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DAEWOO PIANO CO

Korea's largest leading trading company, controlling more than 50 subsidiary companies. Daewoo practiced one of the most successful programs in the field of manufacturing musical instruments, such as pianos, guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins, metronomes, harmonicas, melodias, amplifiers, and other various kinds of musical accessories. Annual production of the factory (named SAU JIN) includes 18,000 pianos and 600,000 fretted instruments, as well as a fine selection and range of other quality musical instruments, in a 660,000 square foot plant on a 2,200,000 square foot tract of land. And these "Arirang" brand musical instruments have earned an excellent reputation from both musicians and business circles alike.

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DAVENPORT-TREACY

These instruments, pianos, player- pianos and grand pianos and Reproducing pianos (licensed under the Welte-Mignon patents) have won recognition from both the trade and the public for the very high standard maintained in their manufacture. They contained only the best of materials, employed only the highest skilled labor, and are carefully and conscientiously constructed. The scale is remarkably even, and the instruments have a fine musical quality of tone. The cases are artistic and attractive in design.

1950 - 408000 1964 - 570000 1971 - 643000 1978 - 722500
1955 - 503000 1965 - 579000 1972 - 653500 1979 - 737000
1958 - 521000 1966 - 589000 1973 - 660000 1980 - 754000
1960 - 535000 1967 - 601500 1974 - 683000 1981 - 767000
1961 - 542000 1968 - 611000 1975 - 695000 1982 - 780000
1962 - 551000 1969 - 621000 1976 - 708500 1983 - 795491
1963 - 560000 1970 - 631500 1977 - 712000

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DECKER & SON

There is no more honorable or a distinguished name associated with pianos than that of Decker. And through all the year involving litigation and claims to priority and trade name rights, the house of Decker & Son has maintained a steady forward movement, conscious that in it rested all of the rights of initiative, excellence and fixedness of purpose. The Decker & Sons' piano had its beginning in 1856, when the late Myron A. Decker embarked with a partner, the instruments being known as the Decker& Barnes. Both members were thoroughly skilled and scientific piano experts. And the quality of the Decker pianos improved as they grew in artistic fame and recognition. The industry of Decker & Son is now controlled by Mr. Frank C. Decker, son of the founder, and his son-third generation Mr. Frank C, Decker, Jr. Both are skilled piano experts trained from early boyhood in the production of instruments of the highest grade. Upright, grands and reproducing pianos are manufactured, and the Decker & Son instruments maintain the place in the piano world to which their artistic characteristics have entitled them for more than sixty-six years.

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DE KALB

A small grand piano and electric expression grand piano of excellent quality and construction and moderate price manufactured by the De Kaib Piano Co. of De Kaib, Ill.

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DEITEMEIER

Made by the Deitmeier Piano Co., San Francisco. Before the great fire of 1906 the industry was principally repair work. After the fire the business was resumed with manufacturing department on more extensive scale at 862 Valencia Street.

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DELAWARE

Muncie, Md., has adopted its company name for that of it. Pianos and player pianos. Well-made instruments designed by experts.

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DENNYSON

Pianos and players of a reliable construction and an admirable tone which bear this name are manufactured by the Story & Clark Piano Co., of Chicago.

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DETMER

Well-made pianos, player pianos and grands are made by Henry Detmer, whose factory is at Claremont Ave, and LeMoyne St., Chicago. A small industry of long standing and good reputation.

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DIAPASON

Bangan Ohashi, a master craftsman of piano scale design, created the Diapason four decades ago. Ohashi's combination of Old World artistry and modern research technology culminated in the Diapason High Grand Piano. The Diapason piano is for the professional and serious piano student is suited for the studio, school, church, rehearsal room, and home. It is uniquely built to meet stringent artistic demands and is acclaimed for performance and superb sound. The sound boated is select Sitka spruce, and the hammers are Renner. The strings, bridges, keyboard, action, tuning pins, and pin block are all crafted and/or machined from the best materials available to assure stability and enduring quality.

The Diapason exceeds the Japanese standards for quality piano manufacturing and has been awarded the coveted JIS (Japan Industry Standard) mark of recognition for being of superb quality.

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DIETMANN PIANOS LTD.

