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DeKleist Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company, Audit reports,

Collection Creator:
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company  Search this
Container:
Box 64, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1909
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wurlitzer Company Records, 1860-1984, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Wurlitzer Company Records / Series 12: Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Financial Records / 12.1: Audit Reports, Financial Statements, Tax Records and Related Materials,
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep838d8562d-07ae-41db-8b24-39891661db44
EDAN-URL:
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
8.45 Cubic feet (consisting of 18 boxes, 5 folders, 8 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial).)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Date:
circa 1778-1968
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Music forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists of sheet music covers, concert programs, bills, receipts, printed advertisements, import/export documents, business cards, catalogues, songbooks, journals, newsletters, information on music schools and instructors, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationary, photographs, caricatures and lithographs of individual musicians, composers and lyricists of the late 19th and early 20th century. There is material pertaining to Gilbert & Sullivan; images, concert programs, and advertisements for their operettas, including Japanese images from the Mikado. There is biographical information on the Arthur Tams Music Library with catalogues from his collection, business correspondence with G. Schirmer and others and the James Madison Americana Collection. There are unique images of musical instruments, catalogues and advertisements for their manufacturers; mechanical musical instruments, music boxes, phonographs and even a few radio and Muzak programs. This material spans a century, beginning in the 1840's. Its images chronicle the inventions of the automobile and the airplane, and the rapid industrial and life-style changes of that time period.
Arrangement:
The bulk of the material is arranged topically, the rest is organized by company name. Sheet music publishers and musical and mechanical music instrument manufacturers, dealers and importers are in Boxes 1- 7. Boxes 6-7 contain a large amount of information from one particular dealer, the Arthur W. Tams Music Library. Box 8 contains information on manufacturers and dealers of Phonographs and records. Boxes 1-8 are arranged by company name. In the remainder of Box 8 and in Boxes 9- 10, there are programs, concerts tickets and curriculum pertaining to music schools, private instructors of music and voice, music clubs, societies and unions. Boxes 10-13 contain concert programs of musical performances that are organized by their geographic location or type of performance. Under the topic heading solo performances in Boxes 12-13 are handbills , programs and ads for individual performances and music luminaries including Gilbert & Sullivan and Stephen Foster. Box 14 holds general works which consists of images of musical instruments and musicians, correspondence trade cards, patents, import/export documents and hand-written music notation. Related publications are in Boxes 15-17 and are organized by type of material. Songbooks and lyric sheets are in Box 15. Periodical publications including journals and catalogues are in Box 16. The remainder of the related publications are divided by size and grouped into books, notebooks, essays and pamphlets in Box 17.
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Music is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Business ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Music
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8682a819c-3ef7-4d6b-b297-8aa326d574eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music
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Jenkins', J.W., Sons

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Musical Instrument Manufacturer

Kansas City, Missouri
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep827391124-b54c-40fb-a707-e6771265b068
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref714

Martin, John W., & Brother

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Musical Instruments Manufacturers

Rochester, New York
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Music / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / SHEET MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, IMPORTERS, MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC BOXES AND OTHER MUSIC MERCHANDISE
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8864b17d2-4d1e-43c9-a38d-2ab8f7fd9ea0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-music-ref739

Niagara Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
North Tonawanda, New York
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Pianos / Business Records, Marketing Material, and Other / 1: Manufacturers and Distributors of Pianos and Piano Parts
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846e1439a-b70e-4b9f-a7ec-767c72defb02
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-pianos-ref789

Sohmer & Co. Records

Author:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos  Search this
Donor:
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Creator:
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Musical Instruments  Search this
Names:
Sohmer & Company  Search this
Kuder, Joseph  Search this
Sohmer, Harry J.  Search this
Sohmer, Harry J., Jr.  Search this
Sohmer, Hugo  Search this
Sohmer, William  Search this
Extent:
43 Cubic feet (82 boxes and 11 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sales catalogs
Photographic prints
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (account books)
Place:
Ivoryton (Conn.)
New York (N.Y.) -- Musical instruments industry
Date:
1872-1989
Scope and Contents:
The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and correspondence are the remaining series. The records are especially strong in the areas of advertising, finances, and marketing. The collection does not contain corporate records, articles of incorporation, executive records, minutes, annual reports, or personnel records such as payrolls or job descriptions.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into 14 series.

