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              BRAND NAMES OF PIANOS STARTING WITH THE LETTER H

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HACKLEY

The "Hackley" piano was made by the Chase-Hackley Piano Co. of Muskegon, Mich. It was a thoroughly reliable instrument, the product of an honorable house, and held a high position in the musical world.

The "Hackley" piano is named after the late president of the Chase-Hackley Piano Co., which well-known concern manufactures the piano in its perfectly equipped factory in Muskegon, Mich.

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HADDORFF

The career of the Haddorff pianos is by many in the art world regarded as phenomenal. These famous instruments encompass every form and attainment, including the Artistic Grands, Reproducing Pianos, Grand Reproducing Players, Player-pianos and uprights every phase of high grade piano manufacture, and the name of Haddorif is always the symbol of musical attainment. The attainment of power in a piano's name is a matter of such complexity of elements that to describe the way to that result in words is almost impossible. Haddorff pianos have so long stood as representatives of fine achievement in pianos that to refer to the evenness of tone, the responsiveness of action, and the charm of expression possible to the performer, would be to repeat that with which the piano world is already familiar. Haddorff pianos are recognized as models of piano artistry. They are instruments whose workings out have been, as is always the case with ambitious instruments, gradual and progressive through the years. The Haddorff scale is so finely shaded, and its tonal results so graduated, that there is no ear so acute as to detect where the dividing lines occur. And that is one of the triumphs of the scale draftsman work. It is the work of a master acoustician whose entire life has been devoted to piano development and the finest attainment of inborn skill and experience has found a culmination in the instruments that bear his name. Mr. C. A. Haddorff designed and created the first Haddorff piano.

The Haddorff sounding board is scientifically constructed with a view to obtaining the greatest resonance without in the least interfering with the clarity of tone and quality of tone power. Haddorff pianos are the results of the best material so carefully treated and adjusted and so finely finished in external and internal details that there is only reason for approval by the most critical. And this applies also to durability, giving to these instruments everything that the discriminating piano lover must demand, and insuring for the instrument itself the progressive career to which it was originally dedicated. The Haddorff player- piano is in every way the same creation as the Haddorff piano, equipped with the pneumatic action by which the utmost refinement of expression is easily possible. All of the effects possible to human interpretation are attainable with an accuracy absolutely dependable. The Haddorff Reproducing Piano is electrically controlled and is representative of the latest advance in this marvelous instrument by which the performances of the greatest pianist may be reproduced with fidelity to the most delicate tonal results of accent, tonal control and technique. Haddorif pianos have attained' an immovable place in the world of art, and they are everywhere recognized for the influence they exert in musical life and in the business attainments of their representatives.

1950-131600 1953-134600 1955-152000 1957-167400
1951-132700 1954-141000 1956-167003 1960-170100

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HAINES BROTHERS

Since its establishment, the Haines Bros. piano has been one of the leading high grade and artistic pianos. It remained, however, for the present day piano to attain its greatest eminence. The name of Haines Bros. has been of powerful influence in the trade and commands a higher regard today than at any previous time in its history. The present line of Haines Bros. pianos, both grands and uprights, and player-pianos embody everything that is required in the way of quality. The Haines Bros, piano has become known as the official college piano by reason of there being, in all probability, more Haines Bros. pianos in actual use in the most representative conservatories and Institutions of musical learning in this country than any other piano. All of these pianos were selected and purchased by these institutions after severe and critical tests. The Haines Bros. piano has been for many years a favorite with many of the world's most famous artists. The list of artists runs into the hundreds and would tabulate here like a musical directory, but space prohibits its insertion. Two interesting and important books have been published in the interest of the Haines Bros. Piano, "The Artist's Choice," containing a portrait" of famous artists with their testimonials, and "Golden Opinions" with hundreds of letters from colleges, conservatories, and other institutions of learning.

