Wilcox & White Co. design catalogues and historical information

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"The Wilcox & White Organ Company are probably as well known in the musical trade as any concern in their line. The company was organized in 1877, and has a capital of $250,000. The plant, which is located on Cambridge street, is an imposing structure, giving employment to about two hundred hands. The Wilcox & White organ stands among the most celebrated reed instruments. The development of the reed organ to its present state is largely due to the practical knowledge of W. H. White, the pioneer organ-builder. One of the important inventions of this company is their "Pneumatic Symphony", or self-playing organ. This instrument has the feature of an ordinary organ and can be used as such. It is also supplied with [a] mechanism whereby perforated paper is used as a medium for automatic playing. By virtue of this, and using the pedals and stops, the most intricate and beautiful music is produced without touching the fingers to the key-board..." [Excerpt from (c. 1897). The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2., pp. 929-30. See listing of this source, and link, below.]



Wilcox & White Co. design catalogues and historical information (by year)


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1870s

Various newspapers, magazines and other sources

(c. 1877-). Various newspapers, magazines and other sources - search engines. (Updated 20 April 2019.)

1877-1900 - trade card

Wilcox & White. (1877-1900). Trade card. (Accession no. 97.5.35. Viewed 3 August 2019. H01104).


1878 articles

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1878 - news mention

(29 March 1878). Personal [section, with mention of Wilcox & White Organ Company]. Tri-States Union (Port Jervis, NY), p. 1, col. 6. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00348).

"... Mr. O. S. Burr... has become the business manager of the Wilcox & White Organ Company of Meriden, Conn., with headquarters at No. 46 E. 14th street, New York..."


1878 - news mention

(20 August 1878). Personal [section, with mention of Wilcox & White Organ Co.]. The Evening Gazette (Port Jervis, NY), p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00349).

"... Mr. E. G. Fowler... has accepted a situation with the Wilcox & White Organ Company of 43 East 14th street, New York city. Mr. Fowler is a thorough newspaper man, a keen editorial writer and a careful and industrious news gatherer..."





1878 advertisements

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1878 - advertisement

W. H. Porter, West Cornwall, CT. (c. 27 November 1878). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White... Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Connecticut Western News (Salisbury, CT), presumably p. 3, col. 1. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01139).

1878 - advertisement

Reed’s Temple of Music, Chicago, IL. (c. 26 December 1878). Advertisement: "Wilcox & White Organs... " [with illustration of organ]. The Redwood Gazette (Redwood Falls, Minnesota) presumably p. 3, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01140-41).



1878 patents

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1878 - patent - improvement in organ-reeds

Henry K. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (30 April 1878; filed 4 March 1878). Letters patent no. 203,228: Improvement in organ-reeds. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00320).

1878 - patent - improvement in blow-pedals for organs

James H. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (18 June 1878; filed 20 March 1878). Letters patent no. 205,160: Improvement in blow-pedals for organs. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00319).



1879 advertisements

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1879 - advertisement

Frary’s Music Store, West Winsted, CT. (c. 1 January 1879). Advertisement: "Wilcox & White... Organs... " [with possibly relevant illustration]. Connecticut Western News (Salisbury, CT), presumably p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01144).

1879 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (3 April 1879). Advertisement: "... The most popular Organs of the day... Wilcox & White Organ Instructor... Send for Illustrated Catalogue" [with illustration of organ]. Osage Valley Banner (Tuscumbia, Missouri), presumably p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01135-36).

1879 - advertisement

Temple of Music, C. M. Loomis, presumably Meriden, CT. (1 October 1879). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White, Organs... " [with illustration of organ]. Meriden Daily Republican, presumably p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 6 October 2019. H01136-37).

1879 - advertisement

Temple Of Music, C. M. Loomis, presumably Meriden, CT. (3 December 1879). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White, Organs... " [with illustration of organ]. Meriden Daily Republican, presumably p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 6 August 2019. H01139-40).



1879 patents

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1879 - patent - improvement in blow-pedals for organs

James H. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (11 March 1879; filed 6 January 1879). Letters patent no. 213,268: Improvement in blow-pedals for organs. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00322).

1879 - patent - design for an organ case

James H. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (9 December 1879; filed 15 October 1879). Design patent no. 11,539: Design for an organ case. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00340).

1879 - patent - design for an organ-case

Henry K. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (23 December 1879; filed 15 October 1879). Design no. 11,550: Design for an organ-case. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00321).



c. 1879 - missing design catalogue

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (c. 3 April 1879). [Illustrated catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01135-36).



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1880s

1880 - spotlighted news mention - Wilcox & White in Hartford County Fair

(30 September 1880). County fair: Notes of some of the interesting exhibitions [with mention: "S. T. Bissell shows organs of the Wilcox & White model". Hartford Daily Courant, p. 1. (Viewed 16 December 2018. D00466).

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1880 advertisements

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1880 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (2 January 1880). Advertisement: "... The Wilcox & White Organ Instructor... Send for Illustrated Catalogue ... " [with illustration of organ]. Perryburg Journal (Perryburg, Ohio), presumably p. 2, col. 8. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C001145-46).

1880 - advertisement

Pelton, Pomeroy & Cross, Chicago, IL. (1 February 1880). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White... Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 1, cols. 2-3. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01151).



1881 - design catalogue or promotional book

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1881). The Wilcox & White Organ Co. Number of pages unknown. (Accession no. 62.619.59. Viewed 29 October 2018. E00316).

1881 - map / illustration

Porter, Wils (lithographer). (1881). Meriden, Conn. 1881 / From Summit Heights [print (lithograph); with illustration of Wilcox & White Organ Co. building]. B. S. Farrow (Publisher). (Object no. 1973.0498.004. Viewed 4 November 2018. A02584-85).

1881 - spotlighted news mention - in CT state fair

(20 September 1881). The State Fair [in Meriden, CT, with mention: "... Of cabinet and pipe organs there are some fine specimens shown by Wilcox & White... "]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 30 October 2018. B00568-80).

1881 - news mention - in Meriden Town Hall exhibition, CT State Fair

(23 September 1881). The State Fair [with mention: "... Diplomas were awarded to the following named for articles manufactured or displayed by them ... Wilcox & White Organ Co., parlor organs ..."]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 29 October 2018. B00570-72).


1881 advertisements

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1881 - advertisement

Dyer & Howard, St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. (28 July 1881). Advertisement: "... Northwestern Agents for... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with apparently no relevant illustrations]. Redwood Gazette (Redwood Falls, Minnesota), presumably p. 4, cols. 5-6. C01152-53).

1881 - advertisement

L. K. Hammer, Sacramento, CA. (10 September 1881). Advertisement: "Chickering Pianos; Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Sacramento Daily Record-Union (Sacramento, California), p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01142-43).

1881 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1 December 1881). Advertisement: "... Main Office and Factories: Meriden, CT. Salesroom, 25 Union Square, N. Y." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 8 August 2019. H01149).



