Morris Listowell Canada Piano, photo by Pixelove Studio.
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Morris Piano Company Ltd.
1892 - 1924 Listowel Ontario
(Morris , Field & Rogers - Morris & Karn)
This piano company began 1892 as Morris, Field & Rogers. The partnership was formed to make use of a Listowel furniture factory that had recently closed. The factory had been a major employer in the town and the town fathers came up with the plan to make use of the existing facility to manufacture pianos.
While never reaching the stature of the top Canadian piano makers the Morris Piano Company produced reasonably good quality pianos. They operated as Morris Field & Rogers until 1904 when the partnership was dissolved. The company continued until 1908 as the Morris Piano Company.
After the factory burned to the ground in late 1908 the company was reformed in partnership with D.W. Karn of the D.W. Karn Piano Company. The company continued to make pianos until 1924, under this new partnership.