They are still in business becuse they have not diversified or morphed into
something they are not like most short term business venture's turn out to
be.I have always maintained that there is nothing more useful a tool
or instrument than simplicity and craftsmanship. Instruments and tools and
buildings designed and built by craftsmen will last 100 years. I have clocks
that have not changed since 1897 that are still working and running today and
will become heirlooms if they are recognized for what they are. Craftsmen built
america, not corporate giants and wall street. What craftsmen build
are in harmony with environment and man all using materials of nature. The most
beautiful design in creation is that of man and being a human, for which all
things are designed around and attempt to emulate and copy.
Wow. What a success story. Good luck Mr Daynes. Hope you make it another 150
years. I have a baby grand in my home. Would love to have a Steinway, but no
room for it.