1881 - patent - organ-swell

James H. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (12 July 1881; filed 23 April 1881). Letters patent no. 244,351: Organ-swell. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00381).


1882 advertisements

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1882 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (2 March 1882). Advertisement: "... Main Office and Factories: Meriden, CT. Salesroom, 25 Union Square, N. Y." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 9 August 2019. H01155).

1882 - advertisement

Loomis Temple of Music, Meriden, CT. (2 March 1882). Advertisement: "... Best Pianos & Organs... The Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 3, col. 5. (Viewed 9 August 2019. H01160).

1882 - advertisement

L. K. Hammer, Sacramento, CA. (c. 16 December 1882). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Sacramento Daily Record-Union (California), presumably p. 6, col. 5. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01154-55).

1882 - advertisement

Henry Eberbach, Washington, DC. (c. 29 December 1882). Advertisement: "Pianos, Organs, Sheet Music... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), presumably p. 3., col. 2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01137-38).



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1883 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (15 February 1883). Advertisement: "Wilcox & White Organ Co., Main Office and factories: Meriden, CT. Salesroom, 25 Union Square, N. Y." [no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 7. (Viewed 27 October 2018. G00257).

1883 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (13 November 1883). Advertisement: "Wilcox & White Organ Co., Main Office and factories: Meriden, CT. Salesroom, 25 Union Square, N. Y." [no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 2. (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00263).



1883 patents

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1883 - patent - reed-organ

Henry K. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Organ Company. (27 March 1883; filed 14 October 1882). Letters patent no. 274,686: Reed-organ. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00323).

1883 - patent - reed-organ action

Henry K. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (9 October 1883; filed 7 May 1883). Letters patent no. 286,516: Reed-organ action. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00324).



1884 - spotlighted news mention - in Meriden Town Hall exhibition, CT State Fair

(17 September 1884). The second day [of the CT State Fair]. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1 & presumably p. 3, col. 4. (Viewed 31 October 2018. B00590-91).

"... in the C. Loomis exhibit, nearly every style of organ made by [Wilcox & White Organ Co.] is being shown..." (Excerpt from above.)



1884 advertisements

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1884 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (2 April 1884). Advertisement: "... Main Office and Factories: Meriden, CT. Salesroom, 25 Union Square, N. Y." [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 10 August 2019. H01173).

1884 - advertisement

A. R. Cowles, Barton Landing, VT. (1 December 1884). Advertisement: "Wilcox & White Organ... " [with no illustrations]. Orleans County Monitor (Barton, Vermont), presumably p. 3, col. 8. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01156-57).

1884 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (5 December 1884). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 8. (Viewed 20 July 2019. C01076).



c. 1884 - missing design catalogue

Wilcox and White. (c. 1884). [Catalogue]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 20 July 2019. C01076).


1885 advertisements

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1885 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (8 April 1885). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 8. (Viewed 12 August 2019. L01006).

1885 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (c. 12 August 1885). Advertisement: "... An organ for a lifetime... Write for our catalogue... " [with illustration of organ]. Idaho Semi-Weekly Keystone (Ketchum, ID), presumably p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01158-59).

1885 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (c. 20 August 1885). Advertisement: "... The best in the world ... Write for our catalogue... " [with illustration of organ]. Manchester Journal (Manchester, Vermont), presumably p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01171).

1885 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (5 December 1885). Advertisement: Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 9 August 2019. H01170).



1886 advertisements

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1886 - advertisement

Ryland & Lee, Richmond, Virginia. (c. 6 January 1886). Advertisement: "... Pianos and Organs.... Wilcox & White... Organs... " [with no relevant illustrations]. Durham Reporter (Durham, North Carolina), presumably p. 4, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01149-50).

1886 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (4 February 1886). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs, Meriden, Conn., Send for Catalogue" [no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, column 8. (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00231).

1886 - advertisement

Wilcox & White. (8 December 1886). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 10 August 2019. H01185).



c. 1886 - design catalogue (missing)

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (c. 1886). [Catalogue]. [Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library.] (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00231).

1887 - mention in book

Beckford, William Hale. (1887) Leading business men of New Haven (county) [with product illustration and section on Wilcox & White Organ Co. (p. 230)]. 284 pp. Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. (Viewed 4 November 2018. A00858-59; F00361).

"The Wilcox & White Organ Co., Factory Meriden, Warerooms 25 Union Square, New York... employment of a force of 150 skilled workmen... The Wilcox & White organs are famous and popular everywhere, on account of their case of action and quickness of touch and durability." (Excerpt from above.)



1887 advertisements

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1887 - advertisement and directory listings

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1887). Advertisement: ".. The Best in the World... " [with illustration of organ]. In Meriden directory for 1887, (outside back cover). [Also, product listing on p. 243 (Organ Mfrs.); p. 280 (stock company listing).] Price, Lee & Co.: New Haven, CT. (Viewed 19 May 2020. H01590; H01597; H01600; H01603).

1887 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (6 April 1887). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 1. (Viewed 11 August 2019. H01189).

1887 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (5 December 1887). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs; Meriden Conn.; Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 20 July 2019. C01082).

1887 - advertisement

Theo. Pfafflin & Co., Indianapolis, IN. (18 December 1887). Advertisement: "Pianos and Organs for Christmas and New Years! ... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Indianapolis Journal, p. 3, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01172-73).



1888 advertisements

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1888 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (4 January 1888). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1, col. 2. (Viewed 13 August 2019. L01012).

1888 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (10 July 1888). Advertisement: "Wilcox and White Organs. Meriden, Conn. Send for Catalogue" [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 13 August 2019. L01017).

1888 - advertisement

C. W. Kennedy & Co., Wilmington, DE. (c. 6 December 1888). Advertisement: "... We have special bargains in... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Daily Republican (Wilmington, Delaware), presumably p. 3, cols. 8-9. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01175).

1888 - advertisement

Hume, Minor & Co., Richmond, VA. (11 December 1888). Advertisement: "... thousands of customer can testify to the superior qualities of the Wilcox & White organs... " [with illustration of organ]. The Progressive Farmer (Winston, North Carolina), p. 8. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01174).



1889 - missing booklet accompanying exposition - Wilcox & White at Meriden opera house

(1889). Meriden Journal Souvenir [leather-bound booklet containing a list of the manufactories contributing to the exhibition at the Delavan Opera House, Meriden, 10 October 1889, and other companies in Meriden], 4 pp. (Viewed 29 October 2018. L00763; L00765-68).

1889 - spotlighted news mention - in Delavan Opera House exposition

(10 October 1889). Americans in Meriden: Visit of the International American Congress. Meriden Daily Republican, pp. 1-2. (Viewed 29 October 2018. L00751-59).

"... Five of the best organs that are kept in stock, and a symphony constituted the exhibit of the Wilcox & White Organ company. The visitors were attracted by the rich tones of the instruments that spoke volumes of praise for another branch of Meriden’s industries... "


1889 - other articles

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1889 - news mention - in Delavan Opera House exposition

(10 October 1889). Our guests: Honored visitors here to-day [including mention of Wilcox & White Organ Company]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 29 October 2018. L00769-83).

