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The Howard Piano Company of Cincinnati (not to be confused with The R.S. Howard Piano Company of New York) was a part of the famous Baldwin Piano & Organ Company. The Howard Piano Company was established in 1895, and was sold by “The House of Baldwin” as a more affordable alternative to the costlier Baldwin brand instruments. Howard instruments were of very good quality, and like all Baldwin products, were very durable with superior sound quality.
Baldwin built pianos under the Howard brand name until the late 1960s.  Today, the Baldwin and Howard names are owned by the Gibson Guitar Company of Nashville, Tennessee.  Vintage pianos from “The House of Baldwin” are generally well worth restoration and preservation today.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Howard Catalog
Illustrated Sales Catalog for the Howard Piano Company (Baldwin), circa 1929
Howard/Baldwin Sales Catalog
Illustrated Sales Catalog Featuring Baldwin, Howard, Hamilton, Valley Gem, and Ellington Instruments, circa 1909
Baldwin Player Piano Catalog
Illustrated Sales Catalog Featuring Baldwin, Ellington, Hamilton, and Howard Reproducing Player Pianos, circa 1920

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