Lyraphone
(Lippert Furniture Company)




No direct link has so far been found in any publication between the Lippert Furniture Co. and Lyraphone machines.  It is assumed that the furniture company made the machines that have that label.


From "Heritage Impact Assessment, City Centre Development, Kitchener" (here, accesses in March, 2017)

Edward Lippert was born in Preston in 1873 and learned the upholstering trade at a young age. Prior to starting Lippertís Home Furnishing Co., he had been buying and selling real estate in Calgary. He operated a retail furniture and undertaking business at 11 Young Street from 1905, investing in other Berlin real estate, buying the Brunswick House opposite and converting it into the Windsor Hotel. He also built a new block of buildings on King Street between Francis and Water Streets where he began a new furniture business. In 1920 he sold his furniture business and converted 11 Young Street into the Windsor Annex Apartments. In 1929, he added three storeys to the top of the building and opened the Mayfair Hotel on September 11 of that year. Lippert served on Kitchener City Council in the 1930s. Through his efforts to lower taxes in Kitchener, the Kitchener Taxpayersí Association was organized. He resigned from Council due to illness two months before his death in 1935.

 
Courtesy, "Waterloo Region Generations" (http://generations.regionofwaterloo.ca/showmedia.php?mediaID=4565&medialinkID=71085)


Lippert Furniture Co., Kitchener, about 1905







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