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Michael V Marsh
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Guild Church and Co.

Post by Michael V Marsh » 23 Nov 2007, 04:59

My neighbour has an upright piano with a name I am unfamiliar with and a brand name which I cannot locate on the web. The piano is made by
Guild Church and Company, Serial number 17232. The only date I could find on it relates to its patent - May 18th 1880. Does anyone have any information about the manufacturer?

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Post by Bill Kibby » 23 Nov 2007, 19:32

For best response, you should post this on the piano history page. A few numbers are published for this name, and these suggest about 1867, which is obviously wrong. Could you email me some photos?
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UNIDENTIFIED PIANO

Post by Michael V Marsh » 24 Nov 2007, 16:46

Bill
Thank you for such a rapid response. I will forward some pictures this evening.
Once again thanks very much.

Cheers\Mike

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Re: Guild Church and Co.

Post by dougw » 20 Mar 2018, 03:10

I know this is a very old post, but information might be useful to others. Built in Boston between 1867 and 1890 according to following:

Guild, Church & Company
In 1861, George M. Guild entered into a partnership with C.C. Briggs (later of Briggs Piano Company) and formed the firm of “George M. Guild & Company” of Boston. Shortly thereafter, Briggs withdrew and formed his own company. George M. Guild built higher grade, well made pianos and won several awards for patents he implemented in piano design and construction. The firm primarily built square and upright pianos during this era, and they were known to be very advanced and ahead of their time.
In 1867, George M. Guild went into partnership with Mr. Church, and the name of the company was changed to “Guild, Church & Company”. Church withdrew in 1890 the name of the firm was changed to “The Guild Piano Company”. The Guild Piano Company continued to build pianos well into the first quarter of the 20th Century.

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