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Music1053 of 1457Vintage working Ritchie Valens light up musical bankBlack Americana Poverty Rag Sheet Music
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Posted 6 years ago

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This was hanging in our attic Cant find any info on this store in Boston looks like it was for a record case


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 6 years ago
    Well we do know it's newer than 1963 since that's when zip coding started...
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    "The Boston Music Company was founded in 1885 by Gustave Schirmer, Jr. (Feb. 18, 1864-July 15, 1907) who was the younger of the two sons of Gustav Schirmer (Sept. 19, 1829-Aug. 5, 1893) founder of the music publishing firm G. Schirmer. The company soon gained prominence as the prinicpal publisher of the works of Ethelbert Nevin. Before his father's death Gustave became a partner in his father's firm with his brother Rudolph Edward Schirmer (July 22, 1859-Aug. 19, 1919) while retaining independent ownership of his Boston company. In 1891, his cousin Ernest Charles Schirmer (March 15, 1865-Feb. 15, 1958) became business manager of the Boston Music Company. He was admitted to partnership in the firm in 1902 and withdrew from it in 1917. Sometime after Gustave's sudden death from appendicitis in 1907 the firm was operated by Winfred Rogers but eventually control of the firm passed back into the Schirmer family when Gustave Schirmer III acquired ownership of the company and ran the firm until his death in May, 1965 at the age of 74. Some time after his death ownership of the company passed to the Hammerstein Music & Theater Company, Inc.
    In 1997 the company added a music lesson center to its Boston facility in order to offer private music lessons.
    The last identified music publication of the company was Lois Rehder Holmes' The Abandoned Lighthouse published in 2001 and imprinted with the plate number B.M.Co. 14344.
    In August, 2003 the Boston Music Company shut down and directed potential sheet music customers to the firm Boston Scores."
    hope this helps

  3. filmnet filmnet, 6 years ago
    Thanks guy i finally brought this down stairs yesterday
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Glad I could help.
  5. capegypsy, 6 years ago
    I have one of these very collectible a cross collectible, music, paper, advertising mine is on etsy I keep looking for more info too!

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