"... This company showed some of their famous organs of the pipe and parlor kinds and they were played most artistically while the visitors and the public were in the theatre by J. H. and Howard White..."


1889 - news mention - Meriden opera house exhibition

(11 October 1889). The show photographed: Fine pictures of the Opera House exhibit made. ["The best of them will be forwarded to Frank Leslie’s paper— what the state and New York press has to say about Meriden", with excerpts from Hartford Courant, Hartford Times, New Haven Register, New York Herald, New York Tribune, Waterbury Republican, with no specific mention of Wilcox & White.] Meriden Daily Journal, p. 1. (Viewed 14 September 2018. L00785-89).



1889 advertisements

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1889 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (10 April 1889). Advertisement: "Charming! What would you say if told you could play instantly beautiful Waltzes, Overtures, Sacred or Operatic music by the best composers. You Can Do It! ... " Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, col. 2. (Viewed 13 August 2019. L01023).

1889 - advertisement

W. J. Dyer & Co., St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. (14 September 1889). Advertisement: "Pianos and Organs! We invite the attention of visitors to the fair to the large assortment of fine instruments now on exhibition at our warerooms and the fair... Sole agents for... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. Saint Paul Daily Globe (St. Paul, Minnesota), p. 2, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01177-78).

1889 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Company. (6 December 1889). Advertisement: "Charming! What would you say if told you could play instantly beautiful Waltzes, Overtures, Sacred or Operatic music by the best composers. You Can Do It! ... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, col. 1. (Viewed 13 August 2019. L01022).

1889 - advertisement

Charles E. Day, Los Angeles, CA. (23 December 1889). Advertisement: "... The Reliable Music Dealer... Organs... Wilcox & White... " [with no relevant illustrations]. Los Angeles Daily Herald (California), p. 3, col. 2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01147-



1890s

1890 advertisements

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1890 - advertisement

Charles E. Day, Los Angeles, CA. (3 January 1890). Advertisement: "... The Reliable Music Dealer... Wilcox & White... " [with presumably no relevant illustrations]. Los Angeles Daily Herald (California), p. 6, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01176).

1890 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (9 April 1890). Advertisement: "Anybody Can have an Orchestra to PLAY Daily In their Homes— An Orchestra combining Violins, Flutes, Clarionets, Etc. No Knowledge of Music Required... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 2, col. 7. (Viewed 13 August 2019. L01024).

1890 - advertisement

Davis Bros., Savannah, GA. (24 October 1890). Advertisement: "Par excellence... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no illustrations]. The Morning News (Savannah, Georgia), p. 8, col. 7. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01181-82).

1890 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Company. (8 December 1890). Advertisement: "Anybody Can have an Orchestra to PLAY Daily In their Homes— An Orchestra combining Violins, Flutes, Clarionets, Etc. No Knowledge of Music Required... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 4, col. 9. (Viewed 13 August 2019. H01199).



1891 advertisements

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1891 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Company. (2 January 1891). Advertisement: "Anybody can have an orchestra to play daily in their homes... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 1. (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00223).

1891 - advertisement

Wilcox and White. (2 September 1891). Advertisement: "All that we can say of the merits of the Self-Playing Orchestra Organ... " [with abstract illustration of organ]. Meriden Daily Republican, p. 3, col. 3. (Viewed 15 August 2019. L01037).

1891 - listing and advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (14 October 1891). Listing: "... The finest in finish and sweetest toned organs in the world... "; advertisement: "It is Not Enough, that we should loudly advocate the importance of music... " [with no illustration]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 3, cols. 3 & 7. (Viewed 22 April 2020. D01258-60).

1891 - advertisement

J. P. Williams & Son, Shenandoah, PA. (c. 24 December 1891). Advertisement: "Christmas Presents! Music Cabinets... Wilcox & White Organs... " [with no relevant illustrations]. The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Pennsylvania), presumably p. 4, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01133).



1892 - design catalogue / brochure

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1892). Catalogue of the Wilcox & White Organ Company... : Manufacturers of leading styles: Parlor, automatic, self-playing and symphony organs. 32 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00368).


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1892 - advertisement

H. F. Robelen, Wilmington, DE. (c. 11 November 1892). Advertisement: "... Here you will also find the Wilcox & White self-playing organs... " [with illustration of organ]. Evening Journal (Industrial Edition) (Wilmington, Delaware), p. 15, col. 1. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01179-80).

1892 - advertisement

Rich & McVey, Indianapolis, IN. (18 December 1892). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White Organs; Pneumatic Symphony, Self-Playing" [with no illustrations]. The Sunday Journal (Indianapolis, IN), p. 1, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01183).



1893 - directory listing

(1893). "Wilcox & White Organ Co." listing. In The New England business directory and gazetteer, [p. 1815 (Manufacturing Companies)]. (Sampson, Murdock & Co.: Boston, MA). (Viewed 5 May 2020. H01348-49).


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1893 - advertisement

S. H. Baynard, Wilmington, DE. (2 November 1893). Advertisement: "Music Warerooms... Organs... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), presumably p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01160-61).

1893 - advertisement

Lewis M. Girst, Yorkville, SC. (c. 13 December 1893). Advertisement; prize, subscriber initiative: "... To be given away... The Wilcox & White Organ Company... " [with illustration of organ]. Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, South Carolina), presumably p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 14 Aprl 2020. D01204).



1894 - spotlighted news mention - Wilcox & White installation at Heublein Hotel, Hartford

(5 November 1894). Evenings with the symphony [one-paragraph announcement of (presumably) Wilcox & White installation at Heublein Hotel, Hartford, from 10 - 5 daily]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 16 December 2018. D00469).

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1894 - spotlighted news mention - Wilcox & White at Unity Hall, Hartford

(4 December 1894). An afternoon with the "Symphony" [with mention of Wilcox & White]. Hartford Courant, p. 4. (Viewed 26 December 2018. D00470).

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"The ’Symphony’ instrument of the Wilcox & White Company of Meriden was on exhibition at Unity Hall [in Hartford] yesterday afternoon and demonstrated its musical capabilities before a good-sized audience. The instrument was operated by Mr. White of the company, who attended to the pedals and stops, the notes being played mechanically by a paper roll. The music played can be made as soft as a whisper or with full orchestral effect, at the will of the operator. The symphony can also be played from the regular key board. The program yesterday afternoon was varied, including selections from grand opera and bugle calls and war songs. Among the works were selections from Rossini, Suppe, Liszt, DeKoven, Rubinstein, Schubert, Rizet, Beethoven, Herold and Waldtenfel." (Excerpt in full from above.)


1894 - article

(28 March 1894). Concerning the Wilcox & White Organ Company of Meriden. Hartford Courant, p. 5. (Viewed 17 April 2020. D00468).

