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The King Piano Company was founded by Arthur J. King in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1901. The firm was very successful and soon opened additional factories in Chicago and Bluffton, Indiana. Pianos were built both under the brand names of “King” and “Arthur J. King”.  These instruments were known to very well made, durable pianos and were often quite elaborate.
King built several beautiful models of upright pianos during the early 20th Century, as well as a full line of player pianos and baby grands.  A. J. King died in 1912 at which time the firm was purchased by The H.C. Bay Piano Company. The King name was discontinued in about 1930 when the Great Depression hit.

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Early 20th Century Advertisement For The King Piano Company, Circa About 1915