Hood, Thomas D.
Thomas D. Hood. Piano manufacturer, fl Montreal 1848-77. A foreman before 1852 for Mead Brothers piano manufacturers, he took over that operation in 1852 and began building pianos at 29 Notre Dame St, Montreal. In 1857 he built a factory on the Champ-de-Mars, and in 1860 he opened a showroom at 37 Great St James St (moving later to 183 St James). After 1877 Hood is listed in city directories only at his residence; there is no evidence as to the state of his company. A Hood piano is owned by the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.