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MACEY & KAMP

Well made, sweet toned, and in every way dependable pianos and player-pianos and grand pianos. They are the products of the Goldsmith Piano Co. of Chicago. Good values for a fair price are insured and the success of these instruments attests their qualities.

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MAEARI PIANOS by the Hyundai Corporation

Hyundai Corporation is the largest conglomerate in Korea. Maeari (which means "echo") pianos consist of five grands and 16 vertical models, all with superior sounds and the world's most proven and popular designs. Cus-tomers will readily recognize that the Maeari piano ranks with some of the top brands in the music industry. Hyundai offers these fine instruments at significantly competitive prices.

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MADELION

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MADISON

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MAGIC PIANO-HARP

A harpsichord~mandolin-guitar attachment piano. It was equally effective for both popular and classical music, enabling a pianist to play the copositions of Bach, Handel and other masters in the authentic harpsichord tradition at the same time having a mandolin-guitar effect for jazz, blue and honky-tonk MALCOLM LOVE.

Instruments bearing this name are well made and have a wide spread reputation for their tonal excellence. The Malcolm Love is subsidiary of the Estey Piano Corp., Bluffton, Indiana.

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MALCOLM LOVE

Instruments bearing this name are well made and have a wide spread reputation for their tonal excellence. The Malcolm Love is subsidiary of the Estey Piano Corp., Bluffton, Indiana.

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MAJESTIC

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MANSFIELD

Mansfield pianos and player-pianos have won an enviable reputation for their superior workmanship, material, tone qualities, beautiful case designs and for the satisfaction they render. They are known for their quality and individuality and are manufactured in one of the most modern and well-equipped plants in the country. As manufacturers the Mansfield Piano Company has a distinguished position. The high standard to are still in force, and before leaving the factory here to are still in force, and before leaving the factory, every instrument is thoroughly inspected by one of the individual members of the firm, all of whom are practical piano builders. 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. "Quality First" is the slogan that is held to throughout the organization. A combination of expert workmen, best selected material, and the desire to make only the best in pianos, gives every Mansfield piano a distinct individuality which is further strengthened by many valuable inventions which are not merely talking points, but improvements of value Mansfield pianos and player pianos have received the endorsements of well-known artists in both this and foreign countries, and are sold by some of the most prominent dealers in the United States. They have been placed in many public institutions where they are daily rendering satisfactory.

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MARANTZ PIANO COMPANY, INC.

Marantz Piano Company manufactures the PIANOCORDER Reproducing System, a computerized device which can be installed in any piano and which uses computer cassette tapes to activate an electronic mechanism to play the piano as if it were being played by a person. This product eliminates all the drawbacks associated with player pianos and elevates the player piano to a new height of ex-cellence and reliability. The Maranta Piano Company distributes both the PIANO-CORDER Reproducing System and the MARANTZ Reproducing Piano, a product which comes factory~quipped with the revolutionary Pianocorder Reproducing System. A complete library of over 300 individual, 45-minute tapes is available with every kind of music, from classical to popular, ragtime to rock. Commercial and coin-operated versions of both the PIANOCORDER System and the MARANTZ Reproducing Piano are available.

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MARCELLUS

One the three pianos made by the Heppe Piano Co., of Philadelphia and New York. This piano has the patented Heppe Three Sounding Boards, and is sold by the firm of Heppe & Son.

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MANUALO

"The Player Piano with the Human Touch." Found exclusively in the player-pianos made by the House of Baldwin. The Manualo is not a detached piano player nor a player action installed in a piano. It is a complete distinctive instrument a player piano built as a player piano unit. No other player piano is a Manualo. A few features are the accented pedal action, giving the instrument the human touch, standardized a replaceable valve and air finger units, direct striking pneumatics, an original bellows arrangement, short rounded air passages and the simplest and most responsive tempo arrangement. The Manualo was awarded the grand prize at the London Exposition, 1914. This is the greatest recognition ever bestowed upon any player piano. The Manualo ranks as one of the leaders in the player-piano world. Controlled by The Baldwin Piano Co. See "Baldwin," "Ellington," "Howard" and "Hamilton."

