London pf.‐makers. Est. 1835 by John Brinsmead (b Weare Giffard, Devon, 1814; d London, 1908). Annual output of 2,000 pianos by 1900. Manufacture continued until 1967 when firm was bought by Kemble and Co. John Brinsmead's younger son Edgar (d London, 1907) wrote History of the Pianoforte (1870; 4th ed. 1889).