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Graves / Little

Post by Bill Kibby » 21 Jul 2003, 17:07

I can't help you with selling the piano, but may be able to give some clues to its age. Leytonstone is quite near where I was born, and this may be the same shop which Berry Pianos took over, and I worked in occasionally. William Graves is not on my lists for 1894 or 1911, but does appear in 1899. He would have "selected" the piano from an anonymous wholesale maker, unless it was Little. Could that be C.E. Little? Leytonstone was not always part of Greater London, so the "London" may refer to Little. See the free items on "Datemarks" and "Aliases" at
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-gen/price ... story.html
Piano History Centre
http://pianohistory.info
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