AMERICAN FRETTED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MAKERS
pre-Civil War to WWII

Copyright © by Michael I. Holmes - 04/05/2002, 12/27/2004, 11/01/2011
Last updated 11/01/2011

There are more than 1800 entries in this file. They consist of makers, patentees, and brandnames. (A few foreign locations will be found in the list. These are for American patents issued to foreign inventors.) I have spent nearly 30 years compiling and collecting this information. It represents many thousands of dollars and uncountable hours spent. The information as presented is copyrighted by the author and is published here for your comments and personal use, but it is not to be copied or posted anywhere else on the internet or published in an article, magazine, book or any other form. Thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy.

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MakerCityStateProbable MfrDates
A.
A & L - Adams & Loffmark brandname   from 1894
Abel, Wilfred J.New YorkNY 1890
Abraham, JacobSilver CityNM 1877
Abrams, K.New YorkNY 1900s
Abrams, NeilKalamazooMI c1938
Academy - Elias Howe brandname    
Academy - Wurlitzer brandname    
Ackermann, HermanMarysvilleKS 1894
Acme - Fairbanks & Cole brandname   circa 1885
Acme - Sears brandname  Bauercirca 1900
Acme Professional - Sears brandname  SS Stewart1893-1901
Adams & LoffmarkDwightIL 1894-1896
Adams Bros. & Co.DwightIL 1897-1903+
Adams Loffmark & WrightDwightIL 1896-1897
Adamson & WalkerSt. LouisMO from 1897
Adler, Victor E.Los AngelesCA 1926
Adonis - J.F. Stratton brandname  Stratton or Buckbeecirca 1890
Advance - Sullivan & Reis brandname   circa 1926
Afson - A. Favilla & Sons brandname   from 1926
Ahachich, Peter J.ChicagoIL 1918
Ajax - premium for magazine subs.  Buckbee or Schmidtcirca 1900
Akeson, Charles A.MinneapolisMN 1893-????
Akeson & PetersonMinneapolisMN 1894
Albert, Charles F.PhiladelphiaPA 1865-1908
Albert, Charles F. , JrPhiladelphiaPA until 1915
Albert, Eugene J.PhiladelphiaPA c1870s
Albrecht, Otto H.PhiladelphiaPA c1896-1910
Albrecht & Son, AdolphOmahaNE 1895-1910
AlbroGreenvilleMI circa 1895
Aldrich, E.PChicagoIL c1890s
Alexander, Frank P.LudingtonMI 1906
Allen, James M.St. LouisMO 1886
Allington, Edward D.FreeportIL 1887
Allison, S.O.St. LouisMO c1920s
Almcrantz, GerhardChicagoIL pre-1895+
Almcrantz & TornquistChicagoIL circa 1900
Aloha - Aloha Publishing Co. brand    
Aloha Manufacturing Co.HonoluluHI 1911-1927+
Aloha Publishing Co.ChicagoIL from 1935
Aloma Co.New YorkNY from 1925
Alter, ChristianNew YorkNY 1904
Altermatt, GeorgeKalamazooMI 1928
Altpeter, Franz WalterChicagoIL 1927
Aluminum Musical Instrument CoNew YorkNY 1894-1898
Amati - Vega brandname   c1920s
Amendola Bros.New HavenCT circa 1920
American - American Plate Enamel brandname    
American - Bruno brandname    
American Conservatory - Lyon & Healy brand   circa 1900
American Guitar & Zither Co.St. LouisMO pre-1898
American Guitar Co.ChicagoIL 1911-1913
American Harp Mando - Stratton bran   circa 1890
American Lute - Brand used by Partee   circa 1903
American Mandolin Co.HobokenNJ circa 1908
American Plate - Enamel Co.ChicagoIL from 1926
American Ukulele Co.East SpartaOH from 1925
Anahu, James N.HonoluluHI pre 1910
Anderberg, ErlandMt. VernonNY 1870-1900
Anderberg, ErnestBostonMA 1880-1938+
Anderberg, PehrNew YorkNY 1865-1900+
Andersh, CharlesWagnerSD 1927
Anderson, Albert M.SeattleWA 1924
Anderson, AlfredChelseaMA 1893
Anderson, Carl & JosephChicagoIL 1891
Anderson, Carl C.    
Anderson, Charles W.ChicagoIL pre 1898
Anderson, ElwinSidneyNY 1895
Anderson, JosephChicagoIL 1890
Anderson, LauritzChicagoIL 1881
Andrade, Manuel J.OaklandCA 1929
Andres, Frederick H.New YorkNY 1894
Andrew Music Co., A.C.WillimanticCT 1878-1920
Angeli, IlarioBrooklynNY 1940
Apollo - Gretsch or Slingerland model   c1930s
Apollo - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Apollo Banjo CompanyBostonMA c1882-1888
Apollo Harp - Flagg brandname   circa 1900
Apple, JohnTrentonNJ 1896
Archute, Paul G.PhiladelphiaPA 1903
Arey, Isaiah H.BoscawenNH c1860-1885
Arion - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1888
Arion Manufacturing Co.ChicagoIL 1904-1911
Arlencibias, JosephNew OrleansLA 1891
Arnold, KilianBrooklynNY 1885
Artist Banjo - Thompson & Odell brand   circa 1888
Ashborn, JamesWolcottvilleCT c1850-1864
Astor - Carl Fischer brandname   circa 1927
Audet Music Co., Francis X.BostonMA circa 1902
Auditorium - Rettberg & Lange brand   from c1901
Autoharp - Zimmermann trademark   from 1882
Avalon - Stadlmair brandnameNew YorkNY c1930s
Avery, U. ShermanUnion HillNJ 1927
Axt, FrederickBrooklynNY 1890s
Ayuso, JohnBrooklynNY 1893
B.
B & D - Bacon Banjo Co. brandname   1922-1939
B & J - Buegeleisen & Jacobson brand name    
Baack, EdwardNew YorkNY 1837-1871
Babbitt, Elwin J.DefianceOH  
Bach, John A.St. PaulMN 1915
Back, James S.Ottawa Canada 1897
Bacon, Frederick J.HartfordCTFairbanks, Vega1906-1910
Bacon, Harry H.   circa 1870
Bacon & Day - There never was such a company, see B&D    
Bacon Banjo Company, Inc., TheGrotonCT from 1920
Bacon Manuf. & Publish. CoForrest DaleVTFairbanks,Langec1910-1913
Bacon Manufacturing Co.Forrest DaleVT 1913-1920
Baehr & Bro., Eugene B.New YorkNY 1897-1898
Bailey, Ed L.BrooklynNY circa 1924
Bailey, H.E.   c 1881
Baker   c1930s
Baker, Edward F.ShepherdstownPA 1933
Baker, H.P.ColumbusOH b.1913
Ballard, Harrie A.BostonMA 1919
Balliet Corp., A.H.AllentownPA circa 1926
Bandello  KayC 1930s
Bandola Co.BurlingtonVT 1899-1905
Bandolin - Stathopoulo brandname    
Bandonian - Sullivan & Reis brandname    
Banjay - John Farris brandnameHartfordCT 1880-1900
Banjolin - Marx brandname    
Banjophone - Gretsch brandname   circa 1904
Banjulele - Alvin D. Keech trade markLondon England from 1922
Banks, Jonathan W.ChicagoIL pre-1893
Banks, Williams H.BostonMA 1903
Banner Blue - Lange brandname   circa 1926
Bardsley, Edward E.WestvilleNJ 1916
Bark, Andrew E.KalispellMT 1900
Barnes, David W.BrooklynNY 1904
Barnes, Howard C.BostonMAHowe, Fairbanks1875-1898
Barnes, JoshuaBrooklynNY 1891
Barnes, Norman E.Bay ShoreNY 1889
Barnwell, Valentine T.AtlantaGA 1887
Barratt, GeorgeBrooklynNY circa 1890
Barratt, JohnNew YorkNY 1891
Barredo, Jose B.Los AngelesCA c1932
Barrett, C.   circa 1880
Barrows Music Co, John F.SaginawMI 1888-1902
Barry Manufacturing Co.PhiladelphiaPA circa 1927
Barth, Lutchen & FeinbergNew YorkNY circa 1925
Bast, T A.ChicagoILHarmonyc1929
Batchelder, William W.BostonMA 1891
Bateman, Alfred J.OaklandCA 1913
Bates, John G.West SuperiorWI 1895
Bauer, GeorgePhiladelphiaPA 1894-1911
Bay State - J.Haynes brandname   from c1861
Beau Brummel - Bruno trademark  Buckbeecirca 1890
Beau Ideal - William Tonk trademark   from 1887
Beck, KilianNew YorkNY 1901
Becker    
Becker, WilliamChicagoIL 1893
Becker - See William Becker, WolfgangChicagoIL 1893
Beckhaus, JosephPhiladelphiaPA late 1800s
Bee Jay Products Co. - B&J brandname    
Beers, Randall H.E. OrangeNJ 1926
Beetem, John N.MooredalePA 1900
Behee, Joseph H.Kansas CityMO c1907-1917
Behm, GustaveChicagoIL 1896
Behnke, WilhelmPhillipsWI 1897
Behrend, AlfredNew YorkNY from 1910
Beitel, Clemence T.BaltimoreMD 1898-1905
Bell, The   1920
Beltone - Perlberg & Halpin brandname  Regal or Harmonyfrom c1920
Benary, A.E.New YorkNYBuckbee1893-94
Benary, Robert H.New YorkNYBuckbeec1890-1899
Bender, GeorgeHobokenNJ 1883
Benedict, M.C.Oil CityPA died 1898
Benson, PeterMinneapolisMN 1893-1910
Bent, William E.ChicagoIL 1894
Berdich, AdolphRiversideIL 1929
Berge, Franz R.L.Port AngelesWA 1923
Berglund, Johan E.San FranciscoCA 1904
Bergren, Ernest Q.MarbleheadOH 1903
Berkeley, RoyDallasTX 1899
Bernhard, HermanJoshuaMD c1896
Bernolak, JosephBaltimoreMD 1899
Bertram, Louis H.Long Island CtyNYGrover1927
Berwind, J.PhiladelphiaPA c1890s
Bessier, VetalBrooklynNY 1892
Betz - see Zoerner & Betz, M.J.PhiladelphiaPA pre-1896
Biehl, TonyDavenportIA 1894-1904
Bijou - J.F. Stratton brandname  Stratton or Buckbeecirca 1890
Biltmore - Regal later Harmony brand    
Bini, AntonioBrooklynNY 1887-1901+
Bini, Joseph E.Mt. VernonNY c1867-1890
Birrer, John B.NewtonKS 1894
Bitting SpecialBethlehemPACF Martin1917-1918
Blackman, CharlesAlbanyNY 1869-1887
Blair, George H.SpokaneWA 1903
Blanchette, EliDayvilleCT 1936
Blasius & SonPhiladelphiaPAGretsch?c1900s
Blondin, Peter E.N. TonawandaNY c1932
Bloomey, A.ManchesterNH circa 1888
Bluebird Mfg CoPhiladelphiaPA from 1925
Blumenberg, JuliusMartins FerryOH 1899
Bobzin, CharlesDetroitMIVarious1882-1892
Boehm, Walter A.BuffaloNY c 1900
Bogan, John J.New YorkNY 1860-1890s
Bohee, JamesLondon, Eng SS Stewart or Weaverc1882-1897
Bohmann, JosephChicagoIL 1876-1930
Bohnenberger, William D.East OrangeNJLange1908
Bolander, John A.BerkeleyCA circa 1916
Bond, Alfred T.RexburgID 1907
Bookser, Rudolph C.BuffaloNY 1889
Boothe, AlbertColfaxIA 1928
Bootman, Erastus D.EamestonNY 1863
Borcur, Charles M.Dodge CityKS 1898
Bostwick, GeorgeSaginawMIBarrows or Waldo1898
Boswell, Nathaniel R.DelansonNY 1916
Bouchard, Arsene J.ProvidenceRI 1927
Boucher, WilliamBaltimoreMD 1840-1898
Boulanger, EmilSt. LouisMO 1889
Boutchia, RobertGloucesterMA circa 1901
Bowen, William D.NewarkNJLangecirca 1910
Bower, John F.ChicagoIL 1889
Bowers, George W.SomervilleMA 1888
Bowman - see Bohmann, JosephChicagoIL 1890-1916
Boyd, David P.& Lee FMarionIN c1895-1903
Boyden, Byron E.BridgeportCT 1886
Boyle BrothersBostonMAStratton or Buckbeec1890
Bracketless - Chapman brandname   circa 1890
Bradbury, Benjamin B.BrooklynNY 1882-1890
Bradbury - Kohler & Chase brand   pre 1920
Brandon, Eugene B.ElkinsWV 1901
Brandt, JohnChicagoILWm. Lewis or Lyon & Healycirca 1898
Brass Band - Orpheum brandnameNew YorkNY c1910
Brauneiss, AlNew YorkNY circa 1890
Bree, Thomas W.New YorkNYMoved to SF,CA 1849-90+1840-1890
Bremerman, Edward C.IndianapolisIN 1930
Bremerman, Frank B.IndianapolisIN circa 1900
Brennan, Henry H.New YorkNY 1903
Briggs, Jim   1859
Briggs SpecialUticaNYCF Martin1915-1919
Brilliantone - L.H. Leland brandname    
Bronoco - Eugene J. Albert brandPhiladelphiaPA  
Bronson, George A.DetroitMI circa 1935
Bronson, Howard M.BrandonVT 1902
Brooklyn - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Brown, Carl E.ColumbusOHGrunewaldcirca 1898
Brown, LeviBaltimoreMD 1865
Brown, NormanManchesterTX 1920
Bruno, CharlesNew YorkNY 1830-pres.
