New York City, New York, 1926.
Classification: Corporate Officer
From the OHS Online Organ Database, Builders Listing editor Stephen Hall, February 12, 2017. -
George W. Gittins was with the Estey Co. of Brattleborro, Vermont. In 1917, the Welte firm lost its American branch due to the Alien Property Custodian act. The assets of the Welte firm were acquired by H. E. Mitchell, former Welte president, and sold to George W. Gittins. The firm was renamed the Welte-Mignon Corporation; and continued manufacture and sales of organs and pianos with automatic playing devices.
See Main Entry at Welte-Mignon Corporation [Welte Organ Co.]
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -
Acquired stock of Welte & Sons firm of New York, 1919; with Welte-Mignon Corporation of New York City, New York, 1926, president.