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Robert K. Hale View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Brattleboro, Vermont, before 1950; Short Falls (Epsom), New Hampshire, 1950-1987.
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). -

Born in Eureka, Kansas, attended University of Kansas and American Conservatory, Chicago, Illinois; studied organ with Marcel Dupré; theatre organist in Kansas and later in New York City, New York; organbuilder with Estey Organ Co. of Brattleboro, Vermont; established Organ Loft of Short Falls (Epsom), New Hampshire, 1950; partner in Hale & Alexander of Short Falls, c. 1961; died February 9, 1987, age 89; shop acquired by Jeremy Cooper. Staff: Peter Perkins.


  • Letter to David Fox.
  • Social Security Death Index.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • The Tracker 31:1 (Winter, 1987), 17.

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

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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