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Postby Bill Kibby » 25 Apr 2005, 10:18

Because of the enormous reputation of the London makers, scottish firms had great trouble convincing people to buy local pianos, so they would sometimes have a London address simply for the convenience of being able to put London on the pianos! I have no trace so far of a real firm of that name in London.

Methven Simpson & Co. moved from 122 Nethergate, Dundee to 22 Reform Street around 1905, and became a limited company. They remained there for many years, so the address doesn't help us with the date of the piano. Any further clues will be hidden inside the piano, see
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