"Those who love music and want it in their homes, but who cannot play or always get others to play for them, will... in the Wilcox & White Symphony something that will satisfy their needs exactly..." (Excerpt from above.)


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1894 advertisements

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1894 - advertisement

S. H. Baynard, Wilmington, DE. (3 January 1894). Advertisement: "Music Warerooms... Organs... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), presumably p. 2, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01184-85).

1894 - advertisement

Duluth Music Co., Duluth, MN. (5 October 1894). Advertisement: "... Pianos and organs... Wilcox & Whites and other lines... " [with no illustrations]. The Virginia Enterprise (Virginia, Minnesota), presumably p. 4, cols. 7-8. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01104-05).



1895 - design catalogue

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1895). Catalogue of Wilcox & White organs. 24 pp. (Viewed 4 October 2018. F00365).

1895 - section in history book

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). On "Wilcox & White", pp. 48-49 with illustrations of building, and Horace Wilcox, H. K. White and J. H. White. In Art souvenir edition of the Meriden Daily Journal illustrating the city of Meriden, Connecticut in the year 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. (Viewed 4 November 2018. A00787-88; F00376-77.)


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1895 - advertisement

Robelen & Co., Wilmington, DE. (31 May 1895). Advertisement: "... The celebrated Wilcox & White symphony organ... " [with illustration]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), presumably p. 8, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01106).

1895 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (15 November 1895). Advertisement: "The Wilcox & White organs are the best, so say professional musicians all over the entire globe... " [with illustration]. Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, SC), presumably p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01206-07).



1895? - design catalogue

Wilcox & White Organ Co. / (C. F. Thomas & Co., Delaware, agent). (1895?). Symphony. 48 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00369).

1896 - mention in book

Hall, Henry. (1896). "Horace C. Wilcox" (1824-90), one of the founders of the Meriden Britannia; president, The Wilcox & White Organ Co.; director, Meriden Silver Plate Co.; director of The Manning Bowman Co.; director, Aeolian Organ & Music Co; director of Rogers Bro’s of Waterbury (p. 872). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. (Viewed 3 July 2020. F01341-42).


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1896 - advertisement

Taylor’s Music House, Springfield, MA. (13 February 1896). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. The Press (Stafford Springs, CT), presumably p. 2, col. 5. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01162).

1896 - advertisement

J. P. Williams & Son, Shenandoah, PA. (22 December 1896). Advertisement: "Christmas gifts... Wilcox & White organs... " [with no illustrations]. The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), p. 1, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01208).



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1897 - news mention

(13 August 1897). Wilcox & White Company: Stockholders in the new concern in Meriden [with mention: "The Wilcox & White Company was organized to-day to buy the Wilcox & White Organ Company’s plant at $10,000. The capital is $75,000 ..."] Hartford Courant, p. 9. (Viewed 26 December 2018. D00474).

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1897 - news mention

(15 July 1897). To buy out Wilcox & White [with mention of Aeolian Company]. Hartford Courant, p. 8. (Viewed 26 December 2018. D00472).

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""About fifteen of the principal creditors of the Wilcox & White Organ Company had a conference this afternoon. George H. Wilcox, representing the C. H. White estate and the Aeolian Company, made an offer of $40,000 for the property. Trustee E. J. Doolittle wished to get the creditors view on the offer. The local creditors favored accepting the offer, but the out of town creditors thought a higher price out to be obtained. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


1897 - news mention

(14 August 1897). Wilcox & White Company. Hartford Courant, p. 13. (Viewed 26 December 2018. D00475).

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"The directors of the new Wilcox & White Company in Meriden are: George H. Wilcox, George M. Curtis, George A. Fay, J. H. White, E. H. White, Dr. George P. Davis and W. P. Wood. The directors elected J. H. White president and treasurer, and E. H. White secretary and superintendent."




1897 advertisements

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1897 - advertisement

Wall, Nichols Co., presumably Honolulu. (12 February 1897). Advertisement: "A few of our agencies... Wilcox & White, symphony organs..." [with no illustrations]. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands), p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01125-26).

1897 - advertisement

Vinsinger’s, Elkton, MD. (8 May 1897). Advertisement: "... Organ or Piano... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. The Cecil Whig (Elkton, Maryland), p. 2, col. 6. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01170).



c. 1897 - historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "The Wilcox & White Organ Company", (pp. 929-30). [See excerpt in at top of page.] In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 29 October 2018. A02626; A02631; A02633.)


1898 advertisements

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1898 - advertisement

W. W. Kimball Co., Topeka, Kansas. (13 May 1898). Advertisement: "Pianos and organs... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Topeka State Journal (Kansas), p. 6. (Viewed 18 April 2020. D01182).

1898 - advertisement

New England Piano, Kansas City, MO. (29 June 1898). Advertisement: "... Rare Bargains in Slightly Used Organs... 1 Wilcox & White, 7 stops..." [with no illustration]. Kansas City Journal (Missouri), p. 10, col. 7. (Viewed 23 April 2020. C01202-03).



1899 advertisements

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1899 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (22 October 1899). Advertisement: "The ’Angelus’ orchestral piano player; It plays any piano— any one can play it... " [with illustration]. New York Tribune, p. 2, cols. 4-6. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01127-28).

1899 - advertisement

Goetz & Co., Brooklyn, NY. (3 December 1899). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White..." [with no illustrations]. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY), p. 19, col. 3. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00351-52).




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1900s

1900 - design catalogue / brochure

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (1900). The angelus orchestral: What it is, what it does, what it costs. 24 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00367).

1900 - spotlighted news brief

(13 September 1900). A London office; President J. H. White confirms report. ["... the Wilcox and White company proposed establishing a headquarters for its manufactures in England... large warerooms in London... "] Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 1, col. 5. (Viewed 28 June 2020. F01264).


1900 advertisements

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1900 - advertisement

Hayden Bros., Omaha, NE. (7 January 1900). Advertisement: "... Pianos... We also have a fine line of Wilcox & White... organs..." [with no illustrations]. Omaha Sunday Bee (Nebraska), p. 11, col. 4. (Viewed 30 April 2020. H01275-76).

1900 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (23 March 1900). Advertisement: "The ’Angelus’ Piano Player... The ’Symphony’ Orchestral Self Playing Organ... Main Office and Factory, Meriden, Conn, New York Salesroom, 146 Fifth Ave. ... " [with two product illustrations]. Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), p. 4, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 3 May 2020. H01332-33).



c. 1900 - brochure

Wilcox & White Organ Co. / (Juelg & Co., Washington, D.C., agent). (c. 1900). The wedding of mechanics and art. 16 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00366).


1901 advertisements

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1901 - advertisement

E. F. Droop & Sons, Washington, DC. (17 February 1901). Advertisement: "... High Grade Square Pianos and Organs... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. The Times (Washington, DC), p. 4, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01163-64).

1901 - advertisement

John F. Ellis & Co., Washington, DC. (31 May 1901). Advertisement: "Spring clearance sale... Self-playing; Wilcox & White Symphony Organ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 15, cols. 6-7. (Viewed 14 April 2020. D01129-30).



