Baldwin

The foundations for the Baldwin company were laid in 1857 when Dwight Hamilton Baldwin settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, and began to teach piano and organ. He subsequently set up an instrument dealership, primarily selling Decker Brothers pianos, and in 1866 he employed Lucien Wulsin as an office clerk. Wulsin became an important part of the organisation and in 1873 became a partner in D.H. Baldwin & Company, and thanks in part to Wulsin's input Baldwin became the largest dealer in keyboard instruments in the American Midwest.                                                .

It was inevitable that the company would become a manufacturer, and from 1889 several production companies Welt formed, including the Hamilton Organ Company, which built reed organs, and the Baldwin Piano Company, which made higher-priced pianos.

Dwight Hamilton Baldwin died in 1899 and left his estate to fund missionary causes. Wulsin purchased the Baldwin estate and took controI in 1903, arter which the company grew rapidly.ln the 1920s Baldwin were one of the first companies to experiment with electronies. The technology was used in the Baldwin electronic organ of 1946, an instrument so successful that the company mushroomed into the Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.

From 1963 to 1986 Baldwin controlled the Bechstein operation. The Corporation today makes pianos and organs under the Baldwin, Chickering and Wurlitzer names. One of the best known players of Baldwin pianos was Liberace, and most of his spectacular instruments were made especially for him by the company.



  • År       Prod.nr.
  • 1890 - 3890
  • 1922 - 40500
  • 1895 - 6000
  • 1923 - 43000
  • 1900 - 10400
  • 1924 - 45400
  • 1901 - 10800
  • 1925 - 48000
  • 1902 - 11200
  • 1903 - 11500
  • 1904 - 12000
  • 1905 - 12300
  • 1906 - 13000
  • 1907 - 14000
  • 1908 - 15000
  • 1909 - 15700
  • 1910 - 16400
  • 1911 - 17200
  • 1912 - 18700
  • 1913 - 20100
  • 1914 - 22400
  • 1915 - 24000
  • 1916 - 26400
  • 1917 - 28700
  • 1918 - 31000
  • 1919 - 33400
  • 1920 - 35800
  • 1921 - 38000
  • 1926 - 50700
  • År       Prod.nr.
  • 1926 - 50700
  • 1927 - 55500
  • 1928 - 59000
  • 1929 - 61000
  • 1930 - 63000
  • 1931 - 65000
  • 1932 - 67100
  • 1933 - 69000
  • 1934 - 72000
  • 1935 - 74600
  • 1936 - 77000
  • 1937 - 80600
  • 1938 - 83000
  • 1939 - 86000
  • 1940 - 88700
  • 1941 - 91000
  • 1942 - 94000
  • 1943 - 102000
  • 1948 - 105000
  • 1949 - 108000
  • 1950 - 110243
  • 1951 - 114239
  • 1952 - 118244
  • 1953 - 121600
  • 1954 - 125050
  • 1955 - 128167
  • 1956 - 131515
  • 1957 - 135256
  • 1958 - 138559

  • År       Prod.nr.
  • 1960 - 145002
  • 1961 - 148635
  • 1962 - 152706
  • 1963 - 156591
  • 1964 - 160868
  • 1965 - 165701
  • 1965 - 165740
  • 1966 - 170652
  • 1967 - 175821
  • 1968 - 179702
  • 1969 - 184661
  • 1959 - 141874
  • 1970 - 190028
  • 1971 - 192401
  • 1972 - 195485
  • 1973 - 199649
  • 1974 - 204113
  • 1975 - 208742
  • 1976 - 213470
  • 1977 - 217853
  • 1978 - 222683
  • 1979 - 228858
  • 1980 - 236654
  • 1981 - 242984
  • 1982 - 248306