In 1868, H. L. Story admitted Mr. Isaac Camp into partnership, establishing the firm of “Story & Camp”. Story & Camp soon became leaders in the piano and organ trade throughout the Midwest with large retail stores from Chicago to St. Louis. In 1876, Mr. Story sold his interest in “Story & Camp” to the Estey Organ Company, forming the firm of Estey & Camp.
After Mr. Camp’s departure from the firm, Mr. Story then went into partnership with Mr. Melville Clark to form the famous firm of “Story & Clark” in Chicago. Story & Clark was initially a large retailer of musical instruments, but soon began manufacturing a very successful line of reed organs. In 1888 “The Story & Clark Organ Company” was incorporated with E. H. Story (son of H. L. Story) as President and Melville Clark as Vice-President. The Story & Clark Organ Company soon began manufacturing square and upright pianos in addition to their reed organs.
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