In 1860, George A. Allen began manufacturing pianos with Wade H. Jewett, forming the Allen & Jewett Piano Company. In 1869, Mr. Allen withdrew from the parnership. In 1870 Mr. R. B. Richardson entered into partnership with Jewett to form the “W. H. Jewett & Company” Richardson withdrew from the partnership in 1885 when Jewett’s two sons and nephew were admitted to the partnership. Wade H. Jewett died in 1895, and Jewett’s nephew Frank Jewett Woodbury purchased the firm calling it “The Jewett Piano Manufacturing Company”.
In addition to building pianos under the brand name of “Jewett”, the firm also built pianos under the names of Curtis, Woodbury, and Berkshire. The Jewett Piano Manufacturing Company continued to build a full line of pianos and player pianos until the company closed in 1931 with the Great Depression.
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