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BuilderID 2318

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1926.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Acquired stock of Welte & Sons firm of New York, 1919; with Welte-Mignon Corporation of New York City, New York, 1926, president.


    • Diapason: July 1919, 16.
    • Diapason: March 1926, 8.

  • See Main Entry at Welte-Mignon Corporation [Welte Organ Co.]


  • From the OHS Online Organ Database, Builders Listing editor Stephen Hall, February 12, 2017. -

    George W. Gittins was with the Estey Co. of Brattleborro, Vermont. In 1917, the Welte firm lost its American branch due to the Alien Property Custodian act. The assets of the Welte firm were acquired by H. E. Mitchell, former Welte president, and sold to George W. Gittins. The firm was renamed the Welte-Mignon Corporation; and continued manufacture and sales of organs and pianos with automatic playing devices.



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