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Here is the list of historic musical instrument trade catalogs that I've been able to locate. Note citations vary in completeness. However, if anyone wishes to add information to this list, please email me.


Jaberg, George Music Co. Richwood Mandolins and Guitars. Cincinnati, OH: Geo. Jaberg Music Co.; 1897, 30 [i.e. 32] p. String instruments: plucked strings. Features a patented guitar tailpiece in the manner of a violin tailpiece. Library of Congress ML155.J

Jaberg, George Music Co. [Catalog. Cincinnati, OH: George Jaberg Music Co.]; 1896, 30 p. Offers wind and stringed instruments. Citation generated from on-line description

Jackson‑Guldan Violin Co. Violins, Guitars, and Accessories. [S.l.: s.n.; n.d., n.p.] Smithsonian #231

Jackson Piano Co. Tapping New sources of Profit with The Miessner "The Little Piano with the Big Tone." Milwaukee, WI: The Jackson Piano Co.; 1922, 28, 8 p. Keyboard: piano. Also includes a brief history of the piano, with artwork. Library of Congress ML155.J13

Jackson Piano Co. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1918, [n.d.] (See Meissner Piano Co.) Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Jacobs. Jacobs' Orchestra Monthly: A Music Magazine. [S.l.: s.n.]; 1919, [n.p.] Smithsonian #27

Jacobs Bros. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1920, [n.d.] Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Jacot & Son. 1887-1888. Illustrated Catalogue of Musical Boxes. N.Y., N.Y.: Jacot & Son, 1887, 44 p. Importers of music boxes located at No. 37 Maiden Lane, New York. Citation generated from online description

Jacot & Son. Catalogue. The Ideal Interchangeable Cylinder Musical Boxes. NY, NY: Jacot & Son., 1889, 16 p. 298 Broadway New York. Includes 5 full page illustrations. One of a mechanism and roll, four of cabinets. One cabinet is available with the Ideal Concerth mechanism; another cabinet is available with Guitare, Piccolo, and Sublime Harmonie mechanisms, the third is available with Concerth, Guitare, Piccolo, and Harmonie mechanisms, and the fourth (pictured) can be fitted with Guitare, Piccolo, and Sublime Harmonie models. Also listed is a complete list of tunes available for each model. Citation generated from on-line description

Jacot & Son. Musical Boxes. NY, NY: [Jacot & Son]; 1888, 50 p. 4to. Illustrated wrappers, excellent condition. Includes 8 p. Unillustrated supplement of tunes available for the 1888-89 season. Illustrated with engravings of many different models of music boxes, albums and other novelties employing the same musical cylinder technology. Among these is an actual Musical Chair. Citations from High Ridge Books Inc.’s retail catalog 40 [ca. 2001]

Jacot & Son. Musical Boxes. NY, NY: [Jacot & Son.]; 1899, 24 p. 8vo. Fully illustrated with pictures of many types of music boxes, including tiny personal boxes, interchangeable tune boxes and even whimsical boxes such as a box, with a singing bird. Offered for sale by High Ridge Books Inc. in the company’s catalog 43 [circa 2001]

Jacot Music Box Co. Catalog of musical boxes with list of tunes. [Jacot Music Box Co.; ca. 1900], 24 p. Citation taken from Lawrence B. Romaine's A Guide to American Trade Catalogs 1744-1900

Jacot Music Box Co. Ill. catalog of ideal interchangeable cylinder musical boxes. [Jacot Music Box Co.; 1893], 24 p., wrap. Citation taken from Lawrence B. Romaine's A Guide to American Trade Catalogs 1744-1900

Jacot Music Box Co. Ill. catalog of Stella music boxes. [NY, NY: Jacot Music Box Co.; ca. 1890], 12mo., 16 p., col. pict. wrap. Citation taken from Lawrence B. Romaine's A Guide to American Trade Catalogs 1744-1900