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MARSHALL & WENDELL

An old time name in the piano industry, one of the pioneers in American piano history. Established in Albany, N. Y., in 1836. Marshall & Wendell entered upon an enlarged career. The demand for these instruments is very large and especially for home use. These pianos have been the recipients of awards at three of the most important exhibitions at the Pan American in 1901, Seattle-Yukon in 1909, the Panama Pacific Exposition at San Francisco, and their most recent triumph was the award received at the great exposition held at Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the independence of the Brazilian Republic. The beauty of the case designs of the Marshall & Wendell is evidenced in the styles shown in the catalog of the present year. They are characterized by simplicity and beauty of proportion which make them harmonize with furnishings of finest character. In addition to the several upright styles in the Marshall & Wendell there are the Marshall & Wendell grand pianos. The celebrated Ampico, which automatically re-enacts the playing of the world's greatest pianists, is obtainable in the Marshall & Wendell.

MARSHALL & WENDELL

1900 - 26500 1930 - 111000 1938 - 128500 1948 - 137900
1910 - 43700 1934 - 118000 1940 - 132900 1950 - 138020
1915 - 52600 1935 - 120900 1941 - 113510 1951 - 138090
1920 - 63200 1936 - 123600 1942 - 137300 1952 - 138104
1925 - 10620 1937 - 126100 1947 - 137800 1953 - 138130

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MARSHALL

In the summer of 1919 the Marshall Piano Company was organized in Chicago by J, P. Seeburg, who for many years had been at the head of another industry which bore his name. In 1920 consolidated with the J.P. Seeburg Piano Co.

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MARVEOLA

One of the recognized lines of well made and reliable popular pianos made by Weser Bros., Inc., in the great factory of that industry at 520-28 West 43rd Street, New York.

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MASON & HAMLIN

Instruments of the rarest artistic merit. The remarkable excellence of Mason & Hamlin pianofortes has gained worldwide recognition. Its tone has a sympathetic quality which distinguishes it from all others and which musicians say they find in no other piano. Lowell Mason, who has been called the father of church music in America. A leader of the highest integrity, with exquisite taste and a refined musical nature, he was of devoted to the arts since graduating from Harvard in 1888. Supplementing his training in every department of the business enjoyed a wide acquaintance with the leading musicians of the world at that time and a sensitive, intuitive appreciation of their individual natures, aims and aspirations.

No family has contributed more to the progress of music in America than the Masons of Massachusetts and New York. Their forebears first touched these shores at Plymouth in the company of the Mayflower. 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. Through his militant efforts, and the free gift of his time as a patient instructor, the teaching of music in the public school curriculum had its advent in Boston in 1837. To the millions of school children who now enjoy that privilege all over America, he is as much a patron saint as is Horace Mann the father of the common schools. His name is preserved for posterity, too, as author of some 450 hymn tunes not the least of which is "Nearer My God to Thee."

This genius for music flamed anew in his two sons who were to give it expression in vastly different ways. Both acquired what musical training this country then afforded. Then, both continued their studies in Europe. Dr. William Mason was a pupil of the immortal Franz Liszt and returned to impart his knowledge as dean of. piano teachers in New York City for many years.

Henry Mason sought further instruction at a German university from which he was graduated with an imbued devotion to music that embraced the perfectionism of German thought and teaching. 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. In the year 1854, he found the right partner for his crusade in the person of Emmons Hamlin, an instrument maker of considerable 'renown.

Mr. Hamlin had been associated with George A. Prince & Co. of Buffalo, maker's melodious. There he had perfected the first satisfactory method for producing the sounds of other instruments, such as the clarinet and violin, through the voicing of organ reeds. These discoveries he had already incorporated in a new instrument of his invention known as the Organ Harmonium.

The two sons of Henry Mason followed in the family tradition. Daniel Gregory Mason turned his talent to the field of composition and authored a galaxy of works that were interpreted by the fore most symphony orchestras. Emulating his uncle William, he turned to teaching as head of the music department at Columbia University. Henry L. Mason followed in his father's footsteps and was associated with the Mason & Hamlin Co. for forty years until his retirement. Later he turned to writing on music.

