The 'Cycloid Grand' piano was manufactured by the illustrious Lindeman & Sons Piano Company in New York. Established in 1836, Lindeman & Sons was one of the first piano factories in the United States. Their Cycloid Grand was mainly produced during the post Civil War era, and was actually based on a square grand piano with a rounded back sitting on three legs. It seems that there was a great deal of promotion and advertisement for the Lindeman Cycloid Grand Piano during the mid to late 19th Century, as well as a great many professional endorsements by high-profile pianists, musicians, and singers of the era. These Cycloid pianos are exceedingly rare today.
We have a Cycloid Grand listed for sale in our online showroom. To see this instrument, please go to this link: http://www.antiquepianoshop.com/product/153/lindeman-cycolid-square-grand-piano/
Cycloid Sales Catalog
Very rare 19th Century Sales Catalog featuring the Lindeman "Cycloid" Grand Piano, Circa 1880.
Cycloid Piano Advertisements
19th Century Advertisements For The Lindeman Cycloid Piano, Circa About 1865
Lindeman Cycloid Newspaper Article
19th Century Newspaper Article Featuring The Lindeman Cycloid Piano, Circa 1865