The Autopiano Company built exceptionally well made player pianos in the early 20th Century. Established in New York in 1903, The Autopiano Company also built the brand names Pianista and Symphotone in their additional player piano lines. After about 1920, Autopiano was controlled by the large Kohler & Campbell Corporation. Although Autopiano was marketed as a manufacturer of player pianos, there is some evidence that at least some Autopiano instruments were built as ordinary non-player pianos; however, all Autopiano instruments we have seen come through our shop over the years were all originally built as player pianos. Autopiano was discontuned in about 1930 due to the Great Depression.
INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA
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Early 20th Century Illustrated Autopiano Catalog, Circa 1912
Early 20th Century Illustrated Autopiano Catalog, Circa 1917
Beautiful color lithograph featuring the Autopiano player piano in the early 20th Century home, circa about 1920
Popular Early 20th Century Autopiano Brand Logo
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