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Mendelssohn
The Mendelssohn Piano Company (not to be confused with the Mendelssohn Piano Company of Toronto) was originally established in the 1870s as “Mendelssohn Piano Works”.  After a fire destroyed their factory in 1897, the firm moved to New York City and reorganized as “The Mendelssohn Piano Company”.
Shortly after moving to New York, The Mendelssohn Piano Company was purchased by the large Sterling Piano & Organ Company of Derby, CT.  The Sterling Piano Company built several different piano names including Mendelssohn, Huntington, Goetz & Co., Lohmann and Richardson.
After the Great Depression, Sterling merged with the Winter Piano Company, then ultimately absorbed into the large Aeolian-American Corporation.  Aeolian produced pianos under the Mendelssohn name until the 1960s.  Note: The Mendelssohn name is again being produced today on Asian import pianos.
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