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Lighte, Newton & Bradbury

The gentlemen that formed the Lighte, Newton & Bradbury Piano Company had quite a colorful history in the 19th Century piano manufacturing industry. The firm was originally established in 1848 as Lighte & Newton, but in 1851 William Bradbury came into partnership and the firm's name was changed to Lighte, Newton & Bradbury. Only two years later in 1853, Newton withdrew and the firm became known as Lighte & Bradbury until the company was dissolved in 1861. In 1861, William Bradbury independently formed the Bradbury Piano Company, and the Bradbury Piano Company continued building excellent pianos for almost another 100 years, going out of business in about 1950. In 1865, F.C. Lighte, previously of the Lighte, Newton & Bradbury Piano Company, went into partnership with Louis Ernest and they formed the Lighte & Ernest Piano Company, building very well made pianos until about 1890.


Lighte & Ernst Piano Company Advertisements 19th Century Sales Advertisements for Lighte & Ernst, Successors To Lighte, Newton & Bradbury, Circa 1865
Lighte & Bradbury Piano Company Advertisements Mid-19th Century Advertisements For Lighte & Bradbury Piano Company, Circa 1859


1855 | For Sale
$35,000 After Total Restoration
1853 | Sold