Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1879-1933.
Classification: Builder

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August 13, 2015:

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with added source). -

Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr. was the son of Joseph C. Casavant, and brother of Samuel-Marie Casavant. He apprenticed with his father's successor, Eusebe Brodeur of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. After his apprenticeship, he travelled to Europe and studied with John Abbey of Versailles, France, in 1878. Returning to Québec, he established Casavant Frères Ltée. in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada with his brother, 1879. He visited Europe again in 1896. Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr. died December 10, 1933 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada.

Patent: jointly with Joseph C. Hevey and Arthur Letiecq:
Patent #1,760,813; May 27, 1930; stop action.


  • The Diapason, January 1934, 1.
  • Jeanne D-Aigle, L'histoire de Casavant Frères, 1880-1980 (Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada: Les Editions D-Aigle, 1988) 543.
  • o Twenty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the Organ Historical Society, Inc.: Pacific Northwest, 21-25 June 1982: Headquarters at Seattle Pacific University (Richmond, Va.: (Organ Historical Society, 1982), 14.

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