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by Anthony Taylor
17 Nov 2010, 13:27
Forum: Piano History
Topic: W H Barnes piano maker
Replies: 30
Views: 43451

Re: W H Barnes piano maker

I have just posted some history which may interest you. Barnes Pianos were still active in 1937, because I went with my father (who was General Manager) to watch the coronation procession from the shop in Oxford Street.
by Anthony Taylor
17 Nov 2010, 13:01
Forum: Piano History
Topic: W H Barnes piano maker
Replies: 30
Views: 43451

Re: W H Barnes piano maker

My father, Frederick William Taylor was General Manager about 1932 to 1938. He started at the company by taking a job advertised as "piano tracer" only finding out after being taken on that this meant tracing pianos bought on hire purchase when payments had lapsed, which was common. He was...