United States Piano & Organ Co. (Ohio)
The United States Organ Company of Ohio (not to be confused with The United States Piano & Organ Company of New York) was originally established in 1856 by O. C. Whitney in Cleveland, Ohio. Franklin L. Raymond joined the company in 1886, producing organs and melodeons under the names of “U.S. Organ Company” and “Whitney & Raymond”. That same year, the firm was reorganized as “The United States Piano & Organ Company” when pianos were added to their product line. In 1913 The Jansen Piano Company took over the firm and incorporated it as The Raymond Piano Company. The firm moved their factory to East 132nd Street in New York City. In addition to building “Raymond” pianos, the firm also built pianos under the “Langdon” brand name. The Raymond Piano Company went out of business with the onset of World War II.
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Late 19th Century Advertisement For United States Piano & Organ Company, 1888