Kimball

Perhaps the most famous of all piano manufacturers in history was the W.W. Kimball Piano Company of Chicago. William Wallace Kimball founded what was to become one of the largest piano companies in the world in 1857. W.W. Kimball was an amazing entrepreneur and sales genius, and was able to promote his pianos on a nationwide basis that was very much ahead of its time. Prior to about 1880, most pianos sold by Kimball were actually built by other manufacturers such as Hallet & Davis, Emerson, Chickering, and H.P. Hale. By the turn-of-the-century, Kimball was manufacturing around 20,000 pianos annually! Kimball produced a handful of other brand names including Hinze, Dunbar, Whitney, and Harrison. In 1959, Kimball was sold to The Jasper American Corporation under the name of Kimball International. Kimball pianos were discontinued in 1996.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

Kimball Piano Catalog 1893 Illustrated Sales Catalog for W.W. Kimball Piano Company featuring World Columbian Exposition Awards of 1893
Kimball Piano Catalog 1900 Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog for W.W. Kimball Piano Company, Circa 1900
Kimball Organ Catalog 1900 Illustrated Organ Sales Catalog for W.W. Kimball Piano Company, Circa 1900
Kimball Piano Catalog 1927 70th Anniversary Sales Catalog for the Kimball Piano Company featuring their Upright Pianos, Player Pianos and Grand Pianos. Circa 1927
Kimball Piano Catalog 1931 Illustrated Sales Catalog for the Kimball Piano Company featuring their Upright Pianos, Player Pianos, and Grand Pianos. Circa 1931
Kimball Piano Catalog 1932

75th Anniversary Sales Catalog for the Kimball Piano Company featuring their Upright Pianos, Player Pianos and Grand Pianos. Circa 1932.

Kimball Piano Advertisements Period Advertisements For The W.W. Kimball Piano Company, Chicago
Kimball Organ Advertisements Period Organ Advertisements For The Kimball Piano Company, Chicago

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