One of the 19th Century’s most successful square grand piano manufacturers was the firm of A. H. Gale & Company. A. H. Gale & Company was originally established in 1837 as “The New York Piano Manufacturing Company” (also listed as “New York Pianoforte Manufacturing Company on some earlier instruments) and consisted of about 20 journeymen piano makers on a cooperative basis. The original factory was located at 163 – 165 East 23rd Street, New York City, then later moved to 17 Mercer Street. As the firm continued to grow, it again was moved to new factories on 3rd Avenue.
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