The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 6096

Builder Identification

Erie, Pennsylvania 1906-c. 1918; succeeded by Tellers-Kent firm.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Partnership of Heinrich (Henry) Tellers and Ignatius Tellers and William A. Sommerhoff in Erie, Pennsylvania , 1906-(c. 1918?); succeeded by Tellers-Kent firm.

    Source:

    • The Diapason February 1917, 15.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 4, 2019. —

    Henry and Ignatius Tellers and William A. Sommerhoff had worked together at A.B. Felgemaker of Erie, Pennsylvania, from 1892 to 1906 when they left to form their own firm.

    When Sommerhoff left the concern (circa 1917), another former Felgemaker employee, Albert E. Kent became a partner and the firm became Tellers-Kent. Tellers-Kent went bankrupt in 1933.

Database Entries

There are 18 entries in the database that describe organs by Tellers-Sommerhoff Organ Co.


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