Bruno & CargillNew YorkNY 1850-1853
Bruno & MorrisNew YorkNY 1860-1863
Bruno, Weissenborn & Co.New YorkNY 1854-1857
Buchner, CharlesSan FranciscoCA 1892
Buckbee, John HenryNew YorkNY 1861-1897
Buckeye Brand  Schmidtc1920s
Buckley, George S.New YorkNY circa 1890
Buegeleisen & JacobsonNew YorkNY 1901-pres.
Bugg, J.H.ColchesterILWashburn1902
Burch, J.W.   circa 1895
Burckhart, William N.SheboyganWI pre-1890
Burdwise, A.BaltimoreMDLangec1920s
Burford, L.D.ToledoOH circa 1902
Burgess, JohnWakefieldMA 1930-1999
Burkard, William N.SheboyganWI circa 1900
Burke, WalterProvidenceRIBuckbee1870s-1889
Burrowes, Christopher F.SpringfieldMA 1880
Buslap, WilliamChicagoIL c1897-1930
C.
Cadillac - Washburn brandDetroitMI pre 1900
Callahan, John D.SylvatusVA c1919
Callan, Lawrence A.WashingtonDC 1905
Cambre, ManuelOaklandCA 1927
Cammeyer, Alfred D.New YorkNY circa 1888
Camp - Lyon & Healy brandname    
Campanella, MarioBuffaloNY 1916
Capo Guitar - Sears brandname   circa 1902
Carey, Thomas W.ChicagoIL circa 1910
Cargill Bros.New YorkNY 1849-1860
Carlstadt & Co, AugustCrystal LakeIL from 1902
Carlucci, AntonioNew YorkNY 1902-1907+
Carlucci, Rocco A.West New YorkNJ  
Carmencita - Tonk brandname   circa 1906
Carroll, Frank J.San FranciscoCA 1931
Carter, Montague F.BostonMA 1896
Casanova, HenrySt. LouisMO 1890
Casolin, PeterNew YorkNY 1898
Cathedranola - Slingerland brandname   circa 1925
CecilianBostonMA circa 1900
Celestophone - Int. Music Corp. brand    
Century Mandolin & Guitar Co.ChicagoIL from 1914
Cerrito, AntonioNew YorkNY  
Cetta, Stephen F.BrooklynNY 1920
Challenge - J. Howard Foote trademark   from 1883
Challenger - Wm. L. Lange brandname   c 1928
Champion - E.D. Lewis brandname    
Champion - Maurer brandname c.1890sChicagoIL 1890s
Chapman, Charles M.Ft.NY circa 1890
Chariola - Int, Mus. Corp. brandname    
Charlston, Magnus M.GalvestonTX 1927
Chartola Grand - Oscar Schmidt brandname   c1910+
Charva, JohnNew YorkNY 1891
Chase, Oliver R.BostonMA 1882-1888
Chicago Music Co.ChicagoIL c1890
Chicago Musical Instrument Co.ChicagoIL from 1920
Childs, James E.SpokaneWA 1903
Chordion - Montgomery Ward brandname   circa 1936
Chordola - A.H. Merrill brandname   from 1895
Chordophone - unknown brandname   circa 1900
Christian, Wm. & Benj. H.MilfordCT 1927
Christman, AlexanderAbileneKS from 1901
Christman, Charles G.New YorkNY 1823-1858
Christman & FischerDavenportIA until 1898
Christy, William J.San JoseCA 1892
Church, JohnCincinnatiOH 1860-1901+
Ciani, RafaelNew YorkNY c1904-1932
Cincinnatus - Wurlitzer brandnameCincinnatiOH  
Cincy - R. Wurlitzer brandnameCincinnatiOH c 1910s
Citaharp - Audet brandname   from 1902
Claiborne, Robert W.New CanaanCT 1930
Clarion   c1930s
Clark, EdmundNew YorkNY c1880-1891
Clarke, James W.New YorkNY 1855-1880
Clarophone - Gretsch brandname   circa 1925
Clause, ChristianNew YorkNY 1789-1799
Clef Club - see McInnes Shaw    
Clem, PeterNew YorkNY circa 1900
Clement, Joseph W.LowellMA 1892
Clifford - J.W. Jenkins brandname   from 1895
Clopton, William C.FargoND 1907
Cloverine   c1900
Clubb, ShermanOllatheCO 1926
CluettAlbanyNY circa 1880
Cobb, ThomasBrookfieldGA 1879
Cochrane, Carolyn M.BuffaloNY 1900
Cockburn, Henry D.IndianapolisIN 1897
Cohen, JacobNew YorkNY 1850-1858
Cohen & PikeNew YorkNY 1855
Cole, Frank E.BostonMA 1909-1919
Cole, William A.BostonMA 1880-1909
Collegiate - Joseph W. Stern brand   from c1905
Collins, William E.BethelCT 1892
Columbia - Buckbee brandname   circa 1892
Columbia - T.Goggan & Bro brandname    
Columbia Zither - Phonoharp brandname    
Columbian - Tonk brandname   circa 1892
Columbus - Lyon & Healy trademark   circa 1892
Combination Mandolin & Zither Co.Kansas CityMO circa 1905
Comet - George Thayer brandname   from 1910
Companion   c1910
Concertone   1930s
Concord Zither Co.PhiladelphiaPA 1896+
Conger, SamuelIndianapolisIN 1924
Conn, C.G.New YorkNY circa 1898
Connery, JohnLong Island CtyNY 1894
Conqueror - Bruno trademark   circa 1926
Consalvi, IcilioBostonMA 1896-1905+
Conservatory - Wurlitzer brandname    
Converse, Frank B.New YorkNY 1884-1898
Converse - Hamilton Gordon brandname    
Cook, Charles J.Montreal Canada 1892
Cook, Samuel G.SomervilleMA 1899
Cooke, James C.OrangeNJ 1884
Copeland, William A.BrooklineMA 1917
Coulter, F.E.PortlandOR c 1917
Coupa, JohnNew YorkNY 1838-1850
Cox, Anthony G.HonoluluHI c1937
Cox, Harry M.NewarkNJ 1920
Cox, John E.P.RochesterNY 1929
Crandall, FredSturgeon BayWI circa 1894
Cremonatone - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1896
Cremps, ???PhiladelphiaPA  
Crescent - Thompson & Odell brandname    
Crescent Music Co.BostonMA circa 1900
Crippen, Herbert O.ChicagoIL 1925
Criterion - C.A. Potter brandnameClevelandOH c1905
Cromwell - J.P. Simmons brandname   circa 1896
Cross, Frederick A.CincinnatiOH 1892
Crowell, John H.Vineyard HavenMA 1895
Crown, Walter H.NorthamptonMA 1910
Crown - E.T. Root brand   circa 1902
Cruger, Ellis E.StevensvilleMT 1904
Cubley, Edwin J.RavenswoodIL c1880-1893
Culp, AlvaMarionIN 1907
Cuoghi, AshbertBrooklynNY 1925
Curtis, N.B.    
Curtis Electric - Fairbanks model named for hBostonMA c1890-1898
Curtis, Henry - W.W. Denver brand   from 1893
D.
D'Angelico, JohnNew YorkNY 1932-1964
Dahlmann Manufacturing Co., HenryMinneapolisMN 1893-1899+
Daniels, G.H.   circa 1880
Danielson, FrankChicagoIL 1904
Danly, Robert C.ChicagoIL 1925
Danner, Frederick W.RonaldMI 1887
Dathan, Louis K.BrooklynNY 1896
Davidson, William J.ChicagoIL 1929
Davis, George W.ChicagoIL 1916
Day, David L.RevereMA 1909
Daynor - Gretsch brandname   from 1902
Dayton Banjo CoDaytonOH 1920-1923
De Jannon, CharlesNew YorkNY c1851-1860
DeJulio, JohnNew YorkNY 1900-1908+
DeLuccia, VincenzoPhiladelphiaPA circa 1920
Decker, Arland A.StocktonCA 1930
Deckert, Thomas H.ForsythMT 1898
Decosta, AntoneTauntonMA 1930
Degood, Joseph L.DetroitMI 1891
Degulio, AngeloNew YorkNY 1911
Delano, Charles S.Los AngelesCA circa 1922
Denver, W.W.    
Denzel, Paul W.ChicagoIL circa 1890
Dewey, Clarence L.ElkhartIN 1927
Deweylin - Menzenhauer&Schmidt brand   from 1899
Dewick, William H.BrooklynNY 1895-1925
Dexter, Elwell V.WorcesterMA 1897
Diamond - John Farris brandname   1880-1900+
Dias, AugustoHonoluluHI 1884-1899
Diesel, A.W.New YorkNY circa 1890
Dietrich, CharlesMilwaukeeWI pre 1897
Dietz, Sydenham B., JrWashingtonDC 1893
Ditson, OliverBostonMA 1834-1940s
Diuguid, D.P.LynchburgVA circa 1850
Dobbs, H.C.   circa 1876
Dobro - Original Music brandname    
Dobson, Charles E.New YorkNY c1876-1895
Dobson, Edward C.New YorkNY c1870-1890
Dobson, Frank P.New YorkNY 1869
Dobson, George C.BostonMA 1870-1890
Dobson, Henry C.New YorkNY 1851-1903
Dobson, MinnieNew YorkNY 1886
Dodd, William A.Point PleasantNJ circa 1896
Dodds & ClausNew YorkNY 1791-1793
Dodson, JamesChicagoIL 1930
Dodson, LeonardChicagoIL 1930
Dolce Campana Guitar-Banjo - Van Hagen brandAlbanyNY 1850-1860
Dolceola - Symphony Mfg. Co. brand   circa 1904
Dolge, AlfredNew YorkNY 1892-1897
Dolge, RudolphDolgevilleNY 1894
Doltsch   c1930
Domino - Regal model   c1920s
Dopyera, JohnLos AngelesCA 1927
Dopyera, RudolphLos AngelesCA 1929
Dore' BrothersNew YorkNY c1890s
Doughton, Charles F.LebanonOR 1907
Douglas, F.H.NewarkNJ circa 1890
Dowey, F.M.FraminghamMA  
Doyle, James J.AlbanyNY 1888
Dream - Bruno brandname   circa 1928
Du Grand, Edward J.New YorkNY until 1897
Duerst, Joseph A.PhiladelphiaPA 1902
Duke - Bruno brandname   circa 1928
Dunning - MedineNew OrleansLA circa 1900
Duplex - Sullivan & Reis brandname   1925-1926
Duplex Banjos - Guckert brandname   circa 1919
Duplex Manufacturing Co.St. LouisMO circa 1900
Durkee, George B.ChicagoIL circa 1904
Durro - B & J brandname.    
Dutton, FrankBostonMA c1880s
Dyer, B.F.BostonMA circa 1885
Dyer & Bro., W.J.St. PaulMN 1871-1897
E.
