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This profile was last updated on 4/17/07  and contains information from public web pages.

James Warren York

Wrong James Warren York?

Founder

Local Address: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
YORK BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY
 
Background

Employment History

  • J.W. York and Son , J.W. York and Sons , J.W. York Band Instrument Co
Web References
International Tuba Euphonium Association
iteaonline.org, 17 April 2007 [cached]
J.W. York had been a cornet player in the theater scene of Grand Rapids.
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Some of the engravings on the York instruments include "J.W. York", "J.W. York and Son," "J.W. York and Sons," "J.W. York Band Instrument Co," and "York Band Instrument Co."
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Although York manufactured tubas for 50 years, a survey of several catalogs reveals that there were only five different sizes manufactured.
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A 1924 pricelist reveals that between 1916 and 1924, York renumbered all models from previous years.
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The 700 series tuba is the most unique of the five main models that York produced.
About Us
www.yorkbandinstruments.com, 15 June 2003 [cached]
James Warren York started the York Band Instrument Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1882.Since the early days, the York Band Instrument Company has gone through many owners and changes.
York YTR1 Bb Lacquer Trumpet Outfit | BROOK MAYS 800.637.8966
www.brookmays.com, 3 Sept 2002 [cached]
James Warren York started the York Band Instrument Company in Grand Rapids in 1882.Since the early days, the York Band Instrument Company has gone through many owners and changes.
York YTR1 Bb Lacquer Trumpet Outfit | Brook Mays Music
www.zeswitz.com, 23 Jan 2002 [cached]
James Warren York started the York Band Instrument Company in Grand Rapids in 1882.Since the early days, the York Band Instrument Company has gone through many owners and changes.During its history, York Band Instruments (known also as J.W. York and Sons) was a leading innovator in the manufacturing of quality musical instruments.
In 1998, Brook Mays Music Company of Dallas, Texas acquired the York name and resurrected the York heritage and quality.
York Band Instruments are exclusively manufactured for Brook Mays Music with precise standards to provide the musician, educator and student a superb instrument that will provide excellent tone, intonation and outstanding response.
Lars Kirmser's Music Trader - York Serial Number List
www.musictrader.com, 12 Aug 1999 [cached]
YORK
Lars Kirmser's Music Trader - York Serial Number List
YORK BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY
Year Manufactured2500 Insts./Yr2700 Insts./Yr
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James Warren York was born on November 24, 1839, in Exeter, New Hampshire.He first worked for the Boston Musical Instrument Manufactory and in 1882 moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where he first played in a music pit.He then owned his instrument manufacturing company until his retirement to California in 1917.He died in Los Angeles on February 9, 1927.
York manufactured a full line of brass instruments, both under its own name and proprietary brand names.York briefly participated in two partnerships, Smith & York (1883) and York & Holton (1885).
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In 1913, Johnson, along with John and James Duffy, formed a stockholding company, and when the York family relinquished all interest in the company in 1926, Johnson became a co-owner.The company was then known as the York Band Instrument Company.
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