The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2997

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1878.

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). —

    Active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1878.


    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Eugene M. McCracken, "The Spirits Cost $0.75" [continuation from previous issue], The Tracker, 5:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1961), 7.


  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 14, 2019. —

    Excerpt from Eugene McCracken's article:

    A Mr. Sevill Schofield purchased the old organ* [from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the organ was mostly the work of Matthias Schneider, although it was completed by Phillip Bachman], and on February 2, 1878, he paid $600.00 for it. (Mr. Schofield operated a woolen mill in Manayunk.) Some of the expenses incidental to the sale were: commission to A. G. Ibach for its sale $50.00; advertising with N. W. Ayers, $17.50; Mr. Luckenbach for moving it, $6.00. (Augustus Ibach was another Philadelphia organ builder of many years' standing.)


    • Eugene M. McCracken, "The Spirits Cost $0.75", The Tracker, 5:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1960), 7.
    • Eugene M. McCracken, "The Spirits Cost $0.75" [continuation from previous issue], The Tracker, 5:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1961), 7.

Database Entries

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