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 )
Preparation of piano case.
Upright/Grand production etc.
AG Piano factory Biel-Switzerland
No date's are available ! Born: 17... Heinrich Burger and married in 17... to "Magdalena Furer"
Born; 1791 Heinrich,Christian,Johann Jacobi
Heinrich C.J.Jacobi german piano builder from Walthershausen/Türingen- Germany immigrated to Switzerland in 1840
Heinrich Son. Born:1842 Christian Burger from Emmenthal-Switzerland and later marries: "Klara Reimann"
Heinrich C.J.Jacobi working in Thun- Switzerland as a piano builder
Heinrich,Christian J.Son Born:1852 "Hermann,Emil Jacobi"
Christian Daughter Born: 18....? " Lina Burger"
Christian Burger he had already founded a piano workshop in Burgdorf-Bern Switzerland
Christian Son Born: 1874 "Ernst Burger"
Christian Burger moving to a new and larger workshop in Biel-Switzerland
✞ Heinrich,Christian,Johann Jacobi
Grand Mod #........? Upright Mod #........?
No dates are available for this section! " Hermann Jacobi history" Trade: He leans and studies the piano building trade from his father. Marriage to: The daughter of piano builder Cristian Burger " Lina" Hi established: BernerStaffers & Industry chamber,Handcraftsociety and was Chairman of the Swiss Piano factory owner association.
About 1880-1882 Christian Burger resettled the piano factory to Madretsch-Biel and was joined by his son-in-law Hermann E.Jacobi. That's how the brandname "Burger & Jacobi " began.
Hermann Emil first son: Born 1887 "Hermann,Heinrich, Christian Jacobi"
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: Born 1890 "Edwin,Hugo,Hans Jacobi"
Hermann,Emil third son: Born 1892 "Lukas,Werner,Guido Jacobi"
30 September 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.
Christian Grandson: Born 1910 "Hans Burger"
In 1910 the company had altogether 59 employee.
Grand Mod No: ?.... Upright Mod No: 11b
No date's are available for this section ! Lukas,Werner,Guido son: Born 19....? "Prof.Dr.Klaus Jacobi"
The Family company undergoes the best production time, after the first world-war. And start up to be the flagship of swiss piano manufacturer.
Upright Mod No. 111
Grand Mod No: 151 Upright Mod No: 11a
✞ 23 March Christian Burger
✞ 14 November Hermann,Emil Jacobi
16 September Burger & Jacobi manufactured 25000 pianos.
The gloomy word economy and second world war, other wood production like radio and gramaphone cabinets have been made to survive the volatility.
Upright Mod No: 126a
✞ 22 August Ernst Burger
Extensive propaganda spread for the township Biel-Switzerland called: "Bieler-week" Over 200 exhibitors have been represented and the first price lottery winning was, one grand piano from Burger & Jacobi
15 February Burger & Jacobi manufactured 28000 pianos.
17November 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.
May Theatre-society sold 10000 raffle tickets and number 742 won a Burger & Jacobi upright piano
Upright Mod No: 127
September 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.
✞ Hermann,Heinrich, Christian Jacobi
Upright Mod No: 106
Upright Mod No: 127 ?