KRAKAUER Bros. manufactured grand, upright, consoles and spinet pianos. In
the course of their long and successful career KRAKAUER Bros. have been a
family concern and never allied with combinations outside the
organization. This house was founded 1869 by Simon KRAKAUER an excellent
musician, who came to
America in 1853 with his son David.
The manufacture of KRAKAUER pianos is entirely confined to one high grade
quality = the KRAKAUER piano= which is available in a wide variety of
attractive designs in Grand and Vertical models. For many years the
KRAKAUER is noted for exceptionally artistic and uniquely attractive case
designs, durable construction, and exceptionally rich tonal quality.
They have successfully pioneered the patented closed back construction
which permits the piano to be placed anywhere in the room like a grand
piano and without the necessity of placing it with its back to the wall.
One of the most successful models in this design is the KRAKAUER
“Serenade” which because it can be faced out in the room like a grand
piano has a “grand like” free flowing quality of tone. Most of the spinet
pianos also contain the exclusive Acoustic Tone Chambers which strikingly
re-enforce and enhance the tone.
The KRAKAUER line is definitely a “ DECORATOR “ line of styling. Every
model is authentic and unique in its derivation and is not just a
conglomeration of senseless frills.
All this is based upon the close attention of the “one family” element in
the organization, with an honest and intimate interest in every piano
made. KRAKAUER Bros. Have no mass-production! A unique exclusive feature
of all KRAKAUER pianos is the new BRIDGE BRACED BACK construction, claimed
by KRAKAUER engineers to be the strongest and most durable in the world.
KRAKAUER Bos. Have supplied their pianos to a large number of great
musicians of today and the past, who have, without solicitation, given
eloquent testimony and endorsement to the worth and quality of the
KRAKAUER PIANO. The factory was a modern, light five story corner
building, located at 115East 138th Street,
New York City.