Hamilton Stands Inc.Established 1883
Founded in 1883 by the Krauth and Benninghofen families, Hamilton Stands Inc. is a musical instrument accessories manufacturing company based in Middletown, Ohio. For 130 years Hamilton Stands has been synonymous with quality and durability and is one of the oldest music products companies in the US.
Founded by two engineers, Hamilton was built on a culture of product design and innovation. In the early years many patents were awarded, including those for folding music stands, snare drum and sax stands, guitar capos and symphonic music stands. Legacy products include good, better and best wind instrument stands, folding, portable and symphonic music stands. Musician Bob Dylan frequently used Hamilton accessories – studio and concert photos reveal their distinct look. Michael Nesmith of the Monkees referenced a Hamilton stand in his song ‘Circle Sky’, in the line ‘Hamilton’s smiling down’.
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