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Beckwith Piano History

The Beckwith Piano & Organ Company was established by Sears Roebuck & Company in Chicago in the late 19th Century. [1] Beckwith instruments were widely sold in mail-order catalogs and larger stores nationwide. Because of high quality, brilliant marketing and widespread distribution of their sales catalogs, Sears Roebuck products first became the household name they are today. 

About Beckwith Pianos

For many years, Sears Roebuck & Company built and sold pianos and organs under the names of Beckwith, Sears Roebuck & Co., American Home, Maywood Piano Company, Beverley Piano Company, and Caldwell Piano Company. Beckwith pianos were the most popular of the Sears brands, and thousands were sold. 

Since Sears sold their pianos from mail order catalogs, they sent their pianos to the furthest reaches of the country, usually by train and wagon. They would go to the most extreme of climates - hot, cold, moist, dry - and the manufacturer had to guarantee they’d hold up. Beckwith guaranteed their pianos for 25 years, so they had to be very durable and well made.

Restoring a Beckwith Piano

Many people think that because a Beckwith piano is made by Sears, it must be average; this is certainly not the case. These pianos were, in fact, extremely well made with substantial tone quality and excellent workmanship. Call Lindeblad today to find out the best way to restore a Beckwith piano.


[1] Pierce, W. Robert. Pierce Piano Atlas: Anniversary Edition, 2017 Our 70th Year. Albuquerque: Ashley, 2017. Print.

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