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Imperial (New York & Chicago)
The Imperial Piano Company distributed pianos in New York and Chicago during the 1900-1929 “Golden Age” of American Piano Manufacturing.  Imperial pianos were primarily sold through lavish sales catalogs and larger stores of several popular retail stores during the early 20th Century. Due to their aggressive marketing, financing and “easy terms”, The Imperial Piano Company enjoyed a great deal of success. The Imperial Piano Company was known for offering a good quality instrument at an affordable price.
Most “Imperial” brand upright pianos were manufactured by the large Cable Piano Company under special contract.  The Imperial name was discontinued with the onset of the Great Depression.

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Imperial Piano Advertisement
Early 20th Century Sales Advertisement For The Imperial Piano Company, circa 1917