Edward Bloomfield was originally partners with Andrew Barberie in the firm Barberie & Bloomfield from about 1858-1863 in New York City. After the partnership dissolved, Bloomfield built pianos under his own name until about 1868 at which time he entered into partnership with Dwight Otis. The Bloomfield & Otis Piano Company built a full line of upright pianos and square grand pianos, winning several awards and gaining recognition for building quality, well made instruments. The few extant Bloomfield & Otis instruments we have seen come through our shop have been amazing examples of 19th Century craftsmanship. Bloomfield & Otis went out of business in 1877. There is record of Edward Bloomfield building a few pianos under his own name from 1877-1879, but no record of him or his firm after 1879.