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The brothers Edward and Rock Chidley both worked for Wheatstone and were related to him by marriage. Rock worked as a 'finisher' (to hand finish instruments following Lachenal's mechanisation of the process and Edward in an unspecified capacity. Towards 1856, Rock left Wheatstone to start making his own instruments (including Harmoniums) at 135 High Holburn. The instruments are labelled Rock Chidley and the contribution of his brother is uncertain. He may have continued working for Wheatstone. Rock continued in business until 1867 although he was twice bankrupt (1862 and 1867).

There are rare concertinas bearing Edward Chidley's name, dating from between 1861 and 1871.