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Gulbransen (Gulbransen – Dickenson Company)
Established in Chicago in 1904, Gulbransen was a major contributor to the American piano industry in the early 20th Century. Gulbransen produced a full line of upright and grand pianos, but they were likely the largest maker of player pianos in the Pre-Depression era. Their player pianos were labeled ‘Gulbransen-Dickenson’, as Dickenson was a partner with Gulbransen in their player piano line. Gulbransen claimed that their player pianos were the easiest to pump in the industry – so easy, a baby could do it! After the Great Depression, Gulbransen produced several lines of spinets, consoles and small baby grand pianos. Gulbransen changed ownership several times throughout the 20th Century, and today the name is still being built in electronic keyboards and organs.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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Gulbransen Illustrated Player Piano Catalog 1920
20th Century Gulbransen Piano Company Catalog, Featuring Their Player Piano Line, Circa 1920
Gulbransen Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog 1948
20th Century Gulbransen Piano Company Catalog, Featuring Their Spinet & Console Lines, Circa 1948
Gulbransen Logo
Early 20th Century Trade Logo For The Gulbransen Piano Company
Gulbransen Advertisements
Early 20th Century advertisements for the Gulbransen Piano Company
Axel Gulbransen Bio
Early 20th Century Newpaper Bio About Axel G. Gulbransen, Founder, Gulbransen Piano Company
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Gulbransen Player Baby Grand Piano

$30,000.00

What a rare and unusual piano! This piano is an old fashion, foot pedal operated player piano from the ’20s era, but rather than being in the form of a traditional upright, it is a baby grand!