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Distinction:

Boston, Massachusetts area, 1867-1878; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880-1903.
Classification: Builder

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November 19, 2016:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 19, 2016. —

NOTE: For information on Haskell bass (method of shortening bass pipes), see William E. Haskell. We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 07, 2019.


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). -

Charles S. Haskell was born February 1839 in Massachusetts; he was the father of William E. Haskell and Charles E. Haskell.

Charles S. Haskell was in Chicago, Illinois, 1865-1866, working as a piano key maker, and carpenter. He moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area, 1867-1878, where he worked as an organbuilder, and carpenter. He briefly partnered with C(harles?) T. Harris in Haskell & Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, 1878-1879. He then joined the Roosevelt Organ Works [Hilborne Roosevelt Organs] at the branch shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880-c. 1888, supervisor. Leaving Roosevelt, Haskell established his own firm, C. S. Haskell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1888. Haskell died c. 1903; he was succeeded by his son Charles E. Haskell, with William B. Fleming.

Patents held:

  • Patent #288,331; November 13, 1883; plumbing valve.
  • Patent #300,468; June 17, 1884; plumbing valve.
  • Patent #323,829; 4 Aug. 1885; pneumatic action. (Jointly with Hilborne L. Roosevelt.)
  • Patent #336,351; February 16, 1886; pneumatic action. (Jointly with Hilborne L. Roosevelt.)
  • Patent #340,461; April 20, 1886; cabinet pipe organ. (Jointly with Hilborne L. Roosevelt.)
  • Patent #285,892; October 2, 1883; steam engine governor.
  • Patent #319,092; June 2, 1885; employees' time clock.
  • Patent #337,326; March 2, 1886; pneumatic action.
  • Patent #860,745; July 23, 1907; organ.
  • Patent #921,610; May 11, 1909; key action.
  • Patent #488,559; December 27, 1892; organ. (jointly with William E. Haskell)
  • Patent #708,765; September 9, 1902; organ.

Sources:

  • David H. Fox, "Charles Haskell and His Sons" (part 1), The Tracker 29:3 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1985), 19.
  • David H. Fox, "Charles Haskell and His Sons" (part 2),The Tracker, 29:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1985), 17

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 07, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 6 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 3 Consoles

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