Thomas D. Hood

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.

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.