Mike Baldwin : Organologist : Historian : Researcher : Writer : Harp maker : Restorer
The late Georgian, London-made harp was a desirable and expensive object. Single action instruments ranged from £40 to £80. Double actions could cost up to £150. Harp makers and those who played them were consequently the target of crime, particularly fraud. The follow is s selection of newspaper articles and court cases involving the harp, harp makers, or their families.
The Harp: fraud and felony in nineteenth century London