Hallet & Davis

HALLET & DAVIS PIANO COMPANY HISTORY: The Hallet & Davis Piano Company (spelled "Hallett & Davis" in earlier years) is one of America’s more historical and illustrious makers. The firm was originally established as Brown & Hallet in 1835, and their factory was located on Washington Street in Boston. In 1843, Brown retired and George Davis joined the firm. Davis retired in about 1847, and Hallet became part of Hallet, Cumston & Allen. Allen resigned from the firm, and in 1850 he formed the Brown & Allen Piano Company. With Allen gone, Hallet & Cumston formed partnership, building pianos under both the "Hallet & Davis" and the "Hallet & Cumston" names. In about 1879, the business was incorporated as “Hallet, Davis & Company” and the "Hallet & Cumston" name was dropped. The Hallet & Davis Piano Company was known for building very high quality, expensive pianos during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. They offered a full line of square, upright and grand pianos until about 1890 when they discontinued the square piano and increased production on the ever more popular upright. After the turn-of-the-century, they built a full line of high-quality player pianos under the brand names of Virtuoloa, Underwood & Sons, and Bowen. After the Great Depression, Hallet & Davis became part of the large Aeolian American Corporation, and the Hallet & Davis name was built by Aeolian until the 1980s era. Today, the Hallet & Davis name is being applied to Asian import pianos.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Hallet & Davis Catalog 1869 Mid 19th Century Illustrated Hallet & Davis Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1869
Hallet & Davis Catalog 1886

Late 19th Century Illustrated Hallet & Davis Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1886.

Hallet & Davis Catalog 1892 Late 19th Century Illustrated Hallet & Davis Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1892
Hallet & Davis Catalog 1915

Early 20th Century Hallet & Davis Pianos Catalog, Circa 1915

Hallet & Davis Official Price List 1918

Early 20th Century Hallet & Davis Official Price List, Circa 1918.

19th Century Hallet & Davis Advertisements 19th Century Advertisements For The Hallet & Davis Piano Company
20th Century Hallet & Davis Advertisements Early 20th Century Hallet & Davis Piano Company Advertisements

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