Collection: Story & Clark Pianos

Story & Clark Pianos, founded in 1857 by Hampton L. Story in Chicago, Illinois, has a rich history of producing high-quality pianos known for their craftsmanship and innovation. In 1884, Melville Clark joined the company, bringing his expertise and eventually leading to the brand becoming Story & Clark. 

One of the unique features of Story & Clark pianos is their incorporation of innovative technologies. Melville Clark was an inventor and introduced several patents that improved the piano's functionality and sound quality. For instance, he developed the transposing keyboard and other mechanical innovations that enhanced the playability and versatility of their pianos.

Story & Clark pianos are renowned for their robust construction and rich, resonant tones. The company meticulously selected high-quality materials, including fine woods and superior strings, to ensure durability and excellent sound. Their pianos often featured elegant designs with intricate woodworking, making them not only instruments of great musical quality but also pieces of fine furniture.

The company produced a wide range of pianos, including uprights, grands, and player pianos. Their player pianos, in particular, became very popular in the early 20th century, known for their reliable and smooth-operating mechanisms that provided an enjoyable playing experience.

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