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Frederick W. Hedgeland View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Born in England; St. Paul, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois, 1890-1908.
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 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Born in England; repaired organs in St. Paul, Minnesota; with W. W. Kimball firm of Chicago, Illinois, 1890; left firm in 1908.

Patents:

  • Patent #464,936, December 8, 1891; folding keyboard.
  • Patent #464,937, December 8, 1891; spring clutch for organ pipe.
  • Patent #469,242; February 23, 1892; folding keyboard.
  • Patent #469,243; February 23, 1892; detachable keyboard.
  • Patent #469,699; March 1, 1892; octave coupler and keyboard.
  • Patent #470,241; March 8, 1892; bellows.
  • Patent #470,242; March 8, 1892; blowing apparatus
  • Patent #472,998; April 19, 1892; qualifying box for bass reeds
  • Patent #476,266; June 7, 1892; coupler activator
  • Patent #476,796; June 14, 1892; pneumatic action
  • Patent #488,607; December 27, 1892; pneumatic action
  • Patent #505,161; September 19, 1893; exhaust reed organ bellows
  • Patent #580,048; April 6, 1897; pneumatic action
  • Patent #590,545; September 21, 1897; pneumatic action
  • Patent #628,535; July 11, 1899; player action
  • Patent #628,937; July 18, 1899; crescendo and diminuendo device
  • Patent #638,709; December 12, 1899; registration for player organ

Sources:

  • The Diapason, February 1925, 6.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 304.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 02, 2019.

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