New England Piano Company
The New England Organ Company was established in Boston by partners George F. MacLaughlin and Thomas F. Scanlan in 1871. G. F. MacLaughlin left the partnership in 1881, and T. F. Scanlan reorganized the firm as “The New England Piano Company”, switching production exclusively to pianos.
19th Century Boston was home to a large population of old world craftsmen who had recently immigrated to the United States. These craftsmen possessed amazing skill in woodworking and piano building, and the New England Piano Company was in a position to take full advantage of this amazingly skilled workforce. This workforce created the foundation which allowed The New England Piano Company build high-grade, expensive pianos which were very successful in the marketplace.
The New England Piano Company enjoyed a reputation for building truly exceptional pianos. Like so many prominent manufacturers, The New England Piano Company was out of business before the Great Depression.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Illustrated sales catalog for the New England Piano Company, circa 1890
Period Advertisements From The New England Piano & Organ Company, Boston
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