The Mason & Hamlin manufacturing plant, spacious and thoroughly equipped, was located in Boston on Harrison Ave., Waltham and Union Park St., and was a model of scientific arrangement and effective operation. Its workmen, of matured skill were trained to the Mason & Hamlin standard of excellence, were artists in their line who are imbued with the spirit of their leaders and are always striving for finer results.

MASON & HAMLIN

1900 - 11800 1947 - 53500 1965 - 69100 1974 - 77493
1910 - 19100 1948 - 55000 1966 - 69949 1975 - 78730
1915 - 24000 1950 - 57800 1967 - 71006 1976 - 80019
1920 - 29000 1955 - 61800 1968 - 71994 1977 - 81100
1925 - 32700 1960 - 65200 1969 - 72945 1978 - 82731
1930 - 39600 1961 - 66016 1970 - 74263 1979 - 84184
1935 - 42500 1962 - 66604 1971 - 74791 1980 - 85853
1940 - 48000 1963 - 67478 1972 - 75534 1981 - 87013
1946 - 53000 1964 - 68309 1973 - 76447 1982 - 87013

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MASON & RISCH, LTD.

One of Canada's largest, oldest, and one of her best known major industries. Founded in 1871 in Toronto, Canada, Mason & Risch achieved international status in 1881 when one of its pianos was acclaimed by the great Franz Liszt. In the company's archives is a letter reading in part, "The Mason & Risch piano you forwarded to me is excellent, magnificent, unequalled, artists and judges and the public will certainly be of the same opinion." Other famous users of Mason & Risch pianos included Queen Victoria and His Holiness, Pope Pius XI who was pleased to confer upon Mason & Risch the title, "By appointment manufacturers to his Holiness, Pius XI, and the Apostolic Palaces." The pianos manufactured by this old and reputable firm are among the finest teachers are also among their enthusiastic patrons. Among the earlier awards obtained, were those at the Philadelphia centennial in 1876, Montreal in 1881, World's Fair, Chicago in 1893 and San Francisco in 1894.

1900 - 20000 1940 - 57300 1952 - 74700 1957 - 84800
1910 - 28400 1945 - 63300 1953 - 78600 1958 - 92500
1930 - 45700 1951 - 68800 1955 - 81600 1960 - 102000

Mason & Risch - Aeolian - Vertical & Grand Pianos 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

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MASCOT

A small keyless automatic piano, playing regular tent rewind music roll, made by the Western Electric Piano Co.

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MATHUSHEK

The creator and developer of the "Over stringing" of a piano. One of the oldest and most important names associated with the American piano industry, manufactured by Mathushek Piano Mfg. Co. The instruments were of a very high standard quality containing many valuable, distinctive features, which were most valuable commented upon by the Scientific American in the issue of September 22, 1900, and which related a full description of the special construction of the iron frame; the original method of stringing; the sound board made up of narrow strips of spruce in which the grain of one run transversely to that of the one adjoining; the improved method of holding the tuning pins; the absence of the heavy vertical posts in the back, made unnecessary by the plate construction, all of which contributes to the remarkable resonant quality of the instruments and have been the means of the Mathushek being designated "The most durable pianos in the world." The instrument takes its name from its founder, Frederick Mathushek, one of the of the most interesting characters in the history of the piano industry, and who has produced many wonderful inventions. Quoting from "Pianos and Their Makers," by Alfred Dolge "It is impossible to discuss or even enumerate the manifold inventions of Frederick Mathushek. His whole existence was dominated by the desire to produce in a piano that ideal musical tone which he could hear mentally, just as the deaf Beethoven heard his symphonic poems when he wrote them. The piano industry of America is largely indebted for its wonderful development to the genius of Frederick Mathushek." The Mathushek Players and Reproducing Grands and Uprights have been devoted to a very high stage of perfection and measure up to the high ideals established by the founder of the business. There is probably no concern better equipped to meet the requirements of foreign countries than the Mathushek Piano Mfg. Co.

