Alfred Waller was a respected maker in Minneapolis for nearly forty years, making almost 200 instruments. He worked with Mathais Dahl then opening his own workshop in 1932. This is a nice example of his work.
Though the Heberlein workshop produced many instruments, they maintained high standards of quality, both in workmanship and tone.
The firm of Laberte-Humbert in Mirecourt was formed at the beginning of the 20th century by the important luthier Marc Laberte. This violin is an excellent example of the work of this important firm.
Beginning in the latter part of the 19th century, William Lewis & Sons in Chicago was one of the most important violin shops in the world. Their instruments labeled Gustav August Ficker were always of highest quality
Robert Glier was born and trained in Markneukirchen, moving to Cincinnati in 1885. He first worked for Wurlitzer before establishing his own successful shop.