The Weaver Organ Company established in 1870 by Oliver J. Weaver. The first factory was located at 304 West Market Street, York, PA. In 1882, The firm was incorporated as “The Weaver Organ & Piano Company” at which time the firm began manufacturing pianos in addition to organs. The firm was known for building high-quality instruments which were met with great success.
In 1906, The Weaver Organ & Piano Company built their 50,000th organ with great fanfare. Despite their determination to revive the declining organ market, Weaver discontinued manufacturing organs in 1916 and increased their line of piano production. The firm was then renamed “The Weaver Piano Company”.
The Weaver Piano Company offered a full line of upright pianos, player pianos and grand pianos. The firm built several popular brand names including Livingston, York, Lincoln, and Davis & Sons. After the Great Depression era, Weaver built a line of spinet, console and baby grand pianos that remained popular for several decades.
The Weaver Piano Company is one of the few American firms to survive both The Great Depression and World War II without being absorbed into a larger conglomerate. The Weaver Piano Company was sold to Mr. William H. Worrilow, Jr., in 1956. Mr. Worrilow discontinued The Weaver Piano Company in 1959.
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