1900-39000 1922-69700 1933-80600 1938-98000
1905-47200 1923-70900 1934-83600 1939-101000
1910-53100 1924-72300 1935-87200 1940-104000
1915-61600 1925-73400 1936-90800 1941-107400
1920-66200 1930-77900 1937-94400 1942-109000

Verticals & Grands By Poole/Aeolian after 1960:

1965-928000 1970-146000 1975-177000 1980-208700
1966-109700 1971-153400 1976-185900 1981-214200
1967-119400 1972-160600 1977-189000 1982-221200
1968-132800 1973-167600 1978-194000 1983-221264
1969-140300 1974-171800 1979-201500 1984-221500

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W. P. HAINES & CO.

This widely known piano was established by Mr. W. P. Haines of the distinguished family of New York piano manufacturers. It is an instrument of unchallenged quality and it is manufactured under conditions well designed to continue in the esteem of the critical piano buying public. Associated with the manufacturers of the WP Haines & Co. piano is Mr. T. Lloyd Jones, a grandson of the original creator of pianos bearing the name of Haines. All of the members of W. P. Haines & Co. are experienced piano experts, and their ambition to produce instruments of distinction and character has long been recognized and realized. The player-piano bearing the same name is no less commendable for its fine qualities. It is the special wish and aim of the makers of these instruments that they are never confused with any others bearing similar names. A large new addition to the factory was made in the summer of 1917 and the manufacturing Capacity thereby greatly increased, proportionately to the rapidly growing demand.

1964-100442 1969-120000 1974-135600 1979-145600
1965-104300 1970-121900 1975-137500 1980-148000
1966-109800 1971-124900 1976-140900 1981-150500
1967-112300 1972-127200 1977-142800 1982-145300
1968-116000 1973-130700 1978-144000 1983-162845
1965-928000 1970-146000 1975-177000 1980-208700
1966-109700 1971-153400 1976-185900 1981-214200
1967-119400 1972-160600 1977-189000 1982-221200
1968-132800 1973-167600 1978-194000 1983-221800

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HALLET & DAVIS  PIANO COMPANY Est. 1835

Among the oldest American pianos and one whose career has reflected credit upon the American art industries. Hallet & Davis Piano Co. can trace its origins to the year 1835. It was among the oldest of the historic Boston piano companies.  Many world-famous pianists have chosen a Hallet & Davis Piano as their favorite piano. The world-renown composer Franz Liszt played on one at the great Paris exposition in 1867. In 1911, His Holiness, Pope Pius X selected a Hallet & Davis Piano Co. . piano for the Vatican, and awarded the Hallet & Davis Piano Co.  a gold medal in recognition of the beautiful qualities of the instrument. In November 1925, the Hallet & Davis Piano Co.  was acquired by the Premier Grand Corporation of New York, which continued the manufacture of the famous grand piano which so long came from Boston. Building a piano is a demanding and precise art. It is a task based on knowledge and experience, and on the devotion of the builders to an unswerving ideal - never to compromise quality.

This company has continued to expand and today it is everywhere regarded as the high grade product of one of America's most ambitious piano industries Hallet & Davis Piano Co. pianos and player-pianos contain all modern improvements and are used by many eminent pianists and have won the endorsement of almost countless critics and experts. Hallet & Davis Piano Co.  pianos are made in grand and upright styles, the grand pianos having been chosen by many artists for their public performances. Whatever the style and form, these pianos are strictly high grade instruments. Hallet & Davis Piano company ceased  production as a part of Aeolian Piano Corporation in 1982 and 1985.

1901-49500 1915-85000 1929-131000 1944-215000
1902-51000 1916-89000 1930-132000 1945-215000
1903-53000 1917-93000 1931-132000 1946-215000
1904-55000 1918-96500 1932-132000 1947-503000
1905-55000 1919-100000 1934-132000 1948-504000
1906-59000 1920-102000 1935-133000 1949-504900
1907-61000 1921-105000 1936-135000 1950-506000
1908-63000 1922-109000 1937-153000 1951-507000
1909-65000 1923-113000 1938-163000 1952-508000
1910-68000 1924-117000 1939-170000 1953-507550
1911-71000 1925-121000 1940-183000 1954-509700
1912-74000 1926-124000 1941-193000 1955-510270
1913-77000 1927-128000 1942-204000 1956-510260
1914-81000 1928-131000 1943-215000 1957-510500

