George Woods is first listed in Pittsfield, New Hampshire in about 1850. By 1853, George Woods was making Melodeons at 137½ Hanover Street in Boston. That same year, Woods became a partner in “Jones, Carpenter & Woods” in Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1856, Woods left the partnership of Jones, Carpenter & Woods and returned to Boston as an independent builder of organs and melodeons. In 1862 George Woods is also listed as a factory foreman for the illustrious Mason & Hamlin firm. Shortly thereafter, he organized the firm of “George Woods & Company”, building melodeons, organs, and pianos. His factory was listed at Cambridgeport, MA, and his offices were on Washington Street in Boston. In 1883, George Woods & Company opened a second set of offices and warerooms at 423 Broome Street in New York City. There appears to be no mention of George Woods & Company after the turn of the 20th Century. Instruments by George Woods are quite rare today. These instruments are of exceptional quality and are well worth restoration and preservation today.
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