Guelph Museums logo Collections Database

Search Term Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Name Bell Piano and Organ Company Limited

Associated Records

Image of 2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

2007.34.2 - Scrapbook

Black, thick cardboard covers around yellowed ledger sized pages. All of the pages have come away from the spine of the book. It is filled with newspaper clippings, starting on this inside cover. The scrapbook also includes; voting ballots and results, referendum ballots and results, sports items, death announcements, wedding annoucements, public notices, job postings, advertisements, election campaign adverts, historical articles, polling results (numbers added in pencil crayon),

Image of 1978.84.4 - Advertisement

1978.84.4 - Advertisement

Bell Organ advertising leaflet for the Choir Model. The leaflet is printed on cream paper in a green print. Below the illustration are the descriptions of the three different actions available - Action No. 92, No. 95, No. 98. At the bottom of the leaflet is "The Bell Piano & Organ Co. Ltd., Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, N.W. 5"

Image of 2004.5.1 - Postcard

2004.5.1 - Postcard

Colour postcard showing the Bell Piano and Organ Co. factory. In the foreground is Jubilee Park. The Bell factory has bands painted across the building that read "Estd. 1864 The Bell Organ and Piano Co. limited The largest Manufacturer under the British Flag, Capital One Million Dollars". The Royal Hotel is visible beside the factory. There are a few people sitting on benches in the park. The back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. John Kirkland of Long Beach California. "Mrs. John Kirkland Long Beach California 2.50" Print Finish: MATT Print Type: POSTCARD, COLOUR

2012.117.631 - Booklet

A booklet titled "A Century of Care and Concern: Guelph General Hospital. The booklet contains a brief history of Guelph and gives a detail history of the hospital from 1875 to 1974. The front cover of the booklet is red with the black and white photograph of the new hospital building and a black image of the original hospital building. The back cover has three black and white photographs displayed at top. The first photograph at the top has two men escorting a patient in a hospital bed leaving an ambulance. The second photograph has a nurse holding a baby. The third photograph shows two doctors and a nurse performing surgery. At the bottom of the back cover there is a black and red drawing o

Image of 2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

2013.39.1 - Plan, Fire Insurance

Very poor condition and should only be handled when absolutely necessary City of Guelph fire insurance plan February 1897 revised to 1907 and then revised again in September 1916. The plan has a black hard cloth cover. The first page has a street index. In the upper right corner there is a blue label that describes the revisions "Surveyed Feb'y 1897 revised to Sept. 1916 new sheets 35 to 38 are added population 16,738 ..." Page 2 is the map of the city with colour coding showing which page each area is shown. There is also a legend showing what each abbreviation or symbol means. There are 38 pages and each page shows a particular area. Each page shows the buildings in that area and t

Image of 2016X.10.38 - Program

2016X.10.38 - Program

The Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, Official Programme and Souvenir 1901 (the tour came to Guelph October 12, 1901). It is 74 pages long with black and white photographs and advertisements. There are black and white photographs of the Mayors of the various cities on the tour, images of inside the royal train, advertisements for businesses in cities on the tour (including Toronto, Montreal, Guelph, etc.) and an official programme for the tour including Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. Front Cover: Deep royal purple text and filigree design with lavender accents "The Royal Tour Official Programme and Souvenir 1901"

Image of 2014.84.139.10 - Statement

2014.84.139.10 - Statement

The Bell Piano and Organ Co. Ltd. account statement for ?, dated December 31st, 1908. Paper is in a chart format and it calculated interest owed on accounts from 1908 to 1924. Handwritten in black ink, some number written in blue.

Image of 2000X.11.3 - Card, Advertising

2000X.11.3 - Card, Advertising

Advertising Card for Bell Organs. Rectangular paper card with white border. Inside the border is a sailboat, with its sails down, with a red flag at the top of the main mast and back mast. There is an American flag at the back of the ship. The ship is sailing, there is a steam tube in the centre (black with a thick red stripe.) "THE BELL ORGAN" is printed diagonally at the top, slanting up from the left side. There is a leaf design on either side of "THE" The boat's reflection is visible in the water. In the In the bottom right is a signature, possibly "GB". On the back of the card, brown paper is glued, hiding much of the printing on the top. "Than a" "21 Years of Experience" "W. BELL & CO.

Image of 2014.84.139.5 - Statement

2014.84.139.5 - Statement

The Bell Piano and Organ Co. Ltd. account statement for Ventilating Sha?, dated December 31st, 1922. Paper is in a chart format and it calculated interest owed on accounts from 1922 to 1924. Handwritten in black ink, some number written in blue.

