name.. I don't know if I find the numbers.. I sugest you look at the pictures

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Bill Kibby » 05 Mar 2018, 17:17

If there is no name, where did the idea come from that it was a John Brinsmead piano? It looks like a typical Edwardian piano, the cheap German action (the working parts of the notes) was imported from Germany before the 1914 war, and may be marked on the rear with the action makers name and number. Numbers on keys are rarely any help.
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 05 Mar 2018, 18:33

Thank so much for the answere!! I had no idea what piano it was. My mother has the piano many many years.. But now we don't know what to do with it.. and I looked on the internet for a simular piano.. (look at the picture) and I tought I had found one :-) bit I didn't who John Brinsmead was.. so I look for help here to find out what piano we have and from what year..

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 05 Mar 2018, 18:46

There is only the text:
Manufacured for Robert Cross & Son eccles ..on my mothers piano

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Bill Kibby » 05 Mar 2018, 18:59

So where did Brinsmead come into it?
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 05 Mar 2018, 19:10

I thought it was a Brinsmead piano because I saw a simular piano on the internet and there was the titel John Brinsmead piano.. do you have any idea what piano we have?

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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Bill Kibby » 05 Mar 2018, 19:33

If you have a look at my Edwardian page
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you will see that there were thousands of similar pianos made in the first decade of the 1900s, and Brinsmeads were not usually different in any obvious way to the others, apart from occasional special designs. If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
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Re: John Brinsmead manufactured for Robert Cross & Son

Post by Femke » 05 Mar 2018, 20:08

Thank you :) I hope to figure it out.. I don't know anything about piano's ... So that is difficult :)

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