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Bruno

New York, NY

USA

1834-




The Bruno Company was established in New York. Bruno

  • 1806 Charles Bruno born in Germany
  • 1832 Bruno emigrates to Macon, Georgia
  • 1834 Bruno moves to New York City; one instrument has been found with "Since 1834" on the bell
  • 1837 listed under books, 212 Fulton St.
  • 1838-39 Martin & Bruno, 212 Fulton, with C.F. Martin
  • 1940-48 not listed in NYC
  • 1845 son Charles Jr. is born in December
  • 1848 son Richard is born in March (lifelong lawyer)
  • 1849 now at 92 E. 15th St., merchant
  • 1850 Bruno & Cargill, musical inst, 62 Liberty St.
  • 1851-53 Bruno & Cargill, 47 Maiden Lane, French & German instruments including brass
  • 1854-57 Bruno, Weissenborn & Co., 2 Maiden Ln, Herman Weis.
  • 1858-59 Charles Bruno, musical inst, 2 Maiden Ln
  • 1860-63 Bruno & Morris, mi, 2 Maiden Ln, Richard Morris
  • 1864-65 Charles Bruno, mi, 203 Broadway
  • 1866-67 Ch. Bruno, 581 Broadway, agent for C.F. Martin
  • 1868-81 C. Bruno & Son, 4 Cortlandt St, w/Charles, Jr.
  • 1879 Charles F. Bruno is born to Richard
  • 1882 C. Bruno & Son, 10 Cortlandt St.
  • 1883-91 now at 54 Maiden Lane & 29 Liberty St.
  • 1884 Charles Sr. dies in March
  • 1886 catalog lists three grades of brass instruments; top is Henry Pourcelle, Paris; middle Perinet valve; low is Berliner valve; all probably European imports
  • 1897 Charles F. Bruno, 356 Broadway, importer
  • 1900-02 C. Bruno & Son, 356 Broadway
  • 1912 Charles Jr. dies April 17th 1918-30 now at 351-53 4th Ave.
  • 1920 Charles F. Bruno, sec-tres of musical instrument company
  • 1941 now at 460 W. 34th St.
  • 1971 sold to Kaman Music Corp. Bruno Instrument


Bruno Instrument Models

  1. Henry Pourcelle, Paris, late 19th to early 20th cent.; this is not the actual maker but rather a trade name; early brass are marked "Henry Pourcelle Paris"; later ones are marked "C Bruno & Son Henry Pourcelle" which are probably all made by B&F
  2. Lafayette, Paris
  3. Perfacktone; B&F in Czechoslovakia, c.1920
  4. Perfection; some US made, others B&F, early 1900s
  5. LaVesta, Paris; c.1900
  6. Vocotone
  7. Special Grade; numerous examples, B&F, c.1900-1920
  8. Royal Artist; B&F, c.1920s
  9. C. Bruno & Sons Inc.; no model name, Austria, c.1900








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