Sohmer & Co. Records, Series XII: General Publications, 1912-1985
Sohmer & Company
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Steinway & Sons
4 cubic feet
Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Competitor publications, literature on organs, research studies and government documents related to the piano industry, and publications related to developing the area of Queens, New York, where the Sohmer factory was located. The bulk of this series consists of competitor publications with a fairly comprehensive collection of Steinway & Sons literature. Two Forest Products Laboratory notebooks contain technical notes, lectures, and bulletins, 1919-1926. Topics include lumber and kiln drying, comparisons of glues, and suggestions on storing timber to prevent decay.