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PACKARD

Instruments of the highest grade and of extensive sale abroad as well as at home, manufactured by The Packard Piano Co., Ft. Wayne. Ind. The product of a model industry in which the cooperative stem of labor is brought to the point of perfection. Principle of The Packard Piano Co. finds expression in the maxim that "if there is no harmony in the factory, there will be none in the piano." The workings of the Packard factory at Ft. Wayne, Ind., present an ideal example of harmonious industry. Every worker is loyal to the Packard and puts into it the best results of his skill and effort. The Packard piano has been before the musical world for years, and has attained a foremost place as a reliable instrument of most artistic qualities. It has won high endorsements from many famous musicians, and has met the requirements of all buyers. The output of these instruments has greatly increased each year and the factory facilities have been enlarged until today the Ft. Wayne industry is one of the largest in the country. The Packard Interpreter player-piano (grand, upright and reproducing styles) presents the same artistic characteristics as the Packard piano, and the best proof of merit is its steady growth and the high esteem in which it is held by those who have used it and are most intimately acquainted with it. Both upright and grand pianos are made; and in tone, construction, style and artistic features they are strictly of a high grade. They are the product of an ambitious house of the highest responsibility. In all that makes an artistic instrument of the highest grade the Packard is recommended.

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PARKER

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PARKLYN

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PARKMAN

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PATTERSON

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PAULUS

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PEASE

Pianos and players made by the PEASE Piano Co.,one of New York's old and substantial industries. Pease pianos have been pianos of this make are also of dependable kind.

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PEARL

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PEARL RIVER

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PEEK & SON

Pianos of good quality bearing this name is from the factory of Jacob Bros.

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PEERLESS

Coin-operated musical instruments adaptable for ice cream parlors, pool halls, lodges, candy stores, restaurants, waiting rooms, dance halls, smoke shops, etc., in special models to suit space and character of music desired, from piano to Orchestrion combinations. Manufactured by the National Electric Piano Co., of St. Jolmsvillt, N.Y.

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PERLMAN, H. W.

Established 1898. Instruments of this name are produced in small numbers a by H. W. Perlman. Perlman pianos were famous for their superior tonal quality and durability A complete line of attractive case designs are made. Special cases and finishes to match interior decorations are manufactured to order. Thousands of Perlman pianos that were purchased ten, thirty and even fifty years ago are still in use.

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PETROF

The rich history of the Petrof trademark began in 1864 with the firm's founder, Antonin Petrof. (1987) In 1984 the company, with much pride, observed its 120th anniversary in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Prominent world pianists have performed on Petrof pianos on concert stages on all continents. Petrof pianos are also found in schools of music, conservatories, and radio and television studios, and they are intimate companions to many thousands of music-loving families in more than 70 countries throughout the world. Petrof pianos have been awarded more than 40 medals at world exhibitions and international fairs, includIng a Gold Medal at the Brussels Expo, the Quality Prize in Spain, and two Gold Medals at the Brno International Consumer Goods Fair.

Some of the celebrities who own or perform on a Petrof are Sophia Loren, Charles Aznavour, Petula Clark, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, and Ray Charles.

1900 - 5000 1950 - 67280 1975 - 211900 1982 - 340000
1910 - 8450 1960 - 87200 1976 - 233700 1985 - 355000
1920 - 10500 1965 - 103700 1978 - 302500 1987 - 380000
1930 - 46500 1970 - 146900 1980 - 314242 1988 - 395660
1940 - 58000 1974 - 208900 1981 - 325000 1994 - 440000

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PFLUEGER

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PFEIFFER

In 1862, Josef Anton Pfeiffer, a piano and organ builder, opened a workshop of his own in Stuttgart and began manufacturing pianos with great success. His son, Dr. It. C. Carl Anton Pfeiffer, took over the firm in 1888 after undergoing a thorough training. He was the friend of Swabian teachers and well known musi-cians. He was followed by Dr. Walter Pfeiffer, whose academic work made the firm famous. Dr. Pfeiffer's son Helmut Pfeiffer is now head of the family firm and is responsible for an improvement in the tone and finish of the pianos, which is highly appreciated by experts. At present, three models in six types of case and any desired wood are manufactured.

Stuttgart has also made a name for itself in the world of music. Pfeiffer pianos. The piano and organ-builder Joseph Anton Pfeiffer founded his workshop here in 1862. His son, Carl Anton Pfeiffer took over the flourishing business after a seven-year wandering apprenticeship that also included a spell at Steinway in New York. His skill and human qualities helped him expand his father's piano and grand-piano factory even further In 1906, he set up the piano section of the German Museum in Munich. And, his reproduction of the "Bach Harpsichord" from the Royal collection of historical musical instruments in Berlin produced in 1908, created a sensation.

