Below is a selection of Peate Musical general catalogues over the decades.
Not all editions are shown.
The instrument and accessory section order and grouping
of the earliest catalogues eventually became industry standards within Canada
and the United States.
Below is a selection of Peate Musical early images and Instructional Methods.
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McGILL MANDOLIN CLUBMontreal, QC, 1920
George Peate - front centre Wm. Notman & Son 1920, 20th century Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process © McCord Museum
PEATE REPAIR DEPARTMENTEarly photo left to right - Paul Gendron, Pierre Tremblay and unidentified member of repair team.
Patents & Copyrights
George A. Peate was an inventor, and holds early patents for a mechanism to fine tune fretted instrument strings.
A search of subsequent patents reveals the influence of Peate's original work,
and certain contemporary fine tuners show similar design features.