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Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990

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Donor:
Pratt, Read and Company
Steinway, Henry Ziegler
Johnson, Hanford
Nickse, Hugo
Creator:
Comstock, Cheney and Co
Physical description:
84 cu. ft. : 37 boxes and 28 oversize folders
Type:
Design drawings
Collection descriptions
Manufacturing Records
Legal documents
Sales records
Minute books
Labels
Advertisements
Motion pictures (visual works)
Correspondence
Photographs
Publications
Employee records
Annual reports
Financial records
Stock records
Place:
Ivoryton (Conn.)
Date:
1839
1839-1990
20th century
19th century
Notes:
Connecticut company which was the world's largest producer of ivory products. They started out making ivory combs, eventually expanded to produce piano components and other products, including military aircraft and other products during World War II. The company closed in 1986.
Summary:
Records documenting Pratt, Read and Company; its early competitor and later partner, Comstock, Cheney and Company; and a number of predecessor, subsidiary and related companies. Other topics include the late 19th century African ivory trade and Pratt, Read's production of troop-carrying gliders during World War II.
Cite as:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)
Piano
Ivory industry
Piano makers
Ivory
Local number:
1989.3047 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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