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PLAYTONE PLAYER PIANOS

1960 - 121100 1966 - 134300 1972 - 142900 1978 - 150900
1961 - 123400 1967 - 136000 1973 - 144700 1979 - 150300
1962 - 126200 1968 - 136800 1974 - 146500 1980 - 151100
1963 - 128500 1969 - 138200 1975 - 147600 1981 - 151800
1964 - 130500 1970 - 141600 1976 - 148700 1982 - 152200
1965 - 132000 1971 - 141100 1977 - 149900

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PLEYEL

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PIANINO

This was the trade name of a small upright piano introduced by Steinway & Sons in the latter part of 1938. This Steinway was vertically strung and designed especially for small homes and apartments of moderate size. It was 45 inches high, 571/2 inches in length and 25 inches deep. The Pianino contained a scale and certain advanced features of construction which have never before appeared in a Steinway of vertical strings. The celebrated Steinway accelerated action was used in this small, upright piano.

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PIANOCORDER

Invented by R.W. Fordyce in Miami Florida. Developed by Superscope, Inc., the Pianocorder is a radical new electronic player piano mechanism which, by means of magnetic tape, automatically records and plays a "live" performance on any upright or grand piano. Superscope introduced the Pianocorder in 1977 in Atlanta. All patents and rights purchased by Yamaha. see Grand-Kinkaid

Marantz, Superscope Pianocorder Player Pianos

1961 - 13200 1966 - 17400 1971 - 20200 1976 - 23500
1962 - 13900 1967 - 17800 1972 - 20900 1977 - 24100
1963 - 14500 1968 - 18100 1973 - 21700 1978 - 25200
1964 - 15200 1969 - 19100 1974 - 22300 1979 - 25800
1965 - 16800 1970 - 19500 1975 - 22900 1980 - 26600

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PIAN-O-GRAND

The suggestive name of a fine electric automatic piano designated for public places of entertainment, manufactured by the Nelson-Wiggen Piano Co., 1731 Belmont Ave., Chicago, where, in 1924, the industry took possession of its splendid new factory. The automatic instruments of this industry are suitable for all places of public or private entertainment, See also Nelson-Wiggen Piano Co.

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PIANOLA

Pianola, Division of Aeolian Corp. Memphis, Tenn., was the producer of the compact well known "Pianola" player-piano. As a manual spinet, the Pianola is a marvel of tonal engineering, as fine a piano as it is unique. The sound can be described as being "vibrantly alive." Sonorous, vividly clear and deep, its tonal quality is astonishing. To beginners, as to everyone who wants to learn to play manually, the Pianola was a genuinely inspiring source. Teachers attest it actually speeds the learning process as students "pick-up" dexterity by closely observing professional arrangements.

The choice of music rolls is practically limitiem with new titles constantly being added-from favorites of yesteryear to the very newest hits and show tunes. Even the song word. have been incorporated, printed conveniently on the rolls, encouraging listeners and spectators to join in and sing along.

With the Pianola evolves a new trend in designing compactness. The Pianola measures a little over 3% feet in width, yet has a greater plaving range than Mozart's pianoforte. But the compactness is just part of the Pianola history. Well evident Is a wholly new sense of design freedom and artistry. The tapering lines are clean, unspoiled; the styling crisp and distinctly modern. And through the grace of warm, superbly finished woods and delicately drawn trim-work along the sides, the Pianolae is compatible to almost every decor. The Pianola came with an electric motor for automatic play (with no distortion of tone) making It three fine pianos in one: manual, pedal-powered and electrically operated.


64 Note player-pianos with foot pedals and an electric motor.

1960 - 16800 1968 - 31200 1974 - 34500 1980 - 36300
1962 - 20000 1970 - 32400 1976 - 35000 1981 - 36500
1964 - 24700 1972 - 34000 1978 - 36000 1982 - 37000

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POOLE PIANO COMPANY.

Established in 1893 by William H. Poole whose abilities and knowledge of piano craftsmanship were gained through actual service in the industry from earliest youth. The company is a subsidiary of Ivers & Pond Company, address being 2718 Pershing Ave., Memphis, Tenn. This house is progressive in its business methods and in adapting its output to the newest requirement of the piano industry. Poole pianos are of tested durability, containing latest improvements and their case design is an artistic achievement evolved especially by the Poole Company. Poole pianos contain an even, superbly well-balanced scale and justly deserve the enthusiastic endorsement of prominent musicians, recognition from representative dealers, and excellent reputation they have won through out the country.

