Binghamton, New York 1884-1919.
From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, October 16, 2016. —
Frank Beman (1853-1919?) established his firm in Binghamton, New York, in 1884; he incorporated the firm in 1913. In 1916, he established Beman Symphonie Orchestra Co. of Binghamton, New York, it is unclear if this was a name change to the company, a separate enterprise, or simply an alternate nameplate used for theater organs; at any rate by 1919 the company was known as Frank Beman & Son; which was succeeded by Beman Organ Co. the same year.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -
Established firm in Binghamton, NY, 1884; incorporated firm, 1913; established Beman Symphonie Orchestra Co. of Binghamton, NY, by 1916; known as Frank Beman & Son by 1919; succeeded by Beman Organ Co., 1919.
Staff: Frank A. Pilcher.