Harps sold by the Erat harp company, London (February 1821-June 1824)
Covering 42 months from 21 February 1821 to 28 June 1824, the Erat journal lists harps sold and hired by the company. Although temporally limited compared to the Erard's ledger (1797-1917), Erat's journal contains considerably more information about the harps sold recording not just only colour, action-type and customer name, but decorative description (including gilt-type and soundboard decoration), customer addresses, and the prices charged. The latter shows that whilst the Erats supplied the general public, they also provided harps to the trade. The following document is a transcription of harp sales arranged by serial number.