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Albert C. Gemünder (Gemünter) View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Ludwigsburg, Germany, early 1800s, Springfield, Massachusetts, by 1852; Columbus Ohio, 1860s.
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, 1991). -

Born Dec. 1817 in Ingelfingen, Württemberg, Germany; brother of August and Georg Gemunder; with Walcker firm of Ludwigsburg, Germany; in Springfield, Massachusetts, by 1852; with Steinway & Sons, pianos, of New York City, New York; in Columbus, Ohio, early 1860s; died Nov. 1884 in Columbus, Ohio.

Patents:

  • with Georg Gemunder: Patent #9,022; 15 Jun. 1852; organ
  • alone: Patent #200,449; 19 Feb. 1878; pipe

Sources:

  • Martin Kares, The German Element in American Organbuilding, 1700-1900 (dissertation, Marburg 1990).
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 408.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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