also maker of Schumann Player pianos
“It is here that the famous Schumann Pianos, known from coast to coast as pianos of the finest musical quality and greatest durability, are made. All instruments made in this factory are of the highest quality. They differ from each other not in quality but in size and design only. The Schumann Piano Co., W. N. Van Matre, president, also makes the celebrated Schumann Player Piano. All patents on the Schumann piano are owned by the Schumann Piano Co.”
Source: “The City Of Rockford and Her Men of Affairs,” pub. 1920, p 17.
“Schumann Piano Co., W. N. Van Matre Pres (Lake Bluff, Ill); C. B. McIntosh, V-Pres; W N Van Matre, Jr. Sec-Treas, factory at Fulton and Logan, retail Salesroom at State St. N E corner Wyman St, C. H. Spencer, Manager.
Source: McCoy’s 1920 Rockford City Directory