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T.E Bevan and Co Calcutta

Post by Apearce » 02 Oct 2012, 15:34

Hi,
I've just been offered an upright piano as maybe a gift for my wife who used to play. I must confess I know very little about pianos which has brought me here. The piano is in moderate to rough condition but I think can be saved. I'm not after a valuation but more if anybody can enlighten me on a possible maker and history? Ive found a serial number (10282) and its labelled underneath the music sheet rest "Specially made in Germany for India and to the order of T.E Bevan and Co Ltd. London musical depot. Calcutta." there are no other markings that I can find anywhere apart from "T.E Bevan and Co Calcutta" inside the lid on part of the mechanism. Information on T.E Bevan is a bit vague on tinterweb and trying to find a maker is proving fruitless. Any information would be appreciated as it's making me curious! I did try to upload photos but as bit of a "tech dinosaur" I didn't manage it! many thanks for your time. Adam

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Post by Bill Kibby » 03 Oct 2012, 01:43

Always interesting, but there is nothing in your message that tells me anything about the piano, only about Bevan. Numbers are sometimes useful, but not without a name, so photos are the only way.
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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 09 Dec 2019, 18:25

Hi I'm so excited I just typed my great grandfather's name in as he had a piano company in calcutta well I'm his great grandaughter amazing I know someone was asking about t e bevan well he had a piano company in calcutta but also was from London I hope this helps t e bevan did have a son the only son he had sisters but my grandfather didn't or wouldn't take over he went on stage please love to see a pic of my great grandfather's piano x I don't play amazing t e bevan was a little Welsh man

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 09 Dec 2019, 18:55

Hi someone was asking about t e bevan a piano I have some photos of my great grandad in calcutta, he had a piano company out there, t e bevan did have a home in London as well x but mostly he lived in calcutta. Thomas Edward bevan had one son and three daughters, the son was my granddad x he got diswilled becouse he wanted to go on stage and didn't take the piano business or company on, my granddad has two girls I'm the eldest gran child x my grandad did make it on stage and played the piano beautifully x

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 09 Dec 2019, 19:29

T e bevan also did sheet music

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 09 Dec 2019, 20:25

Hi I'm t e bevan great granddaughter the shop he had in calcutta was called the London music depart
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Post by Bill Kibby » 10 Dec 2019, 12:08

Thanks for that, did you say you have photos of Mr Bevan? May we know your name?
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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 12:39

T e bevan, I'm jennifer saunders his great granddaughter of T E bevan yes we have photos of him and on a box we have his initial s with the date of 1921 if that's any use I don't know how to up load the photos for u, he was Welsh and a little man t e bevan x any thing I can help with would love to see pics of his instruments x my grandfather did play the piano that's t e bevan son and we had a piano but I never knew if it was a bevan piano x

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Post by Bill Kibby » 10 Dec 2019, 12:49

You can email them to me to post. You should be able to see an email button on your screen, or my website.
Absolutely fabulous!
The original enquiry was a long time ago, 2012, so I doubt if we will hear from them.
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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 13:13

I will sorted some photos for u wish we could get hold of the person who was asking about t e bevan if its ment to be it will happen x x

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 15:05

I've sent some photos by email, the man sitting in the side car is t e bevan the other man is his son my granddad x hope I've sent them right once Xmas is over I will find some more hotos and have a dig about and send u more x ty for ur interest and bare with me I will get them done xx

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 15:57

Sent some hotos by email saying invalid email address grr lol

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 20:16

Sent some photos by email I tried again so should of sent I haven't had error this time lol also bangos and ukuleles with the name t e bevan someone's got one in a private collection and is willing to sell it to me how wonderful, so I've sent this person a pic of T e bevan x if u need any more info please ask willing to help x jenny

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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 10 Dec 2019, 21:41

Grr once again I can't send emails with pictures of T e bevan, ur emails keep coming back saying it's wrong so annoying lol., if there's any other way I can send them to u xx many thanks jen

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Post by Bill Kibby » 11 Dec 2019, 11:04

You shouldn't growl at your computer, and some people believe that getting stressed actually makes the machine more likely to go wrong!
I get emails every day, so I don't know what is wrong, perhaps your typing?
We don't type email addresses on here, because it causes endless junk mail, but you can see my email address on my website.
If you search Google Images for bevan calcutta there are snippets there, but you may have seen them.
In 1883, Thomas Edward Bevan & Co.Ltd. were established in Calcutta, based at Grosvenor House, and used the name London Musical Depot.
If you search, there may be a source online for Calcutta archives. I don't know yet if I have any Calcutta information anywhere on my card and paper files.
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Re: T.E Bevan and Co Calcutta

Post by Bill Kibby » 13 Dec 2019, 15:11

By 1928, my "Musique Adresses Universel" lists T.E.Bevan & Co. as having branches in Calcutta, Darjeeling, Lahore, Mussoorie & Naini Tal.
It is quite possible that these towns may have more information on file in their libraries.
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Post by T e bevan greatgd » 13 Dec 2019, 17:23

Hi thank you for that, but I did know about darjeeling as they went there when it got two hot in calcutta plus all the photos we have got plus furniture ect but ty will try the other places x

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Post by Bill Kibby » 14 Dec 2019, 12:19

You can email Bill at pianohistory.info or press the contact button next to this message and select email. I have just done a test, it works.
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