The Ellington Piano Company was one of the top brand name pianos built by the famous Baldwin Piano & Organ Company of Cincinnati. Established in 1893, Ellington was a major contributor to the piano industry at large during the first quarter of the 20th Century. Ellington built several lines of high quality pianos including player pianos under the “Manualo” and “Modello” labels.
Although The Baldwin Piano & Organ remained successfully active throughout the 20th Century, Ellington pianos were discontinued around 1930 due to the onset of the Great Depression. (Note the Ellington name is now being produced again today by a Chinese manufacturer but these new Ellington pianos are not related to the original Baldwin-built instruments)
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Ellington Illustrated Piano Sales Catalog, Circa 1925
Lovely turn-of-the century advertisement for the Ellington Piano Company
Illustrated Sales Catalog Featuring Baldwin, Howard, Hamilton, Valley Gem, and Ellington Instruments, Circa 1909
Illustrated Sales Catalog Featuring Baldwin, Ellington, Hamilton, and Howard Reproducing Player Pianos, Circa 1920
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