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Thompson & Odell (ca.1874 ca.1905) of Boston, Massachusetts, published music and repaired and manufactured musical instruments. Musicians Charles W. Thompson and Ira H. Odell ran the business. [1] They kept a shop on Tremont Street [2] and later on Washington Street. [3] Towards 1900 "Carl Fischer purchased their catalogs of fretted instrument, band and orchestra music. ... About 1905 the Vega Company took over their manufacturing interests." [4]

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References

  1. Commerce, manufactures & resources of Boston, Mass: a historical, statistical & descriptive review. National Publishing, 1883
  2. Boston Almanac. 1876
  3. Boston Almanac. 1888, 1894
  4. Christine Merrick Ayars (1937), Contributions to the art of music in America by the music industries of Boston, 1640 to 1936, New York: The H.W. Wilson company, OCLC   26107160

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