Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1830-1867; succeeded by J.P. Hunter (& Sons).
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-1867. Partnership of Albert G. Hunter and John P. Hunter. Succeeded by J. P. Hunter & Sons.
A. G. & J. P. Hunter was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from around 1830 until Albert G. Hunter's death in 1867.1 The firm was well established by 1859, as they were one of the advertisers in The Metropolitan Catholic Almanac, 1860 edition which would have been prepared in 1859.2 The firm was the partnership of Albert G. Hunter (1803-1867) and John P. Hunter (c. 1810-1902), presumed to be brothers. After Albert's death, John continued the firm, eventually joined by his two sons, John R. and Newton as J.P. Hunter & Sons.3 Newton died at age 28, predeceasing his father.4 After John P.'s death, surviving son John R. Hunter continued the business5 until his death in 19156. The firm merged with Bernard Mudler's firm as Mudler-Hunter, which was incorporated in 1921 although the actual merger likely took place years earlier.7
Albert G. and John P. Hunter formed a company named A.G. & J.P. Hunter which traded in Philadelphia in the 1860's and 1870's. By 1880 this had morphed into J.P. Hunter & Sons. There does not seem to be any connection with the London, England firm of A. Hunter & Son. Bernard Mudler was also active as an organbuilder in Philadelphia from about 1870 onwards. The Mudler-Hunter firm was incorporated in 1921 and seems to have resulted from a merger of these two previous firms.Source:
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