The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 779

Builder Identification

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by 1938.

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). -

    Partner with Alfred Moorehouse and A. W. Brandt in Moorehouse, Bowman & Brandt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by 1938.


    • Patent #2,127,266; August 16, 1938; combination action.
    • Patent #2,788,695; April 16, 1957; pipe support.
    • Patent #2,861,146; November 18, 1958; electric relay.
    • Patent #2,892,375; June 30, 1959; windchest.
    • Patent #2,898,794; August 11, 1959; electric action.
    • Patent #2,910,907; November 3, 1969; windchest.

    The following were held jointly with Alfred Moorehouse:

    • Patent #1,716,651; 11 Jun. 1929; organ
    • Patent #1,796,386; March 17 1931; organ.


    • Letter to David H. Fox.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by S. G. Bowman.

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