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E. P. Carpenter & Company

E. P. Carpenter & Company

The following is just about all the information that’s survived the passing of time.

The Company was located in Worcester, MA 1850-66; and was founded by Edwin P. Carpenter, son of E.B. Carpenter.

The company went bankrupt in 1866, and indicted for concealment of assets in bankruptcy; They were doing business as E.P. Carpenter in Worcester in 1881, and started again in Brattleboro, VT 1884,

The company occupying the former Brattleboro Melodeon Co. factory on Flat St..

They stayed in business at least through 1917. W.E. Carpenter became general manager in 1894. The officers in 1899: George E. Crowell, president; C.H. Davenport, treasurer; Martin Austin Jr., secretary and general manager. Later became The Carpenter Co. George E. Crowell, president in 1911.

E.P. Carpenter served as a judge of the musical exhibits at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1895.

Serial numbers: 1884 - 37478, 1900 - 98644, 1901 - 100715. Cumulative production figures:

1894 - 91883 1903 - 105000 1911 - 117000
1895 - 95000 1906 - 110000 1912 - 119000
1897 - 95810 1907 - 112851 1913 - 122000
1898 - 98000 1908 - 115000 1914 - 124000
1899 - 100000 1909 - 116000 1915 - 125000
1902 - 103000 1910 - 117000 1917 – 126000

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