Octavius Charles Beale

Octavius Charles Beale

Octavius Charles Beale, born 1850 in Ireland.

After a brief association with Hugo Wertheim in Melbourne as sewing-machine importers, he moved to Sydney about 1884 and established Beale & Co., Ltd, piano and sewing-machine importers; he was managing director until 1930. In 1893 at Annandale he established a large piano factory. Beale & Co. made all their own components and introduced a revolutionary improvement, the all-iron tuning system, patented in 1902.

In their pianola (player piano) models, they used Amphion brand player actions.

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About Scott

Scott spends most of his time as a piano tuner and technician. He enjoys playing with his band, "Short and Horny" for weddings and other celebrations. On Sunday morning, he can usually be found playing pipe organ for a local church service.