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Buffalo, New York, c.1875-1880; Chicago, Illinois, c.1892-
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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October 30, 2004:

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

Active in Buffalo, New York, c. 1875-1880; representative of the Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York, in Chicago, Illinois, c. 1892; with successor Farrand & Votey of Detroit, Michigan, in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Local directories of the period.
  • Musical and Sewing Machine Gazette, 21 Feb. 1880, p21.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 281.
  • The Tracker, 9:2 (Spring, 1964), 10.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 5 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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