United Piano Makers
The United Piano Makers firm was a large 19th Century piano manufacturer in New York City. The firm was originally charted in New York in May, 1860. By 1864 the firm was located at 86 Walker Street. The firm was affiliated and apparently controlled by William A. Pond, one of New York’s more illustrious piano manufacturers. Although the firm produced pianos sold under their own name (primarily square grand pianos), they also specialized in building pianos for small independent piano dealers across the country who would affix their own names to the instrument.
By 1870, the United Piano Makers had moved to larger factories on Bleecker Street in New York City. The firm distributed pianos across the United States as well as Canada and The West Indies. As the popularity of the square grand piano waned by the end of the 19th Century, the firm’s success began to diminish in the 1870s. It appears that The United Piano Makers firm went out of business in the early 1880s.
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19th Century Advertisement For The United Piano Makers, New York City