The Straube Piano Company was established in 1878 in Hammond, Indiana. Their factory was located at South Wabash Avenue. During the late 19th Century era, the firm produced a line of parlor organs as well as upright and grand pianos, and their instruments were known to be of very high quality. The Straube Piano Company was incorporated by J. F. Broderick and E. R. Jacobson in 1897 at which time organs were discontinued and piano production was increased.
The Straube Piano Company was a larger manufacturer, and they built several different brand names including Straube, Hammond, Gilmore, and Woodward. The Straube Piano Company was absorbed into the Continental Piano Company during the Great Depression. The Continental Piano Company continued to build pianos under the “Straube” brand name until about 1950
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Early 20th Century Straube Piano Company Advertisement, Circa 1923