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THE PERIOD PIANO CENTER

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        Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.  Founder and President

New Location:  610 Amigos Dr B1,  Redlands, CA  92373  909 796-4226

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THE LEADING AMERICAN PIANO MANUFACTURERS’ REGISTRIES

William Shull, RPT, M.Mus.

American Musical Instrument Society Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 20, 2011

    The factory registers of five American manufacturers, Chickering and Sons, Knabe and Co., Steinway and Sons, Mason and Hamlin, and Baldwin Piano Co.,  stand out for examination due to their distinctive contribution to American musical and cultural life, manufacturing staying power, presence on the concert stage, university, conservatory, and performance venues, and recognition for quality of manufactureThis paper represents  the early stages of a study of these manufacturers, more an “in-progress” or “state of the study” report.