Newton (Camp & Company)
Mr. Newton Camp, who had been a partner in the firm of “Estey & Camp”, established his firm of “Camp & Company” in New York City in 1879. Camp & Company built a full line of square pianos, grand pianos, upright pianos, and organs.
Just before the turn-of-the-century the firm introduced a line of pianos and organs under the Newton brand name. The Newton brand was so successful that Camp & Company changed the name of their company to “The Newton Piano & Organ Company” during the first decade of the 20th Century. The Newton Piano & Organ Company continued to build pianos and organs with much success up until the Great Depression era.
Some of the instruments for Camp & Company and Newton were built under contractual basis by the Henry G. Johnson Piano Manufacturing Company of Bellevue, Iowa. The firm was sold to industrial giant Kohler & Campbell in about 1930, and the Newton brand name was produced for several years after by Kohler & Campbell.
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Early 20th Century Advertisement For The Newton Piano & Organ Company, previously Camp & Company, New York