MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

Development Of The Piano: A Timeline
Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness,
when man first became aware of sound.
PIANO MAKERS & BRANDS
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After the death of Pierre Érard, A. Blondel took over the Érard company.

1947 Wurlitzer Jukebox – Model 1080  – Photographed by Philippidis  Paulo, 2008. [ 1 ]

Wurlitzer established by Rudolph Wurlitzer (1831 – 1914) in Cincinnati, Ohio as a retailer of musical instruments.


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Philippidis, Paulo.  "Jukebox – 1947 Wurlitzer Model 1080."  Photograph.  Flickr.  Flickr, a Yahoo Company., 3 Sept, 2008.  Web.  9 Feb. 2016.  CC BY 2.0.

Detail from a Kimball Piano.

W.W. Kimball Piano Company established by William Wallace Kimball (1828 – 1904) in Chicago, Illinois, as a retailer of pianos and organs.

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George Steck piano company established by George Steck (1829 – 1897) in New York.

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Baldwin piano company established by Dwight Hamilton Baldwin (1821 – 1899), a music teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, becoming a retailer of pianos and organs.

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Perzina piano company, established by brothers Julius and Albert Perzina in Schwerin, Germany.

First prize for merit (for tone, design, and careful detail of construction) won by George Steck at the Vienna Exposition.

W.W. Kimball Piano Company began making its own instruments—reed organs.


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Wurlitzer began manufacturing pianos.

W.W. Kimball Piano Company officially became The Kimball Company, and opened a large factory.

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