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Bryan R Asked: I recently acquired a Price & Teeple Piano Co piano #15368…anyone know how to find when it was built?
I recently acquired a Price & Teeple Piano Co piano from my grandmother who bought it 45 years ago from a country club. The number on the plate on the inside panel is 15368. Where can I find more information on the history of this piano? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
Best answer about I recently acquired a Price & Teeple Piano Co piano #15368…anyone know how to find when it was built?:
Answer by SilentDoGood
I seems that you may have an antique. Not sure exact date when it was built. Write or email below your concerns. It was a Chicago based company in the 1900’s.
Price & Teeple
William Bates Price and Frank Walker Teeple began building pianos in Kankakee, IL in 1898. In 1902, they established the firm of “Price & Teeple” and moved the company to Chicago. Price & Teeple built very high quality upright pianos, grand pianos and player pianos, and the firm quickly gained national recognition for their instruments. As the firm’s success grew, several other brand names were added to the Price & Teeple line including pianos sold under the names of “Schaeffer”, “Carleton”, “Rembrandt”, and “Collins”. Price & Teeple also sold a very successful line of player pianos under the brand names of “The Harmonola” and “The Symphonola”. Price & Teeple managed to survive the Great Depression independently of becoming absorbed by a larger conglomerate, but the firm was sold to The Story & Clark Piano Company in 1937. Story & Clark continued to build pianos (mostly console and spinet pianos) under the Price & Teeple brand name until 1965.