The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1180

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, no earlier than 1844–1895.

Additional Notes

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

    Joseph [H?] Chase was born 3 May 1817 in Boston, Massachusetts; he was a sailor until age 26; then a dentist before starting with E. & G. G. Hook of Boston. He remained with the firm when Frank Hastings became a partner in 1872 and the firm became E. & G. G. Hook & Hastings, finally retiring as a superintendent in 1895. By that point both of the Hook brothers were gone and their surviving partner had shortened the name to simply Hook & Hastings. Despite his long career, Chase was in retirement for 23 years; he died 9 January 1916 in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts at the age of 98 years and eight months.


    • Diapason, Feb. 1916, 15.

Database Entries

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