Ref NoD4949
TitleHerrburger Brooks PLC
CreatorHerrburger Brooks Ltd, pianoforte manufacturers, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Organsation TypeBusiness - Commerce and Manufacturing
Organsation Sub-TypeMusic and musical instrument dealers/repairers/manufacturers
DescriptionBusiness and legal papers, largely of Herrburger Brooks Ltd., piano action manufacturers, its predecessor company, Brooks Ltd., and associated companies.
Extent75 files
Administrative HistoryAdministrative History
Brooks Ltd, piano action manufacturers, was established in 1810. Herrburger was established in France under the name of Schwander in 1844.
The two companies merged in 1920 to form Herrburger Brooks Ltd. Herrburger Brooks was the sole manufacturer for Great Britain and the Common-wealth of "Schwander" Actions. They also made the "Herrburger", "Brooks", Langer" and other actions. The company's factories were based at Camden Town and Kentish Town in London and at Long Eaton (Meadow Lane and Phoenix Mills). It is believed that Herrburger Brooks took over Provincial Piano Actions Ltd which was based in Long Eaton, c.1935.
Herrburger Brooks plc went in to liquidation in December 1998.
Custodial HistoryThese records were deposited in December 1998.
ArrangementBrooks Ltd D4949/1
Herrburger Brooks Ltd D4949/2-6
Shenstone & Co Ltd D4949/7
National Piano Actions Ltd and Langer Piano Actions Ltd D4949/8
Provincial Piano Actions Ltd D4949/9
W Chivers Ltd D4949/10
Aeolian Co Ltd D4949/11
Bossendorfer Pianos Ltd D4949/12-13
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