Barnett Samuel & Sons, 1832 (musical instrument agents and wholesalers) – ~1900, then DECCA
32-36, Worship Street, London, E.C. Founded as early as 1832, Barnett Samuel was a musical instrument agent and wholesaler. Musical boxes were handled and these carried the distinctive agents´ tune sheet of the firm which included its trade mark – a triangle and striker crossed, the initials B.S. within and the word `Dulcet´ below.
This mark seems to have been used from about the turn of the century onwards. Barnett Samuel was an early agent for the Britannia disc machine. From early on, Barnett Samuel was closely involved in the gramophone and record business and ultimately became the Decca Gramophone Company. Ord-Hume, Musical Boxes, p. 292