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undated
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
undated
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1911
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1883-1986
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series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Publications About Sohmer, dating from 1883 1986, include trade paper reprints, newspaper clippings, and copies of magazine articles. They provide contemporary and historical accounts of the company and the family. While the stenographic account from the 1894 Musical Courier about the Sohmer v. Sommer case is colorful and informative, testimony r...

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Creators:
Falcone Custom Grand Pianos
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Pratt, Read and Company
Sohmer & Company
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Dates:
1872-1989
Size:
43 Cubic feet (74 boxes and 11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records of Sohmer & Co., date from 1872 through 1989. They fall into fourteen series based primarily on function. Legal, financial, inventory & appraisal, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales are the major series. Photographs, awards, family papers, publications about Sohmer, general publications, "miscellaneous" and corresponden...

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Dates:
1887 -1962
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Financial Records consist primarily of journals and ledgers dating between 1887 and 1962. Because they are the most basic and inclusive accounting record of original entry, the Journals covering the years between 1915 and 1959, with the exceptions of 1931-1936 and 1951-1955, appear first and are arranged chronologically. Typical journal entri...

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Dates:
1882 - 1985
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Stock Records for Sohmer & Co. consist of two stock certificate books, dating from 1940 to 1955. The Legal Records, dating from 1882 to 1985 are arranged chronologically. Included are the letters patent for inventions in the piano industry. The legal records also include a 1936 license agreement with Pratt, Read & Co., as well as a series of agr...

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Dates:
1880-1985
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0349
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Advertising, dating from 1880 to 1989, are by far the most comprehensive records of the collection. They are reflective of Sohmer & Co.'s heavy dependence on advertising to get its product before the people. The company advertisements represented range from the colorful cartoon advertisements featured in the magazine Puck in 1888 1890, to an ...

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