Item #List2420 Lighte & Bradburys’ Patent Insulated Full Iron Frame New Scale Piano Fortes! Also, Piano Fortes from John B. Dunham. Sheet Music and Music Books Sold at New York Prices. Martin’s Guitars. California - Music - Ephemera, Salvator Rosa’s, Martin Guitars.
[California - Music - Ephemera] Salvator Rosa’s [Martin Guitars]

Lighte & Bradburys’ Patent Insulated Full Iron Frame New Scale Piano Fortes! Also, Piano Fortes from John B. Dunham. Sheet Music and Music Books Sold at New York Prices. Martin’s Guitars.

San Francisco: 1858-1864. Broadside measuring 12 x 8.5. Some wear and archival tape repair to margin, fine contrast, excellent condition overall. Very Good. Item #List2420

An interesting broadside advertising the Lighte and Bradbuiry piano as well as Martin Guitars, printed for the Salvator Rosa music store at 615 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. Lighte and Bradbury was in its third iteration in the period from 1858-1864 when this broadside was printed, having been started by the German immigrant Ferdinand C. Leuchte in 1847, who did business with a range of partners after anglicizing his name to Lighte. Among the testimonials listed on the broadside is praise from Lowell Mason, the composer and music director. Salvator Rosa’s store was around from at least 1852, when a fire in the city destroyed the building on Clay St., making this location at 615 Montgomery Street at least the second for the firm. The firm published sheet music including “Fireman’s March” and “Garibaldi’s Hymn.” Martin Guitars had been based in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, since 1838 and were a relatively small company at this point before the growth of popularity of guitars and the shift to steel strings that happened in the early twentieth century. We find no other nineteenth century examples of broadside advertisements for Martin in trade records.

Price: $1,500.00