Echo - C. Edgar Dobson trademark   from 1887
Echo - Schwarzer guitar brand   circa 1904
Eckert, Jacob E.MarengoIA 1898
Edgren, Erik A.OmahaNE c1898
Edwards, Fendall C.Newport NewsVA 1926
Edwin - Tonk brandname    
Eggerat, Carl L.JoplinMO 1893
Eibel, A.F.MaldenMA circa 1895
Eisenbrandt, Christian H.BaltimoreMD 1811-1911+
El Capitan - ???? brandname    
Electric   until 1890
Electric - Fairbanks brand name   from 1890
Elias, VincentMarbleheadOH 1903
Elite - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Elkington, Leigh A.New YorkNY 1929
Elliot, C.W.LouisvilleKY circa 1913
Elliott, William S.SoperOK c1928
Elton   1920-pres.
Elwell, Charles   c1880s
Emerson, D.New YorkNY circa 1884
Empire - Ditson brandname c1910   c1910
Empire State - Viohl brandnameNew YorkNY From 1884
Empress - Holcomb brandname   circa 1880
Englund, JohnMinneapolisMN 1899
EpiphoneNew YorkNY 1927-1957
Equipoise Violin Co.BostonMA from 1898
Ernst, Gustave A.CamdenNJ circa 1900
Ernst, HugoCamdenNJ circa 1920
Eulert, ErnstNew YorkNY 1900
Euphonon - Larson Bros. brandname   circa 1935
Eureka - Teel brand name   1886-1889
Euterpe - Tonk brandname   circa 1891
Everett Co, S.F.ChicagoIL pre-1928
Excelsior - John Haynes brandname    
Ezzelle, Robert C.WilsonNC c1929
F.
F.O.G. - Gutman brandname   circa 1898
FBC w/music staff - JF Stratton brand   from 1884
Faber, HomoChicagoIL 1900
Faber, Jerome B.WinchesterMA 1892
Fairbanks, Albert C.BostonMA 1870-1904
Fairbanks & ColeBostonMA 1880-1890
Farago, LuigiMarbleheadOH 1903
Farland, Alfred A.New YorkNY 1890-1939
Farmer, William B.New YorkNY 1918
Farnham, William H.TroyNY 1866-1875
Farovan Co.Long Island CtyNY until 1925
Farris, JohnHartfordCT c1880-1900
Favilla, Antonio & JohnNew YorkNY 1890s-1907
Favilla & Bro., N.New YorkNY 1890-1973
Favilla & Sons, A.BrooklynNY circa 1927
Favorite - Adams,Loffmark&Wright bran   circa 1896
Fazehas, Alexander   c1930s
Feather, DanielMarionIN 1907
Fenton, HerschelNew YorkNYBuckbeecirca 1890
Ferdinando Mfg. Co., FelixNew YorkNY circa 1925
Ferguson, E. H.RochesterNY circa 1900
Ferguson, Robert B.Los AngelesCA 1930
Ferretti, JosephJersey CityNJ 1918
Ferry & Co.ChicagoIL circa 1925
Fickert, AlbertBrooklynNY 1917
Field, JohnNew YorkNY 1869
Fillman, IrvinWaurikaOK 1909
Filstrup, Larsen L.RavenswoodIL 1888
Finney, Harold G.MaplewoodNJ c1932
Firth, JohnNew YorkNY 1815-1820
Firth & HallNew YorkNY 1820-1833
Firth, Hall & PondNew YorkNY 1833-1847
Firth, Pond & Co.New YorkNY 1847-1867
Fischer, CarlNew YorkNY 1900-pres.
Fischer, Edward D.DavenportIA until 1916
Fitch, Henry C.PortlandME 1888
Fitler, DanielPhiladelphiaPA 1896
Fitzgerald, Cecil Y.Los AngelesCA 1930
Flagg Manufacturing Co.BostonMA circa 1900
Flanner, JosephMilwaukeeWI circa 1890
Fleischer's Patent Banjo MandolinNew YorkNY c1888
Flemmings, Robert F.MelroseMA 1886
Fletcher, William F.Beaver FallsPA 1908
Florence, George W.BostonMA circa 1880
Flower, Harry J.ChicagoIL c1910
Flower & GroehslChicagoIL c1910
Foden SpecialNew YorkNY 1914-1917
Foley, Peter H.BostonMA 1904
Foote, John HowardNew YorkNY 1835-1904
Forchielli, Attilio W.PhiladelphiaPA 1926
Ford, DardenHomerLA 1904
Foreman, John D.HudsonMI 1908
Forrest, Albert J.SeattleWA 1898
Forrest, Hamlet E.New HavenCT 1885
Forsythe, Calvin L.ChicagoIL 1930
Franic, AdolphFt. RecoveryOH 1929
Freeman, Robert F.BostonMA circa 1890
French, J.L.ClevelandOH c1870-1880
Fretted Instrument ManufacturersJersey CityNJ 1935-1950+
Friederich, Julius A.J.    
Fritz, George J.ButlerNJ 1891
Fujita, KanayeAnn ArborMI 1909
Fuller, Walter L.KalamazooMI c1941
Fullerton, George A.BostonMA 1896
Funck, MartinSt. LouisMO 1901
Funk, Charles M.SedaliaMO 1904
Furbershaw, George C.WashingtonDC 1904
Furia, CarloBrooklynNY 1925
G.
Gabrielsky, RichardJersey CityNJ 1901
Galetzky, HymanBronxNY c1941
Galiano - Oscar Schmidt brandnameJersey CityNJ c1900-1940
Ganss, AlbertAustinTX circa 1901
Gardie, PaulChicagoIL 1916
Gaskins, Claude H.ShamokinPA 1895
Gassett, Arthur L.ClevelandOH 1891
Gatcomb, Lincoln B.BostonMA 1875-1895
Gaulke, HermanLa CrosseWI until 1899
Gaynor, JosephNew YorkNY 1911
Geeb, FrankLong Island CtyNY 1914
Geiger, Charles F.CincinnatiOH 1891
Gemunder, AugustSpringfieldMA c1846-1860
Gemunder, GeorgeBostonMA 1847-1853
General Music Co.   from 1899
George, Harry H.San FranciscoCA 1929
Gerber, CharlesMadisonWI c1932
Gerber, John J.JamaicaNY 1885
Gerecke, OttoMarkneukirchen,  c1901
Gerke, WilliamProvidenceRI 1870-1900+
Gerl, Frank F.MilwaukeeWI 1923
Gery, Aldis J.DolgevilleNY 1894
Gethen, A.BrooklynNY Circa 1910
Gibbs, SamuelKnoxPA 1885
Gibbs, TheChicagoIL c1886
Gibson, OrvilleKalamazooMI 1890-pres.
Giddins, L.H.RochesterNY c1901
Gifford, C.A.AkronOH  
Gill, RaySt. LouisMO 1889
Gillespie, John W.CincinnatiOH 1929
Gilman, Harry K.WashingtonDC 1919
Gindlesperger, John W.Kansas CityMO 1898-1926+
Gladding, James N.Mt KiscoNY 1912
Gladieux, Joseph F.New YorkNY 1904
Glasel, AugustNew YorkNY 1870-1890+
Glechner, AnthonyMillvalePA 1908
Gleitz, AugustNew YorkNY 1861-1900
Globe - Meisel trademark   from 1885
Globe Music CoChicagoIL 1898-1940
Glor, PeterNew YorkNY 1855-1877
Godetz, TonyChicagoIL c1935
Goetz, AlbertHobokenNJ 1899
Goggan & Bro., ThomasGalvestonTX 1890-1908+
Goins, ClaudeNew LondonCT c1880s
Golden Chord  Buckbee 
Golden Rod - Bruno brandname   c 1928
Gonorousky, JosephNew YorkNY circa 1900
Good Luck - Hamilton Gordon brandname    
Goold, H.J.MontforthWI circa 1898
Gordon, Hamilton S.New YorkNY circa 1895
Gordon - Progressive Music Co brand    
Goscha, FrankPhiladelphiaPA c1880
Gosha, FrankPhiladelphiaPA c1880
Goss   ????
Gough, Harold O.SunnybankVA 1912
Gould, Napoleon W.New YorkNY c1853
Goweropski, JamesNew YorkNY pre 1896
Grand Solo - Henning brandname   c1892
Gratz & Co., William R.New YorkNY c1896
Grau, VincentParis France. 1929
Graupner & MeyerPhiladelphiaPA 1891-1906+
Graupner & Son, E.PhiladelphiaPA c1907
Grauso, AntonioNew YorkNY 1891-1913+
Graves, NathanielNewarkNJ 1852-1853
Green, Joseph R.WakefieldMA 1919
Greenfield, William A.Edmonton, Alber~~ c1927
Greenop, NortonLeighOnSea Eng 1928
Gregg, George F.YakimaWA 1948
Gretsch, FrederickBrooklynNY 1883-1967
Griffin, Francis T.UlmMT 1917
Griffis, Elias L.PearsonGA 1910
Griffith, F.H.PhiladelphiaPA from 1892
Groehsl, AndrewChicagoIL pre-1890
Grohman or Groman?, D.PhiladelphiaPA c1880
Grollman, SolChicagoIL c1900
Groman, D.PhiladelphiaPA c1905
Grossman Music CoClevelandOH 1922-pres.
Grover, Albert D.New YorkNY post 1894
Grunewald, ReneNew OrleansLA 1894-1901+
Guckert, Edward N.New YorkNY c1890-1927
Gugino, CarmeloBuffaloNY c1920-1938
Guibeaud, GeorgesPerpignan, Fran  c1932
GuildNew YorkNY 1952-pres.
Guitar Zither    
Guitar-O-Lin    
Gutman, Frederick O.ClevelandOH circa 1898
Gutte, William F.BaltimoreMD 1891
Guydyu - Lyon & Healy brandname   circa 1915
H.
H C M - Lion Manufacturing Co brandname   c1895
H S G - Hamilton S. Gordon brandname   c1900
Haas, LouisPhiladelphiaPA c1900
Habeger, Fred S.YoungstownOH 1928
Habermann, CharlesJersey CityNJ 1913
Hafner, Frederick J.PhiladelphiaPA 1892
Hafner & SuthpinPhilkadelphiaPA 1880s
Hagberg, JohnTacomaWA 1898
Hageman, RobertMullanID 1892
Hager's Artist   1940s
Hahn & Co., J.C.BuffaloNY from 1896
Hall, Edward P.UrbanaIL 1896
Hall, Emory M.ChicagoIL 1875-1903
Hall, Hudson L.BostonMA 1882-1885
Hall, Wendall    
Hall, WilliamNew YorkNY 1820-1875
Halladay, Lewis P.MarionIN 1904
Hallbauer, William M.St. LouisMO c1929
Halles, WilliamNew YorkNY circa 1870
Halpin, AbrahamNew YorkNY 1927
Hambrecht, George D.CanajohharieNY c1933
Hamilton - Hamilton Gordon brandname    
Hammann, Frederick B.BaltimoreMD 1900
Hammer, Hans O.ChicagoIL 1923
Hammerl, IgnazNew YorkNY 1893
Hammig, ErnstNew YorkNY circa 1885
Hamming, E.New YorkNY 1860-1890
Hamming, H.H.New YorkNY circa 1870
Hammond, B.E.WashingtonDC 1933
Handel, L.New YorkNY circa 1900
Handley, Joseph A.LowellMA circa 1890
Handloser, Edward J.ChesapeakeOH 1949
Haney, Fred G.FindlayOH 1892
Hanning (Hamming misspelling?), E.New YorkNY 1860-1890
Hansen, Hans J.ChicagoIL 1891
Hanson, Charles F.WorcesterMA c1893-1935
Hargrove & KerfootMiamiFL circa 1897
Harlass, Frederick W.New YorkNY 1864-1872
Harlin BrosIndianapolisIN pre-1938
HarmolinOaklandCA 1920-1936
Harmonette   c1896
HarmonyChicagoIL 1892-1979
Harmony Harp   c1890s
Harp - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Harp Of David - Harp-O-Chord brand   circa 1899
Harp-O-Chord Co.ColumbusOH from 1899
HarpanolaGrand IslandNE  
Harpello - James McKenzie trademark   1891
Harper, John D.BrooklynNY 1894
Harpophone - see Veach Harpophone    
HarptoneNewarkNJ 1893-pres.
