The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1162

Builder Identification

Pennsylvania, 1953-1985; Newbury, New Hampshire, 1985-1989.

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). —

    Born 2 Aug. 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; organist, 1936-1953; installer assistant and maintenance assistant, 1938-1942; graduate of Ursinus College, 1942; research associate in mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, 1942-1947; computer scientist, 1947-1964; built several organs, 1953-1963; established Chapline Organs, in Philadelphia area, 1964; in Newbury, New Hampshire, c. 1986; active in 1989.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders, Membership Roll: 1989.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 414.
    • William Van Pelt.

Database Entries

There are 11 entries in the database that describe organs by Joseph Chapline, (Organs).

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