Maker: William Acton

City: Woolwich, Country: London | Dates: B.1848, d.1931

Biography of William Acton - John Dilworth

ACTON, William John Born 1848 Woolwich, d. after 1900 Forest Gate, London UK. Active from 1868. Moved to 472 Katherine Road, Forest Gate, London in 1898. Stainer, Stradivari and personal models, 210 violins, 19 violas, 29 cellos and 21 double basses completed up to 1904. Amber oil varnish of his own make, in various colours....

Biography of William Acton - William Meredith Morris

He works at Gipsey Lane, Forest Gate, E. He was born in St. Mary Street, Woolwich, on December 12, 1848, and is the only son of his father, A. W. Acton. He was educated at Rectory Place Academy. He was trained by his father, and carried on business at Woolwich till 1898, when he removed to his present address. He...

Biography of William Acton - Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Sohn und Schüler A. W. A. Er begann seine Laufbahn mit einer Copie nach Stainer und hat seither über 110 Violinen, 12 Violen, 20 Violoncelli und 10 Contrabässe gebaut. Er verarbeitet vorzügliches Tonholz und bereitet sich seinen Bernstein-ÖÖllack selbst. Im Jahre 1898 verlegte er seine Werkstatt nach London. Sein Modell ist dem des Stradivari ähnlich, der...

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A Cello by William John Acton. 1909 | Sold in 2000


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