The Larkin Company was a large soap maker in the early 20th Century. Located in Buffalo, New York, Larkin began to diversify by offering pianos, organs, phonographs, and other items of home entertainment. Larkin sold a line of pianos and player pianos called the ‘Symphonic’ and phonographs called ‘Symphonola’ during the 1920’s era. It is unclear if Larkin actually manufactured their pianos, and there is some speculation that they were simply a retailer that sold pianos of other brands under the Larkin and Symphonic names.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?
Early 20th Century Larkin Piano & Phonograph advertisement