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Charles F. Netzow established The Netzow Piano Company in 1885. Netzow was considered the pioneer of piano manufacturing in Milwaukee WI, and his pianos enjoyed a very good reputation for high quality in workmanship and tone. Netzow also built pianos under the brand name of “Fernwood” and organs under the name of “Bristol”.
The Netzow factory also manufactured pianos for the Waltham, Hazelwood, Wilson and Warfield Piano Companies. During the early 20th Century, Netzow produced a full line of uprights, player pianos and coin-operated nickelodeons. Netzow produced pianos until they were liquidated in 1931 due to the Great Depression.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Netzow Catalog 1896
19th Century Illustrated Sales Catalog Featuring Netzow and Fernwood Pianos, Bristol Organs, Sewing Machines, etc., circa 1896
Netzow Catalog 1920
Early 20th Century sales catalog from the Netzow Piano Company, circa 1920
Netzow Advertisement
Early 20th Century Advertisement For The Netzow Piano Company, Circa About 1907