Walters Piano Company
Mr. H. B. Walters established “The Walters Piano Company” in 1902. The Walters Piano Company factory was located on Wilbur Avenue, Long Island City, New York. In 1912 Mr. Walters sold his interest in the firm to the Bloomingdale Brothers Department Store Corporation, and Walters pianos were sold in their department stores and retail sales catalogs. In addition to the “Walters” name, the firm also produced pianos sold under the names Erhard, Harmony, Coleman, Richardson, Bellman and Blackington. During the ‘teens and ‘twenties the firm was very active in building player pianos, but they also offered a modest number of conventional upright and baby grand pianos as well. Pianos built by the firm are generally of good quality, and would have been sold as good-quality, durable by Bloomindale’s Department Stores. The Walters Piano Company appears to have closed during The Great Depression.
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Early 20th Century Advertisements For The Walters Piano Company, New York