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George A. Prince & Company

George A. Prince & Company

Unfortunately, this is just about all the information that’s survived the passing of time on the Prince Co

He owned a music store at 200 Main St. in 1846, built a three story factory building at 135 Pearl St in 1850, built a new factory at Niagara, Maryland Seventh Sts. in 1855, all in Buffalo, NY.Also shown as Geo A. Prince & Co.; closed about 1879.

George A. Prince learned reed organ building at Abraham Prescott's factory. In 1849 Prince had 150 workmen and produced 75 to 80 instruments per week according to contemporary reports.

Allowance must be made for nineteenth century puffery, as this volume does not correspond to actual production as revealed by the serial numbers shown below. Serial numbers:

1846 - 3870 1854 - 15200 1866 - 26400
1847 - 4700 1856 - 16432 1868 - 28000
1848 - 5400 1856 - 18070 1869 - 29100
1849 - 6200 1857 - 19604 1870 - 31000
1850 - 8000 1858 - 22068 1871 - 32595
1852 - 8885 1862 - 23900
1852 - 11200 1864 - 25000
1866 - 40000 1874 - 53000
1868 - 40000 1875 - 55000
189 - 45000 1876 – 56000

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