Original Piano Maker(s)
Henry Mason (1831-1890) & Emmons Hamlin (1821-1885)
- 1854 — Manufactured Organ Harmonium with Hamlin’s reed voicing (later known as Cabinet Organ).
- 1867 — Awarded 1st Prize at the Paris Exhibition for their American Cabinet Organ.
- 1869 — Henry Mason retired as president of the company and his brother Lowell Mason, Jr. (1823-1885) succeeded him.
- 1881 — Began manufacturing pianos.
- 1885 — Upon the death of Lowell, Henry Lowell Mason (1864-1957) (Henry’s son) succeeded him.
- 1906 — Richard W. Gertz became president of the company.
Innovation(s) / Patent(s)
- 1856 — Awarded patent for Reed Musical Instrument (expression stop).
- 1865 — Awarded patent for Improvement in Cabinet-Organs.
- c. 1900 — Among his patents, including the Duplex Scale, Richard W. Gertz awarded patent for Tension Resonator.
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