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BuilderID 866

Builder Identification

B. 1873 England; immigrated to U. S. in 1891; Hartford, Connecticut, 1910; New York City, 1904.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1873 in Sheffield, England; son of John Brown, brother of Calvin Brown. H immigrated to the United States in 1891. He established Kinetic Engineering with Robert P. Elliot in New York City, New York, c. 1904. He was later with Austin firm of Hartford, Connecticut, 1910, as a designer; with firm in New York, 1919. Brown died in 1952.


    • The Diapason, September 1910, [page number not given]
    • The Diapason, October 1915, 5.
    • The Diapason, May 1919, 14.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1990), 744.
    • A biographical dictionary of organbuilders compiled by F. R. Webber ca. 1955; located in the OHS American Organ Archive, Talbot Library, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey.

Database Entries

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