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Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985

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Author:
Chickering, Jonas 1798-1853
Collector:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Subject:
McKay, John Captain
Stewart, James
Chickering & Sons Piano Company
Wurlitzer Company
Physical description:
2 cubic feet
27 reels of 35mm film
1 box
Type:
Microfilms
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Papers
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Date:
1864
1864-1985
1860-1990
Notes:
Jonas Chickering founded Chickering & Sons Piano Company of Boston in April 1823. When he was 28, his partner of three years, James Stewart, left the company to the sole ownership of Chickering. In 1830, Chickering found another partner, Captain John McKay, and they turned a small,prosperous manufactory into a larger, faster, and more prosperous one. The Chickering name still stands for fine quality under the production of The Wurlitzer Company, which acquired the Chickering Company in 1985.
Summary:
48 volumes of Chickering & Sons Piano Company records, correspondence from November 8, 1985 to June 30, 1987, related to the collection, all copied to 35mm microfilm. Also includes publications of the history of the company, sales literature, photographs, newspapers with articles relating to the company, advertising, and management forms and materials, 1864-1985.
Cite as:
Chickering & Sons Piano Company Collection, 1864-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Keyboard instruments
Musical instruments
Trade Literature
Advertising
Musical instrument manufacturing
Business--History
Piano makers
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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