West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1954–1962.
David W. Cogswell was born 4 February, 1930 in Springfield, Massachusetts; he was a graduate of University of Vermont and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an electrical engineer with Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies of Windsor Locks, Connecticut; part-time helper in Burlington, Vermont, 1947-1952; trainee with Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, 1951-1952; trainee with Rostron Kershaw Co. of Reading, Massachusetts, 1952-1953. He established the Berkshire Organ Co., formerly Western New England Organ Service, with Richard W. Toelken in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1954; he was the owner and president since 1962; He committed suicide 7 June, 1989 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Patent #3,472,115; 14 Oct. 1969; electropneumatic action.
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