The History of Royal Pianos

The Royal piano line was first introduced around 1895 and was produced by the Krell Piano Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the early nineteen hundreds, Krell was acquired by Werner Industries, also of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1927, the Starr Piano Company acquired Werner Industries and the Royal name. 

Royal pianos were produced for almost a century, even surviving the Great Depression, but no Royal serial numbers exist after about 1949. [1]

About Royal Pianos

Very little is known about Royal pianos, as there are not many instruments still around today. The brand included upright, baby grand, and player piano lines, and as evidenced by the specimens on the market today, they were quality instruments. 

Restoring a Royal Piano

Because there are so few Royal pianos on the market today, it is hard to pinpoint their value. If you have a Royal piano, Lindeblad would relish the opportunity to walk you through the restoration process and uncover the charm of your instrument with you. Contact us today to get started on your piano renovation journey. 


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