|Manufactured||Italian, 17th century|
|Description||A Florentine instrument from the second half of the 17th century in cypress wood in an outer painted case of poplar.|
|Inscription||Francesca da Picinani on the inner surface of the front flap of the lid in ink, but the sixth and eight letters of the surname have been overwritten so it could also have read Picinini or Picinina.|
|Specification||2 x 8' strung in brass. Both registers can be operated by handles on the bass ends protruding from the spine side and accessible through an opening in the outer-case.|
Boalch3 number: PICINANI, F. D. n.d.(1)
Boalch2 number: 1
|Restoration||1984 Chris Nobbs|
1988 Chris Nobbs (music desk in rosewood and boxwood)
|Description||Single manual English harpsichord with cross-banded mahogany casework on trestle stand with pedal for 'machine' stop.|
|Inscriptions||Jacobus Kirckman Londini Fecit 1766 on name batten over keyboard, and IK on rose in soundboard.|
|Specification||2 x 8', 4' and buff, operated by four untypical 'draw' stops (an early modification): LH: buff, 4'; RH: front 8', back 8'. Simple 'machine' stop pedal takes off front 8' and 4'.|
Boalch3 number: KIRCKMAN, J. 1766(4)
Boalch2 number: 32a.
|Restoration||c1950 Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham|
1976-78 Derek Adlam
1991 MacKinnon & Waitzman
|Maker||Thomas Culliford for Longman & Broderip|
|Description||Single-manual English harpsichord in mahogany case on trestle stand with two pedals operating 'machine' stop and lid swell.|
|Inscriptions||Longman and Broderip Musical Instrument Makers / 26 Cheapside London on name batten, and Thos. Culliford, Maker, 3 Fountain Court, Cheapside, London, February 1782 on back of name batten. S. Denton / Neetwood / Manchester / Sep 27th 1884 in pencil on bottom boards (removed during 1978 restoration).|
|Specification||2 x 8', 4', lute and buff. Stop levers labelled, L to R: Harp, lute, octave, / Mute [dummy], 2nd Unison, 1st Unison. On LH cheek knob labelled Pedal for machine mechanism. RH pedal operates unusual swell shutter formed by secondary inner 'lid'.|
Boalch3 number: LONGMAN and BRODERIP. 1782(2)
Boalch2 number: 4b
Kenneth Mobbs and Alexander Mackenzie of Ord, 'The "Machine Stop" and its Potential...', Galpin Society Journal, XLVII (March 1994).
Only two other single-manual instruments made by Culliford with both 'machine' stop and lid swell are known, one found in The Mobbs Keyboard Collection.
Thomas Culliford's daughter Mary married Charles Barrow, who afterwards became Culliford's business partner, and their daughter Elizabeth was the mother of Charles Dickens (who is therefore the harpsichord maker's great-grandson).
|Restoration||1884 S. Denton, Neetwood, Manchester|
1926 Alec Hodsdon, Lavenham
1978 Clayson & Garrett