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The Kratt family manufactured the pitch pipe for 76 years until February 27, 2001 when they sold the business to the McNamera family. Previously the McNamera’s were producing only the plastic parts for the pipe. Today the company is run by John McNamera and his son and daughter, Robert and Jill. They are keeping the tradition alive and manufacturing our beloved pitch pipe and many other tuning devices (9 total). Today the Kratt Pitch Pipe Company is located at 40 Lafayette Place, Kenilworth, New Jersey.

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 “Some who have seen our 
place describe it as
“Santa’s Last Toy Shop”
but these pipes are,
of course, not toys."
Robert McNamera

 

We're even still using most of the original 1936 dies.  We employ only 7 people and
the workers here are the best at what they do, in fact, the ONLY ones in America doing
what they do.

 
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