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THE ROCK ISEAND - 'ABGUS, MONDAY, -SEXTOS, '1WT.
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D. ROY BOWLBY
Founder and for 27 Yean Manager
of the Bowlby Music House.
Out house was founded by D. Boy Sowlby in 1878 and it
is still conducted by bis son, Sam W. Bowlby, who was raised
and educated in the business and succeeded his father who
died in 1905.
The name "Bowlby," in music, is a household term, with
all the old families of this vicinity.
We claim to'be posted in the business and it has been our
honest endeavor to give full value to our patrons.
We do not claim to be the only one selling pianos. We
do claim to have the best pianos, quality considered, for the
Investigate us before you purchase and be satisfied.
This is all we ask.
One of the main factors in the success of Bowlby Musio
House has been the agency for Rock Island county, Mercer
county and Henry county of the world famous Kimball pianos
and organs. More Kimball pianos are being sold today in
the vicinity of Rock Island than any other high grade piano.
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A POPULAR STYLE KIMBALL
SAM W. BOWLBY. 7
Present Manager of the Bowlby Ma
The KIMBALL Piano
With cooking they say "the proof of the pndding isvin
the eating." With a piano, however, it is in the using. Th
Kimball suits the most people.
GREAT ARTISTS USE AND ENDORSE THEM '
We mention a few who use the Kimball in their own
homes: Nordica, Eames, Patti, the De Reszkes, Myrtle Elvyn,
Liebling, Sousa, DamroscbTand many others.
GREAT COLLEGES PREFER THEM
The Chicago Musical college (the largest in this country)
ha3 100 Kimball pianos in constant use. Fifty other schools
and academies in the city of Chicago alone use the Kimball
almost exclusively. Also hundreds of colleges and conserva
tories throughout the land prefer them.
THE MUSIC LOVERS BUY THEM
200,000 Kimball pianos are in use in the homes of the
best people of the land, which is the best test of all.
Bowlby' s Music House has sold the Kimball continuously
for 33 years.
REASONS WHY THE KIMBALL
The Kimball improved and
patented pin block is anti
moisture proof. No contrac
tion or expansion caused by
dampness or dry heat, thereby
holding the strings in tune
longer. No splitting of the
pin block and consequent loos
ening of tuning pins.
The new scale in the Kimball
piano is different from other
pianos. It is so designed as to
permit the use of much longer
strings than 9 out of 10 other
makes. Fully 8 to 10 inches
longer. The longer the string
is of course the more tone vi
bration. The tone quality is
of great purity and absolutely
The action used is the Kim
ball and contains one of the
most valuable improvements
of the present day (protected
by United States patent). Not
affected by changes of atmos
phere thus avoiding loosening
of hammers and dampers and
consequent rattle. Necessity
of spacing and adjusting trav
el of hammers; working out of
the center pins and the warp
ing or sagging of the rail.
The Kimball piano i3 made
entire in the largest piano fac
tory in the world by the most
skilled workmen gathered from
thi3 country and Europe. Ev
ery part of the Kimball being
made in their own factory un
der one manufacturing expense
it is marketed at a less cost
than any other of the so-called
highest grade pianos on the
"By your deeds shall ye be
known." The success of the
past is a guarantee of the fu
ture. aThe Kimball goods have
been over half a century on the
market. Their success has
been the greatest and is a mat
ter of history in the piano
world. The Kimball can be re
lied upon, therefore, buy the
We also sell the BJUR BROS., BAILEY. WHITNEY and HINZE PIANOS, the KIMBALL,
BJUR BROS, and AMERICAN PLAYERS. . . . .
Opposite Illinois Theatre
SAM W. BOWLBY Mgr.
Rock Island, Illinois.
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Oldest and Best Known Newspaper in Rock Island Southern Territory
THE RECOGNIZED LEADER IN ITS FIELD.
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