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BuilderID 2971

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, PA, c. 1829-1867.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Updated Feb 7, 2016 with information from sources listed in Notes below. --

    Albert G. Hunter was born c. 1803 in Pennsylvania.1 He was a partner with John P. Hunter (presumably his younger brother) as A.G. & J.P. Hunter, active in Philadelphia, PA, from about 1829 until his death in 1867. John was apparently his heir as Albert's only child, Martha Emily, died as an infant. 2 John continued the firm, and by 1880 it was known as J.P. Hunter & Sons.3

    1) Philadelphia City Death Certificate for Albert G. Hunter
    2) ibid.
    3) John Speller, Pipe Chat, February 1, 2008 (see next paragraph below)

  • From John Speller on Pipe-Chat --

    Albert G. and John P. Hunter formed a company named A.G. & J.P. Hunter which traded in Philadelphia in the 1860's and 1870's. By 1880 this had morphed into J.P. Hunter & Sons. [February 1, 2008]

  • For further information, see: A.G. & J.P. Hunter

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