Harrington, Eugene B.JamestownNY 1921
Harris, H.New YorkNY c1880s
Hartmann, Christian F.NazarethPA c1867-1885
Hartmann Brothers & ReinhardNew YorkNY 1880-1901+
Hartnett, Dennis E.New YorkNY 1909
Harvey, Homer A.BataviaNY 1941
Harwood - J.W. Jenkins trademark   from 1885
Hastings, Azariah H.New YorkNY 1897
Haverstuhl, JohnPeoriaIL died 1898
Hawaiian Art Violin    
Hawaiian Guitar Harp   c 1930
Hawaiian Harmolin - See Harmolin    
Hawaiian Mahogany Co.HonoluluHI circa 1926
Hawaiian Tremoloa    
Hawaiian Ukulele & Violin Mfg. Co.San FranciscoCA from 1917
Hawaiian Ukulele Co.ChicagoIL circa 1917
Hawaiiphone   circa 1930
Hawkinson, OlafSeattleWA 1926
Hay, WilliamScrantonPA 1893
Haynes, John C.BostonMA 1865-1897
Heald, JohnSpringfieldMA 1891
Heller, Frank J.WoodhavenNY 1930
Heller, Herman S.San FranciscoCA 1919
Henderson, Edward J.PittsburghPA c1909-1923
Henery, Charles F.AkronOH 1897
Henlein, Charles C.CincinnatiOH 1897
Henning, John E.ChicagoIL 1880-1900
Henning, John E.Kansas CityMO 1892
Henning & HurleyChicagoIL 1890
Hesse & Bro., Albert A.   1894-1904+
Heydenreich, Ernst C.Mt. ClemensMI 1901
Heymann, HarryRochesterPA 1899
Hill, H.G.PhiladelphiaPA circa 1892
Hillebrandt, John E.BrooklynNY 1930
Hilo Guitars - Sherman, Clay brand   circa 1923
Hines, August H.New OrleansLA 1891
Hlad, IvanChicagoIL 1900-1933+
Hobill, William L.ElyriaOH 1891
Hochspeier, William F.Jersey CityNJ 1901
Hodges, Frederick H.NewportRI 1886
Hoffman, George H.San FranciscoCA 1887-1905
Hoffman, H.C.New YorkNY circa 1885
Hogrebe, ChristianSt. LouisMO 1900
Holcomb, Henry I.CentrevilleSD 1895
Holcomb, J.R.ClevelandOH 1880s-1896
Holloway, Walter S.FlushingOH 1910
Hollywood-Schireson Bros. brandname    
Holton Co., FrankElkhornWI circa 1928
Holtvoight, JohnDaytonOH 1895
Holtz, Carl E.St. LouisMO 1880
Holway Manufacturing Co., Chester B.BostonMA c1887-1900
Holzapfel, Carl C.BaltimoreMD 1898-1963
Holzapfel & BeitelBaltimoreMD 1900-1905
HomenickNew YorkNY c1940s
Horenstein & SonsNew YorkNY circa 1926
Hornbeck, HenrySag HarborNY 1900
Horne, RobertNew YorkNY 1767-1773
Horton, George W.Queens VillageNY 1927
Horton, Wilford H.DallasTX 1929
Hoseus, HenryBrooklynNY circa 1886
Hospe, AntonOmahaNE c1890-1930
Houdlett, EmilBrooklynNY 1924
Houdlett & Sons, AlbertBrooklynNY 1865-1930
Hoverick Bro.New YorkNY c1920s
Hovey, W.P.    
Howard, EugeneCincinnatiOH c1896-1925
Howard, NormanYonkersNY 1906
Howard, ReubinParkdaleOR 1928
Howard - Wurlitzer brandname   1896-1920s
Howarth & KellyProvidenceRI 1902-1911
Howe, A.O. & E.C.ChicagoIL circa 1890
Howe, Edward F.WatertownMA circa 1897
Howe, EliasBostonMA 1840-1930s
Howe, John B.DanburyCT 1881
Howe, Rudolph H.WoodwardAL 1927
Howe, William H.WatertownMA 1895
Howe Orme - Elias Howe brandname   from 1897
Howley, Haviland & DresserNew YorkNY circa 1900
Hub - John Haynes brandname    
Huber, GeorgeJersey CityNJ 1903
Hughes   c1920s
Hugo & SchindlerBostonMA circa 1902
Hull, Lycurgas E.Great FallsMT 1907
Hunt, SIlas A.ChicagoIL 1900
Hunter, Albert E.Oak ParkIL 1932
Hunter, J.F.BrooklynNY circa 1885
Huntington Violin Co.HuntingtonWV from 1917
Hutchins, Charles W.SpringfieldMA c1885-1898
I.
Ideal - Carlstadt brandname   circa 1903
Imperial - W.A. Cole mandolin brand nameBostonMA 1890-1920s
Imperial Co.CincinattiOH c1880-1900
Ingersoll, Frank A.New YorkNY 1893
Innskeep, Childs H.St. JosephMI 1907
Interdonati, PhillipStaten IslandNY  
International Musical CorporationHobokenNJ 1926-1931
Irwin, George H.Ontario Canada 1920
Isbell, FrankNew YorkNY 1899
Isbell, Harry J.St. LouisMO circa 1894
Isham, LincolnNew YorkNY 1919
Iucci, MichaelNew YorkNY c1910-1930
J.
J F S   from 1879
J F S with a Harp - John Stratton brand   from 1879
J G S - Schroeder brandname   circa 1892
J H B - Buckbee brandname   1861-1897
J P - Bandola Co. brandname   c 1899
J R S Co. - James R. Stewart brandname    
Jaberg Music Co., GeorgeCincinnatiOH 1863-1900+
Jacklin, W.ChicagoIL circa 1890
Jacobs, AngelNew YorkNY circa 1856
Jacobs, DavidNew YorkNY 1850-1885+
Jacobs, JohnNew YorkNY 1846-1857+
Jacoby, EdwardLos AngelesCA 1895
Janson, JuliusNew YorkNY 1914
Jarvis, Albert H.New YorkNY 1897
Jazzitha - Bee Jay Products brandname   from 1926
Jenkins Sons, John WesleyKansas CityMO 1878-1902+
Jerome, EdwardNew YorkNY 1927
Jersey Bell - Oscar Schmidt brandname   circa 1928
Johanson, Joel L.MinneapolisMN 1910
Johnson, LorenzioLouisvilleKY 1903
Johnson, Louis C.FayetteAL 1930
Jonathan - Burdwise brandname   c1920
Jones, J.B.PhiladelphiaPA c1880
Jorgenson, J.San FranciscoCA 1919
Jost, LawrenceN. BergenNJ 1916
Joy, FrankPattersonNJ 1928
Joyce, John J.DolgevilleNY 1895
Joyner, William E.LexingtonCountyKY until 1900
Joyness & MeansPortlandOR from 1897
Judkins, Joseph F.BostonMA 1905
Judkins, William A.BostonMA c1887-1893
Juliet - Stratton brandname   c1890
June Days - J.R.Stewart brandname   circa 1926
Jupiter - Lyon & Healy trademark   circa 1900
Jupiter - premiums for magazine subs   circa 1900
K.
Kaai, Ernest K.HonoluluHI 1911-1927+
Kahne, MartinDetroitMI 1916
Kaholas - Gretch brandname   circa 1930
Kairies, John M.Mt. VernonNY circa 1909
KalamazooKalamazooMI circa 1930
Kalina - Harlin Bros, brandname   c1936
Kallenberg, HenryNew YorkNY 1869-1890+
Kamaka Ukulele & Guitar Works, SamuelHonoluluHI 1911-pres.
Kamico - Kay brandname   c1930s
Kangaroo - Duplex Mfg. Co. brandname   c1904
Kanous, M.E.AllentownPA circa 1925
Kansas City Guitar & Mandolin Co.Kansas CityMO circa 1896
Kansas City Ukulele Manufacturing Co.    
Kappeler, Ernest R.AlleghenyPA 1902
Karnolt, WilliamNew YorkNYBuckbee1890-1896
Kay Musical InstrumentsChicagoIL 1931-1968
Keech, Alvin D.London England 1925
Keenophone Co.PhiladelphiaPA 1911-1915
Kell, CharlesNew YorkNY 1856-1859+
Kellogg, Horace O.New YorkNY 1897
Kelly, Charles J.ProvidenceRI 1890-1910+
Kelly, StephenBay ShoreNY 1896
Kelman, Justus L.MaroaIL 1897
Kelnhofer, Louis K.MilwaukeeWI circa 1901
Kennard, Baltis H., JrBaltimoreMD 1890
Kenny Special - W.W.Kimball brandname   circa 1910
Kent, Franklin P.LyonsKS 1921
Kent, Huxhum P.ProvidenceRI 1879-1900+
Kenyon, Louis L.Iowa CityIA 1920
Kershner, Benjamin V.St. LouisMO 1914
Kersten, MarzellSavannaIL 1891
Keykord Banjo Co.ToledoOH from 1929
Keystone State - Weymann brandname    
Kibbe, Gilbert O.HartfordCT c1883-1891
Kidder, Myron L.WardsboroVT died 1916
Kiessig, Bernard R.ChicagoIL 1912
Kilber, Frank A.St. LouisMO 1889
Kilbourne, GeorgeAlbanyNY died 1859
Kilbourne, WilliamAlbanyNY 1859-1885
King, Clinton S.EdgewoodRI 1923
King, GedneyDorchesterMA circa 1850
King banjo - Consalvi brandname   circa 1902
Kirk, Walter I.ChicagoIL 1919
Kissner, PaulAuroraIL circa 1898
Kistler, William P.ReadingPA 1897
Kitson, A.B.    
Kleartone - J.J. Kalashan brandname.New YorkNY c1922
Klueber, JohnSanduskyOH 1886
Knaffl, RudolphNashvilleTN 1873
Knell, Benjamin F.PhiladelphiaPA 1904
Knight, W.W.DenverCO from 1889
Knutsen, ChrisPort TownsendWA c1898-1916
Koenig, Andrew B.St. LouisMO 1889
Kolander, MaxSan FranciscoCA 1904
Kompff, Philip H.New YorkNY 1859-1890+
Kona Hawaiian Guitars - DeLano brand   circa 1922
Koontz, Noah J.JeffersonNC 1909
Kordick, FrankChicagoIL 1913
Kottmeyer, KillianusMilwaukeeWI 1922
Kraemer & Co., T.F.New YorkNY circa 1890
Kraske & Co, Victor V.ChicagoIL 1891-1924
Krawczyk, JamesSyracuseNY 1919
Krelling & Sons, F.W.San FranciscoCA pre 1892
Kremp, CarlPhiladelphiaPA 1924
Kretschmer, Robert C.New YorkNY c1900
Krienitz, JohnAlmaKS 1910
Krueger Mfg. Co., Amandus M.BellevilleTX circa 1905
Kuenstler, RichardPhiladelphiaPA 1891
Kumalae, JonahHonoluluHI 1911-1927+
Kumpf, WilliamGreat FallsMT 1898
Kunkel, CharlesSt. LouisMO 1879
Kyes, Charles H.New YorkNY circa 1848
Kyle, William D.Fort WayneIN 1895
L.
La Melodia   c1930s
La Scala - Oscar Schmidt brandname    
LaSalle, W.C.New OrleansLA until 1896
Lackner, Robert E.ParagouldAR 1898
Lakeside - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1905
Lambert, Thomas B.SpokaneWA 1923
Lambotte, EmilSalinaKS 1904
Landers - see LandresNew YorkNY  
Landres, Michael W.New YorkNY 1860-1890
Lang, ArthurNew YorkNY until 1906
Lang, FrankChicagoIL 1908
Lang, William A.New YorkNY 1900
Lang & HeckenlauerChicagoIL from 1898
Lange, Wm. L.New YorkNY 1922-1943
Langestile - Wm Lange brandname   from c1923
Langmaak, FreidrichSan FranciscoCA 1876
Large, John H.CaldwellNJ c1923-1929
Larsen, CharlesRavenswoodIL pre 1897
Larson, August & CarlChicagoIL 1901-1944
Larson, J.    
