Original Piano Maker(s)
Dwight Hamilton Baldwin (1821 – 1899)
- 1873 — Baldwin partnered with Lucien Wulsin (1845-1912).
- 1880 — Robert A. Johnson became a partner.
- 1884 — Albert A. van Buren, George W. Armstrong, Jr., and Clarence Wulsin all became partners after Johnson passed away.
- 1890 — Baldwin declares he wanted to manufacture “the best piano that could be built.”
- c. 1891 — Baldwin built factory and manufacturered first Baldwin vertical piano, with designer John Warren Macy; it also became their headquarters.
- 1895 — Baldwin introduced first Baldwin grand,also designed by Macy.
- 1899 — Baldwin passed away and by 1900 Lucien Wulsin and George Armstrong took control over the company (with Wulsin at the helm).
- 1900 — Baldwin grand won Grand Prix at the Paris Exhibition.
Notable Dates (cont.)
- 1904 — Baldwin won Grand Prize at the St. Louis Exposition.
- 1905 — Baldwin player piano introduced.
- 1912 — After Wulsin’s death, George Armstrong, Jr. took charge of the company.
- 1914 — Baldwin won Grand Prize at London.
- 1926 — Lucien Wulsin II succeeded Armstrong as the head of the company.
- 1946 — Baldwin introduced their electronic organ.
- 1961 — Lucien Wulsin III succeeded his father and became president of the company.
- 1974 — Dick Harrison succeeded Wulsin III and named president of the company.
Innovation(s) / Patent(s)
Gibson Guitar Corporation; pianos manufactured in two factories in China.