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BuilderID 494

Builder Identification

Binghamton, New York 1884-1919.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -

    Established firm in Binghamton, NY, 1884; incorporated firm, 1913; established Beman Symphonie Orchestra Co. of Binghamton, NY, by 1916; known as Frank Beman & Son by 1919; succeeded by Beman Organ Co., 1919.

    Staff: Frank A. Pilcher.


    • Diapason, Feb. 1916, 15; and Feb. 1919, 1.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 281.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (published by Music Trades, New York)

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, October 16, 2016. —

    Frank Beman (1853-1919?) established his firm in Binghamton, New York, in 1884; he incorporated the firm in 1913. In 1916, he established Beman Symphonie Orchestra Co. of Binghamton, New York, it is unclear if this was a name change to the company, a separate enterprise, or simply an alternate nameplate used for theater organs; at any rate by 1919 the company was known as Frank Beman & Son; which was succeeded by Beman Organ Co. the same year.


    • Complied from other entries in A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997).

Database Entries

There are 8 entries in the database that describe organs by Frank Beman & Son.

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