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The firm of “Sir J. Herbert Marshall & Rose” was established in London in 1907.  Mr. Rose left the partnership in 1909 and the firm was reorganized as “Sir Herbert Marshall & Company” (although the “Rose” name continued to be used on some instruments up through the Great Depression).  That same year Sir J. Herbert Marshall entered into a contract with Wicox & White which allowed his firm the exclusive representation of the Angelus player mechanism in Great Britain.

In 1911 Marshall’s two sons Ernest J. Marshall and Herbert A. Marshall joined the firm and the company was incorporated as “Sir Herbert Marshall & Sons, Ltd.” Although the firm was a late-comer compared to most other established English makers, the firm enjoyed a great deal of success throughout most of the 20th Century. They were known for building very durable, well made pianos, often using very lavish woods and cabinet designs.  Several different firms were affiliated with Sir Herbert Marshall & Sons throughout the 20th Century.  The Sir Herbert Marshall & Sons brand name was discontinued in 1998.


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