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In Albany, well-known piano manufacturing firm suffers devastating fire

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09/15/1860
One of the largest manufacturing buildings in Albany, New York caught fire in the early hours of the morning and the piano maker of Boardman, Gray, and Company suffered heavy losses.  The well-known firm, founded in 1837, had been prospering, completing a reported twenty-five pianos a week and provided instruments to some of the famous names musicians and venues in the country. Total losses were estimated at around $60,000 but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Extensive Fire in Albany," New York Times, September 18, 1860. 

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