The Wellington Piano Company was a division of the famous Cable Piano Company of Chicago. The Cable Piano Company was established in 1880 by H.D. Cable, who had originally been with the Western Cottage Organ Company (later changed to The Chicago Cottage Organ Company). The Cable Piano Company was widely celebrated as a maker of fine instruments, and they were a major contributor to the American piano industry at large. The Wellington line was sold as an affordable alternative to the costlier Cable brand name, while offering comparable quality.
In addition to Wellington, The Cable Piano Company built a number of brand names including Kingsbury, Schiller, Conover, Schulenberg, and Euphona player pianos. The Cable Piano Company was purchased by The Winter Piano Company in 1943, and the firm built pianos under the Wellington name until about 1953.
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