1902 advertisements

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1902 - advertisement

John Wanamaker, New York. (6 February 1902). Advertisement: "Three letters of interest to all lovers of music... The Angelus above all other player pianos... [from] Marcella Sembrich... Josef Hofmann... Jean de Reszke... The Wilcox & White Co. have closed their Fifth Avenue Salesroom, and the Angelus is now sold in New York by the Wanamaker Store... " [with no illustrations]. New York tribune, p. 6, cols. 5-6. (Viewed 6 June 2020. D01322-23).

1902 - advertisement

E. B. Wager, Titusville, FL. (5 December 1902). Advertisement: "Intending Piano or Organ Purchasers... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Florida Star (Titusville, Florida), p. 3, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 10 June 2020. D01362-63).



1902 - patent - automatic piano-player

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (8 April 1902; filed 26 November 1901). Letters patent no. 697,226; serial no. 83,746: Automatic piano-player. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00334).


1903 advertisements

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1903 - advertisement

Estey Organ Co., presumably Brattleboro, VT. (26 June 1903). Advertisement: " ... Here are a few Piano and Organ ’Plums’ for June Picking... Wilcox & White Symphony... " [with no relevant illustrations]. The Vermont Phoenix (Brattleboro, VT), p. 1, col. 1-2. (Viewed 27 July 2019. C01134).

1903 - advertisement

Robelen Piano Co., Wilmington, Delaware. (15 July 1903). Advertisement: "... Pianos and organs... Wilcox & White Symphony... Wilcox & White Organ... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), p. 2, cols. 4-5. (Viewed 15 April 2020. D01131-33).



1903 patents

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1903 - patent - mechanical musical instrument

Charles L. Davis, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (9 June 1903; filed 12 November 1902). Letters patent no. 730,517; serial no. 130,960: Mechanical musical instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00382).

1903 - patent - music-sheet for mechanical musical instruments

Charles L. Davis, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (11 August 1903; original application filed 12 November 1902; divided and this application filed 17 March 1903). Letters patent no. 736,228; original application, serial no. 130,960; divided: 148,177: Music-sheet for mechanical musical instruments. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00383).

1903 - patent - accentuation mechanism for autopneumatic music-playing instruments

Nelson D. Hosley and Stillwell R. Harcourt, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (18 August 1903; filed 19 May 1902). Letters patent no. 736,600; serial no. 107,902: Accentuation mechanism for autopneumatic music-playing instruments. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00385).

1903 - patent - mechanical musical instrument

Charles L. Davis, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (17 November 1903; filed 27 March 1903). Letters patent no. 744,052; serial no. 149,824: Mechanical musical instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00386).

1903 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing instrument

George W. Haywood, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (22 December 1903; filed 1 June 1903). Letters patent no. 747,551; serial no. 159,450: Autopneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00387).



1904 advertisements

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1904 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co., Meriden, Conn. (15 February 1904). Advertisement: "Announcement Extraordinary! ... The New Improved Angelus Piano Player and Symphony Orchestral Organs— have found a permanent home with Minneapolis’ most progressive and well known piano dealer, Foster & Waldo, where you will find our complete line ... " [with no illustrations]. Minneapolis Journal (Minnesota), p. 7, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 10 June 2020.

1904 - advertisement

Allen and Gilbert Ramaker Co., Seattle, WA. (1 August 1904). Advertisement: "... Wilcox & White... self playing organ... " [with no product illustrations]. Seattle Star (Washington), p. 6, cols. 6-8. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01396-97).

1904 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (October 1904). Advertisement: "The manifest superiority of the Angelus... Send for free booklet... " [with illustration]. Metropolitan Magazine, (Advertising section) p. 171. (Viewed 21 July 2020. L01797).

1904 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (November 1904). Advertisement: "The brilliant technique obtained with the Angelus... " [with illustration]. Metropolitan Magazine, (Advertising section), p. 326. (Viewed 21 July 2020. L01799).



1904 - patent - pneumatic music-playing instrument

Charles L. Davis, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (13 September 1904; filed 29 March 1904). Letters patent no. 769,889; serial 200,540: Pneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00334).

c. 1904 - booklet (missing)

Wilcox & White Co. (c. 1904). [Booklet]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 21 July 2020. L01797).

1905 - catalogue of music

Wilcox & White Co. (1905). Fifty-eight note music for all styles of the Angelus (either interior or cabinet form) and the Symphony, styles 1000, 950, 558, 258 and 208. 393 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00364).


1905 advertisements

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1905 - advertisement

John Wanamaker, New York. (3 November 1905). Advertisement: "Some remarks positive and superlative Angelus Pianos and Angelus Piano-Players... Wilcox & White Company... The Cabinet Angelus has the recorded approval of the musical aristocracy of the world. The testimony of Jean de Reszke; Eugene D’Albert; Josef Hofmann; Pietro Mascagni; Jarsolav Kocian; Marcella Sembrich... the sale of an Emerson-Angelus Piano to... the Prime Minister of the British Empire... Another was sold to... the Duke de Montpensier... " [with no illustrations]. The Sun (New York), presumably p. 14, cols. 1-3. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D0139 ).

1905 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Company. (17 November 1905). Advertisement: "The World-Famed Angelus Piano-Player... Write for booklet and name of our nearest local agency... " [with abstract illustration]. The Commoner (Lincoln, Nebraska), p. 15, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01399-1400).



1905 patents

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1905 - patent - valve-guide for mechanical musical instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (28 March 1905; filed 17 December 1904). Letters patent no. 785,784; serial no. 237,246: Valve-guide for mechanical musical instruments. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00388).

1905 - patent - combination automatic piano

Nelson Daggett Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (4 July 1905; filed 31 October 1904). Letters patent no. 793,662; serial no. 230,721: Combination automatic piano. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00389).

1905 - patent - mechanical musical instrument

Nelson Daggett Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (4 July 1905; filed 31 October 1904; divided and this application filed 20 February 1905). Letters patent no. 794,101; serial no. 230,721; divided: serial no. 246,381: Mechanical musical instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00394).

1905 - patent - music-sheet

Walter Crippen, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (31 October 1905; filed 5 June 1905). Letters patent no. 803,153; serial no. 263,711: Music-sheet. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00395).



c. 1905 - booklet

Wilcox & White Company. (c. 1905). [Booklet regarding Angelus piano-player]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 12 June 2020. D01398).

1906 - fourteen-page section in history book

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation [with section on Wilcox & White Co. in Part III, pp. 10-23, with illustrations of building, with four photos of workrooms, photo of music room, and photo of four generations of the White family, Robert W. Carter and Fred E. Bemis.] 1248 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. A00791-92; F00384-90).

1906 - spotlighted news mention - Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition

(14 June 1906). Fourth day of the Centennial; Big attendance at pure food exhibition [/ Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition with mention of Wilcox & White.] Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 1, cols. 2-3 & p. 8. (Viewed 21 October 2018. B01179-81).

