Mason & Hamlin

  • Year: 1929
  • Model: BB
  • Size: 7'0"
  • Finish: Restored with inlayed Sapelle pomelle

This Boston, Massachusetts firm was founded in 1854 by Henry Mason and Emmons Hamlin. Originally they made reed organs, but it was their American Cabinet Organ that won them great acclaim. The success of this instrument in 1881 led the company to produce pianos.

Mason & Hamlin's instruments (both pianos and reed organs) were of an extremely high quality, and soon Mason & Hamlin became one of the most prestigious brands in the United States. Nonetheless, their output in 1900 of about 700 instruments per year was not large at all by American standards.

Most would consider these pianos to be equivalent to any other of the highest quality instruments made anywhere.