The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 829

Builder Identification

England, before 1904; Bloomfield, New Jersey, c. 1904; Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1905–1914; Boston, Massachusetts, 1929.

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 in England; apprentice with Henry Willis & Sons of London, England; with the J. J. Binns and Bramby firms of Leeds, England; with Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, c. 1904; with The Ernest M. Skinner Organ Co. of Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1905-1914, head reed voicer; partner with Walter R. Birkmaier in voicing firm; established Ilse & Brockbank of New York City, New York, 1914; established pipe supplies firm in Lakeview, New Jersey, adjoining American Master Organ Co., 1916; with William W. Laws firm of Beverly, Massachusetts, 1921; with Frazee Organ Co. of Everett, Massachusetts; resided in Revere, Massachusetts; died on April 3, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, age 46.


    • The Diapason, November, 1914, 1.
    • The Diapason, February, 1916, 15.
    • The Diapason, March, 1921, 16.
    • The Diapason, May 1929, 10.
    • Letter of Henry J. Carruthers.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Frederick S. Brockbank.

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