The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1287

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1909-1934.

Additional Notes

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

    Succeeded Coburn & Taylor; established by Walter S. Coburn in Chicago, Illinois, c. 1909; associated with the Harmo Electric Company, 1915-1916; succeeded by Temple & Howard, Nov. 1934.

    Staff: Louis G. Eichman; George Mack; Gottlieb Mack; Ole G. Malmquest; Frank E. Morton; Douglas C. Stuart.


    • The Diapason December 1909. [page number not given in source]
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, New York: Music Trades, ).
    • Stopt Diapason #27 (Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, Ill.).

Database Entries

There are 7 entries in the database that describe organs by Coburn Organ Co.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt