The Werner Piano Company of Chicago (not to be confused with Werner Industries of Cincinnati) was established in 1902. The Werner factory was located at Morgan and Superiors St. and their offices at 711 Milwaukee St, Chicago. Werner primarily built upright pianos and player pianos. Werner also built upright pianos and player pianos under the “Maynard” brand label. By 1920, M. Schulz took control of The Werner Piano Company at which time they introduced small grand and baby grand player pianos equipped with the “Aria Divina” player mechanism used in most Schulz instruments. The Werner brand name appears to have been discontinued just before the Great Depression era.
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