Robert C. Cosgrove


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former Vice President
Company Name
Baldwin Piano Company

Robert C. Cosgrove was hired by the Baldwin Piano Company following World War II and later worked his way up to vice president. He witnessed the re-building of the production line, which during the war was used to assemble wooden gliders. Bob also took part in what he described as a historic meeting of the piano giants when in the 1950s he served on the AMC Board along with Henry Steinway of Steinway & Sons. Bob was told at the time that it was the first time the two competing companies worked together. In the early 1960s Bob was sales manager for the piano company before becoming Vice President of Sales in the 1970s.  Bob passed away in 2010 at the age of 100.