Series 1: Stock and Legal Records, 1882-1985

Series 2: Financial Records, 1887-1962

Series 3: Inventory & Appraisal Records, 1891-1980

Series 4: Manufacturing Records, 1872-1967

Series 5: Marketing, 1901-1989

Series 6: Advertising Records, 1880-1983

Series 7: Sales Records, 1923-1982

Series 8: Photographs, circa 1920-1964

Series 9: Awards, 1876-1976

Serioes 10: Sohmer Family Papers, 1945-1970

Series 11: Publications about Sohmer, 1883-1986

Series 12: General Publications, 1912-1985

Series 13: Miscellaneous Records, 1894-1983

Series 14: Correspondence, 1892-1987
Historical:
When Sohmer & Co. was founded in 1872 by Hugo Sohmer and his partner Joseph Kuder, it became one of 171 piano manufacturers in New York City. Over the next 110 years, Sohmer & Co. was one of the few active and successful family-owned and operated piano-making ventures in the United States. Nationally known for tonal quality and fine craftmanship, the firm's product, in the music trade, came to be referred to as "The Piano-Maker's Piano."
Biographical:
Born to an eminent physician in Dunningen, Wurtemberg, Germany on November 11, 1846, Hugo Sohmer enjoyed a first class education. Riding the last major wave of German immigration, which had brought piano makers such as Albert Weber, George Steck, John and Charles Fischer, and Henry E. Steinway to America, Hugo arrived in New York City in 1862. He became an apprentice in the piano making house of Schuetze & Ludolf. To learn more about European piano making, Hugo returned to Germany in 1868 and travelled extensively throughout Europe. In 1870 he returned to New York and by 1872 the 26 year old Sohmer and his partner, Josef Kuder, began manufacturing pianos in the 149 East 14th Street factory previously utilized by J.H. Boernhoeft and most recently by Marschall & Mittauer.

Josef Kuder, originally from Bohemia, Austria Hungary, learned piano making in Vienna between 1847 and 1854. Kuder arrived in New York in 1854 and became a pianomaker with Steinway & Sons which had been founded in 1853. In 1861 he returned to Vienna; he worked there until returning to New York in 1864, where he worked for Marschall & Mittauer until joining Sohmer.

Concentrating on tonal quality and response, Sohmer & Co. began producing pianos which were recognized in 1876 by an award from the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In the waning years of the nineteenth century Sohmer & Co. received other awards including a diploma from the Exposition Provinciale in Montreal, Quebec in 1881, the gold medal at the Great New England Fair in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1889, and an award from the World's Columbian Commission in 1893 in Chicago.

By 1883 additional factory space, located on East 23rd Street and formerly used by Carhart & Needham, was occupied to accomodate increased production. In three years this space proved inadequate and forced the renting of an extension to the original factory. The main office and salesrooms were located at 31 West 57th Street in New York City. Meanwhile, in 1884 Sohmer invented the first five foot "baby" grand piano which was applauded for its musical brilliance and depth of tone. In the early 1900's Sohmer produced grand pianos in four sizes: Concert, Parlor, Baby & Cupid.

Limited space and increased production soon became issues again, and in 1887 the company moved its factory and special machinery to Astoria, Long Island. This factory, located at 31st Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, remained in continuous operation until 1982, when the Adirondack Chair Co. bought the building and Pratt Read acquired the company.

During the 1880s a number of letters patent were granted to Sohmer for such piano improvements as the agraffe bar for tone augmentation, and the aliquot string, which were auxiliary strings "arranged in conjunction with the regular strings for the purpose of giving forth reverberatory or sympathetic waves of sound, thus augmenting the general tone results of each unison." (Spillane, History, 256.)

In 1894 Hugo Sohmer took competitor Sebastian Sommer to court for stenciling the name "Sommer" on the fallboard of his pianos. Sohmer declared that "Sohmer" was a trademark used as an emblem to distinguish the piano from others, especially the Sommer piano which he considered inferior. The court in this equity case dismissed the case on the grounds that Sohmer had not proven damages accruing from the advertising and sale of the Sommer piano.

By 1907 Sohmer & Co. was producing 2,000 pianos per year. Additionally, with Farrand & Co. of Detroit, Sohmer was making the Sohmer Cecilian player piano. On June 8, 1913 Hugo Sohmer died in Scarsdale, N.Y.; 20 days later, Josef Kuder died as well. Hugo was survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Adelaide S. Weber; and a son, Harry J. Sohmer, born in 1886. Company leadership was assumed by Harry J. Sohmer after Hugo's death.

During the 1920s Sohmer began a special department in its plant for the manufacture of period pianos. According to Harry Sohmer, the 1930s were difficult. He recalled that, once only one piano in 29 days was shipped. The number of American piano manufacturers dropped from 140 to 22 during this time. It was during this time that Harry's cousins, Frank and Paul Sohmer joined the company as consultants. However, through its pioneering efforts in the introduction of a console vertical piano known as a "Spinet," Sohmer revitalized the industry. (Taylor, "Piano Family.") This console vertical piano has been called "The Musicians' Console.