Larsson, PehrChicagoIL 1890
Laterra, JohnPattersonNJ 1928
Laurian, George D.KalamazooMI 1909
Lauter, Edward A..New YorkNY 1861-1868
Lauter, FranzNew YorkNY 1851-1885
Lauter - see Franz Lauter, Francis E.New YorkNY 1851-1885
Le Plongeon, AugustusBrooklynNY 1890
Le Valley, Henry E.ProvidenceRI c1880-1900
Ledeman, GeorgeNew BedfordMA c1901
Lee & WalkerPhiladelphiaPA  
Leedy Banjo Co.IndianapolisIN 1926-1930
Leedy Banjo Co.ElkhartIN 1930-???
Leiner, WilliamMilwaukeeWI 1893
Leland, L.H.ChicagoIL c1905-1911
Lennartz, JosephDenverCO  
Lennox, Charles W.HartfordCT 1895
Lenzner, OscarCass CityMI 1850-1897
Leone, Vito R.New YorkNY 1919
Lerro, Angelo R.PhiladelphiaPA 1898
Levin, Herman C.New YorkNY 1887-1898
Lewis, E.D.New YorkNY  
Lewis, George E.BostonMA 1865-1897
Lewis, George T.SeattleWA 1909
Lewis, John L.SeattleWA 1920
Lewis, LabanNew YorkNY 1848-1868
Lewis & Son, WilliamChicagoIL from 1901
Libby Bros., William F. & ??GorhamME circa 1890
Liberty   c1930s
Liberty Musical Instrument Co.ChicagoIL 1926-1927
Liebert, J.M.San FranciscoCA from 1917
Lilly, WilliamNew YorkNY 1928
Lincoln, F.W.BostonMA circa 1850
Lindenmuth, Raymond F.DanielsvillePA 1917
Lindstrom, JohnHendersonKY 1903
Ling, Jacob H.DetroitMI 1895
Link, EusebiusBostonMA 1883-1901+
Linton, Frederick A.New BritainCT 1905
Lion Manufacturing CoRock RapidsIA c1890-1895
Little Giant - A. Bloomey brandname   circa 1888
Little Joe - Harp O Chord brandname   from 1903
Lively, LawrenceSpokaneWA 1923
Livermore, Ernest N.Port TownsendWA 1896
Loar, Lloyd A.KalamazooMI 1919-1941
Locke, George S.BostonMA 1893
Lohr, E.New YorkNY 1868-1890+
Lohr, FrederickNew YorkNY 1855-1879
Lohr, TheodoreNew YorkNY 1861-1891+
Lohr & UnruhNew YorkNY 1858
Lomas, William B.BrooklynNY 1885
Long, C.G.SelmaAL 1870-1908
Long, EdgarAspinwallPA 1930
Longbottom, Charles H.R.BrooklynNY 1927
Longobardi, CatelloSchenectadyNY 1914
Lopes, AntonioBrooklynNY 1883
Lorang & AndersonChicagoIL 1890
Luckett, Wade H.ClarendonVA 1922
Ludwig, William F.ChicagoIL 1925
Ludwig & LudwigChicagoIL 1909-1980
Luis, Harry G.San QuentinCA 1917
Luscomb, John F.BostonMA 1893-1928
Lute Guitar - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Luxor - Horenstein brandname    
Lynbrook - Houdlett brandname   circa 1925
Lyon, George W.BostonMA 1849-1860s
Lyon, James W.BrooklynNY 1887
Lyon & HealyChicagoIL 1864-pres.
Lyon - Lyon & Potter brand, George W.   circa 1892
Lyon, Potter & Co.ChicagoIL 1889-1898
Lyra - Bruno brandname    
Lyralin Mfg. Co.BrenhamTX from 1905
Lyric - Gretsch madeNew YorkNY c1920s-30s
Lyric - Schireson Bros. brandname   circa 1921
Lyric - Schmick banjo brandname   c1914-1925
Lyric Guitar CompanyKansas CityMO c1907-1917
Lyrochord Mfg Co.BaltimoreMD from 1898
M.
MacGee, DaltonSyracuseNY circa 1910
MacPhersonHaverhillMA c1880
Maccaferri, MarioNew YorkNY 1940-1960
Mackie & Co.RochesterNYL&Hc1900
Maffit, Delmont C.KalamazooMI 1922
Magez, JohnBaltimoreMD 1875-1904
Maggio, VincentMiddletownNY 1898
Magnet - brandname   circa 1910
Magno Music Co.BostonMA 1904-????
Maguire, Henry C.   circa 1880
Maiberger - see MaybergerNew YorkNY  
Majestic - Puntolillo brandname   circa 1920
Makay, SteveClevelandOH 1925
Malkemus, Louis F.ChicagoIL 1894
Malvica, GiuseppePittsburghPA 1922
Mando - Banjolino - Iucci brandnameNew YorkNY c1912
Mandolin - Guitar    
Mandolin - Uke - see Ukelin    
Mandolin Lap Harp - A.R. Yendirck Brandname   c1900s
Mandolin Mfg. Co. of ChicagoChicagoIL from 1896
Mandoline Banjo - Pollmann brandname    
Mandolinette - Otto brandname    
Mandolinetto - Elias Howe brandname   from 1897
Mandolute - Weymann brandnamePhiladelphiaPA  
Mango, R.A.New YorkNY 1897-1904+
Manhattan Band Instrument Co.New YorkNY c1924
Manhatton - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Mann, Brady M.PampaTX c1929
Mannello, AngeloNew YorkNY 1886-1906
Mannello Co., MartinNew YorkNY from 1925
Mansfield, Eben B.BostonMA circa 1870
Marino, CarloEvansvilleIN circa 1902
Marino, PasqualeHarrisonNJ 1926
Markham, Roland J.SpokaneWA 1926
Markstern - Joseph Stern brandname   circa 1902
Marquette - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1896
Marsters, C.G.BrooklynNY circa 1890
Martin, Christian F.NazarethPA 1833-pres.
Martin, Frederick A.Ontario Canada 1920
Martin, Frederick C.BostonMAA.C. Fairbankscirca 1900
Martin, G. RobertNew YorkNY c1852-1885
Martin, Henry R.New YorkNY circa 1900
Martin, Robert E.AnnapolisMD 1899
Martin & BrunoNew YorkNY 1838-1839
Martin & Co., F.J.Kansas CityMO circa 1894
Martin & CoupaNew YorkNY 1840-1845
Martin & SchatzNew YorkNY circa 1840
Martin BrosNew YorkNY circa 1863
Marvel - Slingerland brandname.   c1935
Marx, Charles H.ChicagoIL 1919
Marx, Henry C.BostonMA 1912
Marx & MarxChicagoIL c1900-1926
Marx-O-Chime ColonyNew TroyMI 1926-1969
Marxolin - See Ukelin.    
Marxophone - Marx brandname.    
Maryland Ukulele Co.BaltimoreMD from 1926
Mason, Henry L.BostonMA c1890-1900
Mason, Sumner H.WorcesterMA 1895
Matchless - Dobson trademark   circa 1895
Matchless - Foote brandname   circa 1882
Matchless - Sullivan & Reis brandname   1925-1926
Mather, FredNew YorkNY circa 1860
Mathews, M.PhiladelphiaPA c1849
Mathey, Alcide E.BostonMA 1908
Maul, GeorgeNew YorkNY 1850-1866
Maurer, RobertChicagoIL 1880-1944
Maus, Marcus F.New YorkNY 1898
Maxitone - Bruno brandname   circa 1927
May - see Mayberger, JeromeNew YorkNY  
May Flower - H.J. Flower brandname    
May Flower Music Co.ChicagoIL 1900-1911+
Maybell - Slingerland brandname    
Mayberger, JeromeNew YorkNY c1867-1885
Mayer, WilliamChicagoIL 1893
Mayfair - Slingerland brandname    
Mayflower - Lyon & Healy brandname   circa 1912
Mayflower - Stormberg-Voisinet brand   circa 1920
McCallip, William W.ColumbusOH 1900
McCord, HerculesSt. LouisMO 1855-1890
McCullough, WilliamSan AntonioTX 1911
McDaniel, ClarenceColumbusOH 1924
McDonnell, WilliamBostonMA 1869
McGinnis, Richard R.H.New YorkNY 1919
McHugh, Thaddeus J.KalamazooMI 1921
McInnis Shaw Clef Club Banjo    
McKenzie, AndrewProvidenceRI 1894
McKenzie, James A.MinneapolisMN 1891
McLaughlin, BenjaminBostonMA 1897
McLean, William J.New YorkNY 1897
McManus, RobertBrooklynNY 1879
McPherson, Frank G.Beaver FallsPA 1897
McPherson, J.H.HaverhillMA 1880
McQuilkin, James H.CambridgeMA 1880
McVey, George J.LincolnNE 1918
Mecera, JosefWashingtonDC 1912
Megaphono-Harp Co.ColumbusOH circa 1901
Mein, GeorgeWilliamsburgNY 1866
Meisel, CharlesNew YorkNY 1878-1921+
Meisell, MaxNew YorkNY c1932
Melcher, LouisDolgevilleNY 1896
Melcher Harp - Flagg brandname   circa 1900
Mellowtone - Schaeffer brandname   c1911-1924
Melody King - Slingerland brandname   1920s
Meloharp - George Shearer brandname   from 1895
Mendenhall, CharlesVermontIL 1891
Menze, Charles T.St. LouisMO 1898
Menzemer, Harry E.OaklandCA 1927
Menzenhauer, FrederickJersey CityNJ 1894-1917+
Menzenhauer & SchmidtJersey CityNJ circa 1900
Mercier, CharlesNew YorkNY 1842-1868
Merida - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Merkel, OttoPhiladelphiaPA 1930
Merrill, Albert HerveChicagoIL 1872-1893
Merrill, Albert HerveAtlantaGA 1893-1915
Merrill, Albert HervePortlandOR 1915-1925+
Merrill, George W.DoverNH 1900
Merrill, NeilOshkoshWI 1896
Merrill - Aluminum Inst Co brandname   c1894-1898
Merritt, Charles H.BellinghamWA 1928
Metallochord - A.R. Wiley brandname   from 1880
Metropolis Musical Instrument Co.New YorkNY until 1898
Metropolitan - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Meyer, A.PhiladelphiaPA c1848
Meyer, Frederick C.PhiladelphiaPA c1898-1927
Meyer, HenryBrooklynNY 1890
Meyers, H.F.ChicagoIL circa 1910
Mia Kia - Stalmair brandname   c1925
Miami - Stadlmair brandname   circa 1925
Mickley, GustavSt. LouisMO circa 1900
Mickus, CharlesQuiicyMA c1937
Middlebrooke, Hobart C.Rock RapidsIA 1891
Midland - Wurlitzer brandname    
Miekley, Robert L.EssingtomPA c1946
Mietz, Herman F.FranklinvilleNJ 1927
Milito, PeterUticaNY 1922
Miller, Frederick J.BrooklynNY 1885
Miller, HenryGraftonWV 1927
Miller, Robert G.McDonaldKS 1897
Miller, Robert M.PatersonNJ 1857
Millo, Luigi D.BuffaloNY 1925
Mills, Ralph W.St. LouisMO b1836 d190
Minturn, J.D.SyracuseNY circa 1895
Mitchell, P.J.BrooklynNY 1856
Modern Banjo CompanyChicagoIL from 1895
Moertel, HenryChicagoIL 1939
Moffat, George D.ChicagoIL 1888
Moir, VincentCleveland HeighOH c1934
Mokrejs, JohnNew YorkNY 1928
Monaco, FredericoCosenza, Italy~~ c1926
Monarch - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Monogram - Stewart & Bauer brandname   from 1898
Montfort, AdolphChicagoIL 1927
Montgomery, John C.New YorkNY 1800-1806
Montoya, ManuelNew YorkNY 1900
Moore, Charles A.NewarkOH 1904
Moore, David T.BrooklynNY 1892
Moore, ThomasBay ShoreNY 1896
Morrell, CharlesNew YorkNY 1839-1858
Morrell, CharlesSan FranciscoCA 1858-1890
Morris, Pickney L.Grand RidgeFL 1910
Morris, Richard M.New YorkNY 1860-1863
Morrison, JamesNew YorkNY 1870-1912
Mortensen, AugustSan FranciscoCA 1918
Moser, DanielNew YorkNY 1859-1864
Moser & UnruhNew YorkNY 1859-1860
Mossman, George PaeleHonoluluHI 1911-1927+
Mosso Bros.NorthboroMA circa 1898
Moulton, D.M.   c1885-1890
Moyer, M.L.   c1901
Muller, EmileJersey CityNJ 1856
Murdock, James, Jr.CincinnatiOH 1896
Music King - Strauss brandname   c1900
Music Specialties Co.ElkhartIN circa 1927
Musical Instrument Manufacturing CoChicagoIL circa 1900
Musical Instrument Manufacturing CoNew YorkNY circa 1904
Musical Instrument Manufacturing CoScrantonPA circa 1876
Mustill, Frank R.AkronOH circa 1886
Myers, FrederickNew YorkNY 1892
Mystic - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1905
N.
