Steger & Sons
The Steger Piano Company was established in 1879 by John V. Steger. In 1892 the company was incorporated as The Steger & Sons Piano Manufacturing Company. John Steger left Chicago and founded the nearby town of Steger, Illinois, in order to establish the Steger piano factory there. Steger & Sons was known for building very good pianos, and the firm prospered for several decades.
In the 1920’s, Steger & Sons gained control of “A. Reed & Sons” in nearby Chicago. The firm produced pianos under the brand names of “Steger & Company”, “Mellostrello”, “Crest”, “Thompson“, “Singer“, and “Artemis”. Steger & Sons is one of the few American manufacturers to survive the Great Depression without being absorbed into a larger conglomerate. Steeger & Sons continued to build pianos until about 1959.
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