The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1776

Builder Identification

Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 1914–1932.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1863; son of Charles F. Durner; with his father's firm in Quakertown, Pennsylvania; succeeded his father, 1914; died November 29 (December 4?) 1932; succeeded by Paul Fritzsche, who relocated the firm to Allentown, Pennsylvania, as Fritzsche Organ Co.

    Staff: Harold T. Depue, Jacob Gerger.


    • The Diapason: January 1932, 22.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades)
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The Tracker: 8:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1963), 11.
    • The Tracker: 10:1, (1965), 1.
    • The Tracker:32:1 (1987), 27.
    • The Tracker:37:3 (1993), 22.

Database Entries

There are 2 entries in the database that describe organs by Charles Edward Durner.

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