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Treat & Linsley
John L. Treat and Nelson Linsley established their firm of “Treat & Linsley” in 1856.   The firm is listed at 21 Chestnut Street and a factory located on Franklin Street in New Haven, CT.  Treat & Linsley built melodeons and small organs and were very successful.  In 1864 Nelson Linsley withdrew and was replaced by Mr. Davis and the firm was reorganized as “Treat & Davis” for a very short time.   That same year the factory burned, and Linsley bought back his interest in the firm from Davis.  A new factory was established at Chapel & Chestnut Streets, New Haven.  Treat & Linsley sold out to Bernard Shoninger in 1865.

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19th Century Advertisement For Treat & Linsley Melodeons, New Haven, CT