Primarily because of its concentration on the console vertical pianos Sohmer & Co. never cultivated famous performers in the way that Steinway and Baldwin did. While publicly acknowledging that it never entered into the competition for artistic endorsement (an acknowledgement which perhaps worked to its favor), Sohmer & Co. relied upon a most comprehensive and innovative advertising strategy stressing integrity, quality and craftsmanship in the pursuit of the ideal tone and touch.

In 1940 Harry incorporated the company as Sohmer & Co. and led it, with his sons Harry J. Sohmer, Jr., (born 1917) as production manager and Robert H. Sohmer (born 1920), as process engineer. By 1969 Harry Jr. was vice president in charge of production and Robert was production engineer/ treasurer. In 1971 Harry Sr. died and Harry Jr. became president.

In 1982 Pratt Read Corporation, a long established manufacturer of piano keyboards, acquired Sohmer & Co. for an undisclosed amount, and moved the operations to its Ivoryton, Connecticut factory, while retaining the Sohmer name. The Sohmer brothers retained their positions in the company. At the time of its purchase Sohmer & Co. employed 120 people, produced 2500 pianos yearly, and grossed $5 million in sales. Harry J. Sohmer, Jr., grandson of the founder, in expressing his feelings about the move and the Sohmer piano, compared his piano to old New York beers saying that "they were strictly New York products and in a way so were we." He concluded by saying, "We were always identified with this city. Sohmer was a New York piano." (Prial, "Sohmer Piano.")

By July 1983 under Pratt Read's management Sohmer was producing 6 pianos per day, only 50% of the expected capacity according to H.B. Comstock, president of Pratt Read. In 1986 the Ivoryton factory was sold to a group of investors organized as Sohmer Holding Co., who continued to make pianos there until a lack of skilled workers and financial losses forced its closing in December 1988. In an effort to fill the backlog of orders, Sohmer president Tom Bradshaw opened a new facility in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. A retail showroom was maintained in Ivoryton. In 1989, the Sohmer company was sold to the Falcone Custom Grand Piano Company of Haverhill, Massachusetts.

References

Cox, Erin. "Labor Woes a Main Factor in Sohmer Closing," The Pictorial Gazette West, 3 (December 8, 1988), 1, 22.

Dolge, Alfred. Piano and their Makers. 1911; rpt. New York: Dover Publications, 1973.

Loesser, Arthur. Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954.

Musical Merchandise Review. "Sohmer Pianos Underway at Conn. Pratt Read," July 1983, 91.

The Music Trades. "Pratt, Read Acquires Sohmer & Co. Piano Maker,"August 1982, 18.

Piano and Organ Purchaser's Guide, 1907, 1930. Prial, Frank J. "Sohmer Piano, and 110 Years of Craft, will leave Astoria," New York Times, August 13, 1982, B1, B4.

Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries. 1956, New York: The Music Trades, 1956, 58 60.

Spillane, Daniel. History of the American Pianoforte: Its Technical Development, and the Trade. 1890; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.

Taylor, Carol. "Piano Family Stays in Tune," New York World Telegram & Sun, August 15, 1958.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Pratt Read Corp. Records (AC0320)

Chickering & Sons Records (AC0264)

Steinway Piano Co. Collection (AC0178)
Provenance:
Collection donated by Pratt Read Corporation, August 11, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Musical instrument manufacturing  Search this
Piano makers  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Keyboard instruments  Search this
Piano  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Sales catalogs
Photographic prints
Advertisements
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (account books)
Citation:
Sohmer & Co. Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0349
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from British Technical Cork Prods. Ltd.]

Company Name:
British Technical Cork Prods. Ltd.  Search this
Notes content:
High grade agglomerated cork that can be used in general engineering, electrical engineering, automobile industry, guage and instrument manufacturers, textile industry, railway engineering, food industry, musical instruments manufacture, building industry, office equipment, domestic use, toy manufacture, tank manufacturing, cut gaskets, etc.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Slough, United Kingdom
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_8240
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_8240

Berliner Gramophone Record

Referenced:
Cullen, Joseph  Search this
Collins, William  Search this
Maker:
Berliner, Emile  Search this
Physical Description:
wax (overall material)
Measurements:
overall - catalog card: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in; x .635 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
phonorecord
sound recording
Date made:
1898-05
Related Publication:
Smart, James. R. Emile Berliner and Nineteenth-Century Disc Recordings
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Emile Berliner
ID Number:
ME.308322
Catalog number:
308322
Accession number:
71816
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Industry & Manufacturing
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_852763
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Deagan Marimba

