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BuilderID 141

Builder Identification

Providence, Rhode Island, 1896

Additional Notes

  • Notes from Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, December 10, 2017. -

    Charles E. Angell of Providence, Rhode Island:

    Patent No. 566,051, August 28, 1896, Mechanism for Supplying Air to Bellows of Church-Organs [sic]


    • United States Patent No. 0566051, United States Patent and Trademark Office, accessed Dec 10, 2017.

    Possibly Charles Edgar Angell, 1855-1910, his parents were from Providence, Rhode Island, but moved to Utah before 1855. Charles E. was born in Utah, he was living in Utah in 1880, and died in Utah, in 1910.1 He is the only Charles E. Angell in the right time period found thus far with a connection to Rhode Island. We do not have any records of where he was living in the 1890s; he has not been found in city directories of Providence, and almost the entire United States census of 1890 was destroyed by fire in 1921.2


    1. "Charles E. Angell", My Heritage, accessed December 10, 2017,
    2. United States Census Bureau, Availability of the 1890 Census, accessed December 10, 2017,


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

    Providence, Rhode Island. Patent #566,051; 18 Aug. 1896; air for bellows.


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

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