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Western Cottage Organ Company

Western Cottage Organ

Unfortunately, this is just about all the information that’s survived the passing of time on the Western Cottage Organ Company.

The company was located in Mendota, IL; and organised in 1875 as successor to Carpenter, Scott and Wise; in 1887 also incorporated as Mendota Cottage Organ and Piano Co. and as the Mendota Organ and Piano Co.;

The relocated to Ottawa, IL in 1887; also listed as Western Cottage Piano & Organ Co. Officers in 1897: L.B. Merrifield, president; O.C. Merrifield, treasurer; A.H. Merrifield, secretary; L.W. Merrifield, superintendent.

Officers in 1910: L.W. Merrifield, president; George R. Woods, vice-president and treasurer. The factory burned in 1918 and the company apparently went out of business.


Serial numbers:

1880 - 14185 1890 - 39158
1882 - 16784 1890 - 41447
1883 - 23297 1891 - 41950
1885 - 27786 1891 - 42319
1886 - 28140 1894 – 50851

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