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Chase, A.B.

The A. B. Chase Piano Company was established by Allen B. Chase in 1875. The original factory was located at 16 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. The firm was quite successful and expanded operations to New York City in the early 20th Century.

A. B. Chase built both pianos and organs in the last quarter of the 19th Century, discontinuing their organs by about 1900. A. B. Chase offered a large selection upright pianos, grand pianos and player pianos and their instruments were known to be of superior quality. A. B. Chase truly built some incredible pianos, and their instruments are considered very desirable by musicians and piano technicians alike.

The firm was absorbed into the United Piano Corporation in the 1920s, then went through several changes in ownership. In later years, A.B. Chase was absorbed into the large Aeolian Corporation, and Aeolian continued to build instruments under the A. B Chase name until going out of business in 1985. The A. B. Chase brand has again been acquired by a contemporary company in Illinois with plans to begin manufacturing this illustrious old name again.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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A.B. Chase Organ Sales Catalog 1890
Late 19th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog for A.B. Chase Organs, Circa 1890.
A.B. Chase Organ Sales Catalog 1913
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1913
A.B. Chase Piano Sales Catalog 1921
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1921
A.B. Chase Organ Advertisements
Late 19th Century Organ Advertisements For The A.B. Chase Piano & Piano Organ Company
A.B. Chase Organ Advertisements
Late 19th Century Organ Advertisements For The A.B. Chase Piano & Piano Organ Company
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1913
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1921
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisement Featuring The Aeolian Player Reed Organ
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Late 19th Century Organ Advertisements For The A.B. Chase Piano & Piano Organ Company
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1913
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Early 20th Century Illustrated Piano Catalogs from the A.B. Chase Piano Company, Circa 1921
A.B. Chase Piano Advertisements
Turn-Of-The-Century Advertisement Featuring The Aeolian Player Reed Organ
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