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Chris Holcombe wrote at 2015-02-05 18:28:52
Correction - The Kimball International company is now located in Jasper, Indiana.  That Piano was made in Chicago, Illinois by the W.W. Kimball company.

"William Wallace Kimball founded the W.W. Kimball Piano Company in 1857 in Chicago.

The original W.W. Kimball piano factory was located at 26th and California Streets in Chicago. Destroyed by fire with the loss of many historical records, a new factory was later built in Melrose Park, Illinois.

The Kimball piano factory was one of the largest manufacturing operations in the world, with rail lines running through the facility, dropping off raw materials and picking up finished pianos for shipment.

Kimball was the world's largest piano manufacturer from the late 1800s until the Great Depression of the 1930s." -  https://www.kimball.com/kimball_history.aspx

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