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BuilderID 1156

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, by 1855–at least 1870.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born in England; (father of Douglas G. Chant?); in Chicago, Illinois, by 1855, music dealer, music teacher, organbuilder (1861?)–1864; with Pilcher Bros. firm as Pilcher Brothers & Chant, 1864–1866; operated firm, 1866–1869; partner with William Jackson, 1869/1870; (organ tuner or service thereafter?); (in Florida and died there?).

    Sources:

    • The Stopt Diapason, no. 26 (newsletter of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, Illinois). [According to this source, Michael D. Friesen, “A Chronological History of Organbuilders in Chicago,” The Stopt Diapason, no. 26 (April 1984): 20, 23, Henry William Chant was listed in Chicago city directories up to 1875. “Sometime after 1875 Chant left Chicago, and even in 1899 he was not really traceable.” —Ed.]
    • The Tracker, 30:4, 30.

Database Entries

There are 2 entries in the database that describe organs by Henry William Chant.


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