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Name: Bill Kibby
Comment: Joseph Riley was a musical instrument dealer in Birmingham, there is no evidence that he actually made pianos at all, but many retailers put their own name onto pianos bought in from wholesalers. He was established in 1851. By 1894, the firm is listed in Kelly's Directory as J. Riley & Sons.
(1 February 2013)


Dave Harwood
27 Oct 2023 at 09:18
I found this advert in the ‘Birmingham Daily Gazette’ dated 10th December 1924: “JOSEPH H. RILEY. The new H.M.V. Lumiere gramophones with a pleated diaphragm form an attractive display at Messrs. Joseph H. Riley's emporium in Paradise Street. The new process Columbia records are also stocked, in addition to a splendid range of children's Christmas records, all of which form ideal gifts.”
27 Dec 2023 at 03:45
I have the original enamel signage for Joseph Riley (25 Constitution Hill).



Paradise Street B1 City Centre / Birmingham
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