Elkhart Band Instrument Company

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Elkhart Band Instrument Company was a musical instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1923 by Andrew Hubble Beardsley (b Dayton Ohio 25 September 1864; d New York NY 10 October 1936) who was the president of Buescher Band Instrument Company, and Carl Dimond Greenleaf (b Wauseon, Ohio 27 July 1876; d Elkhart 10 July 1959), president of C.G. Conn, and who served the new company as secretary-treasurer.

In 1927 the company was merged with Buescher (some maintain that Buescher was purchased by Elkhart Band Instrument). When Beardsley died in 1936, Buescher began using the Elkhart Band Instrument trademark on a line of instruments until 1958.

References[edit]

  • Elkhart city directories (available Elkhart Public Library)
  • McMakin, Dean "Musical Instrument Manufacturing in Elkhart, Indiana" (unpublished typescript, 1987, available at Elkhart Public Library)
  • The Elkhart Truth, Monday 12 October 1936, obituary for Andrew Hubble Beardsley
  • New Grove Music Dictionary ("Buescher")