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date: 15 November 2019

Barry, Alexander Meek locked

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(b Oct 3, 1777; d ?London, after 1841). English harp maker, active in London. He produced instruments for Edward Light and advertised as a harp maker on Frith Street and in 1826 at 105 Wardour St. He married Ann Buchinger (Buckinger), daughter of Joseph Buchinger (b Westminster, 30 July 1750; d 15 Dec 1830), music publisher, seller, and instrument maker at addresses on the Strand (1785–1811), Frith Street, Lisle Street, and Greek Street (1829). In 1828 Buchinger, who lived with the Barrys, was listed as a piano maker; he also made harps, and at the time of his death he was a tuner. He played the viola, bass viol, and lute. From about 1780 he was in partnership with Elizabeth Carr, widow of Benjamin Carr, musical instrument maker, trading as Carr & Buckinger at Old Round Court, Strand. Their partnership dissolved in ...

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