The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1295

Builder Identification

Los Angeles, California, before 1905; Hoboken, New Jersey, 1905.

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). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017.-

    Frederick R. Coffin was with the Los Angeles Art Organ Co. of Los Angeles, California, as the corporate secretary. He was also with the successor Electrolian firm of Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1905, as one of the incorporators.


    • The Bicentennial Tracker (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society,, 1976), 119.
    • Company Letterhead.
    • Incorporation Papers.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.


  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, May 19, 2018. -

    Frederick R. Coffin was listed as one of four incorporators of the Electrolian Co. of Hoboken, New Jersey in an article in The Music Trade Review. The other three were Eben Smith, Arthur Scott Brook, and William Flemm.[sic, presumably William B. Fleming —Ed.]


    • "Electrolian Organ Co. Incorporated" The Music Trade Review, vol 41, no. 20 (New York City: Edward Lyman Hill, November 13, 1905), 21.

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