The Chase Brothers Piano Company was originally established in 1863 by Milo J. Chase. The first factory was located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, before moving to Muskegon in the 1890’s. In 1899, the company was reorganized as The Chase-Hackley Piano Company. The company enjoyed a very good reputation, and their instruments were known to be durable and of very good quality. In addition to building pianos under the Chase Brothers brand name, the firm built pianos under the names of Chase Brothers, Chase-Hackley, Carlisle Piano Company, Boltwood and Exceltone. The Chase-Hackley Piano Company went out of business in 1930 with the onset of the Great Depression.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Chase Brothers Illustrated Sales Catalog featuring their participation in the 1893 Worlds’ Columbian Exposition, the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair.
Photography Of The Chase Brothers Piano Factory, Grand Paids, MI, 1884
Chase Brothers Advertisements
Late 19th Century Advertisements For The Chase Brothers Piano Company, Circa 1890