Monday, 7 February 2011

Ghost signs (50): Windover Pianos

The British Piano Manufacturing Company made instruments under the Windover brand name. Established in 1877 in Kentish Town, the BPMC manufactured good-quality pianos in London and Manchester.

If you wanted one, it wasn't a cheap item - but a walk down Wandsworth High Street offered a solution. This sign advertised 'Windover Pianos - gramophones records music - strings and small goods - cash or easy terms'. The latter phrase, of course, meant that you could buy your piano on credit.

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