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Pond, William A.
William A. Pond (not to be confused with Ivers & Pond of Boston) established his business in New York City in 1871 after his successful participation in the earlier firm of Firth, Pond & Company.  Wm. A. Pond manufactured pianos, organs, and various musical instruments such as woodwind, guitars, and band instruments.  In addition, he was a publisher of sheet music and was apparently very successful.  Wm. A. Pond manufactured and sold pianos under the names “William A. Pond” and “Empire Piano“.  It is also suggested in our archives that William A. Pond controlled the “United Piano Makers” firm of New York during the last quarter of the 19th Century. The William A. Pond Company enjoyed a stellar reputation among pianists, singers, and musicians of the day, and his instruments were known for being of substantial quality and fair value.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

William A. Pond Organ Catalog
William A. Pond Illustrated Organ Catalog, Circa 1878
Wm. A. Pond Flyer & Letter, Postmarked 1878
Very rare sales flyer and letter signed by William A. Pond, postmarked 1878
William A. Pond Advertisements
19th Century Advertisements For William A. Piano Piano Company