After 1960:

1960-364200 1966-397700 1972-420500 1978-440000
1961-370700 1967-401500 1973-424900 1979-444000
1962-376900 1968-405200 1974-430300 1980-446900
1963-383100 1969-407500 1975-433400 1981-449700
1964-387900 1970-410900 1976-436900 1982-452400
1965-392000 1971-415600 1977-438000

See Aeolian Piano Company

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HAMMOND

The Hammond piano, and player-pianos manufactured by the Straube Piano Company, are instruments of high quality: they please the most discriminating musical taste. The Straube Piano Company recognizes the fact that pianos and player-pianos can be no better than the material and workmanship which go into them, and has built up its reputation on a solid foundation of satisfied customers. The Hammond slogan: "Built by those who know pianos." Those who know," is a literal statement of fact. Countless satisfied owners are the result of years of dependable manufacturing.

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HAMILTON

Manufactured by the Hamilton Piano Co., Chicago, Ill. The Hamilton Piano Co.'s extensive factories are located at Chicago I eights, Ill. The products of the factories are very large and form an important part of the output controlled by the Baldwin Piano Co. Hamilton pianos, comprising upright, grand and reproducing pianos. (The Hamilton Manualo is a player-piano of extraordinary merit. It combines the qualities of the Hamilton pianos with a scientifically constructed player mechanism. It is absolutely sure to give lasting satisfaction. Refer to the Baldwin Piano Co. and Hamilton Piano Co.

1900-16000 1922-102200 1935-127500 1960-188249
1905-36000 1923-107500 1940-132000 1966-226950
1910-56000 1924-111000 1947-135000 1973-279076
1915-76000 1925-115500 1952-149000 1980-343950
1920-93000 1930-126000 1955-160686 1982-366819

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HAMPTON

Instruments of beautiful tone and reliable construction which are from the factory of the Story & Clark Piano Co.

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HARDMAN

Made by Hardman. Peck & Co., one of the distinguished American piano industries, with a world wide reputation for the utmost reliability. Hardman pianos are note for their technical qualities, for their purity, delicacy, the artistic beauty of their cases, and for their remarkable durability. The Period designs are handsome and accurate. They have been made for more than eighty-three years. The Hardman five foot grand is the most popular of the Hardman pianos because of its convenient size and reasonable price. The Hardman has been the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York for the past fourteen years and a letter from the management to the makers of the piano states that the eighteen Hardman pianos in constant use in the opera house are noted for their fine quality, fullness and great durability give them high satisfaction in spite of the fact that they are subjected to extremely heavy usage, due to the almost ceaseless rehearsals that are conducted here."

For years, Hardman has been the chosen piano of leading conservatories, concert halls, and institutions of higher learning where music has always been an important part of the curriculum. Hardman pianos have been awarded numerous Gold and Silver Medals by countries all around the world for excellence in tone, touch, quality, stability, durability, and overall superiority of materials used in manufacturing. The most recent awards were the International World Olympics Medal for superior design and the Grand Prix Award from Spain for superior overall quality and design.

All Hardman pianos are stained, filled, sealed, and covered with the finest quality finishes available. All exposed internal wood parts are sealed to protect them against all moisture and atmospheric conditions.

Hardman pianos are exported to Asian, European, and other world markets. The firm imports the finest components: Royal George felt from England; 21-ply, cross laminated pin blocks from Delignite of Germany; Sitka spruce from Alaska; Schwander style actions for verticals and Renner style actions for grands; German steel strings; hard rock maple for action parts; and nickel-plated cut thread tuning pins for better tuning stability. The Hardman Piano Company has created a piano that is both exceptionally expressive and uncommonly affordable.

