The Stroud Piano Company was established in New York in 1911. A part of the illustrious Aeolian Piano Company, Stroud built a full line of upright and grand pianos which were quite successful. Stroud also produced several lines of upright player pianos and grand player pianos under the “Stroud Pianola” label. Stroud was sold along side Aeolian brand player pianos as an affordable alternative to the costlier Aeolian brand name, while offering comparable quality. Stroud pianos and player pianos were very well built, durable instruments. After the Great Depression hit in 1929, Aeolian began building small upright and baby grand pianos under the Stroud brand name. The Stroud name was discontinued by World War II.
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Early 20th Century Advertisement For The Stroud Pianola, Built By The Aeolian Piano Company, Circa 1910