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Badlam Pianoforte ~ made in Potsdam, NY (c. 1841) by Edward Badlam, Jr. for 15 year-old Eliza Willis.

Edward Badlam, Jr. was born is Chester, Vermont, in 1809. He trained in the art of making pianotfortes in Boston during the early 1830's. By 1841, Badlam had begun making pianofortes in Potsdam. He soon became a partner of Benjamin Batchelder, a local furniture manufacurer.