Jacot Music Box Co. Mira Music. [NY, NY: Jacot Music Box Co. n.d., n.p.] Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Jacot Music Box Co. Stella Music Boxes. [NY, NY: Jacot Music Box Co.; n.d., n.p.] Manufactured by Mermod Freres, Ste. Croix, Switzerland. Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

James & Holstrom. Grand and Upright Pianos. NY, NY: [James & Holstrom; ca. 1900], 16 p. 8vo. Art Nouveau-style cover. Illustrates 3 styles of uprights and one baby grand. Many testimonials from noted musicians of the day, many from Europe. Offered for sale by High Ridge Books Inc. in the company’s catalog 43 [circa 2001]

James & Holmstrom. James & Holmstrom Manufacturers of Grand and Upright Pianos. NY, NY: James & Holmstrom; [ca. 1900], 16 p. Includes black and white illustrations of upright and grand pianos, and description of patented transposing keyboard; no prices printed for instruments. Private collection

James & Holmstrom Inc. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1905-1915, [n.d.] Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Janssen & Co., M. D./Janssen Pianos/Janssen Piano Co. Inc. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1848-1937, [n.d.] Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Janssen, B.H. The Janssen Piano. NY, NY: B.H. Janssen; [ca. 1905], 20 pl. Catalog includes illustration of five models of upright pianos. Citations from High Ridge Books Inc.’s retail catalog 48, 2003

Jasper American Manufacturing Co. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1987, [n.d.] Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Jenkins, J.W. Sons. [Music Company Instrument Catalog.] Kansas, City, MO: J.W. Jenkins Sons; [ca. 1914-1918], 292 p. Includes drums, harps, guitars, banjos, accordions, trombones, violins, tubas, flutes, etc. The description suggests this is a retail catalog. Citation generated from on-line description

Jewett Piano Co. Woodbury Pianos. Boston, MA: [Jewett Piano Co.; ca. 1905], 16 p., 8vo. 5 different pianos are illustrated, with a variety of styles described on the page opposite. Uncolored. Citation generated from on-line description

Jewett Piano Co./Jewett & Co., W. H. [Catalog. S.l.: s.n.]; 1885-1900, [n.d.] Reported to be in the University of Maryland, College Park Howe Collection in the International Piano Archive

Jewett, W.H. [Catalog.] Citation taken from The Musical Courier. Catalogues. Vol 24 #20 (May 18, 1892), p. 24. Describes the company’s 1891 catalog

Julliot, Djalma. Instruments de Qualité Extra. La Couture‑Boosey: Djalma Julliot; [ca. 1896, 1 p.] Wind: piccolo. Advertisement for Boehm-system piccolos. Library of Congress Julliot file

Julliot, Djalma. Manufacture de Flutes Systeme Boehm a perce cylindrique en metal. La Couture‑Bossey: Djalma Julliot; 1895, 20 p. Wind: flute. Both open and closed tone hole Boehm-system flutes are depicted, some extending to low B, some shown with brill keys. Library of Congress Julliot file

Julliot, Djalma. Manufacture de Flutes Systeme Boehm a perce cylindrique en metal. La Couture‑Bossey: Djalma Julliot; [ca. 1904], 47 p. Wind: flute. Includes photographs of flutes, bass flutes (with and without curved headjoint), and shop workers holding flutes, clarinets, and brass instruments. Also, the cover includes this information: 1828 Vacquelin & Julliot; 1840: Julliot Pre & fils; 1894 Djalma Julliot. Library of Congress Julliot file

Julliot, Djalma. [Flute Catalog.] La Couture‑Boosey: Djalma Julliot; [ca. 1900, 4 p.] Wind: flute, piccolos. Pages extracted from maker's catalog showing flutes, and bass flutes (straight and curved headjoints). Piccolos also shown. Library of Congress Julliot file

Julliot, Djalma. [Letter from Djalma Julliot to an unknown person, possibly D.C. Miller, regarding the purchase of a flute]. La Couture‑Bossey: Djalma Julliot; April 17, 1900, [1] p. Wind: flute. Letterhead shows maker's mark. Library of Congress Julliot file


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