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Cable Piano Company
The Cable Piano Company of Chicago was one of the largest and most successful piano manufacturer in American history. The company was established in 1880 by H.D. Cable, who had originally been with the Western Cottage Organ Company (later changed to Chicago Cottage Organ Company).
In 1890, Cable consolidated with the Conover Brothers, as well as his two brothers Fayette S. Cable and Hobart M. Cable (although Fayette S. Cable and Hobart M. Cable continued to build pianos under their own names). Shortly thereafter, the firm acquired The Schiller Piano Company, using Schiller instruments as their “top of the line” models.
The Cable Piano Company was widely celebrated as a maker of fine instruments, and they were a major contributor to the American piano industry at large. Cable built a number of brand names including Kingsbury, Wellington, Schiller, Conover, Schulenberg, Palmetto, DeKoven, “Euphona” player pianos, and others. Today, Cable made pianos are among some of the finest antique pianos we see come through our shop and they are well worth restoration.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Cable Player Piano Catalog
Cable “Inner Player” Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1925
Cable Midget Upright Piano Catalog
Cable “Midget Upright” Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1925
Cable Upright Piano Catalog
Cable Upright Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1925
Cable Advertisements 1910
Early 20th Century Advertisement For The Cable Piano Company, Circa 1910
Cable Advertisement
Early 20th Century Advertisement for the Cable Piano Company, circa 1910