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Abbreviation Goulding
Surname Goulding & Co.; Goulding d'Almaine & Co.
Given Name  
Dates ca 1786-1834
Provenance London, Great Britain (England, United Kingdom, GB, UK)
Notes English firm of music dealers, publishers and instrument makers founded by George Goulding in ca 1786. They entered into partnership with a number of other makers and Goulding's name was dropped by ca 1836. Between the years 1798 and 1803 the company used the mark GOUDLING & CO./LONDON while trading in St. James Street and Pall Mall. Thomas D'Almaine was associated with Goulding between 1800 and 1836.

The catalog dated 1800 of the London firm, Goulding, Phipps, & D’Almaine, lists transverse flutes with one key to six keys; transverse flutes a second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, even seventh, and octave higher than normal; and English Flutes, Concerts, plain / Do. do. Seconds and Thirds / Do. do. Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves (Lasocki 2012).

Between 1825 and 1836 the firm traded under the titles 'Goulding, D'Almaine & Co.' and also 'Goulding D'Almaine'. Instruments bearing the name of Goulding include recorders, flageolets, clarinets and bassoons.

Recorders by Goulding & Co.
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