1900 - 36000 1931 - 78500 1935 - 82500 1952 - 338000
1910 - 51000 1932 - 79000 1936 - 84000 1954 - 346000
1920 - 66000 1933 - 79500 1939 - 87800 1956 - 349500
1930 - 77500 1934 - 81000 1940 - 88300 1958 - 345200

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MARLOWE

Reliable and popular throughout the United States, and are being sold in ever increasing numbers. The Marlowe pianos and players are made of excellent materials by thorough piano makers, and the player mechanism in these instruments are installed with utmost care so as to insure permanent satisfaction.

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MATTHEWS

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MAYNARD

Popular pianos bearing this name are from the factory of the Werner Piano Co., Chicago, Ill., The origin of these pianos offers a perfect guarantee of their reliability.

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McCORD, DAVID San Francisco, California

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MCDERMED-ROUSE

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McPHAIL

MePhail pianos, in tone, construction and material employed, maintain a place of distinction. They are high grade pianos in every sense. These makers specialize in small Grand pianos and have won a high place in the trade for these instruments, both as to tone quality and beautiful case design.

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MELOSTRELLE

This division of Steger & Sons Piano Mfg. Co. produces "Melostrelle" upright, grand and player-pianos. Melostrelle instruments are praised for beauty of tone durability of construction, dignity of design and remarkable refinement of detail. They have merited recognition among music lovers as most desirable instruments for the artistic home. Melostrelle small grands are made in the "Piano City," Steger, Illinois. In a separate, three story factory devoted exclusively to the manufacture of fine grand pianos. Melostrelle Player-Pianos are equipped with the celebrated drum-tight, Steger E-Z Action. Permanent satisfaction is guaranteed by the undivided responsibility back of Melostrelle instruments.

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MEHLIN, PAUL G., & SONS, INC.

Established in 1853, this company has by years of persistent effort won a place in the front rank among the makers of artistically designed pianos. The firm was founded by Paul G. Mehin, noted inventor, who devoted his entire life to the bettering of piano construction. Mehlin case design have long been noteworthy for their artistic qualities, especially appealing to those of refined and sensitive taste. The firm makes a very complete line of spinet and grand types of pianos.

Pianos before 1960:

1900 - 19000 1931 - 43400 1935 - 43880 1952 - 51600
1910 - 29000 1932 - 43500 1936 - 44000 1954 - 55831
1920 - 40000 1933 - 43600 1939 - 44600 1955 - 56536
1930 - 43300 1934 - 43700 1940 - 44800 1960 - 60100

Mehlin & Sons - Aeolian - Vertical & Grand Pianos after 1960:

1960 - 364200 1966 - 397700 1972 - 420500 1978 - 440000
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

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McCAMMON

The original factory, established by the Senior McCammon, in 1832, was located at Albany, N. Y., and afterwards removed to Oneonta N.Y. In 1900 the registered trademark "McCammon" and what remained of the business was purchased by William Tonk & Bro., Inc., 452-456 Tenth Ave., New York City, who have since continued the manufacture of this well known piano under a separate organization, the original company name being retained. The McCammon has always been an instrument of good standing on account of its superior qualities, and in the hands of the present makers, many improvements have been added. This instrument is made with special care and with a view to great durability, not only for our own climate, but also for varying climates of foreign countries; of excellent tone qualities, honestly made throughout and in every respect thoroughly reliable. .

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MELDORF

Manufactured and fully guaranteed by H. C. Bay Company, Chicago and Bluifton, Indiana. Popular, durable and desirable instruments which have long been in great demand. The name "Meldorf" is registered in US. Patent Office.

