The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2511

Builder Identification

Louisville from 1874; opus nos. 138-300 (ca.).

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991) —

    Partnership of Henry Pilcher {Sr.} and sons Henry {Jr.} and William in St. Louis, Missouri, 1857-1858.

    Proceeded by H. & W. Pilcher of St. Louis, Missouri, 1852-1856;
    Succeeded by Pilcher Brothers (Chicago) of Chicago, Illinois 1863-1874


    • Diapason Apr. 1925:16.
    • Diapason May 1925:8.
    • Diapason Aug. 1944:1.
    • Junchen, David; Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications) 1990. 464.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (Published by Music Trades, New York)
    • Organ Handbook (Organ Historical Society) 1986:20.
    • Tracker 19:2:12

  • For help in locating a particular Pilcher family member or firm name/location, refer to Pilcher Family - Overview.

    The Overview contains:

    • A summary of the family's organbuilding history in the United States.
    • The Pilcher Family Tree of Organ Builders courtesy of Bynum Petty, OHS Archivist.
    • A list of the various company names used by family members.

Database Entries

There are 99 entries in the database that describe organs by H. Pilcher & Sons.

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