A list of some Longman & Broderip square pianos and their serial numbers
If you have a Longman and Broderip square piano, please send us the details of serial number, date, compass and any other information you can add as hand stops, pedals, photos, etc. that you think are original, so we can have a database of this make.
There was one serial Number series for five octave instruments which ran to over 4000, and a second series for five and a half octave pianos which ran from approx1795 to 1798 and a serial no of approx 900. Some pianos do not have a serial number.
No 289 is dated 1785 (?)
No 361 is signed "John Geib Fecit 1785" under the soundboard
No 1049 is dated 23rd Aug 1787
No 1072 is dated 1787
No 1134 is signed by Geib 1787
No 2386 is signed "Geib and Goldsworth 1791
No 2416 is dateable to 1789 by invoice Burghley House...??
No 2707 is datable to 1 Sept 1792 by Invoice
No 291 is dated 1796 (6 Octave!)
No 306 is dated 1796
No 430 is dated 1796
No 470 is dated 1796