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Hicks and Son

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of 53 New Kent Road

Piano makers

1870 Established by Henry Hicks

1886 'John Henry Hicks, pianoforte maker, New Kent-road'[1]

1887 '...Mr. Henry Hicks, 53, New Kent-road...The musical establishment of Mr. Hicks, in New Kent-road, is well known, owing, among other things, the central position it occupies; and his large trade commands no doubt owing the fact that he is an old-established tradesman, and that gained his experience with the well-known firm of Messrs. J. B. Cramer and Co., with whom spent 25 years....'[2]

Became Hicks and Son around 1899

Became Hicks and Son Ltd. around 1905.


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Sources of Information

  1. South London Press - Saturday 23 January 1886
  2. South London Press - Saturday 04 June 1887