Pianos and Their Makers: Development of the piano industry in America since the centennial exhibition at Philadelphia, 1876

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Covina publishing Company, 1913 - Piano

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Page 171 - Always on the alert, anxious to inform himself on the progress made by others, Seeburg travels periodically through Europe, and to find larger markets for his products he also visits the South American countries, studying trade conditions and opportunities. An artist by instinct and devotion, Seeburg aims primarily to produce instruments of real musical qualities. Liberal, broadminded, with keen discernment, and business acumen, he is of very interesting personality, well read, and an ardent patron...
Page 47 - It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company or corporation to place upon the market for interstate or foreign commerce any product of manufacture without printing, embossing or stenciling the name and address of the manufacturer upon such article or commodity.
Page 153 - "My Faith Looks Up to Thee...
Page 224 - Washington, he studied law at Columbia University and was admitted to the bar.
Page 174 - Just as a most masterful copy of a Raphael or Correggio will ever be only a copy and far from the original, so it has proved impossible to produce a piano equal to the Steinway piano, even though the Steinway were copied to the minutest detail. No art product can be duplicated by copying.
Page 170 - ... tonal qualities of his piano as it has proven of exceptional durability. In the further development of his business, Seeburg added the building of orchestrions, in the designing and construction of which he again demonstrated his ability to utilize with great effect his original ideas. A large number of patents for various improvements have been granted to him and he has found it expedient to also protect his artistic case designs by patents.
Page 170 - The vast experience which he had gathered as piano maker and action maker stood him in good stead in his new enterprise, and success followed his very first efforts. Original in his ideas, he constructed not only a good piano, but designed a player mechanism which is as effective in bringing out the fine tonal qualities of his piano as it has proven of exceptional durability.
Page 26 - These products showed visitors that "the piano industry was equal in importance to that of any other American industry, and, of course, far in advance of that of any other nation.
Page 27 - Dolge emphasized that the exposition "established once for all the superiority of the American piano as an industrial product, in comparison with similar products of other countries...
Page 20 - The introduction of the player piano mechanism has opened up a market for the piano which cannot be measured at the present time, as it seems to be almost unlimited.

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