Clinkscale Online

A research database dedicated to the worldwide cataloging of pianos built before 1860


Begun in 1987 by Martha Novak Clinkscale, this database formed the basis of her two influential books, Makers of the Piano 1700-1820 and Makers of the Piano 1820-1860, published by Oxford University Press.

Clinkscale Online continues her work by offering visitors an opportunity to search interactively, submit corrections and updates, and enter new records.

The information presented in Clinkscale Online is available free of charge. When publishing data from this source, please follow these data-use guidelines.

Clinkscale Online offers its content as-is and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning its accuracy.