The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1899

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, c.1871-1884?.

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 February 4, 2017, (Hall). -

    Born c. 1842 in New York; son of Henry Erben; with his father's firm (c. 1871?).


    • The Tracker 32:1 (1987): 22.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 7, 2016. -

    Henry Erben briefly retired after leaving his partnership with William M. Wilson in Henry Erben & Co. His retirement did not last long, less than a year later he formed a new partnership with his son, Charles, as Henry Erben & Son. Henry continued working there until his death in 1884, at which point his foreman, Lewis C. Harrison acquired the firm. It is not known what Charles did after his father's death. He may have remained with the company which continued until 1891 when Harrison relocated to New Jersey to form L.C. Harrison & Co.


    • Compiled from other records in the OHS Database.

Database Entries

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