Louis Schraidt is first listed as a piano maker in New York City in 1866. In 1867, Schraidt went into partnership with Adolph Hintz, forming the firm of “Hintz & Schraidt”. This partnership was very short lived, and was dissolved the following year. In 1868, Schraidt went into partnership with Adam Schmitt, forming the firm of “Schraidt, Schmitt & Company”. Schraidt, Schmitt & Company was fairly successful and experienced steady growth. In 1872 the firm changed its name to “Schraidt & Schmitt”, but the partnership appears to have dissolved in about 1873. Schraidt went on to become a retailer of musical instruments, but there is no record of him building pianos after 1873.
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19th Century Advertisement For Louis Schraidt, Piano Maker, New York City