I recently made an enquiry to this forum on the styling of my recently acquired 1920s Danemann piano. The instrument has now been delivered to me, and I am curious about the dealer who originally sold it, as I haven't been able to find any information online. According to an incised inscription on top of the keyboard (right hand side), it would be:
William Thomson & Son; 7 to 19 Govan Rd., Glasgow.
& at Paisley, Clydebank, Hamilton, Falkirk & Greenock
Many thanks in advance,
Thanks ever so much for your reply. The history of local dealers seems almost as interesting as the history of pianos itself and an important part of the local heritage. My piano still bears what I assume it was the shop registration number: Reg. No.809124 (in the inside of the lid, on the bottom left corner).
1844 Not listed in the Glasgow Directory as a maker or tuner.
1864 Not listed as a maker or tuner.
1875 Not listed as a maker, tuner or seller.
1884 Not listed as a maker, tuner or seller.
Sources halfway down the page at