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Herbert E. Hodgson View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Knoxville, Tennessee; Norfolk, Virginia, late 1800s.
Classification: Undetermined

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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). —

In Knoxville, Tennessee; in Norfolk, Virginia; associated with Hodgson Sustenuto Co. of Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Patent #141,792; August 12, 1873; organ free reed.
  • Patent #542,054; July 2, 1895; key holding device.
  • Patent #582,287; May 11, 1897; pipe organ attachment.


  • Information taken from the text of United States patents listed above.
  • Donald Traser, A Tale of Three Churches (Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1980), 64.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 28, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 0 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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