"... the central space in the building [is] occupied by the Wilcox & White Co., makers of the famous angelus and angelus pianos. On a raised platform are shown several angeluses and one or two angelus-pianos. These are very beautiful instruments... " (Excerpt from above.)



1906 - other articles

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1906 - news mention - Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition

(12 June 1906). Interesting food show exhibits [with mention of Wilcox & White exhibit at Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition, Hanover Park, Meriden, CT, 11 - 16 June 1906]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 1, col. 7 & p. 4, col. 4. (Viewed 22 October 2018. B01183-85).

1906 - news mention - Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition

(14 June 1906). Varied arts exhibit draws good crowds [with mention of Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition]. Meriden Daily Journal, p. 5, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 22 October 2018. B01186-87).

1906 - news mention - Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition

(14 June 1906). Fourth day of the Centennial; Big attendance at pure food exhibition [with mention of Wilcox & White in Manufacturers’ and Varied Art Exposition, Hanover Park, Meriden]. Meriden Morning Record, p. cols. 2-3 & p. 7. col. 3. (appears to be an article reprint of the Meriden Weekly Republican article, or vice-versa.) (Viewed 23 October 2018. B01188-92).



1906 advertisements

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1906 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (14 June 1906). Advertisement: "... Makers of Angelus Piano Player[,] Knabe-Angelus, Emerson-Angelus Pianos, Meriden, Connecticut" [no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 2. (Viewed 29 October 2018. B01192-95).

1906 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Company. (7 October 1906). Advertisement: "The Emerson-Angelus; Perfect playing with the touch of human feeling..." [with illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 15 April 2020. D01134).



1906 patents

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1906 - patent - autopneumatic musical instrument

Walter Crippen, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (2 January 1906; filed 5 June 1905). Letters patent no. 808,903; serial no. 263,710: Autopneumatic musical instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00399).

1906 - patent - automatic combination-piano

Nelson Daggett Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (3 April 1906; filed 3 September 1904). Letters patent no. 816,726; serial no. 223,226: Automatic combination-piano. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00400).

1906 - patent - tracker mechanism for automatic music-playing mechanisms

Frank C. White and George W. Haywood, assignors to Wilcox & White Company. (29 May 1906; filed 4 October 1905). Letters patent no. 822,033; serial no. 281,249: Tracker mechanism for automatic music-playing mechanisms. (Viewed 2 November 2018. F00321).

1906 - patent - pedal attachment for pneumatically-operated instruments

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (9 October 1906; filed 14 September 1905). Letters patent no. 832,673; serial no. 278,410: Pedal attachment for pneumatically-operated instruments. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00341).



1907 - catalogue of music

Wilcox & White Co. (1907). 65 note music for the angelus, styles 64, 65, 66, 16 and 88 : also for the Knabe-Angelus, Emerson-Angelus and angelus piano. 288 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00363).


1907 advertisements

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1907 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (1 September 1907). Advertisement: "The only artistic piano-player is the Melodant-Angelus... descriptive literature on request... " [with illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01447).

1907 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (1 December 1907). Advertisement: "The Angelus Piano; A Christmas gift for every day in the year... " [with illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 2, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01448).



1907 patents

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1907 - patent - autopneumatic musical instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (7 May 1907; filed 18 March 1906). Letters patent no. 852,751; serial no. 305,748: Autopneumatic musical instrument. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00342).

1907 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (7 May 1907; filed 29 October 1906). Letters patent no. 852,752; serial no 341,054: Autopneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00343).

1907 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (7 May 1907; filed 23 April 1906). Letters patent no. 852,813; serial no. 313,127: Autopneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00344).

1907 - patent - marking for note-sheets

Percival Keeler Van Yorx, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (21 May 1907; filed 7 April 1906). Letters patent no. 854,064; serial no. 310,523: Marking for note-sheets. (Viewed 3 November 2018. F00345).

1907 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (6 August 1907; filed 12 December 1906). Letters patent no. 862,429; serial no. 347,414: Autopneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00384).



1908 advertisements

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1908 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (9 February 1908). Advertisement: "The miracle of the Angelus... established 1876... " [with illustration of piano]. New-York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 17. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01165).

1908 - advertisement

Wilcox & White. (12 April 1908). Advertisement: "An Angelus Reverie... Wilcox & White Co.; Meriden Conn. ... Established 1876... Regent House, Regent Street, London... " [with painterly illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 15. (Viewed 27 April 2020. H01242).



1908 patents

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1908 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing piano

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (5 May 1908; filed 14 December 1907). Letters patent no. 886,908; serial no. 406,538: Autopneumatic music-playing piano. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00332).

1908 - patent - autopneumatic music-playing instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (26 May 1908; filed 23 May 1907). Letters patent no. 888,559; serial no. 375,195: Autopneumatic music-playing instrument. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00333).



1909 - news brief mention

(14 December 1909). Local factories get high praise; Parker Company for Guns and Wilcox & White for pianos ["W. A. Kelsey, who is now in London en route for India, writes... Wilcox and White pianos enjoy popularity in England. The Angelus is smartly advertised there... Regent street.... "]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 1, col. 4. (Viewed 3 July 2020. F01346).


1909 advertisements

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1909 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (7 March 1909). Advertisement: "... Angelus Player-Piano... The Melodant... Write us for our new booklet... Wilcox & White Co. Meriden, Conn. ... Regent House, Regent Street, London... " [with illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 11, cols. 1-2. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01449).

1909 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (4 April 1909). Advertisement: "... Angelus Player-Piano... Meriden, Conn., Regent House, Regent House, London... " [with illustration]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 19, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 15 June 2020. D01450).



1909 patents

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1909 - patent - tracker-board

Robert S. Gourlay, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (5 January 1909; filed 29 June 1908). Letters patent no. 909,082; serial no. 440,818: Tracker-board. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00992).

1909 - patent - pneumatic-action construction

Clyde H. Thompson, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (9 February 1909; filed 14 April 1908). Letters patent no. 912,207; serial no. 426,999: Pneumatic-action construction. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00993).

1909 - patent - speed-control mechanism for air-motors

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (27 July 1909; filed 10 February 1909). Letters patent no. 929,593; serial no. 477,110: Speed-control mechanism for air-motors. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00994).

1909 - patent - mechanical piano

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (31 August 1909; filed 19 April 1909). Letters patent no. 932,705; serial no. 490,717: Mechanical piano. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00995).

1909 - patent - tracker-board

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (2 November 1909; filed 24 December 1908). Letters patent no. 939,178; serial no. 469,092: Tracker-board. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00996).

1909 - patent - pedal-folding apparatus

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (7 December 1909; filed 5 March 1909). Letters patent no. 942,359; serial no. 481,501: Pedal-folding apparatus. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00997).



c. 1909 - missing booklet, The Melodant

Wilcox & White Co. (c. 1909). [Booklet, The Melodant]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to be in a public library. (Viewed 14 June 2020. D01449).


