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The Warren Piano Company can be traced all the way back to 1850 when A. A. Simmons and James E. Clough formed The Simmons & Clough Organ Company in Detroit, Michigan.  George P. Warren replaced Simmons in 1874, changing the name of the firm to “Clough & Warren“.

Clough & Warren built some of the most elaborate and expensive pianos and organs in American history. The firm had factories in both Detroit and Adrian, Michigan and their organs were distributed all over the United States and Canada. Their instruments were incredibly ornate, often being made of rare and exotic woods and inlay.
In the late 19th Century, the firm began building pianos in addition to their organ line. In addition to Clough & Warren, the firm built pianos and organs under the brand names of Warren, Wayne, and Marville.
In 1910, Clough & Warren stopped building pianos & organs and built only phonographs. Warren then left the firm and established The Warren Piano Company, moving his company coincidentally to Warren, PA.  Warren built pianos under the names of “Warren”, “Thomas Cook & Son”, and “The Wittifield Piano Company”.  Warren also continued to build pianos under the Clough & Warren brand in Michigan until the 1920’s era. The Warren Piano Company remained a viable manufacturer until the Great Depression era.

Can you find your instrument listed in these antique catalogs?

Clough & Warren Piano Advertisements
Turn-Of-The Century Piano Advertisements For Clough & Warren, Predecessor To The Warren Piano
Clough & Warren Organ Advertisements
19th Century Organ Advertisements For Clough & Warren, Processor To Warren Piano Company