(SEE Bernhard Steiner Pianos)

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DIMINUTIVE

The descriptive name given to the small Stroliher upright by the Smith, Barnes & Strohber division of the Continental Piano Co. This is a remarkable little instrument, is 3 ft. 71in. high.

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JACOB DOLL & SONS

All instruments bearing this name is manufactured in the factories of Jacob Doll & Sons, Inc. was one of the largest piano companies in America. The pianos and player- pianos were popular with a large class of music lovers and music dealers throughout the country. The player- pianos were of the same popular standard as the pianos, and the number of instruments annually produced was very large and constantly increasing. Uprights, grands, player pianos, electric expression and Reproducing pianos (Welte-Mignon, licensee) are manufactured and the instruments contain many valuable patents. This industry of Jacob Doll & Sons is one of the largest in New York and its confidence is proportionately great.

1920 - 29200 1924 - 38000 1927 - 48500 1930 - 55000
1921 - 31200 1925 - 41000 1928 - 51000 1931 - 57000

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DRACHMANN

Well made, attractive player-pianos which have five large sale to discriminating music lovers. They are manufactured by the H. C. Bay Company.

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DUERK

Baby Grand pianos of admirable character are the product of the Duerk Grand Piano Corporation,

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DUO ART PIANOLA

This piano was well known. This instrument was actuated by Duo Art music rolls  

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DUO/ART PLAYER-PIANO

An exciting innovation in piano design and engineering has led to the creation of the Hardman DUO, the amazing new player-piano developed and manufactured exclusively by Hardman, Peck & Co. Unveiled in the Spring of 1957, the DUO is actually two pianos in one. At once an incomparable Hardman Console famed for acoustical richness is changed from manual to a player-piano, ready to play any of the hundreds of melodies on music rolls-everything from classics to rock 'n roll.

A flick of the lever and the dropping of a panel are all it takes to release the pedals and finger-tip controls of the new DUO. Expression is extremely sensitive to the individual touch. Rhythm and nuances are even attainable through subtle practice on the pedals themselves. But other expression devices enable you to have complete shading control over any melody played. A tempo gauge, calibrated to any extra wide sweep can be set or changed during play by a flick of the finger. Soft bass and soft treble buttons may be depressed independently or together for muting melody or bass chords. In addition a volume lever sustains tones like the manual sustaining foot pedal. When manual play is again desired, raising the panel and another flick of the lever places all controls completely away from view, and at once you again have a manual Console with standard toe pedals.

The DUO is an ideal family piano, one that every member can play even those who have never had a lesson. Lyrics are printed right on the music rolls, so everyone can sing along as well. This adds greatly to the fun of family gatherings and parties. The young student in the family will find he learns faster on the DUO. He can play it manually for practice lessons, and as a player-piano to observe the technique of more advanced arrangements.

One of the oldest and most respected of all player-piano names, DuoArt is the newest of all present-day player makes. DuoArt features such special refinements as automatic expression control, a device activated by music roll perforations, and which engages sustaining pedal; a sensitive volume control and a transposer bar to permit playing in any of five different keys.

Other expression devices include soft bass and treble buttons, which may be employed separately or together for muting melody or bass chords. In addition, a loud pedal lever may be used to sustain tones. Finally, tempo can be set or changed during play by a flick of the finger. DuoArt comes equipped with authentic foot pedals that enable adding rhythm, and subtle expression variatiors. An electric motor unit allow enjoying player-piano music without effort. DuoArt uses performance-proven Standard Pneumatic Action Co. player mechanism. As a regular manual console piano, DuoArt is perfect for beginners or the accomplished. When all player controls are hidden from sight, DuoArt is a fine direct blow console, with responsive action and rich tone. DuoArt is available in a choice of two styles.

1960 - 121100 1966 - 134300 1972 - 142900 1978 - 150900
1961 - 123400 1967 - 136000 1973 - 144700 1979 - 150300
1962 - 126200 1968 - 138000 1974 - 146500 1980 - 151100
1963 - 128500 1969 - 139800 1975 - 147600 1981 - 151800
1964 - 130500 1970 - 141800 1976 - 148700 1982 - 152200
1965 - 132000 1971 - 141100 1977 - 149900 1983 - 155500

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