Grand piano have been only built up to 1971 and not one since, so the major production
consisted of upright pianos.Output: 740 Pianos a year
The Swiss piano building school was founded in 1973 under the same roof. 1986 the
school moved to company Sabel-Rorschach
Swiss Piano building school was founded in:
PIANO FACTORY BURGER & JACOBI 1882-1991
For more information about:
BURGER & JACOBI
HISTORY, FAMILY TREE & SERIAL NUMBERS Etc.
go further down the page.
Images inside burger & jacobi piano factory have been photographed by myself: Emanuel Rey ( 1978 - 1980 )
AG Piano factory Biel-Switzerland
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Heinrich Burger and
married in 17... to
german piano builder from Walthershausen/Türingen-
Germany immigrated to
Switzerland in 1840
from Emmenthal-Switzerland and later
working in Thun-
Switzerland as a
" Lina Burger"
he had already founded a
piano workshop in Burgdorf-Bern Switzerland
moving to a new and
larger workshop in
Grand Mod #........?
Upright Mod #........?
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" Hermann Jacobi history"
He leans and studies the piano building trade from his father.
The daughter of piano builder Cristian Burger
BernerStaffers & Industry chamber,Handcraftsociety and was Chairman of the Swiss Piano factory owner association.
Christian Burger resettled
the piano factory to
Madretsch-Biel and was
joined by his son-in-law
That's how the brandname "Burger & Jacobi " began.
1917 Mod. 111b
1926 Mod. ?
1948 Mod. ?
Hermann Emil first son:
1888 Johannes Brahms had praised there quality and from that time every Burger & Jacobi piano has carried a small plaque to commemorating this fact.
Hermann,E. second son:
Hermann,Emil third son:
The company Burger & Jacobi completed:
" 8000 Pianos"
Jurassisch exhibition in Moutier-district of Jura-Switzerland,Burger & Jacobi company receivied the 1price for the highest distinction.
In 1910 the company had altogether 59 employee.
Grand Mod No: ?....
Upright Mod No: 11b
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The Family company undergoes the best production time, after the first world-war.
And start up to be the flagship of swiss piano manufacturer.
Grand Mod No: 151
Upright Mod No: 11a
Burger & Jacobi manufactured
The gloomy word economy and second world war, other wood production like radio and gramaphone cabinets have been made to survive the volatility.
Extensive propaganda spread for the township Biel-Switzerland called:
Over 200 exhibitors have been represented and the first price lottery winning was, one grand piano from Burger & Jacobi
Burger & Jacobi manufactured
Song-concert "Cacillia" at the town-church ( Biel-switzerland) under the cooperation of soprano-singer E.Hertig and accompanied by B.Berner on a Burger & Jacobi grand piano.
Theatre-society sold 10000 raffle tickets and number 742 won a Burger & Jacobi upright piano
At the piano company Mr.Hunn celebrates the 50 year working anniversary.
At the front of trade association,pianobuilder,press,authorities and other guests.
Hermann Jacobi spoke about the importance of the piano building industry over the past 20 years in Switzerland and looking toward employment and opportunities for the future.