Grand Pianos by Poole Before 1960:

1900 - 26000 1915 - 57900 1935 - 77400 1952 - 83400
1908 - 44000 1925 - 74500 1946 - 78300 1957 - 87490
1910 - 48100 1930 - 76800 1949 - 78800 1959 - 89816

Vertical, Grand Pianos w/Ivers & Pond/Aeolian #s after 1960:

1960 - 91014 1966 - 109800 1972 - 127200 1978 - 144000
1961 - 92222 1967 - 112300 1973 - 130700 1979 - 145600
1962 - 94371 1968 - 116000 1974 - 135600 1980 - 148000
1963 - 97026 1969 - 120000 1975 - 137500 1981 - 150500
1964 - 100442 1970 - 121900 1976 - 140900 1982 - 145300

Vertical & Grand Pianos with Poole/Aeolian #s 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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PREMIER GRAND

Small grand pianos of remarkable characteristics, manufactured by the Premier Grand Piano Corporation of New York City, Claimed to be the largest and most diverse line of small grands made, consisting of Model R, 4 feet 10 inches long, Aristocrat model, 5 feet 3 inches long; William and Mary,. Jacobean and Queen Anne Period model, Oriental, two-tone and inlaid border models, all "in the drawer" type action. Premier Reproducing Grands and Reproducing Grands (Welte-Mignon Licensee). These instruments are of great beauty and the tone quality is typical of grand pianos thoroughly constructed and possessing the appeal to critical judgments. The methods employed in the manufacture of these instruments are of the most approved and modern. The size of the Premier Grand at once meets with the requirements of the average home and the demand for these small grand is the best proof that they fill a real want which has been developing in the musical world. Thoroughly good instruments of the safe kind to buy.

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PRICE & TEEPLE

A famous name in the annals of American pianos and players. These instruments are dependable and of fine quality. Made in many designs and of uniform excellence. The company, under new control, is sustaining the long)time reputation of the manufacturers. Made by Price & Teeple Piano Co., Chicago, Ill.

1960 - 307000 1967 - 407000 1974 - 505000 1981 - 582627
1962 - 335000 1969 - 435000 1976 - 533000 1983 - 595226
1963 - 349000 1970 - 449000 1977 - 528764 1984 - 614775
1964 - 364000 1971 - 463000 1978 - 541325 1985 - 636890
1965 - 379000 1972 - 477000 1979 - 555769 1986 - 638110
1966 - 393000 1973 - 491000 1980 - 769807 1987 - 640771

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PIERCE

Manufactured, in limited quantities and for local trade, by the Walter S. Pierce Co., San Francisco, Cal. The business was incorporated in 1893. Established 1863.

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PLAUT-CADDEN

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PLAYERNOLA

Player pianos of admirable quality and reliable in every way. Made by Becker Bros., Inc., 52nd Street and 10th Avenue, New York. Perfectly safe instruments and always satisfying.

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PLAYOTONE

A high class player-piano manufactured in the Autotone department of Hardman, Peck & Co., New York, Desirable instruments in every respect. See Hardman

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PLAYTONA

A copyrighted name owned by Grinnell Bros., Detroit, Mich., and used on a certain style of player piano made especially for them by one of the leading manufacturers. An unusually well-built and thoroughly reliable instrument which carries the guarantee of both Grinnell Bros. and the makers.

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POOLE

Grand, upright, player, and reproducing pianos are made by the Poole Piano Company, Boston, Mass.,an old reliable piano manufacturing concern that was founded in 1893 by the late William H. Poole, a man of extensive experience from earliest youth in the manufacture of high quality pianos. In 1917 the Poole Piano Company was incorporated, and from that date to the present time has been under the direct management and supervision of Ava W. Poole, son of the late Wm. H. Poole, as president and general manager of the corporation. Associated with him are the same force of assistants who have for over a quarter of a century been connected with the production and promotion of Poole instruments which have long occupied a place of distinction with the piano trade and the public. Poole pianos are durable, reliable and desirable instruments. They contain a well)balanced scale and are justly entitled to the high position that they hold. They possess that rare singing quality of tone found only in instruments of the highest grade. In tone, action, design and durability it may be said that Poole pianos leave nothing to be desired.

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PRESTON

Pianos and player-pianos of very attractive characteristics and modern construction manufactured in a perfectly equipped factory by skilled workmen. The tone and appearance of these instruments justifies the favor with which they are received by the music loving public. The Preston is represented by responsible piano merchants throughout the country. Manufactured by Milton Piano Co.

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PRIMATONE

Pianos and player pianos, made by the Foster Armstrong Co. in one of their fine factories at East Rochester, N. Y. A distinguishing characteristic of the Primatone instruments is that some are furnished in diminutive sizes, which makes them especially desirable for use in homes where space is limited. But while compactness has been the desire of their makers, the instruments do not suffer either in tone quality or appearance, but are exponents of beauty of tone and design. Primatone pianos and players are made of excellent materials by thorough piano makers, and the player mechanisms furnished are selected from the most reliable and efficient known today. Exhibition rooms, No.437 Fifth Ave., New York City. of a line of thoroughly well made from the great industry of Cable-Nelson. The name is owned and controlled by the industry named and is registered in Washington. Radcliffe instruments are thoroughly well-made, of beautiful case designs and finish. The tone quality is of the kind that wins favor and which goes to make pianos in which there is large value for comparatively small cost. These instruments deserve the success which has built up for them a widespread demand.

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PURCELL

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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