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William A Pond   1824-1885

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... established his business in New York in 1871 producing a wide range of instruments.  

 

The son of Sylvanus Billings Pond an established piano maker he took over part of the business of  Firth, Pond & Co. to form William A Pond & Co. when his father retired.  He was known for his range of high quality instruments ranging from pianos to guitars and band instruments and also as a music publisher

 

 

While he died in 1885 the company continued trading until 1917 under the control of his sons.

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