Gibbons & Stone
The Gibbons & Stone Piano Company was established in Rochester NY in 1861 by Dwight Gibbons and Lyman Stone. The firm started out as a large retailer of pianos and musical merchandise, but soon started manufacturing their own instruments under the “Gibbons & Stone” brand name.
In the 19th Century, the firm specialized in making square grand pianos, but also built a limited number of upright and grand pianos. By the turn-of-the-century they discontinued their square grand piano line and increased upright and grand piano production to meet demand. Shorty after the turn-of-the-century, they added a successful line of player pianos in addition to conventional upright and grand pianos.
Gibbons & Stone was known for building very well-made pianos, and they enjoyed a stellar reputation in the industry. In 1929 the firm was purchased by The Levis Music Store, but The Levis Music Store went out of business in 1930 due to the Great Depression.
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19th Century Advertisement For The Gibbons & Stone Piano Company, Circa 1870
Illustrated Sales Catalog For Gibbons & Stone Piano Company, 1908
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