Gunn, M. (& Sons)

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7 Cumberland Street, 1834
52 Fleet Street, 1846
16 Clare Street, 1847–?
61 Grafton Street, 1865–73


Michael Gunn is listed in the Dublin Directories in 1834 as a tuner, from 1846–47 as an 'instrument maker'. He died in 1861 (Bumpus).

An advertisement in the Irish Times in April 1873 details the winding up of the business: 'M. Gunn and Sons Beg to inform the Public that a change having taken place in their Partnership Arrangements in consequence of the retirement of Mrs. Gunn, Senr. It becomes necessary to dispose of their Stock of Musical Instruments'.

[Dates differ according to sources: McHale states that the business traded to c. 1870 but the Irish Times advertisement confirms the date as 1873.]

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  • 'Cottage pianoforte; harmonium; boudoir grand pianoforte', 1865 (Dublin International Exhibition of 1865)
  • 'Grand and semi-grand pianos [...] by Collard and Collard [and] J. Kirmman and Son, Grand pianos [...] by Erard, Semi grand pianos [...] by Cadby and others, Cottage pianos by Collard and Collard [...] John Broadwood and Sons [...] Joseph Kirkman and Sons [...] S. and P. Erard [... ] Charles Cadby [...] J. and J. Hopkinson [...] R. Allison and Sons, T. D'Almaine and Co., Goddard and Goddard; Square pianos [...] by Collard and Collard and John Broadwood and and [sic] Sons; Harmoniums [...] by ALexandre Pere et Fils [... and] Christophe [...]; American organs [...] by Mason and Hamlin; Harps [...] by S. and P. Erard', 1873 (Irish Times)
  • Tuned

  • Organ: St Patrick's Cathedral, 1821 (Bumpus)
  • Last Update: 26-09-2013