N & S Special - Nau & Schmidt brand   circa 1902
Nall, Otis D.MolinoFL c1941
NationalChicagoIL 1925-1941
Nau & Schmidt Music Co.MilwaukeeWI circa 1902
Ne Plus Ultra - B&D model name   circa 1930
Ne Plus Ultra - Meyer trade mark   circa 1910
Nebel & Bro., M.New YorkNY circa 1900
Needham, William H.WorcesterMA 1894
Neft, MaxSeattleWA 1920
Nelson, Carl L.W.BostonMA 1925
Nelson, H.C.N. EvanstonIL circa 1890
Nelson, Nelson J.SomervilleMA 1914
Nelson, William H.S.Capon SpringsWV 1912
Nelson, William W.BrooklineMA 1929
New Century Music Co.ChicagoIL 1910-1914
New England Zither & Guitarophone CoNewarkNJ from 1902
New York - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
New York Band Instrument Co.New YorkNY  
New Yorker - Gretsch brandname c1920s    
Newcorn, HarryNew YorkNY  
Newman, Albert T.EmporiaKS 1919
Nichols, Henry O.NorwichCT 1897
Nickerson, Frederick M.East BostonMA 1914
Nicolier, Ferdinand Z.New YorkNY 1878
Nicomede, Joseph W.AltoonaPA c1928
Nightingale, Charles A.EvansvilleIN from 1900
Nightingale, IsaiahEvansvilleIN 1893
Niu Kani   1926
Nobbs, George H.QuincyMA 1923
Nokes & NicolaiBostonMA 1908-1926
Non Paeil - Perlberg & Halpin brandname   c1928
Nonfri, OddoNew YorkNY 1916
Nordwall, AronChicagoIL 1901
Norwood, Edward P.BirminghamAL 1927
Nu Art - Houdlett brandname   c1926
Nu Way - Houdlett brandname    
Nunes, LeonardoHonoluluHI 1888-1899
O.
O & S - Orme & Sons logo    
O S - Oscar Schmidt trademark   circa 1900
Oahu Publishing Co.ClevelandOH 1926-1970+
Oakes, Harry E.BostonMA c1885-1904
Oakes, William W.SeattleWA 1901
Oatley, A.G.  Schmidtcirca 1900
Oatley, H.F.PutnamCT circa 1898
Octavo-Harp   c1900
Octophone - Regal brandname   c1931
Oeherlein, JohnNew YorkNY circa 1875
Oerlein, RobertNew OrleansLA 1889
Oettinger, Adolph J.BrooklineMA 1926
Oettinger, Mark A.WatertownMA 1929
Old Kraftsman - Kay Company brand   1920s
Oleson, Ole H.Rock RapidsIA 1895
Olsen, AbrahamDalstropMN 1899
Olson, AndrewCromwellCT 1904
Omega - Wm. Lange brandname    
OmnichordLouisvilleKY  
Opera Banjo   circa 1885
Orchestra Harp - Almcrantz & Tornquist brand   c1900
Orchestra King - Wm. L. Lange brandnames   c 1920s
Orchestrella - Gretsch brandname   circa 1925
Oriole - Gibson brandname   from 1926
Orme Co., J.L.Ottawa, Canada c1897
Orpheum - Rettberg & Lange brandname    
Osborn Manufacturing Co., Samuel C.ChicagoIL 1897-1921+
Osburn, Myron E.EnidOK 1947
Ossman - Peter Clem brandname   circa 1900
Osswald, GeremiasChicagoIL 1886
Otto & Sons, F.G.HobokenNJ c1900-1904
Overton, Antoinette E.HoustonTX 1930
Overton, Valdy C.HoustonTX c1929
Owen, William B.New YorkNY 1895
Owen, William P.JoplinMO 1893
P.
Pacheco, JosephMaldenMA circa 1925
Pacific Zither & Guitar Co.FindlayOH circa 1899
Pagani & Bro., O.New YorkNY 1905-1980s
Page, Clyde B.Baton RougeLA 1949
Page, Robert R.New YorkNY 1890-1903
Page, William E.Kansas CityMO 1890
Pahr, S.   c1900s
Pahu Ukulele Manufacturing Co. LtdHonoluluHI from 1916
Paine, James W.CanajoharieNY c1933
Palm, John A.BostonMA 1897-1904
Palo Alto - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Panelli, SilvestriNew YorkNY 1906
Panholzer, Joseph   c1901
Paramount - Wm. Lange brandname   from 1922
Parduba, JohnNew YorkNY 1901
Paris, HughRat Portage Can 1898
Parisian - Robert A. Childs trademarkSyracuseNY from 1896
Parker, CalvertKeeneNH circa 1922
Parker, Frank C., Jr.NorristownPA 1930
Parker, John H.Montreal Canada 1894
Parker - see Bandola, John H.BurlingtonVT  
Parlati, S.W.Boston?MA circa 1900
Parsons    
Parsons, Charles H.SpringfieldMA c1888
Passarelli, Dominick A.DanburyCT 1917-1931+
Pastor, JuanBuenos Aires, A~~ c1928
Patch, Frank L.PhillipsdaleRI 1899
Patterson, Marie E.St. LouisMO 1884
Pearl - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Pearson - Schireson brandname, Robert E.   circa 1925
Pedersen, Nicol A.SomervilleMA 1929
Pedersen, OliverNashuaNH 1898
Peerless - Bacon brandname CT c1924-1929
Peerless - P.W. Denzel brandnameChicagoIL c1890s
Pendleton, Edwin H.CulpeperVA c1880s
Penzel & Bro., G.L.New YorkNY c1890s
Pepper, James W.PhiladelphiaPA 1890+
Perfecktone - Progressive Music brand    
Perfectone - Stathapoulo brandname   from 1915
Perlburg & HalpinNew YorkNY circa 1930
Peslin, Fred C.OaklandCA 1929
Peter Pan - Progressive Music Co. brandname    
Peterman, FritzNew YorkNY 1899
Petersen, Louis E.ChicagoIL 1926
Peterson, RobertMinneapolisMN 1894
Petrone, VincenzoNew YorkNY circa 1912
Pettie - J.P. Simmons brandname   circa 1896
Phelps, Arthur M.SeabrookMD 1895
Philadelphia Mandolin Mfg. Co.PhiladelphiaPA circa 1906
Philharmonic Banjo Co.ProvidenceRI circa 1928
Phonoharp Co.BostonMA 1892-1926
Pianoette - see Ukelin    
Pianolin - see Ukelin    
Piazza, LorenzoRochesterNY 1917
Pierson, Charles W.Los AngelesCA 1930
Pietsch, AlbertSt. LouisMO 1895
Pileri, SalvatoreChicagoIL 1913
Piper, Frank B.Redbourn Englan 1907
Place, William. H., JrProvidenceRI 1926
Platophone - Joseph Pacheco brandBostonMA 1920s
Platts, Frederick G.Kansas CityMO 1906
Polihronis - see Polychronis, BillyNew YorkNY 1890-1905
Pollmann, AugustNew YorkNY 1890-1905
Polychronis, William JimPortlandOR 1926
Porrazzo, David B.New YorkNY 1897-1940s
Porrazzo, David B.MaldenMA circa 1935
Porter, Albert M.PaolaKS c1934
Porter, Forest A.ChicagoIL 1902
Post, Charles N.ChicagoIL 1887
Post, Clyde GeorgeNorth EnglishIA 1922
Post, WilliamBrooklynNY 1921
Potter, C.A.ClevelandOH 1900s
Potter, Frank C.SpringfieldMA 1903
Powers, Clark W.BostonMA circa 1904
Prairie State - Larson Bros brandname   c1915-1940
Pratt, LeanderBrocktonMA until 1903
Premier - Pepper trademark   from 1891
Price, Homer   c1900
Pride, William H.SpringfieldIL 1900
Prince, CzarBainbridgeNY 1897
Progressive Music CoNew YorkNY circa 1920
Providenti, JosephCharlestonWV 1932
Pugh, Frank E.VermontIL 1891
Puntolillo, Gaetano F.New YorkNY circa 1920
Puoina, Benjamin K.KahuluiHI c1930
Pureton Musical Inst. Co.ChicagoIL from 1904
Puritan   circa 1895
Pyle, Lewis EdwinElamPA 1895
Q.
Quattrociocche, Robert B.SteubenvilleOH c1939
Queen Zither - Strauss brandname   circa 1901
Quemore, William J.CamdenNJ 1918
Quick, George W.BinghamtonNY 1881+
Quinlan, John E.BostonMA 1889-1901+
R.
Radio King - Slingerland brandname    
Rahn, Carl H.ChicagoIL 1886
Raleigh - Aloha Publishing Co. brandname    
Rameni, DominicoNew YorkNY died 1902
Rameni, GregorioNew YorkNY circa 1902
Randall, Eleazer A.MonmouthIL 1906
Rapp, Gustave A.HudsonNY 1900
Rasmussen, Peter A.ChicagoIL 1904
Rauch, Charles B.DaytonOH 1911
Rausner, Vorbach & Co,New YorkNY until 1927
Ray, J.S.New YorkNY circa 1848
Raymond - Wurlitzer brandname    
Rayner, H.   c1890
Re, EnricoBostonMA 1920
Reamer, T.W.  Waldo/Barrows1890s
Reams, Andrew J., JrKalamazooMI 1920
Recording King - Gibson brandname    
Reed, Charles H.San FranciscoCA 1921
Reed, George D.SpringfieldVT 1873
Reed Musical Instrument Co.ChicagoIL from 1926
Reed Patent Banjo   1888
Reede, J.G.   c1875-1882
Regal - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1905
Regal - Wulshner trademark   1884-1901
Regal Manufacturing Co.IndianapolisIN 1901-1904
Regal Musical Instrument Co.ChicagoIL 1908-1954
Regent Zither - Flagg brandname   circa 1900
Reger, Adam J.PhiladelphiaPA 1924
Reid, Osburnd E.San FranciscoCA 1931
Reinhard, FrederickJersey CityNJ c1903
Reitz, Joseph - Duplex brand   1904
Remo    
Remy, JohnNew YorkNY 1841-1846
Rengert, Arthur G.DetroitMI 1910
Renner, August, Jr.New OrleansLA 1895
Rethey, Benjamin N.ChampaignIL circa 1896
Rettberg, William P.BrooklynNY 1919
Rettberg & LangeNew YorkNY 1897-1922
Rex - Gretsch brandname   from 1902
RexcraftBrooklynNY c1921
Reynolds, George L.East BostonMA 1914
Ricca Manufacturing Co.New YorkNY until 1898
Richardson, William H.TrentonNJ 1896
Richie, Walter J.LimaOH 1894
Richmond, Jonas J.New YorkNY 1938
Richter, AdamNew YorkNY 1861-1890+
Richter, JohannesNiederlossnite~~ c1920
Richter, Paul F.BostonMA 1919
Richter Mfg. Co.ChicagoIL c1926-1944
Rickett, JosephPhiladelphiaPA circa 1890
Riedel & AndersonIndianapolisIN until 1897
Riga, FedericoNewarkNJ 1911
Riley, William J.Birmingham Eng 1899
Ripley, Frank L.FarmingtonME until 1899
Risler, PeterPittsburghPA c 1921
Rivera, ModestoChicagoIL c1939
Rivola Mfg CoNew YorkNY circa 1925
Roberts, Samuel C.SpringfieldMA 1903
Roberts, William L.San FranciscoCA 1892
Robinson, A.C. (Gad)BostonMA 1880-1930s
Robinson, Charles L.New YorkNY 1891
Rogde, M.E.ChicagoIL circa 1902
Rogers, A.   1920s
Rogers, David R.ColburnWI 1900
Rogers, George E.BostonMA 1884
Rogers, JosephFarmingdaleNJ 1840-????
Rogers, T.A.    
