The Schiller Piano Company was established in Oregon, IL in 1893. Schiller was controlled by the famous Cable Piano Company of nearby Chicago. The Schiller brand name was sold as Cable’s “top-of-the-line” and most expensive piano brand. Schiller offered an impressive line of upright pianos, player pianos and grand pianos. The firm also specialized in building historic and period “art-case” style pianos. Many of Schiller’s “art-case” instruments were quite elaborate and very expensive pianos.
In addition to Schiller, The Cable Piano Company built a number of brand names including Kingsbury, Wellington, Conover, and Euphona player pianos. The Cable Piano Company was purchased by The Winter Piano Company in 1943, and the firm built pianos under the Schiller name until about 1957.
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Illustrated Sales Catalog for the Schiller Piano Company, Chicago, 1929
This is an early 20th Century Advertisement showing the Schiller Piano Factory, Oregon, IL.
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