1900-48000 1922-89300 1935-95200 1960-121100
1905-58000 1923-90000 1940-97000 1966-134300
1910-68100 1924-91000 1947-101000 1973-144700
1915-77200 1925-91500 1952-106400 1980-151100
1920-86000 1930-94200 1955-109000 1982-152200

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HARRINGTON

Manufactured in the Harrington Department of Hardman, Peck & Co., New York. A moderately priced instrument of superior qualities. Its beautiful tone is satisfying to the critical musician: its sympathetic touch fairly invites the fingers by its delightful responsiveness. And these vital qualities are perpetuated by a durability which results from the use of the best material manipulated by expert workmanship. Special attention has been given to Harrington case designs. The wide variety of styles and the several different woods employed in the Harrington pianos renders it a simple matter to satisfy any taste and to choose a piano in harmony with any proposed environment. The Harrington Midget, with the same qualities as are in the larger pianos, has a marvelous tone for so small a piano.

1900-24500 1922-93000 1935-118000 1956-164200
1905-32000 1923-96000 1940-130000 1957-165000
1910-43000 1924-99000 1947-151500 1958-166000
1915-70000 1925-102000 1952-158600 1959-166723
1920-88000 1930-105300 1955-163200 1960-167125

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HARP-O-GRAND

A remarkably effective automatic piano which is a favorite for places of entertainment. Manufactured by the Nelson-Wiggen Piano Co., of Chicago.

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HARTFORD

The name of handsome and dependable uprights, grand, and player pianos manufactured by the Hartford Piano Co., of Chicago. The Hartfords are medium priced instruments in which there is large value for moderate investment. Perfectly reliable and safe instruments to buy and the guaranteed products of an industry of the utmost reliability.  

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HARVARD

Reliable pianos and player-pianos of great attractiveness are manufactured by the Harvard Piano Co. Dayton, Ky. They are recognized for being among the most popular and salable instruments on the market. They possess distinct individuality and musical merit and are in every respect thoroughly well made and strictly reliable instruments. The Harvard is owned exclusively by the John Church Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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HAZELTON BROTHERS

One of America's oldest and most famous pianos, established in 1849, thus being one of the pioneers' piano industries of reliability and distinction. It is a well-known fact that pianos originally built by this house are still in good condition musically. They make a full line, including player pianos and grands and also install the renowned Welte-Mignon, under Welte-Mignon patents in both uprights and grands. Hazelton grands are famous throughout large clienteles of musical critics.

1900-25800 1922-215000 1935-274000 1950-408000
1905-37600 1923-223000 1940-289000 1952-416000
1910-49000 1924-230000 1947-401000 1954-427000
1915-64000 1925-237000 1948-403000 1955-503000
1920-73000 1930-266000 1949-406000 1960-511000

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HENKELMAN

George Henkelman, Jr., president of the Henkelman Piano Mfg. Co., of New York, organized the company in June 1922, to make popular pianos and player pianos. Factory, 7097 East 140th St. New York. The Henkelnian instruments are of the kind music lover's buy, because they are handsome in design, beautifully finished and of the sweet quality of tone most admired. Mr. Henkelman being himself an expert piano maker, understands the demand and supplies it. Henkelman pianos are durable in every respect and they have made good progress, with trade and public.

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HENSEL

Pianos bearing this name are from the factory of Hardman, Peck & Company which guarantees their reliability. The name is a registered trademark belonging to Hardman. Peck & Co. These instruments are also made in upright Reproducing pianos, using the Welte-Mignon actions.

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HEPPE & SON

The C. J. Heppe & Son is the leading piano made by the Heppe Piano Co. The pianos made under the direction of the Heppe Piano Co. are produced by two factories in uptown Philadelphia. The Heppe Piano Co.'s product differs from all other pianos because that they have three sounding boards instead of one, an invention which was patented in 1902 in the United States and foreign countries.

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HERBERT

The Herbert piano contains the latest and most modern improvements, as well as a number of special features of superior merit, enabling the performer to play the music of the masters with ease and effect. All Herbert pianos are fully warranted and are thoroughly reliable and safe pianos to buy.

