The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1187

Builder Identification

Deep River, Connecticut, 1909.

Additional Notes

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

    Essex, Connecticut; associated with Pratt, Read & Co. of Deep River, Connecticut.

    Patent #927,945; July 19, 1909; key.


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

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, December 2, 2016. —

    George L. Cheney was the son of George A. Cheney. He was president of Pratt, Read & Co., 1908–1932.


    • Don Malcarne, Edith De Forest, and Robbi Storms, , Deep River and Ivoryton (Arcadia Publishing, 2002) 63.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, July 14, 2018. —

    George Locke Cheney was born on March 9, 1857, in Providence, Rhode Island. He died on February 18, 1933, in Essex, Connecticut.


    • “George Locke Cheney,” Find a Grave, accessed July 10, 2018,

Database Entries

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