MELDORF

1956 - 160000 1959 - 169000 1962 - 180000 1965 - 191000
1957 - 163100 1960 - 172000 1963 - 183000 1966 - 191800
1958 - 166000 1961 - 176000 1964 - 187000 1967 - 192000

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MELODIGRAND

These instruments have a specially constructed sounding board which prevents its splitting. Made in uprights, grands, player-pianos and reproducing pianos. Refer to S. G. Lindeman & Son, Inc

This is probably the world's foremost manufacturer of the short keyboard piano. The Melodigrand measures but a scant 42 inches in width, yet is able to feature a keyboard of greater playing area than was available to Mozart throughout his entire pinying and composing career. Over five and one-half octaves make up the Melodigrand's amazingly rich piano tone. Extraordinarily styled, the compactness of the melodigrand makes it ideal for small sized apartments, country homes, patios, schools, trailers, churches, in fact everywhere where a small sturdy piano is wanted. Its extreme ruggedness and mobility enables Melodigrand to be wheeled easily from room to room, or out to the patio or porch for summer entertainment. The Melodigrand is also ideal for summer homes or cottages. The eye-appeal of the Melodigrand is a sound achievement of compact piano engineering. In addition to its availability in all the standard woods, the Melodigrand is also featured in a complete array of living decorator colors: Persian Red, Mist Green, Onyx Black, Lagoon Blue and Antique Ivory.

MELODIGRAND 64 and 73 NOTE PIANOS

1949 - 1000 1952 - 6100 1955 - 9300 1958 - 12110
1950 - 3200 1953 - 7200 1956 - 10300 1959 - 13206
1951 - 4400 1954 - 8500 1957 - 11114 1960 - 14006

Melodigrand - Aeolian - Poole Numbers - 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 - 221800

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MELODIPRO

This instrument is a specially built version of the Melodigrand Spinet into which a perfectly balanced set of Helpinstill Sensors is precisely and permanently installed during manufacture. The output of the sensors connects to a guitar amp or any other high impedance input to amplify the true piano sound to a level where it can compete or blend with other amplified instruments. Charles Helpinstill's sensors are used by Elton John, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, and others, but the Melodipro is the only piano licensed to use them integrally. In addition to its acceptance by professional groups in concert and on tour, it has found wide use in churches, schools, auditoriums, and restaurants where control of amplification is essential as well as home use

Aeolian - Ivers & Pond Numbers

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

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MELVILLE CLARK

This name is one of the oldest and best-known names in the piano trade, dating hack to 1875. Melville Clark pianos are now manufactured by The De KaIb Piano Company of De KaIb, Illinois. The line consists of a small grand piano and an electric expression grand piano. These instruments are of excellent quality and are available in several different designs.

MELVILLE CLARK

1901 - 2075 1913 - 22000 1925 - 63000 1934 - 134000
1910 - 16000 1915 - 24400 1930 - 118000 1935 - 136000
1911 - 17800 1920 - 40000 1932 - 130000 1927 - 150000

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MENDELSSOHN

Established by an industry at Mekeesport, Pa, which bore the famous name, the Mendelssohn piano had won popularity when the industry was bought by the Sterling Company, one of the old and distinguished industries of Derby, Conn., and Brooklyn, N. Y. The Mendelssohn pianos and player-pianos are reliable, attractive and of beautiful tone quality. They have been so long familiar to trade and public that they maintain an even demand and give satisfaction to a discriminating class of music lovers. Refer also to the Sterling Company.

Mendelson Pianos - By Sterling Before 1930:

1900 - 7000 1919 - 26000 1922 - 63000 1925 - 32000
1910 - 17000 1920 - 27000 1923 - 30000 1927 - 34000
1915 - 22000 1921 - 28000 1924 - 31000 1929 - 36000

Mendelson Pianos - By Winter after 1930:

1930 - 98000 1935 - 125000 1939 - 170000 1952 - 278000
1932 - 106000 1936 - 135000 1940 - 183000 1954 - 315000
1933 - 110000 1937 - 153000 1946 - 225000 1957 - 340000
1934 - 118200 1938 - 163800 1949 - 254000 1959 - 356270

Mendelson Pianos - Winter/Aeolian 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

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MERRILL

A name familiar in the piano world. It is the name of the founder of the Merrill Piano Co., which began in Boston many years ago. The industry is now affiliated with the Jacob Doll & Sons Piano Co.

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MIDGET

The descriptive name applied to a very small piano possessing the musical qualities of the standard sizes, manufactured by The Cable Company of Chicago.

