The Engelhardt Banjorchestra

An Engelhardt Piano Company Banjorchestra Advertisement, circa 1914.
This advertisement illustrates the Engelhardt Banjorchestra, circa 1914. Note its distinctive art-glass front panel. The instrument was manufactured by the Engelhardt Piano Company of St. Johnsville, New York.

Roth & Engelhardt, established circa 1890, was the predecessor of the Engelhardt Piano Company. Originally manufacturing Push-up Piano Players, by 1900 the company was producing many models of coin-in-the-slot pianos and orchestrions, marketed under the Peerless name. The high-water mark for Peerless (Engelhardt) machines was circa 1912-1914.