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Upright Cabinet Styles in American Piano Manufacturing, 1880–1930
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From about to , when piano manufacturing was one of the nation's most important industries, pianos were produced in a staggering array of cabinet styles, many of them highly intricate, embellished, and decorated, others dull and pedestrian. The cabinet styles were closely related to the social and economic climates of that period — to changes in values in an emerging consumer culture, and to economic cycles that affected the quantity, styles, and quality of the pianos made during that time. This article is an overview of those styles, and their historical context, as they pertain to upright pianos. The original harpsichord shape of the piano gradually evolved into today's grand piano shape in order to meet the acoustical needs of concert halls and the musical demands of professionals and dedicated amateur players. In the process, the piano became a status symbol for the upper classes. With the rise of a middle class during the Industrial Revolution, the opportunity to learn to play the piano, and to appreciate and own the finer things in life, became available to large numbers of people for the first time. In the midth century, the square piano, also known as the square grand, constituted the largest share of the American piano market.
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American Piano Company abbr. Ampico was an American piano manufacturer located in East Rochester, New York , which was known from the beginning for the production of high quality player pianos. The company was established in under the aegis of Wm. From Ampico was one of the leading producers of reproducing pianos , the others being Duo-Art and Welte-Mignon