Steck is a brand name of the Aeolian Piano company, and was used on player pianos produced in the early twentieth century. A large number of Steck pianos were produced in Gotha, Germany. The factory named Gothaer Piano-Hofmanufaktur was purchased in 1905 from Ernst Munck and renamed Steck in 1906. This poster was created by Gipkens. Julius E.F. Gipkens (16 February 1883 – 1968) was a German painter, illustrator and graphic designer.