The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1267

Builder Identification

Elmira, New York, 1907–1910.

Additional Notes

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

    Born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri; uncle of Jervis Langdon; noted writer and humorist; with Hope-Jones firm of Elmira, New York, 1907–1910, stockholder; died April 21, 1910 in Stamfield, Connecticut.

    Source(s):

    • David H. Fox.
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  • See Main Entry at Hope-Jones Organ Co.
  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, September 1, 2017. —

    No, the author of Innocents Abroad, Life on the Mississippi, The Prince and the Pauper; and literary father of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn was not an organbuilder. But near the end of his life, he and AT & T president Thomas Vail invested in the short-lived Hope-Jones Organ Co. Despite its celebrity investors and well-publicized head, the Hope-Jones firm failed in three years, and its assets were acquired by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. who did make a go at selling unit orchestral organs. I have yet to learn if the two investors were offered stock in the successor firm or if they lost everything that they had put in to it.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Samuel Langhorne ('Mark Twain') Clemens.


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