Hall of Fame – 1976
Arno Arnold (1893-1970) was a bandoneon, concertina and harmonica builder from Carlsfeld, Germany. Alfred Arnold founded the Alfred Arnold Company in 1910. In 1911 his brother Wilhelm Paul Arnold joined the company and took his son Arno Arnold into the company.
Arno Arnold became the sole managing director in 1933. They exported bandoneons to Argentina and the Carlsfeld Concertinas to the United States.
They stopped producing instruments in 1970; however the Arnold Company has grown into a large corporation in Germany.