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BuilderID 6517

Builder Identification

Freiburg, Germany, 1832; New York City, NY, office, 1865; factory in Poughkeepsie, NY, 1910-1919; 1919; renamed Welte-Mignon Corp.

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). -

    Established in Freiburg, Germany, by Michael M. Welte, 1832; New York City, New York, office, 1865; factory in Poughkeepsie, New York, 1910-1919; firm confiscated under Alien Property Act, 1917; stock acquired by H. E. Mitchell, former Welte president, and sold to George W. Gittins of the Estey firm, 1919; renamed Welte-Mignon Corporation; organs, pianos.

    Staff: James M. Beck; Max Beyer; Karl Bockish; George J. Bohen; James Cole; A. Dalrymple; Dittes; Charles R. Dubois; Robert P. Elliot; Robert H. Gittins; Rudolph Glatz; George Goll; Myron Harris; Edward Holbrook; Luther D. Lovekin; H. E. Mitchell; Frank H. Nieman; James H. Nuttall; David Schaub; Paul Sowada; Hans Steinmeyer; Berthold Welte; Carl M. Welte; Edwin Welte; Emil Welte; W. Adolph Zajic.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason: July 1919, 16.
    • The Diapason: December 1926, 3.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 673.

     

  • See main entry: Welte-Mignon Corporation

Database Entries

There are 11 entries in the database that describe organs by Welte & Sons Co.


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