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Charles A. Sterling established his firm as “The Birmingham Organ Company” in Birmingham, CT in 1866.  The firm was reorganized as “The Charles A. Sterling Organ Company” in 1871.  In 1873, the firm moved to Derby, CT and the name of the firm was changed to “The Sterling Organ Company”.
In 1885 the firm began manufacturing pianos, and the name of the firm was changed to “The Sterling Company”.  The Sterling Company was hugely successful, and the firm built as many as 7,000 organs annually by 1887!
The Sterling Company built several different piano names including Mendelssohn, Huntington, Goetz & Co., Richardson and Lohmann. After the Great Depression, Sterling merged with the Winter Piano Company, and the Sterling name was produced until the 1960s.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

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Late 19th Century illustrated sales catalog from the Sterling Piano Company, circa 1885
Late 19th Century illustrated sales catalog from the Sterling Piano Company, circa 1892.
Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from the Sterling Piano Company, circa 1908
Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from the Sterling Piano Company, circa 1912
Period Advertisements From The Sterling Piano & Organ Company, Derby, CT
19th Century Flyer For Sterling Piano & Organ Company
19th Century Flyer For Sterling Piano & Organ Company
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Sterling Mahogany Victorian Upright Piano

$20,000.00

The Sterling Piano & Organ Company was known for building high quality, elaborate instruments during the turn-of-the-century era. This lovely piano is a prime example of the high Victorian style from the era.

Sterling Victorian Upright Piano

$16,000.00

The Sterling Piano & Organ Company was known for building high quality, elaborate instruments during the turn-of-the-century era. This lovely piano is a prime example of the high Victorian style from the era.

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Sterling Louis XV Style Parlor Grand Piano

$25,000.00

This beautiful Sterling Parlor Grand Piano is one of the earlier Louis XV piano models built in America, and it is a bit larger and heavier than the Louis XV pianos built in the ‘teens and ‘twenties.

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Sterling Victorian Upright Piano

$18,500.00

The Sterling Piano & Organ Company was known for building high quality, elaborate instruments during the turn-of-the-century era. This lovely piano is a prime example of the high Victorian style from the era.