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MIDGETTE

The name of an artistic small grand piano manufactured by the Bush & Lane Piano Co., of Holland, Mich. Fine instruments in every way.

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MIESSNER

"The Little Piano with the Big Tone." This piano is 3 feet, 1' inches high, 4 feet, 6 inches wide, and 2 feet in depth, and is noted for its beautiful quality of tone. The remarkable Miessner is manufactured by the Miessner Piano Company, Milwaukee. These instruments have been used extensively in small homes, apartments, universities, colleges and public schools. They have been endorsed by many prominent musicians and heads of some of the largest and best-known music dealers in the country. The little Miessner is perfectly adapted to the purposes of schools and homes where space is restricted. And the tone and power of this instrument are really a revelation to students of acoustics.

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MILLER, HENRY F.

Among the art products of the American piano in dustry are the instruments of the Henry F. Miller Piano Co. The late Henry F. Miller, Sr., founder of this house, was a fine musician and organist. When, at the age of nineteen, he entered a prominent piano factory in Boston, he at once took a he became identified with the earliest beginning of piano manufacturing in Boston. Having started operations in 1863, this house has always adhered strictly to the highest possible standard of manufacture. Henry F. Miller pianos have received the hearty endorsement of artists, musicians and teachers of high repute. These instruments have always been distinguished for their artistic and harmonious case designs, and for their rich, full tone. Henry F. Miller is a subsidiary of the Ivers & Pond Company, Memphis, Tenn.

Among the art products of the American piano industry IS the instruments of Henry F. Miller & Sons, and a division of the Continental Piano Co., and these instruments represent the highest attainments. The Henry F. Miller pianofortes have so long been the favorites with a large share of the world's great pianists and the music loving public that they are recognized as of the highest attainments.

Before 1960:

1900 - 28500 1915 - 45000 1935 - 54200 1952 - 60400
1905 - 35000 1920 - 49000 1940 - 56200 1954 - 60590
1908 - 37200 1925 - 51000 1946 - 58900 1957 - 66800
1910 - 38500 1930 - 53200 1949 - 60000 1959 - 78454

Ivers & Pond/Aeolian - After 1960:

1960 - 89744 1966 - 123500 1972 - 143800 1978 - 153600
1961 - 96939 1967 - 128200 1973 - 146100 1979 - 155400
1962 - 102629 1968 - 131600 1974 - 148700 1980 - 156400
1963 - 108029 1969 - 133300 1975 - 150900 1981 - 157300
1964 - 111744 1970 - 136100 1976 - 151900 1982 - 157900
1965 - 118400 1971 - 139900 1977 - 152300

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S. W. MILLER

The name borne by these admirable pianos is that of an expert acoustician and piano maker. The company was established twenty years ago in 1906, and has produced a large number of instruments of quality. A feature of the product is that only one style is produced for piano, player and electric reproducer. The latter are called the "Electora," and it is equally as desirable in construction.

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MILTON

This name is a familiar one to the magical world generally. Milton pianos have been manufactured for many years and always with the care that produces most satisfactory results. The modern factories in which the Milton piano is produced are new, large structures located at 626-630 West 51st St., New York City. Milton pianos and player-pianos are thoroughly well-made, beautiful instruments, designed for a class of discriminating music lovers. They possess a tone at once powerful and sweet. They are pianos in which purchasers are assured good values and they are pianos that give exceptional satisfaction. Milton reproducing pianos are equally representative and popular.

The player-piano of the Milton Piano Co. is an exceedingly popular instrument, the sale of which is steadily increasing everywhere. The characteristics of this player-piano are musically, identical with those of the Milton piano. The player action is one of the most approved and thoroughly up-to-date. The performance is easy and accurate, and in the point of durability there is no question.

