Altenburg, Otto variously Altenburgh : Otto and his cousin, Frederick, began building pianos while living in Germany. They have merited recognition among music lovers as most desirable instruments for the artistic home. Please see separate entries for brands listed above. I've had a customer in here that guts them and sticks Yamaha keyboards inside. Despite your initial sympathy to give these feral instruments a place in your home, stay away from them. In 1920 consolidated with the J. These are like the house brands at a grocery store, except with stencil brand pianos, the quality is usually pretty poor.
This one has a rich sublime tone, beautiful original ivory keys and great action response. They are high grade pianos in every sense. In 1929 variously 1932 , suffering fatal financial setbacks, American Piano Company was taken over by Aeolian. Beijing Xinghai: Controls Otto Meister, Heintzmann, Ellington, Wyman, Linden. Popular, durable and desirable instruments which have long been in great demand. See American Piano Company entry. Now 2005 owned by Bechstein.
They changed the name to Needham Piano and Organ Co. Historically, these instruments were highly prized. The shell could even be empty - who would know? Steinway is manufactured by Steinway American , but the Boston Japanese and Essex entry level; Korean - but since 2005 Chinese are not; this is an important piece of information, I think! If you found an old Calisia, it would doubtless need extensive restoration. Seeburg, who for many years had been at the head of another industry which bore his name. I do not have an ax to grind for one brand over another. Baldwin acquired Bechstein see separate entry in 1963 and sold it in 1986.
I take no responsibility for the accuracy of this latter type of reader-written material. Calisia: Factory established in Kalisz, Poland 1878 by Gustav Arnold Fibiger, whose father was a carpenter. I don't know if they won, but one of their competitors was the Gilbert Smith Piano Company see entry. They are offers from piano shops and individual sellers. The company, in a shrewd marketing move, also gave pianos to Chopin and Mendelssohn and harpsichords to Handel and Haydn , as well as instruments to several royal houses of Europe. It comes with an original matching stool, and can be fitted with a computerized player mechanism if desired. Chickering's pianos were quick to gain prizes and endorsements for quality.
In the year 1854, he found the right partner for his crusade in the person of Emmons Hamlin, an instrument maker of considerable 'renown. The economy of the North had been strong throughout the conflict and continued to grow after it. One of the recognized lines of well made and reliable popular pianos made by Weser Bros. Don't bother unless you're a collector of Sears Roebuck memorabilia. Three years later, in 1868, Carhart died.
The Imperial has a full eight octaves: 97 notes! He returned, with all enthusiasm of a pioneer, to spend his life at the task of providing the best possible musical instruments for the release of talent in America. This is one of the established houses that have never tried to see how many instruments they could make, but instead have always tried to see how perfectly they could construct each piano. I include my contact info in each shipment or you can reach me through eBay. If there was any connection, it had to have been fairly faint. It has a reputation as an awful instrument. Later ones not good quality; earlier ones are warhorses.
My grandmother bought this piano for her daughters back in the 1940s. It's the worst piano on the market, according to my tech 2006. I add pianos as I hear of new ones most often, someone will write for information about it , so if it's not listed here, there's a 99% chance I have never heard of it, let alone played it. I have not doubled-checked these people's facts. . During the first half of the 19th century, Professor Lowell Mason of The Boston Academy of Music was recognized as the outstanding musical figure of his day.
These instruments have always been distinguished for their artistic and harmonious case designs, and for their rich, full tone. The company was nationalized 1945 and turned again to its modern core business: furniture. America Sejung Corp: Makes stencil pianos in its factory located in Qingdao China. Thus, there are good specimens, less good ones, and poor ones. One of the oldest and most important names associated with the American piano industry, manufactured by Mathushek Piano Mfg. White took the appropriation a step further. Might be worth gutting and selling in pieces.
Sometimes, when brand names appear to be made by more than one company -or- I was not able to get the chronology straight of which-brand-was-with-whom-when, I have the names as brands under more than one company. Whether you are asking for information about an object, or help finding something, or starting a discussion, etc. Even though very, very few pieces call for these notes, their presence has a great influence on the upper partials of all the other notes on the piano. Remember to compare these instruments with other spinets, not with other vertical pianos. If you are interested, you might inquire of a tech what would be needed to bring it to playing condition. A Boston is better than a standard Kawai, even though it also is built in Kawai's Hamamatsu factory not the Ryuyo factory.
The Manualo is not a detached piano player nor a player action installed in a piano. Bought jointly by Kimball which now makes hotel and office furniture and an Austrian bank with Austrian government backing in 1966. Karr went into partnership with the aforementioned Francis Bacon. Baldwin overextended itself - 200 insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions - and filed for bankruptcy in 1983. Inventories and records show the trio worked with excellent materials and paid their employees handsomely. In the end, a piano is an individual purchase. After the death of the last brother 1896 , Chickering Piano's fortunes took a turn for the worse because of a decline in quality.