The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1179

Builder Identification

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1876–1880; Brooklyn, New York, c. 1886; Meriden, Connecticut, c. 1891–c. 1899.

Additional Notes

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

    Patents held:

    • Patent #222,866; December 23, 1879; reed organ action.
    • Patent #345,673; July 20, 1886; organ bellows valve.
    • Patent #570,200; October 27, 1896; suction valve for reed organ.
    • Patent #568,310; September 22, 1896; exhaust bellows or feeder.
    • Patent #627,570; June 27, 1899; valve for player organ.
    Patent held in association with J. B. Tracy:
    • Patent #445,044; January 20, 1891; improvement to key action for reed organ.

    Sources:

    • Information taken from the text of United States Patents.
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  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, July 14, 2018. —

    This inventor’s full name was Joseph Herbert Chase. His name and location are given as follows in the patent documents:

    • Patent 222,866: J. Herbert Chase, of Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • Patent 345,673: J. Herbert Chase, of Brooklyn, New York
    • Patent 445,044: Joseph Herbert Chase and James B. Tracy, of Meriden, Connecticut, Assignors to the Aeolian Organ and Music Company, of New York, N. Y.
    • Patent 570,200: Joseph H. Chase, of Meriden, Connecticut, Assignor to the Æolian Company, of New York, N. Y.
    • Patent 568,310: Joseph H. Chase, of Meriden, Connecticut, Assignor to the Æolian Company, of same place
    • Patent 608,252: Joseph Herbert Chase, of Meriden, Connecticut
    • Patent 627,570: Joseph H. Chase, of Meriden, Connecticut, Assignor to the Aeolian Company, of New York, N. Y.

    City directories of Cambridge, Massachusetts, contain the following listings for J. Herbert Chase:

    • 1875, page 96: no listing
    • 1876, page 95: Chase J. Herbert, at Mason & Hamlin's, h. 66 Columbia
    • 1877, page 95: Chase J. Herbert, at Mason & Hamlin's, house 66 Columbia
    • 1878, page 99: Chase J. Herbert, at Mason & Hamlin's, h. 51 Market
    • 1879, page 59: Chase J. Herbert, action maker, 162 Broadway, house 29 Norfolk [162 Broadway was the address of Mason & Hamlin]
    • 1880, page 60: Chase J. Herbert, action maker, 162 Broadway, house 31 Tremont
    • 1881, page 64: no listing

    Sources:

    • Cambridge, Massachusetts, city directories, Cambridge Public Library, downloaded on various dates from Internet Archive, links at https://archive.org/details/cambridgepubliclibrary.
    • U.S. patent documents, United States Patent and Trade Office, accessed July 4, 2018, through the search page, http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/patimg.htm.

  • For further information, see: The Aeolian Co.

Database Entries

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