KING BROTHERS PIANO LTD, LONDON second hand piano

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KING BROTHERS PIANO LTD, LONDON second hand piano

Post by Bbrady3536 » 19 Jan 2020, 20:37

I just got a second hand piano from a friend of a friend for my children as my wife played years ago. It’s a lovely piano but would love to know the history. I don’t want a value just the history. It’s an up stand and the printed name is KING BROTHERS PIANO LTD, LONDON. I have tried looking up and only find a few vaguely stories. Any help would be great. Thank you

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Re: KING BROTHERS PIANO LTD, LONDON second hand piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 20 Jan 2020, 11:40

There are pictures online of a young Elton John playing a King Brothers piano, but very little is known about the company. The only references I have on file are between 1911 and 1949, at Tresham Avenue, Hackney Station.
King is a very common surname, so it is not surprising that a number of piano and music firms bear the name.
If you want to search inside the piano for clues, have a look at
http://www.pianohistory.info/datemarks.html
Piano History Centre
http://pianohistory.info
Email via my website.
If you find old references or links on this site to pianogen.org, they should refer to pianohistory.info

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Re: KING BROTHERS PIANO LTD, LONDON second hand piano

Post by Bbrady3536 » 21 Jan 2020, 19:32

Thank you bill. I will post later my findings at a later date

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