Waltham Pianos History

Waltham pianos were manufactured by the Waltham Piano Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company was started in 1885 and stayed in business until an acquisition in the early 1900s. By 1906, the company had incorporated and was successfully producing a variety of piano styles and models.

The Waltham Piano company made their namesake model, the Waltham piano, as well as the following named models: Warfield, Wilson, Electratone, Kilbourne, Auburn, Lincoln, Sherwood and Oakland pianos. Waltham later became part of Netzow Piano Company which continued production of these piano names, slowly phasing certain brands out over the coming decades. [1]

About Waltham Piano Company

Waltham produced uprights, player pianos, grands and reproducing player pianos. One of their player piano models was a part of the early movement to digitize player piano systems through a motorized switch to turn on the player. [2] Waltham advertised their pianos like many other companies in their day, boasting the high-quality materials, case designs and sound quality.

Restoring a Waltham Piano

The restoration process for a Waltham piano can range in duration and price. To begin the process of restoring your Waltham piano, get started today with a free consultation with a Lindeblad team member.


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

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