The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2251

Builder Identification

New York, New York ca. 1832-1900. "& Son" added ca. 1855.

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). -

    Established by George Jardine in New York City, New York after 1837; made barrel, then church organs; '& Son' added to name, c. 1855; firm headed by Edward G. Jardine after 1883; firm continued by Edward D. and Charles Jardine; merged with business of Carlton Michell, 1897; firm dissolved, 1900.

    Staff: George F. Brooks; Nicholas Chatelain; (J. Fackler?); Dudley Jardine; Fred R. Jardine; Frederick W. Jardine {2 individuals}; Joseph P. Jardine; Sarah Jardine; J. George Kilgen; George W. Loree; Carlton C. Michell; Louis F. Mohr, Sr.; Leonard Peloubet; Edwin Peniroyd; (Bernard Reilly?); (J. S. Rhodes?); August R. Schopp; Jacob Scultetus; Alfred Steele; Frank Symmes; Paul Wagner; (G. F. Werner?); Henry W. Worley.


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 162, 258.
    • Organ Handbook (Organ Historical Society, 1985), 18.

Database Entries

There are 283 entries in the database that describe organs by George Jardine & Son.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Bill Miller

Manuals and Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by John G. DeMajo

Nameplate. Photograph by Frank W. Fitzgerald

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Adam Kowal

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Len Levasseur

Console detail: Manuals, Builder's nameplate, and misc. controls. Photograph by Keith Bigger

Coupler knobs and nameplate.. Photograph by Jim Cook

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Brannock