Rohe, Joseph A.New YorkNY 1840-1861
Rohlfing & Sons Music Co.MilwaukeeWI 1900-1908
Rohlfs, CharlesBrooklynNY 1880
Roma - Turturro brandname   c 1940
Romao, AugustSan FranciscoCA 1928
Romeo - Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Root & Sons, E.T.ChicagoIL circa 1902
Rosedale - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Ross, William H.New YorkNY circa 1856
Rossi, GiacintoPhiladelphiaPA 1903
Roth, Theodore H.DolgevilleNY 1896
Rothman, Morris   c1923
Royal Music Co.ClevelandOH c1900
Rush, W. George   c1890
Russell, Charles J.DenverCO 1918
Russell, Robert S.WashingtonDC 1901
Russo, Ciro D.New YorkNY 1920
Rutan, JohnKansas CityMO from 1926
Rydal Banjos - Sold by E.A. Sutphin   circa 1928
S.
S & B - Stewart & Bauer brandname   from 1898
S R H Corp.New YorkNY c 1920
S S S - S.S.Stewart trademark   from 1889
S S S S - SS Stewart's Sons trademark   from 1901
Salaydo, CarloNew YorkNY c1900s
Salmon, Ira A.BostonMA 1894
Salos - Simpson & Kaye brandname   circa 1900
Sammo - Osborn Mfg Co brand name   circa 1920
Samuels, W.R.BangorME c1900
Sanders & Stayman Golden ChordBaltimoreMD circa 1890
Sandstrom, GeorgeOaklandCA 1920
Santo, Jose doEspiritoHonoluluHI 1888-1900
Sasseman, David C.ChicagoIL 1897
Saunders, E.P.LudlowVT circa 1912
Savale, Frank E.OrangeNJ circa 1916
Sawyer, Robert T.ColumbusOH 1930
Scarlett, Edward J.ChickashaOK 1909
Schaeffer, ArlingChicagoIL 1911-1924
Schall, J.B.ChicagoIL 1878-1907
Schastey & DieselNew YorkNY circa 1900
Schatz, Henry AntonMillgrovePA 1835-1845
Schatz, Henry AntonBostonMA 1845-1851
Schenuit, Henry F.PasadenaCA 1917
Scherr, Emilius N.PhiladelphiaPA 1825-1874
Schireson, NathanLos AngelesCA c1932
Schireson Bros.Los AngelesCA circa 1930
Schleicher, GustaveMt. VernonNY 1868
Schlicht, O.ChicagoIL c1890s
Schmick, William O.CamdenNJ 1914-1925
Schmidt, Charles E.ChicagoIL 1914
Schmidt, FelixChicagoIL 1912
Schmidt, LouisNew YorkNY 1836-1858
Schmidt, OscarNewarkNJ 1879-1978
Schmidt, WalterHackensackNJ 1929
Schmidt & MaulNew YorkNY 1839-1858
Schneider, WilliamDubuqueIA 1897
Schoenhut Co., A.PhiladelphiaPA from 1925
SchroederPittsburghPA circa 1833
Schroeder, J.G.New YorkNY 1892-1907+
Schroeder, Luke/RichardNew YorkNY 1833-1837
Schultz, Emil B.BostonMA circa 1901
Schultz, Henry F.BostonMA circa 1900
Schultz, William F.J.ChicagoIL 1914
Schumaker, JacobCamdenNJ 1891
Schuster, ReinholdNazarethPA circa 1860
Schwandt, Richard S.DetroitMI 1910
Schwankowsky, F.J.DetroitMI 1844-1908+
Schwarzer, FranzWashingtonMO 1867-1904
Scollay, William A.San FranciscoCA 1883
Scudder, W.R.ChicagoIL pre 1896
Seagertone - S.R.H. brandname   c1926
Seagull - Samuel Seigel trademark   from 1901
Seal Glass Mandolin Co.BellaireOH circa 1895
Seehausen, H.MemphisTN 1867
Seidel, Charles F.New YorkNY 1904
Senior, William H.New YorkNY 1848-1860
Serenader - Stromberg-Voisenet brandname   c1920s
Serenati - see Serenatta   c1900
Serenatta - Tonk brandname    
Shaeffer, ArlingDenverCO c1890
Sharpe, Wayne N.New YorkNY 1928
Shattinger, A.St. LouisMO c1890s
Shattuck, Burt E.BostonMA 1889-1910
Shaw, A.J.ChicagoIL circa 1914
Shearer, George B.OneontaNY 1897-1900+
Shelton, MarkNeierMO 1901
Sherr, Emilius N.PhiladelphiaPA c1830-1860
Shettel, H.New YorkNY 1925
Shiley, Arthur J.PhiladelphiaPA 1926
Shirley, Sylvester B.La MesaCA 1916
Shoe Caulk Mfg. Co.HartfordCT from 1904
Shreve    
Shubert - Graupner & Meyer brandname    
Shutt, AlbertTopekaKS c1912-1963
Silver Bell - B&D model name   c1930s
Silverbell - Henry C. Dobson brandname   c1885
Silvertone - Pollmann (laterSears) brand    
Silvertone Violin Mfg. Co.St. LouisMO c1918
Silvo - National brandname   c1939
Simmons, J.P.LouisvilleKY circa 1896
Simona Music Co.   1910-1930
Simonson, V.   c 1862
Simpson, Roy B.DallasTX 1897
Simpson & KayeDallasTX circa 1900
Sivard, Reuben A.Oklahoma CityOK 1919
Skinnell, Frank V.WichitaKS 1907
SlingerlandChicagoIL 1916-pres.
Small, Robert H.New LondonCT 1894
Smaw, Walter H.New YorkNY 1899
Smith, Clinton F.AttleboroMA 1929
Smith, J.F.BostonMA circa 1894
Smith, James M.ButlerNJ 1891
Smith, Lolita D.HonoluluHI 1919
Smith, Thomas H.Eighty fourPA 1899
Smith, William J.New YorkNY 1917
Smullin, Edmond O.Caly CenterKS 1936
Snedecker Manufacturing Co., O.W.WinchesterIN 1893-1896
Snedecker Manufacturing Co., O.W.ChicagoIL 1897-1905
Snow, BillyNew YorkNY circa 1870
Soistman & SinclairPhiladelphiaPA circa 1888
Sol-O-Lin - see Ukelin.    
Solo - Gemunder brandname.    
Solophone   c1897
Son, Eleanor D.UticaNY 1894
Sonntag, HermannNew YorkNY 1856-1896
Sonntag & BeggsNew YorkNY 1860-1866
Sonntag & CargillNew YorkNY 1859-1860
Sonophone Co.New YorkNY from 1925
Sonoro - Charles Albert brandname    
Soravia, JosephOak ParkIL 1921
Sorglechner, AnthonyMillvalePA 1908
Souza's Make   c1920s
Sovereign - Oscar Schmidt brandname   until 1935
Sparkes, John G.Long Island CtyNY 1930
Spence, WilliamKingstonMA 1901
Spencer, George M.OrovilleWA 1910
Sperduti, JohnPleasantvilleNY 1930
Spina Mfg. Co.AlbanyNY c1940s
Sprotte, EdwardSt. LouisMO 1904
St. John, John C.BostonMA 1891
St. Johnsville Woodworking Co.St. JohnsvilleNY from 1895
Stadlmair, HenryNew YorkNY from 1924
Stahl, William C.MilwaukeeWI 1903-1925+
Stallone, Barney A.TacomaWA 1931
Standing, James T.St. LouisMO 1908
Stanley, HarryRocky RiverOH Patents
Stanley - Baehr & Bro brandname    
Star Banjo CoBostonMA circa 1900
Stark, Theodore H.New YorkNY 1928
Stark, WardSouth OxfordMI from 1896
Stathopoulo, AnastasiosNew YorkNY 1909
Stathopoulo, Epi A.New YorkNY 1873-1959
Stathopoulo, Frixo N.New YorkNY c1938
Steenbock, HenryNew YorkNY 1901
Stegmann, RobertHobokenNJ 1922
Steinert & Son, MorrisNew HavenCT 1869-1901+
Steinway, HenryNew YorkNY c1850-1860
Steinweg - See Steinway, HeinrichNew YorkNY c1850-1860
Stella - Oscar Schmidt brandname   until 1935
Stenger, Francis J.DetroitMI 1904
Stent, Walter J.Sydney Austral.~ 1902
Stentz, JosephNew YorkNY pre 1902
Stephens, Fred C.LansingMI 1913
Sterling - Tonk Bros. brandnamePhiladelphiaPA c1880-1940
Stern, Joseph W.New YorkNY 1902-1914
Stetson - W.J. Dyer brandname   from 1883
Stevens, JohnNew YorkNY circa 1844
Stevenson, Edward S.EldoradoKS 1904
Stevenson, William G.MorenciMI 1887
Stewart, JacobPittsfieldMA 1859-60
Stewart, James R.ChicagoIL 1925-1930
Stewart, JesseTyronePA 1901
Stewart, Samuel S.PhiladelphiaPA 1879-1898
Stewart & BauerPhiladelphiaPA 1898-1904
Stichter, Henry P.PottsvillePA circa 1848
Stiddig, WilliamNewarkNJ 1852-1853
Stiles, John S.SpringfieldVT 1873
Stimmel, H.B.HollowayvilleIL c1890s
Stimpson, J.H.ReadingMA circa 1880
Story, Charles W.BostonMA 1880-1900+
Strad-O-LinNew YorkNY circa 1920
Stratton, George W.BostonMA 1875-1901+
Stratton, John F.New YorkNY 1860-1914
Stratton, Wilbert E.LowellMA circa 1890
Stratton & FooteNew YorkNY 1865
Stratton & HandleyLowellMA 1890-1910
Strauss Manufacturing CoNew YorkNY circa 1902
Strebe Bros.New YorkNY Circa 1900
Streicher, AloisCincinnatiOH 1895
Strodl, JohnNew YorkNY 1852-1880
Stroh, FrederickNew YorkNY 1899
Stromberg, Charles A.BostonMA 1905-1955
Stromberg, Elmer F.BostonMA 1910-1955
Stromberg-VoisinetChicagoIL 1920-1931
Strupe, Cecil H.IndianapolisIN 1927
Stuart, Sidney G.BostonMA 1897
Stumcka, CharlesBostonMA 1842-1863
Success - Howley, Haviland & Dresser brand   circa 1900
Sullivan & ReisBrooklynNY 1925-1926
Sundberg, Charles F.BostonMA c1887-1889
Sundberg & Co.New YorkNY until 1899
Sundberg Bros.HackensackNJ from 1896
Superbo - Elias Howe brandname    
Supertone - Bacon brandname, pre SilverBell    
Supertone - Sears brandname    
Supertone - Wm. L. Lange BrandnameNew YorkNY 1920s
Supro - Valco brandname   circa 1940
Surratt, Robert F.SylvatusVA c1919
Sutphin, E.A.PhiladelphiaPA circa 1928
Sutphin, John A.ZanesvilleOH 1894
Sutz, LouisCincinnatiOH circa 1900
Sweeney, Joel WalkerBuckingham CntyVA 1831-1845
Sweetheart - Richter Mfg Co brandname   circa 1926
Sylvia - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1905
Symphonion Zither - Gratz brandname   circa 1896
Symphony - Barth, Lutchen brandname   circa 1925
Symphony Manufacturing Co.ToledoOH 1904-1905
Szyslak, BlasiusBraddockPA 1922
T.
Talbot, Sylvanus J.MilfordNH 1887
Tallmadge, Henry C.CincinattiOH circa 1880
Tann, James H.LansingMI 1903
Tanquary, Elmer S.LawrencevilleIL 1919
Tapley, Emmitt A.ChicagoIL 1900
Taylor, JohnLansingMI 1913
Teed, GeorgeNew YorkNY 1860-1895
Teel, George S. W.SpringfieldMA c1885-1888
Tempo Grande - Oscar Schmidt Brand   1920s
Terhune, WilliamNew YorkNY circa 1885
Thaldorf, William A.New WhatcomWA 1901
Thayer, George L.Mt. UptonNY 1910-1925
Thomae, Albin H.New YorkNY circa 1900
Thomae, George E.Los AngelesCA 1930
Thomas, Frank W.AlbanyNY c1888-9
Thompson, JosephusCovingtonOH 1950s
Thompson, Loren E.WellingtonKS c1935
Thompson & OdellBostonMA 1872-1905
Thornward - Montgomery Ward brandname   c1900
Thorpe, PercyNew YorkNY c1890
Tibbs, O.M.    
