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Ulman, William F. (& Jacob)

William F. Ulman was a very small-scale piano maker in Boston during the post Civil War era. His factory is listed at #9 LaGrange Way, Boston circa about 1875. Our archives indicate that W. F. Ulman was building pianos in Boston as early as the late 1860s, but there is very little information recorded about him or his firm. By 1877 the firm was controlled by W. F. Ulman’s son, Jacob Ulman, with some pianos being manufactured under the label of “Jacob Ulman, Boston”. There is no mention of the firm after about 1880. We have restored 2 square grand pianos by William F. Ulman over the years, and they were of the superior quality and craftsmanship generally associated with these smaller, family-owned firms.

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Late 19th Century Advertisement for William F. Ulman Piano Company, Boston