The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2578

Builder Identification

Austria; Pine Lakes, New Jersey, 1947; Brattleboro, VT, 1953.

Additional Notes

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

    Claimed to be born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; in Austria at early age; resident of Pine Lakes, New Jersey, 1947; incorporated a subsidiary of the Austrian firm of Rieger Organs in the U.S., 1951; assumed control of Estey Organs of Brattleboro, Vermont, 1953; deported as illegal alien after Estey bankruptcy.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Henry [Hans Henry Hanko] Hancock.

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