1910s

1910 advertisements

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1910 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (2 October 1910). Advertisement: "The new 88 Angelus Player-Piano... descriptive book of the Knabe-Angelus, the Emerson-Angelus, and the Angelus Piano... Meriden, Conn; Business established 1877; Regent House, Regent Street, London" [with illustration]. Evening Star (Sunday Magazine) (Washington, DC), p. 13, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 15 June 2020. D01451).

1910 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (6 October 1910). Advertisement: "The New 88 Note Angelus Player-Piano... Send for name of nearest representative and descriptive book of the Knabe-Angelus, the Emerson-Angelus and the Angelus-Piano... Meriden, Conn., Regent House, Regent Street, London" [with illustration]. LIFE, p. 581. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00315).



1910 patents

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1910 - patent - horizontal-grand player-piano

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (10 May 1910; filed 28 1909). Letters patent no. 957,421; serial no. 492,644: Horizontal-grand player-piano. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00987).

1910 - patent - expression-marking for note-sheets

Percival K. van Yorx, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (19 July 1910; filed 31 December 1908). Letters patent no. 964,716; serial no. 470,154: Expression-marking for note-sheets. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00988).

1910 - patent - note-sheet-winding apparatus

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (23 August 1910; filed 10 March 1908). Letters patent no. 968,220; serial no. 420,201: Note-sheet-winding apparatus. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00998).

1910 - patent - tracker construction for mechanical music-playing instruments

Frank Cornwell White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (23 August 1910; filed 8 February 1910). Letters patent no. 968,221; serial no. 542,702: Tracker construction for mechanical music-playing instruments. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00999).

1910 - patent - swinging music-roll actuator

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (13 September 1910; filed 27 March 1908). Letters patent no. 969,783; serial no. 423,649: Swinging music-roll actuator. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L01000).

1910 - patent - automatic musical instrument

Frank William Gunton, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (27 December 1910; filed 2 April 1909). Letters patent no. 980,151; serial no. 487,498: Automatic musical instrument. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00419).



c. 1910 - promotional book (missing)

Wilcox & White Co. (c. 1910). [Promotion book]. Number of pages unknown. No copy known to exist in a public library. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00315).


1911 advertisements

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1911 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Company. (2 April 1911). Advertisement: "The Angelus... Let us consider the three pianos which are deemed worthy to be combined with the Angelus. The Knabe piano... The Emerson piano... The Angelus piano... Meriden, Conn. ... London... " [with no illustrations]. New York Tribune (Sunday Magazine), p. 15, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 22 June 2020. L01451).

1911 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (3 December 1911). Advertisement: "The Angelus Player-Piano... Give your young people a Christmas present of perpetual novelty and charm... Meriden, Conn.; Angelus Hall, Regent St., London" [with abstract illustration]. Evening Star (Sunday Magazine), p. 13, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 16 July 2020. L01614).



1911 patents

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1911 - patent - expression-marking for note-sheets

Percival K. van Yorx, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (24 January 1911; filed 21 December 1908). Letters patent no. 982,648; serial no. 468,429: Expression-marking for note-sheets. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00420).

1911 - patent - fall-board for horizontal grand pianos

Nelson D. Hosley, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (18 July 1911; filed 28 April 1909). Letters patent no. 998,178; serial no. 492,645: Fall-board for horizontal grand pianos. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00421).

1911 - patent - expression-marking for note-sheets

Percival K. van Yorx, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (22 August 1911; filed 21 December 1908). Letters patent no. 1,001,566; serial no. 468,428: Expression-marking for note-sheets. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00422).



c. 1911 - section in book

(c. 1911). Meriden Illustrated [with section on Wilcox & White Co. and illustration of building (p. 15)]. William S. Kline & Company: Kinderhook, NY. 30 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. A00781; A00786; F00391-92).


1912 advertisements

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1912 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Company. (3 March 1912). Advertisement: "The Angelus... gives you the technique of a virtuoso... " [with no illustration]. San Francisco Call (Family Magazine setion), p. 11, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 22 June 2020. L01456).

1912 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (5 May 1912). Advertisement: "The human qualities of the Angelus; In Canada, The Gourlay-Angelus and Angelus Piano; Agencies all over the world; 233 Regent Street, London... " [with abstract illustration]. Evening Star (Sunday Magazine), p. 13, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 16 July 2020. L01615).



1912 patents

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1912 - patent - apparatus for producing perforated note-sheets

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (6 February 1912; filed 21 July 1911). Letters patent no. 1,016,862; serial no. 639,755: Apparatus for producing perforated note-sheets. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00330).

1912 - patent - player-piano action

Silas S. Donovan, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (2 April 1912; filed 12 April 1911). Letters patent no. 1,022,066; serial no. 620,588: Player-piano action. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00331).

1912 - patent - controlling device for player-pianos

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (23 April 1912; filed 21 December 1910). Letters patent no. 1,023,906; serial no. 598,585: Controlling device for player-pianos. (Viewed 3 October 2018. F00346).

1912 - patent - expression-box for autopneumatic musical instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (23 April 1912; filed 26 June 1911). Letters patent no. 1,024,110; serial no. 635,311: Expression-box for autopneumatic musical instruments. (Viewed 3 October 2018. F00347).



1913 - advertisement

Wilcox and White Co. (23 January 1913). Advertisement: "... Makers of The Angelus Piano Player, the Angelus Piano, the Symphony Orchestral Organ, the Knabe-Angelus Piano, the Emerson-Angelus Pianos. Meriden, Connecticut" [no illustrations]. Meriden Weekly Republican, p. 8, column 2. (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00254.)


1913 patents

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1913 - patent - automatic pedal-folder for player-pianos and the like

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (4 November 1913; filed 14 November 1912). Letters patent no. 1,077,499; serial no. 731,383: Automatic pedal-folder for player-pianos and the like. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00989).

1913 - patent - governor and regulator for mechanical music-playing instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (30 December 1913; filed 15 March 1912). Letters patent no. 1,082,665; serial no. 683,941: Governor and regulator for mechanical music-playing instruments. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00990).

1913 - patent - regulator for a pneumatic circuit

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (30 December 1913; filed 6 June 1912). Letters patent no. 1,082,666; serial no. 792,689: Regulator for a pneumatic circuit. (Viewed 22 December 2018. L00991).



1914 patents

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1914 - patent - expression-controller

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (14 April 1914; filed 27 January 1913). Letters patent no. 1,093,228; serial no. 744,280: Expression-controller. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00327).

1914 - patent - automatic rewind and stop mechanism for mechanical music-playing instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (21 April 1914; filed 10 January 1912). Letters patent no. 1,093,813; serial 670,361: Automatic rewind and stop mechanism for mechanical music-playing instruments. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00328).

1914 - patent - mechanical music-playing instrument

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (14 July 1914; filed 22 November 1912). Letters patent no. 1,103,854; serial no. 732,802: Mechanical music-playing instrument. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00398).



