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New York City, New York, 1880-1903.
Classification: Builder

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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). -

George Abel learned his craft while with the Walcker firm of Ludwigsburg, Germany; he immigrated to the United States in 1880. He worked as a cabinetmaker until he started with the Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York, as a chestmaker. After the Roosevelt firm closed, he became a partner with Oscar Müller in Müller & Abel of New York City, New York, 1893-1903.


  • American Art Journal, February 3, 1894.
  • Local directories of the period.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 279.
  • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries (New York City: The Music Trades).
  • Stephen Pinel.
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