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BuilderID 3379

Builder Identification

Louisville, Kentucky, 1923–1988.

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). —

    Born c. 1907; with Henry Pilcher's Sons of Louisville, Kentucky, 1923–1944, head reed voicer and service department manager; operated his own service firm, 1944–1952; with Schantz Organ Co. of Orrville, Ohio, 1952, installer, tonal finisher; with Miller Pipe Organ Co. of Louisville, Kentucky, 1988, consultant, voicer, and pipemaker. Kohler died November 21, 1991.

    Staff: Joseph Brown.

    Sources:

    • Letter to David Fox.
    • The Tracker, 19:2, (Spring, 1975), 12.
    • The Tracker, 35:4 (Winter, 1991), 7.
    • [James E.] Miller.*
    • The American Organist, March 1992, 64.

    Fox's Guide simply says Miller, as it seems to be in connection with the Miller Pipe Organ Service of Louisville, Kentucky, the editors take it to refer to James E. Miller who established that company. —Ed.

Database Entries

There are 2 entries in the database that describe organs by Sylvester E. Kohler.


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