1915 - advertisement

Frederick Loeser & Co., Brooklyn, NY. (30 April 1915). Advertisement: "Tomorrow the Great May Sale of Pianos and Players... Wilcox & White... " [with no relevant illustrations]. Evening World (New York, NY), p. 20, col. 8. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01168-69).

1915 - patent - automatic stop for power-driven player mechanisms

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (21 September 1915; filed 28 November 1914). Letters patent no. 1,154,082; serial no. 874,370: Automatic stop for power-driven player mechanisms. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00329).

1916 - advertisement

Wilcox and White Co. (17 May 1916). Advertisement: "... Makers of The Angelus Piano Player, the Angelus Piano, the Symphony Orchestral Organ, the Knabe-Angelus Piano, the Emerson-Angelus Piano. Meriden, Conn." [no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 9, col. 1. (Viewed 29 October 2018. G00410.)

1916? - booklet or design catalogue

Wilcox & White Company. (1916?). The Artrio-Angelus. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 4 October 2018. F00362).


1916 patents

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1916 - patent - pneumatic player mechanism

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (18 January 1916; filed 15 May 1915). Letters patent no. 1,168,691; serial no. 28,250: Pneumatic player mechanism. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00396).

1916 - patent - pneumatic player mechanism

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (18 January 1916; filed 2 April 1915). Letters patent no. 1,168,924; serial no. 18,687: Pneumatic player mechanism. (Viewed 2 November 2018. E00397).



1917 patents

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1917 - patent - pneumatic player mechanism

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (22 May 1917; filed 5 January 1914). Letters patent no. 1,227,510; serial no. 810,290: Pneumatic player mechanism. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00325).

1917 - patent - pneumatic note-sheet-tracking device

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (12 June 1917; filed 29 December 1915). Letters patent no. 1,229,692; serial no. 69,132: Pneumatic note-sheet-tracking device. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00326).

1917 - patent - note-sheet-receiving spool for pneumatic music-playing instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (31 July 1917; filed 14 April 1917). Letters patent no. 1,234,842; serial no. 161,983: Note-sheet-receiving spool for pneumatic music-playing instruments. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00416).

1917 - patent - panel-controller for automatic playing instruments

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (31 July 1917; filed 14 April 1917). Letters patent no. 1,235,526; serial no. 161,982: Panel-controller for automatic playing instruments. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00417).

1917 - patent - music-roll-controlling apparatus

Frank C. White, assignor to Wilcox & White Company. (7 August 1917; filed 17 April 1917). Letters patent no. 1,236,125; serial no. 162,661: Music-roll-controlling apparatus. (Viewed 22 December 2018. E00418).



c. 1917 or later - brochure reprint

Wilcox & White Company. (c. 1917 or later). Artrio-Angelus reproducing pianos brochure. Number of pages unknown. [1992 reprint by the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors’ Association, San Francisco]. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00370).

1918 - map

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut [including illustration of building and listing for Wilcox & White Co.] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. (Viewed 31 October 2018. A01020-21).

1918 - mention in history book

Hill, Everett G. (1918). A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. 1 [with mention of Wilcox & White, and illustration of building, (p. 304-05)]. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Viewed 3 November 2018. A00777-78; F00359).

"... In the days when music depended somewhat less on mechanical performance, when the cabinet organ was found in every home that did not have a piano, ’Wilcox & White’ was a household name. W. H. White, the pioneer organ builder, was the mechanical man behind it, and the Wilcox was the even more substantial Horace C. Wilcox of the silver industry. Since 1877 it has made goods as sterling as their silver, the cabinet organ as long as it was demanded, then the "pneumatic symphony" or self playing organ, still later the "Angelus". This is a playing attachement for any piano, now developed to a high degree of accuracy and shading capability..."



1918 advertisements

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1918 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (10 September 1918). Advertisement: "... Makers of the famous Angelus Player-Pianos and White Player-Pianos... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 5. (Viewed 26 June 2020. F01233).

1918 - advertisement

Droop’s, Washington, DC. (17 September 1918). Advertisement: "Steinway and other leading pianos... Wilcox & White... " [with no illustrations]. Evening Star (Washington, DC), p. 10, cols. 3-4. (Viewed 28 July 2019. C01166-67).

1918 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (4 December 1918). Advertisement: "... Makers of the famous Angelus Player-Pianos and White Player-Pianos... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 5. (Viewed 28 June 2020. F01267).



1919 - advertisement

Wilcox & White Co. (9 September 1919). Advertisement: "Angelus Player Piano; superior to any other... " [with no illustrations]. Meriden Morning Record, p. 7, col. 7. (Viewed 29 June 2020. F01269).


1950s

1956 - mention in history book

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). 150 years of Meriden [with mentions of Wilcox & White Co. (pp. 120, 170): "closed 1921; recording laboratory and studios open until 1925"]. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. [Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956]. (Viewed 4 November 2018. A00789-90; F00378-82).


2000s

2006 - encyclopedia entry

Richards, James Howard. (2006). "Wilcox and White" entry, p. 628. In Douglas Earl Bush & Richard Kassel (Eds.), The Organ: An encyclopedia. 679 pp. (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00373-75).


2010s

2010 - mention in book

Franco, Jan Leach. (2010). Photo (undated) and caption of Wilcox & White building. In Meriden, p. 41. 127 pp. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. (Viewed 3 January 2018. C00473-74).

2014 - article

Baughcum, (Rev.) Alan. (23 May 2014). Getting its second wind [feature about restored Wilcox & White organ in Day’s Ferry, Maine, with two photos]. Times Record (Brunswick, Maine). (Viewed 3 August 2019. H01106).


n. d.

n. d. - design catalogue

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (Ira N. Godd & Co., Agents, Providence, RI). (undated). Illustrated catalogue of The Wilcox and White Organ Company, 29 pp. (Viewed 29 October 2018. E00317-18).

"... Branch Warerooms: 26 Union Square, New York; 75 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA; 1308 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA; 6 Queens Place, Sydney, Australia; 13 Hamsell St., London, England; And Represented by the Oldest-established Dealers Throughout the World. Factories, Meriden, Conn., U. S. A. ..." (Excerpt from above.)


n. d. - instructional book

Wilcox & White. (undated). Wilcox & White... organ instructor. Number of page unknown. (Viewed 3 May 2019. J00288-89).

  • Offline - Meriden Historical Society.

n. d. - illustrated advance sheet

Wilcox & White Organ Co. (undated). Illustrated advance sheet. (Viewed 3 August 2019. H01105).

n. d. - focus on harmonium

(n. d.). Discovery Harmonium [by Wilcox & White, on Discovery used for Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). (Viewed 4 November 2018. F00371).

n. d. - The Angelus - fact sheet

(n. d.). The Angelus by Wilcox & White Organ Co. - fact sheet [overview essay with photos]. (Viewed 31 October 2018. E00342).