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Founded in , they also manufactured a large number of pump organs during the 19th century. They originally manufactured only melodeons,  but in introduced the organ-harmonium or flat-topped cabinet organ. This design placed the bellows vertically and underneath the reeds, and served as the model for the suction operated American-style reed organ. Initially they built only upright pianos featuring a patented method of tuning and maintaining string tension which they marketed as the screw stringer and intended as an improvement over the traditional system with tuning pins. Gertz, an independent piano designer from Germany who had created new scales for them earlier that year.
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In , W. During the early 20th Century the firm built some of the finest, most elaborate and expensive pianos in American history. Knabe was not immune to the financial hardships of the Great Depression, and in the firm was absorbed into the conglomerate giant Aeolian-American Corporation. During this era, their factories located in Each Rochester, New York. All through the 20th Century, the Knabe name continued to be synonymous with the best in quality and workmanship.