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Piano Action Factory -- Village of Nassau, New York
The Kosegarten Brothers Piano Action Works factory in the village of Nassau played an
important role in early 1900s village life. In operation from around 1905 to 1928, it
employed up to 160 men and women. Workers manufactured approximately 35,000 piano
actions per year. The factory closed when radio and other forms of amusements replaced
in-home entertainment. The Nassau Free Library has a collection of photographs, log books
and early reminiscences from this factory that were donated by the Kosegarten family.
Grubb & Kosegarten Brothers, Piano Forte Actions, Nassau, N.Y.
Cash Book, July 1904 - April 1905
Ledger Book, July 1904 - August 1905
Early Piano Makers in the Townships
of Nassau and Schodack
Charles W. Kosegarten
Ralph Phillips Genealogy Collection -- Nassau, New York
Ralph Phillips traced family histories for nearly 70 years. The Nassau Free Library now
houses these many files that contain names, dates and other information through which one
can trace family roots. The following is a list of the family names he researched.
Ralph Phillips Genealogy Collection
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