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BuilderID 1820

Builder Identification

Hampstead, New York, c.1890-1906.

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). -

    Father of George W. Earle Jr.; apprentice with Thomas Hall of New York City, New York, and the Hook firm of Boston, Massachusetts; active in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1860, pipemaker; in New York City, 1863, (with Odell firm?); partner in Earle & Beale of New York City, 1864; in Riverhead, New York, c.1870; partner with Ahaz Bradley in Earle & Bradley of Riverhead, c. 1873; operated saw mill and organ firm in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1877; in Hempstead, New York, 1884, organbuilder, reed pipemaker; partner with his son in Earle & Son of Hempstead, New York, 1906; Died age 83; succeeded by his son.


    • Boston Organ Club Newsletter: 134:5.
    • The Diapason: July 1918, 18.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 279.
    • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 184.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The Tracker: 9:2 (Winter, 1965), 10.
    • The Tracker: 32:1 (Winter, 1988), 25.
    • Stephen Pinel.

Database Entries

There are 6 entries in the database that describe organs by George W. Earle (& Son).

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