Harp Making in Late-Georgian London

Chapter outline

1. Introduction

2. Consuming the harp

3. London harp makers

4. A decorative design history

5. A technical design history

6. The Erats: a manufacturing family

7. Jacob Erat's manufactories

8. Making the harp

9. Erat's Suppliers

10. Selling the harp

11. Willis, Erat and the harp

Appendices

1. Eighteenth-century action types

2. Browne & Buckwell Valuation,

19 September 1895

3. Holderness balance sheet, 1898

4. Chronology of London Harp makers

5. Harp patent drawings

6. The Erat wills

7. Erat's end-of-year stock accounts

8. Erat's harp sales, 1821-1824

9. 1847 Stumpff action catalogue

10. Transcription of Robert Willis's diary

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… a treasure of information brought together to a glass-clear oversight of all this material

collected and researched over years…” Beat Wolf

 

© 2020 by Mike Baldwin

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