Kimball produced a wonderful living room piano. This one has barely a scratch on it, and has happy, shiney keys, and a padded bench.
As the piano grew in wild popularity toward the end of the 19th century, Kimball grew to meet the growing demand. In 1887 an imposing five-story factory was constructed for the building of Kimball pianos. With the early instruments suffering for mediocrity, he quickly hired piano veterans from companies like Steinway & Sons and Bechstein to improve the build quality of the instruments. These early years saw Kimball push their pianos very aggressively, especially in the Midwest. Utilizing an army of door to door salesmen and dealerships, Kimball was able to make his pianos a household name. The W.W. Kimball Company continued to expand through the years with player pianos being experimented with in 1901 and phonographs produced between 1915 and 1925.