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New York Band Instrument Co.

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The New York Musical Instrument Co. weredealers and importers. They were later known as N.Y. Band Instrument Co. Reported that they ceased business in 1950.

  • Louis Ortlieb, b. 1872 in Switzerland, emigrated in 1884, naturalized in 1893.
  • 1885 Louis Ortlieb, eating, h. #128 E. Houston, Brooklyn
  • 1891 (Max) William Renz, piano maker, h. #417 W. 40th St. is possible match for owner Renz in 1915
  • 1913 NY Musical Inst. Co., 12 Cooper Sq. W., NYC, importers & manufacturers of musical instruments
  • 1915 NY Musical Inst. Co., 12 Cooper, Max Renz & Louis Ortlieb
  • 1917 NYMI Co., #10 Cooper Sq.
  • 19191 The company was first called New York Musical Instrument Co, but because that name was held by another concern, it was changed to New York Band Instrument Co. >/li>
  • 1920 NYMI Co. & NY Band Inst. Co., #56 Cooper Sq.NYC
  • 1921 photo of store at #111 E. 14th St. they are a dealer for Buescher band instruments
  • 1922 selling Alexander French horns
  • 1925 Ortlieb family is now in Rochester; Louis and two sons are running a music store there so he must have sold the NY store by then
  • 1946 NY Band Inst. Co., #1166 6th Ave. & #111 E. 14th St. 1946 NYBI Co., #270 4th Ave. & #1166 6th Ave.
  • 1949 NYBI Co. is exhibiting at a convention
Undated ad shows them selling Buescher, Toneking, & Harmony band instruments as well as Alexander French horns; #111 E. 14th St.
Models sold with their label include Toneking, La Sete, The Regal, and Harmony. Most are Austrian made probably by Julius Keilwerth of Grazlitz.

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