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BuilderID 1033

Builder Identification

England; New York City, New York; Kendal Green, Massachusetts; West Haven, Connecticut, 1898-1927.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Apprentice with Henry Willis firm of England; with Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York; with Hook & Hastings of Kendal Green, Massachusetts; with Hall Organ Co. of West Haven, Connecticut, 1898-1927, vice president and manager of console department, incorporator, 1912; returned to Hall firm 1928.

    Patents held:

    • Patent #741,884; October 20, 1903; pneumatic action and coupler.
    • Patent #1,796,438; March 17, 1931; organ.


    • The Diapason, June 1912, 7.
    • The Diapason, June 1928, 35.
    • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 155. 

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, April 28, 2018. -

    Boston city directories contain the following listings of Frederick Campkin:

    • 1895, page 246: Campkin Frederick, cabinetmaker, house 26 Fairbury
    • 1896, page 261: Campkin Frederick, cabinetmaker, h. 5 Humboldt pk.
    • 1897, page 264: Campkin Frederick, cabinetmaker, h. 58 L

    The Boston city directories for the years 1789 to 1900 can be downloaded as PDF files from the website of the Boston Athenaeum; the URL provides the links.

Database Entries

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