Ellard, Andrew

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Dates Active in Dublin: 

1818–1838 [1847?]


27 Lower Sackville Street, 1818–22
47 Lower Sackville Street, 1822–38


Succeeded the business of J.B. Logier.

Egan described himself, c. 1825, as a flageolet, and double and triple flute maker' (Teahan).

In 1830/31, his address is described on printed music as 'Ellard's Military Music Saloon'.

Listed in the Dublin Directories as a 'manufacturer of portable organs' (1834), a 'music seller and maker of military instruments' (1835) and as an 'inventor and manufacturer of the Serpaphine, or Portable Finger Organ' (1836).

Dublin agent for Philips, Mayhew and Co., London (Humphries & Smith).

Mark: ELLARD / 47 SACKVILLE ST. / DUBLIN / (unicorn head) (Waterhouse).

[Date and addresses differ according to sources: Boydell gives the dates and addresses as above. Teahan gives 47 Sackville Street c. 1825. Hogan gives 27 Lower Sackville Street from c. 1819 to 1822 and 47 Lower Sackville Street from c. 1822 to 1838. Waterhouse gives the dates and addresses as above, but states that Ellard retired in 1847.]

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  • Double flageolet: National Museum of Ireland. Inventory number 1900:123 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Double flageolet: Royal Ontario Museum (Waterhouse)
  • Triple flageolet with separate (double) windcap: National Museum of Ireland. Inventory number 226:1944 (Boydell, 'Flageolet')
  • Flute: National Museum of Ireland (Waterhouse)
  • Serpent: Carlisle (Waterhouse)
  • Horn: Glasgow [formerly in the Glen collection] (Waterhouse)
  • Seven-keyed bugle: Basel [formerly in the Bernoulli collection]. Inventory number 1980.2496. Mark: 'MADE BY / ELLARD / 47 Sackville St / DUBLIN' (Lasocki)
  • Keyed bugle: [formerly in the R. Morley-Pegge collection]. Mark: 'Royal Patent Kent Bugle Made by A. Ellard, Dublin, No. 584, Halliday Inventor' (Lasocki)
  • Last Update: 16-05-2018