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Reed & Sons
Established in 1842, Alanson Reed was a major player in Chicago’s music industry during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Reed’s Temple of Music was a large-scale music store in Chicago, offering all types of musical merchandise, including sheet music, and they manufactured a full line of pianos & organs which were sold under the name of “A. Reed & Sons”.  Reed & Sons enjoyed great success and had a reputation of building very high grade instruments.  By the 1920’s era, Reed & Sons became a part of the large Steger & Sons Piano Company of Steger, IL.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Reed & Son Catalog 1882
Illustrated sales catalog from Reed & Son’s Temple of Music, Chicago, circa 1882
Reed & Son Advertisements
Period Advertisements For Reed & Son Piano Company