The Harrington Piano History

Established in 1871, the E.G. Harrington Piano Company was located in New York City. The firm was famous for its  high quality instruments and were producing 100 pianos monthly by 1880. After the start of the 20th century, the Harrington firm was controlled by the Hardman Peck Piano Company. They were then purchased by industrial giant Aeolian during the Great Depression, but they maintained the early reputation of the company by continuing to build Harrington pianos until the 1960’s.

About Harrington Pianos

Hardman, Peck & Company built pianos with the names of Hardman, Harrington, Standard, and Hensel. [1] During the early 20th Century, the company introduced and maintained production a full line of upright pianos, player pianos, and baby grand pianos. After being acquired by Aeolian, the post-Depression era instruments were mostly small console and spinet pianos, as well as small apartment-size baby grands. They were competitive with many of the modern piano companies and produced different case designs, using several styles and types of wood. The Harrington Midget is one of their smallest popular pianos, but it was marketed as still offering the same tone and quality of sound comparable to larger models. [2]

Restoring a Harrington Piano

If you’d like to start the process of restoring your Harrington piano, contact Lindeblad and our experts will be happy to walk you through the process. We can also help you determine the restored value of your Harrington piano.


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

[2] http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/agesh.htm