Artizan Factories Inc.
Like the North Tonawanda Musical Instrument Works' original factory, the single-elevator Artizan building is designed to accomodate expansion. However, in its case, an expansion is never necessary. In spite of its talented leadership, the competition from the nationwide Wurlitzer and changing tastes in public entertainment prove too much. After years of economic hardship, the venture fails in 1929.
Morris and Allan Firm Built Artizan, De Graff, High School, article (Tonawanda News, 1928-11-11).jpg
Artizan Factories, Inc. A-2 organ being on partially dismantled Dentzel carousel, Shelburne Museum, photo (c1950).jpg
This working organ at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum of North Tonawanda, N.Y. is the largest of the Artizan line of military band organs.…
I take a walk around the interior of the North Tonawanda, New York factory built by the 1922-1930 band organ and office furniture makers.