Object of the week: A. Bord piano
Today’s object is a small sized piano, suitable for a ship or cottage. This piano belonged to the Clement family of Normanby. Mrs Clement was the daughter of Mr Hudson of Hudson & Guy who owned the Kakaramea Sawmill. Mrs Clement’s daughter was Mrs Scott, who donated the piano to the Museum in 1981. This is an A. Bord piano made in Paris. Antonie Bord was one of France’s most popular piano manufacturers, building pianos by the thousands annually. Bord was established in Paris in 1840, and enjoyed huge success for over a century; Bord instruments are very popular today in Europe. In 1934, Bord was purchased by the Pleyel Piano Company of Paris. A. Bord was discontinued around 1960. If you know more about this piano that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection reference 1981.227.1.