Ithaca Piano & Organ Company
The Ithaca Piano & Organ Company was established in 1877 by William Bostwick and Henry Wegman as successors to The Swiss Organ Company. The firm was first listed as the “Ithaca Organ Company” and was a division of the “Ithaca Calendar Clock Company”, makers of clocks and other small mechanical devices. Alonzo Cornell, son of Ezra Cornell (founder of Cornell University) was principal financial backer of the firm.
The Ithaca Piano & Organ Company built a limited number of very elaborately styled parlor organs and lavishly carved upright and square pianos. Instruments by the Ithaca Piano & Organ Company were of very good quality and are quite rare today. The Ithaca Piano & Organ Company went out of business in 1885.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Late 19th Century lithograph advertisement for the Ithaca Piano & Organ Company featuring the Ithaca Organ
Late 19th Century Piano Advertisements For The Ithaca Piano & Organ Company