Manufacturer:
J. C. Deagan, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: bottom keyboard: 21 in x 17 1/8 in x 56 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 43.4975 cm x 143.51 cm
overall: top keyboard: 20 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in x 56 in; 52.07 cm x 42.545 cm x 142.24 cm
Object Name:
marimba
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1919-1925
Credit Line:
Gift of Virginia Reeder Christensen
ID Number:
MI.77.21
Accession number:
1978.0471
Catalog number:
77.21
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8557-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606329
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Deagan Roundtop Orchestra Bells

Manufacturer:
J. C. Deagan, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Object Name:
glockenspiel
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1919-1921
Credit Line:
Bequest of Edith R. Meggers
ID Number:
MI.74.10
Catalog number:
74.10
Accession number:
314637
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3752-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606372

Slingerland Tom Tom, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 1/2 in; x 49.53 cm
drum: 18 in x 21 1/4 in x 17 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 53.975 cm x 45.085 cm
drum head: 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 41.91 cm
Object Name:
drum
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.01
Accession number:
1988.0665
Catalog number:
1988.0665.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-44e2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606751
Online Media:

Slingerland Tom Tom, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in; x 45.72 cm
overall: 18 11/16 in x 19 in x 17 7/8 in; 47.46625 cm x 48.26 cm x 45.4025 cm
Object Name:
drum
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.02
Catalog number:
1988.0665.02
Accession number:
1988.0665
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-514d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606988
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Slingerland Bass Drum, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 28 in; 45.72 cm x 71.12 cm
drum: 18 in x 28 in; 45.72 cm x 71.12 cm
drum head: 3/4 in x 26 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 67.945 cm
backing: 11/16 in x 26 3/4 in; 1.74625 cm x 67.945 cm
Object Name:
drum
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.03
Catalog number:
1988.0665.03
Accession number:
1988.0665
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Percussion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-3c1d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606989
Online Media:

Slingerland Aerial Tom Tom, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in; x 36.83 cm
overall: 10 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 26.035 cm x 36.195 cm
Object Name:
drum
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.04
Catalog number:
1988.0665.04
Accession number:
1988.0665
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Slingerland Snare Drum, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 41.91 cm
overall: 7 1/4 in x 16 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 41.91 cm
Object Name:
drum
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.05
Catalog number:
1988.0665.05
Accession number:
1988.0665
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4551-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606991
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Slingerland Drummer's Throne, used by Buddy Rich

User:
Rich, Bernard "Buddy"  Search this
Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 12 in; 66.04 cm x 30.48 cm
overall: 25 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in; 65.405 cm x 31.115 cm
Object Name:
throne
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1938-1940
Credit Line:
Gift of Cathy and Marie Rich
ID Number:
1988.0665.16
Accession number:
1988.0665
Catalog number:
1988.0665.16
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4650-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Slingerland Songster Electric Guitar

Maker:
Slingerland Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 93 cm x 30 cm x 5 cm; 36 5/8 in x 11 13/16 in x 1 31/32 in
Object Name:
guitar
Place Made:
United States
Date made:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert J. Kent
ID Number:
1997.0063.01
Catalog number:
1997.0063.01
Accession number:
1997.0063
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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"The Sparkling Polka"

Publisher:
Horace Waters  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in x 10 in; 31.75 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Publishing date:
1855
ID Number:
1983.0694.13
Accession number:
1983.0694
Catalog number:
1983.0694.13
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Sheet Music
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f362-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_679682

Edison Employee Band Uniform

Transfer:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park  Search this
Measurements:
overall: hat: 8 7/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 22.5425 cm x 21.2725 cm x 24.765 cm
overall: jacket: 29 1/4 in x 21 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 74.295 cm x 53.975 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: trousers: 37 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 95.25 cm x 32.385 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
uniform
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1919
ID Number:
MI.73.03.01
Catalog number:
73.03.01
73.03A
Accession number:
301353
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-55fb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1802070
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Edison Employee Band Uniform

Unspecified:
National Park Service  Search this
Associated person:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Measurements:
overall: hat: 5 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 20.955 cm x 24.765 cm
overall: 5 1/4 in x 7 in; 13.335 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: jacket: 28 in x 19 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 71.12 cm x 50.165 cm x 6.985 cm
overall: trousers: 37 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 94.615 cm x 34.29 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
uniform
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1919
ID Number:
MI.73.03.02
Catalog number:
73.03.02
73.03B
Accession number:
301353
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-55fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1802073
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