The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1056

Builder Identification

Orange, New Jersey, 1940.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    In Orange, New Jersey, 1940, United States Patent jointly held with William Werner.

    Patent #2,190,650; February 20, 1940; electric action. [This entry was likely made in error, see note from Charles Eberline below.]

    Source:

    • Information taken from the text of a United States patent.

     

  • From Builders editor, Charles Eberline, April 13, 2018. —

    The device that received patent 2,190,650 was a double solenoid. In the patent document at United States Patent Office, http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=02190650&IDKey=190DFF69636E%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm, nothing is said about its use in organs. Instead, it is stated that in the original patent application the solenoid was used “to accentuate the movement of the keys of a typewriter.” That typewriter was granted patent 2,190, 649 (“solenoid cryptographic typewriter”); see the patent document at http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=02190649&IDKey=25BD948EC273%0A&HomeUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpatft.uspto.gov%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fpatimg.htm.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Paul T. Caren.


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