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BuilderID 2080

Builder Identification

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1912.

Additional Notes

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

    Relocated an organ in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 1912.

    The article in The Tracker gives further information, Fosness was a German organ builder who had settled in Victoria. The organ that he moved was a three-manual instrument of 24 ranks built in 1890 by Conacher & Company of England. It was built for St. James' Church in Victoria, and sold to St. Paul's Church when the former congregation built a new sanctuary. It had two 16' open Diapasons, so Fosness had a major task to relocate it. –Ed.

    Sources:

    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Eugene M. Nye, "Old Tracker Organs of the [Canadian] West Coast", The Tracker 3:4 (Summer, 1959 ), 5.
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