Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin

Posted by: BeeLady

Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/07/06 11:45 AM

We get the inserts and magazine sections a day ahead of time here.

So I was lucky enough to see the 6 page color spread on Mason and Hamlin. Bruce Clark and the Burgett brothers are covered and the photos are wonderful. I even recognize a few faces of the factory workers from tours past.

The link below will get you there, but it seems that tomorrow's issue is not up yet. Try again in the morning to see it.

Enjoy!

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/07/06 06:19 PM

What a tease!

;-)
Posted by: Jeanne W

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/07/06 08:17 PM

That's awesome. Mason & Hamlin is one of *The Premier Pianos"; they run an impressive shop, and everyone at the factory tour was simply terrific. I'm happy to see M&H getting some well deserved publicity!

\:\)

Jeanne W
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 07:43 AM

It's up! You can access it easily from the link above and the article called GRAND PLANS. There is a nice video showing the factory and a 7 page article.

You will have to register with the Boston Globe to get past page 2 though.

Great story. Congratulations to the Burgetts!

I bet the Globe won't know what hit 'em, when PW members access it!!!

LL
Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 08:58 AM

Too bad about the "Hamelin" typo on the first page!

--Cy--
Posted by: Bob1904

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 10:23 AM

Great find, BeeLady, thanks for sharing that!
Posted by: BeeLady

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 10:58 AM

Thanks, Lilylady on the video tip! It was just like being there!

It makes me more excited about the Cape Party where we will get to play three M+H's all within walking distance!
Posted by: sleepy

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 11:22 AM

Posted by: Roy123

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 05:14 PM

It was nice to see the article, but a shame to see how many mistakes they made in describing technical aspects of the pianos. Geez!
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/08/06 07:08 PM

I have the hardcopy of the Boston Globe magazine where the Hamlin name is spelled correctly and while I'm familiar with the history of the M&H company, I was surprised there weren't any pics of Gary or Kirk posted in the article. I watched the video and assumed the online article was a dup of the hardcopy.???

Besides all the pics of the workers, there was one pic of Bruce Clark, who besides being the piano engineer is the outstanding tour guide for when the PW members gather. Although he did have a phone receiver up to his ear, I almost didn't recognize him without his customary headset!!

So, here's a pic of Bruce;



And a pic of Kirk Burgett. Anyone know who the blonde lady is??? \:D



Three cheers to the M&H group for their outstanding achievements.
Posted by: sepstein

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/11/06 12:29 AM

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Originally posted by sleepy:
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Originally posted by lilylady:


You will have to register with the Boston Globe to get past page 2 though.
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Many library systems have subscriptions to news databases. Grab your library card and log in on your library's website, find the link called "electronic resources" (or something similar), choose "In-Home Access" (or something similar). You may be able to get the Globe, the NY Times, and others. [/b]
If you really are reluctant to register, you can try BugMeNot
I'm a Globe subscriber, and just found the article today. Very nice!

Steve
Posted by: sleepy

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/12/06 08:05 AM

Going through a library database does not require you to register.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/12/06 12:50 PM

Great article. And coming out with a new 5'4" grand! I wish them every success, and I will be intensely curious to try one out. Though the "B" designation is bound to be confusing... a progression that goes B, A, AA, BB, CC doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/12/06 01:10 PM

It makes sense to me!

If they ever make a 5' grand :p I'm sure the logical name would be "C". \:D
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/12/06 01:30 PM

Very nice article!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/12/06 01:55 PM

Maybe they should have named it "a" -in small case- (pun intended \:\) )
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/13/06 01:44 PM

RE: a progression that goes B, A, AA, BB, CC doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

-

How 'bout an A-?

Naw....that would not sell!!!

;-)

LL
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/13/06 03:16 PM

lol thats good A-
Posted by: CMS

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/13/06 04:01 PM

One could argue (based on chronologic ordering) that "alpha" might be appropriate. That would allow a lot of room of new models up to 5'8".

Of course, aleph might be another possibility, as well...
Posted by: Starting Over

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/13/06 06:18 PM

Great article. I didn't know they were such a small company. Somehow, I thought they were bigger.
Posted by: sleepy

Re: Boston Globe Magazine on Mason and Hamlin - 10/14/06 07:47 AM