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HINZE

Made by Kimball, Chicago, Illinois - French Lick, Indiana.

This popularly known piano and also player- pianos are manufactured in Chicago, are thoroughly reliable and bear the guaranty of the manufacturer. Charter for the manufacture controlled by W. W. Kimball.

1904-55000 1918-96500 1932-132000 1947-503000
1905-55000 1919-100000 1934-132000 1948-504000

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HOFFMAN

A good piano of moderate price, made by Smith, Barnes & Strohber Co., in their large factory at North Milwaukee, WI. The Hoffmann piano has been on the market for many years and has proved to be of durable construction and in every way reliable. The tone is of the quality that attracts a great many people and the case designs are at once beautiful and original in decorative details. The manufacturers are among the largest in the American piano industry, with factories in Chicago and Milwaukee, and the house is of unquestioned financial standing.

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HOLMES & SON

Pianos and player pianos were made in their modern and completely equipped factory at East Rochester, N.Y. These instruments had an excellent reputation for their quality of tone and durability. Their players' mechanisms were installed with great accuracy and operate with an ease which had been warmly praised.

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HOLLAND

This name is that of high grade pianos and player pianos made by the Holland Piano Mfg. Co., of Minneapolis. Minn., and Menomonie, Wis. Holland pianos and player-pianos are admirably refined and musical: their case designs are handsome, and the material and construction are durable and reliable. These instruments may be recommended. That they are instruments of the kind that win prompt approval is seen in the fact that they are today in demand with a class of piano buyers who have the ability to discriminate and who would not entertain the thought of any other than representative instruments. The Holland factory is under the management of Mr. James E. Sleeper, a well-known expert.

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HOMER

Pianos and player-pianos of dependable construction and attractive musical qualities bearing this famous name ire the products of Strich & Zeidler of New York.

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HORNUNG

A well-established piano, made by C. C. Hornung Inc. These pianos were first made in San Francisco in 1872. and have always been sold as a high grade instrument. Mr. Homung uses nothing but the best of materials, actions and keys. He obtained highest award and gold medal at Midwinter fair in 1894.

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HORUGEL

Germany

1900-8800 1922-34750 1932-43180 1948-40800
1905-11150 1923-35200 1933-44000 1949-44630
1915-28950 1925-37500 1935-43380 1951-44900
1920-32500 1930-42500 1940-44000 1952-45100

Korea

1976-00645 1977-00847 1978-30150 1979-32740

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HOWARD

Pianos bearing this name are the product of Baldwin, The Howard Piano Co. of Cincinnati. The "Howard" is a well-made instrument of absolute reliability and durability, backed by one of the strongest and greatest houses in the trade. The Howard player-pianos are distinguished by mechanical thoroughness, together with the application of scientific principles. The Howard school piano is a universal favorite with public schools and the musically informed. The Howard small grand piano is an instrument very highly regarded by music lovers The Howard coin operated piano is strict to give satisfaction and is a universal favorite.

1900-9000 1922-145000 1935-251800 1950-443258
1905-31000 1923-154000 1936-260000 1951-468177
1910-57000 1924-162000 1940-300000 1960-496180
1915-83000 1925-172000 1948-402000 1965-825030
1920-12700 1930-217000 1949-431000 1968-106212

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HUNTINGTON

Pianos and player pianos, also electrically and manually operated. Manufactured by the Huntington Piano Company at its factory in Shelton, Conn. The Huntington Piano Co., incorporated in 1894, is a substantial industry, the product of which holds a good place with the piano buying public. The Huntington pianos and player pianos are of the durable kind that withstand the wear of years and present a beautiful appearance, their case designs being graceful and their construction good throughout. The name of Huntington is one in which the piano merchants find an influence that creates business, and their customers realize full value for their investment in the instrument of music.

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HYUNDAI

1978-30150 1981-31960 1984-50630 1988-114390
1979-32740 1982-39410 1985-53844 1990-380000
1980-29530 1983-53400 1986-75020 1995-500000