The Milton Piano Company was established in New York in 1892. The firm started out by building several different models of higher-grade upright pianos. After the turn-of-the-century the firm added baby grand pianos and player pianos to their product line. Milton enjoyed a reputation of building very well made instruments and the firm was quite successful.
In the mid 1920s, Milton built a coveted new state-of-the-art factory on West 51st Street, New York City. Milton become affiliated with industrial giants Kohler & Campbell and Brambach, and many Milton baby grand pianos were built in the Brambach factory under special contract. Kohler & Campbell gained control of Milton after the Great Depression and continue to build pianos under the “Milton” brand name until the 1960s.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Milton Piano Company Sales Flier, Circa 1901
Milton Piano Company Sales Catalog, Circa 1910
Milton Piano Company Sales Catalog, Circa 1930
Early 20th Century advertisements for the Milton Piano Company