William M. Baldwin

By John Dilworth

BALDWIN, William M. Born 1875 Neenah, died 1926 Racine, Wisconsin USA. Active in Chicago from 1895; later established in Racine. Self-taught maker. Personal model called the ‘Baldwin’; also copies of the Stradivari ‘Messie’ violin. Made and sold varnish commercially and ran a correspondence course in violin making. Produced about 400 violins up to the year 1926. Win. M. Baldwin Maker Built at Racine, Wis. Anno.. No.. [Wenberg]

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