Tieri, RaffaeleNew YorkNY c1920s+
Tietz, Frederick W.AlbanyNY c1886-1889
Tilton, William B.New YorkNY 1853-1885
Timmons, Joseph M.New YorkNY 1903
Tipaldi Bros, D.New YorkNY 1874-1901+
Titus, C.W.JacksonMI c 1895
Titus, WilliamN. HempsteadNY 1891
Todd, James A.BrooklynNY 1893
Todd, William A.San FranciscoCA c1894
Todd & Douglas - see William A. DouglasSan FranciscoCA 1891
Toledo - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
Toledo Symphony Co.ToledoOH circa 1905
Tonaharp Guitar Co.SchenectadyNY from 1917
Tonebuilt - Calvert Parker brandname   c1920s
Toneking - NY Band Instr trademark   circa 1927
Tonk & Bro., Wm.New YorkNY 1890s-????
Tornquist, GideonChicagoIL 1900
Tourraine - Wm. Lange BrandnameNew YorkNY c1920-1929
Towers, William H.PhiladelphiaPA 1854
Townsend, H.WindsorOH from 1898
Toye, William H.R.PhiladelphiaPA 1894
Travaglini, FrankPhiladelphiaPA 1927
Tremolina - Oscar Schmidt brandname   c1903
Tremoloa - see Hawaiian TremoloaNew YorkNY ????-1901
Tremont - Buckbee trade banjo mark   c1890
Tribull, Carl E.BaltimoreMD 1923
Trijo - Lyon & Healy trademark   from 1919
Triple X - Stadlmair trademark   circa 1926
Trippell, JacobNew YorkNY circa 1767
Tritone - Turturro barandname   c 1940
Triumph - Wolfram brandname   circa 1892
Trout, Albert K.Bradley BeachNJ 1927
Truax Adjustable Bridge CoBattle CreekMI circa 1902
Truett, Velma S.San FranciscoCA 1929
TrujoSan FranciscoCA 1927-1933
Trusiewicz, GeneNew YorkNY circa 1900
Tubbs, E.New YorkNY pre 1900
Tuebnee, William A.BaltimoreMD 1891
Tunica, H.T.ChicagoIL c1910
Turner, Frank L.DetroitMI c1920
Turner, John M.New YorkNY 1875-1907
Turner, Robert L.IndianapolisIN 1894
Turnover - Turturro brandname    
Turturro, NicolaNew YorkNY 1900-1953
Twentieth Century - Regal brandname    
U.
Ukelin - Oscar Schmidt brandname    
Uncless, LeslieSyracuseNY circa 1910
Unger, Charles W., Jr.San FranciscoCA 1890
Unger, CressSan FranciscoCA 1892-1895
Union Music CoToledoOH 1919-1923
United Guitar CoJersey CityNJ from 1940
United States Fancy Woodworking Co.BrooklynNY circa 1885
United States Guitar & Zither Co.BaltimoreMD pre-1898
United States Guitar-Zither Co.BostonMA circa 1900
Universal - Bruno brandname   circa 1890
University - Regal Barandname    
Unruh, George M.New YorkNY 1856-1861
Up-To-Date Music Co.ChicagoIL circa 1902
Urban, JosephNew YorkNY 1847-1851
Urban, JosephSan FranciscoCA 1852-1893
Usher, William J.PhiladelphiaPA 1890s
Utt, LincolnLexingtonMO 1894
V.
ValcoChicagoIL 1936-1964
Valentine, Edmund  Waldo or Schallc1890s
Van Cleve, Joseph B.St. LouisMO 1889
Van Deventer, WilliamTacomaWA 1891
Van Eps, Fred F.PlainfieldNJ 1904-1950s
Van Hagaan, ClausCollegevillePA 1883
Van Hagen, Stephen F.AlbanyNY 1859
Van Hoy, John W.ConcordNC 1916
Van Zandt, GeorgeChicagoIL 1888
Vana, RudolphBrownsvilleTX 1927
Varilla Bros. - Favilla misspellingNew YorkNY circa 1907
Vase, Joseph N.BrookfieldIL 1924
Vaughn, William T.Ft. SmithAR 1917
Veach Harpophone    
Vega CompanyBostonMA 1881-1970
Veitch, DavidLondon England 1890
Velsor, GeorgeWilliamsburghNY c1880s
Venen, Albert P.SeattleWA 1892
Venter, ConradParlierCA 1916
Venus - J.F. Stratton brandname   circa 1890
Vernon - Regal brandname   circa 1920
Verrecchio, GiovanniNewarkNJ 1904
Verstraelen, William R.New YorkNY 1904
Vibratum Musical Instrument Co.BrooklynNY circa 1897
Victor - George C. Dobson brandname   from 1884
Victoria - B&J brandname.   circa 1904
Victory - Ditson Brandname    
Vinaccia Migliorato - Marino brand   circa 1902
Viohl, A.L.New YorkNY From 1884
Viohl, L.New YorkNY c 1920s
Violian Harp Co.PortlandOR from 1917
Virzi, GiuseppeNew YorkNY 1922
Vita Uke - Harmony brandname   circa 1927
VivitoneKalamazooMI 1933-1941
Vlanes, John    
Voight, AlbinNazarethPA circa 1860
Voight, Charles A.PhiladelphiaPABuckbeec1890s
Voorhees, Walter J.SaginawMI 1904
Vracas, FoteNew YorkNY 1904-1918+
Vrubel, Joseph F.HartfordCT 1918
W.
W & S - Weymann trademark    
W & W - Wilmot-Wood brand    
W L S - Larson Bros. brandname    
Wacona   c1930s
Wahl, FrederickCincinnatiOH 1896
Walberge & AngeWorcesterMA circa 1905
Waldecker, FranzWashingtonDC 1881
Waldo Manufacturing Co.SaginawMI 1891-1903+
Walker, Jay E.LincolnKS 1897
Walker, Russ B.BostonMA 1887
WallaceBuffaloNY c 1920s
Wallenstein, AdolphNew YorkNY 1900
Wallis, J. & Sons   c1890?
Walton & Co., C.H.TrentonNJ from 1896
Ward, CharlesOrangeNJ 1850
Ward, George C.Fort WorthTX 1898
Ward, John NoahJacksonTN 1927
Ward Manufacturing Co., James H.JolietIL From 1909
Warnaut, Henry R.   circa 1885
Warner, James LuckTulsaOK 1929
Wascinski, Alexander vonWest HobokenNJ 1893
Washburn, G. ArthurPlainvilleCT 1885
Washburn - J.R. Stewart brandname   1928-1930
Washburn - Lyon & Healy trademark   1883-1928
Washburn - Tonk Bros. brandname   from 1930
Washer, LouisNew YorkNY 1888
Washington - J.W. Jenkins brandname   from 1895
Watford, Leland A.AtlantaGA 1905
Watson, OzemaDallasTX c1932
Watt, C.L.PhiladelphiaPA circa 1870
Watt, J. WesleyPhiladelphiaPA c1849
WaverlyNew YorkNY 1880s-1970
Weaver, Frank R.FairgroveMO 1926
Weaver, O.D.ChicagoIL circa 1897
Webb, E.AtkinsMI circa 1890
Webb, Gay A.Ann ArborMI 1906
Weckworth, Herman J.GermaniaWI 1899
Weeks & Dickenson    
Weissenborn, Herman W.Los AngelesCA c1909-1936
Weissenborn, Herman W.New YorkNY circa 1855
Wells, George F.PhiladelphiaPA 1899
Wepfer & M.J. Stockneir, W.A.PhiladelphiaPA pre 1895
Wesley - J.W. Jenkins Brandname, JohnKansas CityMO 1891
Westbrook, John JamesDanvilleVA 1926
Westman, H.E. BostonMA 1860
Weymann, Harry W.PhiladelphiaPA  
Weymann & Son, H.A.PhiladelphiaPA 1864-1940s
Whitcomb, WillisWorcesterMA 1896
White, Hiram W.AndersonIN 1874
White, Ira E.BostonMA 1860-1908
White, James P.BostonMA 1901
White, RobertClevelandOH c1920s
Whitmore, O.A.BostonMA 1875-1883+
Whitmore & MansfieldBostonMA 1883
Wichard, Frank F.St. LouisMO 1884
Wicht, WilliamClevelandOH 1900
Wigand, FerdinandBrooklynNY 1887
WikesHolyokeMA ????
Wilber, Edwin D.DelansonNY 1916
Wiley, Alason R.WakefieldMA 1880-1901+
Wilkanowski, W.New YorkNY 1903-1945+
Wilkins, Roy A.Salt Lake CityUT 1918
Willaims, Thornton H.ChicagoIL c1941
Willat, Arnold F.New YorkNY 1911
Williams, Arba L.UticaNY 1922
Williams, Lewis A.KalamazooMI 1909
Williams, ThomasBrooklynNY 1883
Williamson, John K.LeonIA 1929
Willis, Houston M.PrairievilleAL 1906
Wilmot, Harry R.BostonMA 1920
Wilmot-Wood CompanyBostonMA circa 1920
Wilmshurst, Arthur J.London England 1893
Wilner, HugoVancouver, BC  c1949
Wilson, AlbertTroyNY 1850-1866
Wilson, JohnKennardIN circa 1898
Wilson Bros. Mfg. Co.ChicagoIL 1890-1927+
Wiltsie, Spencer A.EriePA 1926
Winner - Manhattan Band Inst. brandname   c1924
Winquist, FritzChicagoIL 1921
Winship, Ernest O.New LondonCT 1923
WizardNew YorkNY c 1920s
Woehr, Frederick E.New YorkNY 1856-1868
Wolf, Milton G.ChicagoIL 1929
Wolfram Guitar & Mandolin Co.ColumbusOH c1891-1910
Wolverine - Grinnell Bros. brandname    
Wonder - Conn brandname   circa 1899
Wonder Royal - Royal Music Co brand   circa 1900
Wondertone - B&J trademark   circa 1926
Wood, Allen G.UticaNY 1887
Wood, Cortez H.BostonMA circa 1920
Wood, Wallace R.ChicagoIL 1887
Woodhull, Charles A.New YorkNY circa 1890
Woodruff & SonHutchinsonKS c1880-1899
Woods Banjo CoFalmouthME circa 1887
Wooster, GeorgeFort ApacheAZ 1893
Wright - see Adams Loffmark & WrightDwightIL  
Wulschner, EmilIndianapolisIN 1878-1903
Wulschner-StewartIndianapolisIN 1903-1913
Wurlitzer, Howard E.CincinnatiOH 1894
Wurlitzer, RudolphCincinattiOH 1856-1940s
X.
Ximenes, Isaac L.London England 1890
Y.
Yale - Carl Fischer brandname   circa 1927
Yendrick's, A.R.BrooklynNY  
Yosco, Lawrence L.New YorkNY 1900-1930+
Young, Arthur P.Kenilworth Eng 1932
Z.
Zamecnick, FrankWashingtonDC 1920
Zandalazini, JosephWashingtonDC 1904
Zeair, JohnPhiladelphiaPA c1848
Zelinski, JohnNew YorkNY circa 1897
Zendron, Benj. & Gius.FarrCO 1911
Zimmerly, FrankNewarkNJ 1897
Zimmermann, Charles F.PhiladelphiaPA 1881-1892
Zoebisch & Sons., Charles A.New YorkNY 1848-1900+
Zoerner, ArminPhiladelphiaPA pre 1896
Zoerner & BetzPhiladelphiaPA pre 1896
Zogbaum, FerdinandNew YorkNY 1851-1877+
Zogbaum & FairchildNew YorkNY 1858-1867

Acknowledgements: This work had as its genesis, the 200+ names of banjo makers collected by Stu Cohen, and first published in the July, 1972 issue of Mugwumps magazine. My thanks to Stu for his continued friendship and encouragment. The catalyst to expand Stu's original collection, and to include not-just-banjo-makers, came in the form of a suggestion from Chuck Perdue, during a folklore course I took one Summer, and submit it as my term paper -- here it is, a little late, but a lot bigger than either of us ever expected. Some information came from other collectors -- Jim Bollman in particlular -- but I did the bulk of the research and all of the compilation, and therefore any errors are mine.