History Pages That I Have Written
These are links to piano history pages that I have written, and that are hosted on the "UK Piano Page." If you have a question about the history of your own piano please use the "Piano History Forum", where I or one of the team will be more than happy to answer your query. Please do a search first though, as many history questions have already been answered.
- History of
A chronological history up to the present.
- The History of Bentley Pianos
Taken from the old Bentley catalogues with phots and serial numbers to date your piano.
- The History of Eavestaff Pianos
Includes some photos of the Eavestaff Mini-Piano.
- A Brief
History of Pitch
What is standard pitch or concert pitch and why do we need it? Also, a list of pitch standards used through the ages.
History of John Brinsmead & Sons
Includes serial numbers.
History of Sebastian Erard
Includes some of his patents.
History of Johann Baptist Cramer.
History of John Hopkinson
Includes some of Hopkinson's patents.
History of Chappell Pianos
Includes some of Chappell's patents.
& Patents from 1694
A list of patents for stringed keyboard instruments.
and Keyboard Compass
A short history of keys and keyboard compass, with lists of octave spans and keyboard compass.