British Piano Actions Ltd Records

Scope and Content

British Piano Actions Ltd company brochure, [1931x1977]; a copy of 'The Pianomaker' 1959; and photographs of the factory and of visiting directors, [1960s]-[1970s].

Administrative / Biographical History

British Piano Actions Ltd was incorporated in 1931 in London; it built piano parts. The company moved to new premises in Trostre Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, in 1948. In 1959 it passed under the control of a consortium of six companies, and by 1977 it was exporting 75% of its products. The company was dissolved in 1989; its last managing director was Mr J. Hatchett, MBE.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr J. Hatchett, MBE, Managing Director, British Piano Actions Ltd, Trostre Road, Llanelli, 1977.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Companies House website (, viewed 3 October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the list is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

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Appraisal Information

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