Pruefer history

This was sent to me by Silversorcerer on the forum. Thanks, Silversorcerer!

from cyclopathic at Sax on the web:


Pruefer started clarinet company in 1906.

In 1914 he merged with Penzel and Mueller to form Penzel Mueller and Pruefer

In 1920 Penzel had died, Mueller gained control of the company and Pruefer retired

In 1920 Gus Pruefer had traveled to Markneukirchen, Germany and helped Moennig to modernize factory

1921 Restarted Pruefer clarinet company in US (young Hans Moennig joins Pruefer in RI)

1976 Factory in RI burned