The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3357

Builder Identification

London, Ontario, Canada, from 1963.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991, rev. ed., with additional information, 1997). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Husband of Martha Kney; apprentice with Paul Sattel, Speyer, 1945-1950; with Erhard Quack in Germany, 1946-1949; with Keates Organ Co. of Lucan, Ontario, Canada, 1951, voicer; partner with John Bright in Kney & Bright of London, Ontario, Canada, 1955-1963; acquired firm as Gabriel Kney & Co., 1963; retired and closed workshop September 1996; continued service, restoration, and consulting, active in 1995.

    Staff: Robert Baker, Thomas Churchill; Josef Daicsak; Elwyn S. Davies; Bruce Fotherby; Florence Hanel; John Henderson; Larry Hunt; Martha Kney; Antal Kozma; Andreas Rehmann; Art Seager.


    • Kallmann et al., Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981), 712.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 422.
    • The American Organist January 1983, 37.
    • The American Organist April 1989, 91.
    • The American Organist October 1996, 50.

Database Entries

There are 82 entries in the database that describe organs by Gabriel Kney & Co.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Chad Boorsma

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Alex Smith