Werner History

One of the many piano companies in the early 1900s, Werner was established in 1920 at Morgan and Superior Streets in Chicago, Illinois. Werner Piano Company also made Maynard, Ward, and Long pianos. By 1920, through affiliation with M. Schulz and Company, production was moved to the factory located at 711 Milwaukee Ave in Chicago. Like so many others in the piano industry in the early twentieth century, the company stopped operating around the time of the Great Depression. [1] 

About Werner Pianos

Werner player pianos have M. Schulz and Company player units which were well known for their ease of operation and control. [2] Schulz player pianos were fairly rare and distinct from other player units because they were built by the manufacturer themselves, unlike many other piano companies at the time. [3]

Should I have my Werner piano restored or repaired?

Whether to repair a Werner or not depends largely on the current condition. Werner pianos have slightly higher than average quality of construction and may be valued lower than expected. Contact Lindeblad for more information about your piano and it’s value.


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

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