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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

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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 Piano Catalog 1900
Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog for W.W. Kimball Piano Company, Circa 1900
Kimball Piano Catalog 1927
70th Anniversary Sales Catalog fot 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 1927
Kimball Piano Advertisements
Period Advertisements For The W.W. Kimball Piano Company Chicago
Kimball Piano Advertisements
Period Advertisements For The W.W. Kimball Piano Company Chicago
Kimball Piano Advertisements
Period Advertisements For The W.W. Kimball Piano Company Chicago
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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