Image of 1986.37.18 - Program

1986.37.18 - Program

Program for a concert in aid of the Guelph General Hospital "In Aid of Ye Generale Hospitalle / Ye Old Folkes Concerte" that took place at the Big Town Hall Room on December 14, 1886. Off-white paper with black print on all sides. Printed by Mercury Print. Text of the program uses non-standard (earlier) spellings. The concert featured pieces from "Olden Tyme", composed in the 1600- to early 1800's. Two separate, double-sided pages. The page detailing the concert "notices" and "Ye Programme" has 1887 written on in pencil and another small piece of paper adhered to the centre at the top on the front and other pencil marks on the back. The second page features advertisements for local busine

Image of 1976.40.37 - Catalogue

1976.40.37 - Catalogue

Catalogue - "Souvenir Catalogue / First Amalgamated Ontario Provincial Winter Fair / Guelph, Dec. 11 to 14, 1900." Cover is heavy purple paper with printed text in gold lettering. There is a double lined gold border around the outside of the front cover. At the bottom of front cover, the border becomes more elaborate with gold swirls. Cover is stapled and catalogue is comprised of 36 pages of beige coloured paper with black printed text and illustrations. Besides numerous commercial advertisements, book contains the list of officials, executives and committees, an extract of the Rules and Regulations, Show Classes and a list of the winners. Some Guelph Advertisements have pictures of the

Image of 2014.84.139.2 - Statement

2014.84.139.2 - Statement

The Bell Piano and Organ Co. Ltd. account statement for Canopy, dated December 31st, 1901. Paper is in a chart format and it calculated interest owed on accounts from 1901 to 1924. Handwritten in black ink, some number written in blue.

Image of 2004.27.23 - Card, Trade

2004.27.23 - Card, Trade

Trade Card; square paper card with a coloured picture of a girl with a large hat and a fan on one side and black printing on the other. The picture of the girl is pink, blue, white and brown with four lines of black text written on a diagonal to the square card: "Compliments of W. Bell & Co./ Organ manuf'rs, Guelph, Ont.". The print on the back is also written on a diagonal to the square shape of the card. Front: " Compliments of W. Bell & Co. Organ Manuf'rs, Guelph, Ont./ J.H Bufford's Sons New York, Boston & Chicago." Back: "BUY ONLY THE BELL ORGAN/ THE LEADING INSTRUMENT FOR TONE, DESIGN, AND DURABILITY./ BUY NO OTHER./ Send for Our Catalogue./ W. BELL & CO., GUELPH, CANADA."

Image of 2002.94.1 - Advertisement

2002.94.1 - Advertisement

Advertisement from the Canadian Magazine Advertiser for the Bell Organ and Piano Company. The ad is on page 36 and is black print on rectangular cream paper. The ad speaks of the quality of the pianos and includes a testimonial from one of their customers. On the back are advertisements from several other companies including The Office Specialty Mfg. Co. and The Arnold Chemical Company. "Bell Pianos Occupy a premier position at home and abroad. Here is an expression of opinion from William H. Cummings, Esq. R.A.M. F.S.A. Mus. Doc. The Guildhall School of Music Victoria Embankment, E.C. London, 15th Aug. 1900 The Manager of the Bell Organ & Piano Co. Limited, 49 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC D

Image of 1984.17.3 - Panel, Organ

1984.17.3 - Panel, Organ

Painted wooden panel with floral decal of small flowers and bird, on metallic gold branches. Nail holes at outer edge.

Image of 1980.114.81 - Booklet

1980.114.81 - Booklet

"Guelph Ontario - The Royal City 1907" "A City of Great Enterprises - Wholesale and Manufacturing Agricultural Resources Unsurpassed" Booklet of trade information on the City of Guelph from 1907 Covers missing 31-0 cm W X 23-0 cm H pages missing 16 pages total left

1986.14.10 - Book

"Guelph, Canada" book filled with printed images of Guelph. The front cover is brown with silver title. The book is bound with brown string. On the front cover is the Carnegie library. On the first page is a paragraph describing the City of Guelph. The images are: The H. Ellis Private Ambulance Service Panorama of Guelph St. George's Square and Lower Wyndham Street Collage of City Hall, Court House, Armoury, Post Office Collage of Speed River from Allan's bridge, Speed from Foot bridge, Guelph from Goldie's Mill, The Old dam at Riverside Park Woolwich and Cardigan Streets and Eramosa Hill Footbridge and St. George's Church Interior of Church of Our Lady Macdonald Hall and Macdonald I

Image of 1986.32.4 - Map

1986.32.4 - Map

City of Guelph Map, 1907. Paper mounted on cardboard, black printing. "Map of the City of Guelph Canada 1908. Drawn and published by Frank P. Lloyd 561 Euclid Ave. Toronto price 25 cents Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada in the year 1907 by Frank P. Lloyd Toronto at the Department of Agriculture Ottawa". Map of city of Guelph showing street names, ward boundaries, city limits, steam railways, electric lines, 42 references of places of business and municipal buildings, rises in land, lot numbers, Ontario Agricultural College and Experimental Farm

Image of 1977.117.83 - Advertisement

1977.117.83 - Advertisement

Advertisement; Cut-out paper cardboard in the shape of a bell. Printed on one side in blue letters: "Bell Employees' Excursion Guelph To Toronto Aug. 10th 1901". The front of the bell is silver and blue. Printed in blue: "BELL PIANOS". A small ribbon is tied to the top of the cut-out.

Image of 2014.84.139.4 - Statement

2014.84.139.4 - Statement

The Bell Piano and Organ Co. Ltd. account statement for Vent Shack, dated December 31st, 1906. Paper is in a chart format and it calculated interest owed on accounts from 1906 to 1926. Handwritten in black ink, some number written in blue.