(Adapted from “Picturesque Franklin” , Wade, Warner & Co. , Northampton MA 1891
This publication was a “snap shot” of Franklin County businesses and industries as of 1891. This original article will not include the history which occurred afterwards, unless noted by the museum editor.)
Charles S. Stone is proprietor of the piano case works which show in the engraving of Stone Village on this page. This locality is a a picturesque little hamlet, partly in the town of Wendell and partly in Erving, and here has been built up a large business, the name of which is familiar to every one in the vicinity and to many at a great distance.
Mr. Stone was born here, bred to his calling, and is an active, energetic, enterprising business man, who owes his prosperity to industry and upright dealing. For many years the house has dealt largely in pianos, and his handsome and commodious salesrooms at the village of Orange are stocked with a line of very choice instruments, among which may be seen superb samples of pianos from such celebrated makers as Conover, Horace Waters, and others, and the famous Chicago “Cottage” organ, all in the latest improved styles.