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MINIPIANO

The "Minipiano," developed in Sweden, and manufactured for a number of years in England and other countries is made exclusively in the United States by Hardman, Peck & Company. In Europe it has been the fastest selling piano and although it was introduced in this country only in 1936, due to its universal acceptance, the name "Minipiano" has become a household word. With its convenient size occupying less floor space than any other full scale piano, appealing tone, and its many beautiful case designs in a variety of woods (including bleached woods) and colors, it is enjoying tremendous popularity. Hardman, Peck & Co.,

Trade Name Built By Hardman-Peck before 1960. (See Hardman)
Popular 4'6" Grand Piano built by Hardman - Aeolian after 1960:

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 - 140300 1976 - 148700 1982 - 152200
1965 - 132000 1971 - 141100 1977 - 149900

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MINIMUM

Name adopted by the Starr Piano Co., of Richmond, Ind.

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MODELLO

A player-piano, produced by the House of Baldwin. The Modello is an instrument of genuine merit, which meets the public demand for a real player piano at a popular price. The Modello is a player piano of which any family may be proud. Its simplicity of lines is strictly in accord with modern taste and its mechanism is of the most advanced type. It stands without a better at its price. The sale of the Modello is controlled by the Baldwin Piano Co., Cincinnati, Ohio

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MONARCH

A popular piano manufactured by the Monarch Piano Co., of Chicago. The Monarch pianos and player-pianos are desirable instruments of attractive character at moderate prices for unsurpassed values. Perfectly safe to buy. See the Baldwin Piano Co.

1900 - 9000 1930 - 217000 1933 - 238000 1938 - 282000
1910 - 57000 1931 - 223000 1934 - 247000 1940 - 300000
1920 - 127000 1932 - 232000 1935 - 251800 1941 - 302000

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MONOGRAM

Small school pianos hearing this name are manufactured by the Miessner Piano Company, of Milwaukee, Wis. These instruments are thoroughly well made of good materials and possess qualities of peculiar power and attractiveness.

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MORISSETTE

Instruments of good tone and construction, which are embodied several patents-uprights, player-pianos and grands. The name is that of the manufacturers there being associated in it, H. L Morissette, Philip A. Morissette and Zinon Morissette, also Louis Leseault.

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MUELLER

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MURDOCH

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MUZELLE

MUSICALE

Pianos and player-pianos of durable character and admirable tone qualities hearing this name were manufactured by the Mansfield Piano Co. of 749-51 East 135th St. New York City.

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MUSETTE

One of the first of the modem player-pianos, Musette was completely restyled and redesigned late in 1966. Musette was available in a choice of five different decorator styles that complement its low spinet silhouette. Construction improvements include a wide-range volume control for use diirinr automatic play and a transposer attachment that permit dialing any five different keys for more sing-along or play-along satisfaction Musette also offers many other expression devices to permit individual interpretation of player rolls. They include soft bass and soft treble buttons that can be used separately or individually to accent melody or rhythm, a loud pe(lal lever that sustains notes like a regular sustaining pedal and a tempo lever that can he set or changed (luring play. Musette player action is manufactured by the Standard Pneumatic Action Co. It comes with authentic foot pedals that permit satisfying expression variations and an electric motor unit for automatic play. Like other modern player-pianos, the Musette can be enjoyed as a manual piano. All player controls disappear from view, the Musette looks, plays, and sounds like a fine regular piano.

Musette Player Vertical & Grand Pianos - By Winter/Aeolian:

1934 - 114700 1951 - 278000 1962 - 376900 1973 - 424900
1935 - 125000 1952 - 290000 1963 - 383100 1974 - 430300
1936 - 133000 1953 - 310000 1964 - 387900 1975 - 433400
1937 - 136000 1954 - 315000 1965 - 392000 1976 - 436900
1938 - 148000 1955 - 324500 1966 - 397700 1977 - 438000
1939 - 153000 1956 - 333000 1967 - 401500 1978 - 440000
1940 - 167000 1957 - 341000 1968 - 405200 1979 - 444000
1947 - 231000 1958 - 342250 1969 - 407500 1980 - 446900
1948 - 250000 1959 - 356270 1970 - 410900 1981 - 449700
1949 - 256000 1960 - 364200 1971 - 415600 1982 - 452400
1950 - 265000 1961 - 370700 1972 - 420500

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