The Wilbur Piano Company was established by Harry D. Pease and John D. Pease in 1895. Their factory was located at Legget & Randell Streets in New York City. Harry D. Pease was both President and Director of the Wilbur Piano Company while serving as First Vice President and Director of The Pease Piano Company. John D. Pease served as Secretary, Treasurer and Director of the Wilbur Piano Company while serving as President of the Pease Piano Company. Wilbur pianos were sold as an affordable alternative to the costlier Pease brand while offering similar quality.
The Wilbur Piano Company offered a full line of upright pianos, baby grand pianos, and player pianos during the first quarter of the 20th Century. By about 1910, the majority of Wilbur instruments were of the player piano variety. Pianos built by the Wilbur Piano Company are a bit rare today, indicating they may not have been built in massive volume like many other New York manufacturers. There is no mention of The Wilbur Piano Company after about 1929, indicating the firm went out of business due to the Great Depression.
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Early 20th Century Advertisement for The Wilbur Piano Company, New York