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Ira Bassett View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Barre, Vermont, c. 1860; Chicago, Illinois, 1868.
Classification: Service Person

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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). -

Ira Bassett was the father of Frederick W. Bassett. He was active in Chicago, Illinois, in 1868, where he operated a service firm. He had previously built three organs in Barre, Vermont around 1860.

Patients held:
Patent #336,982; 2 Mar. 1886; pneumatic action
Patent #387,846; 14 Aug. 1888; pneumatic action
Patent #478,552; 12 Jul. 1892; tremolo.

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Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 143, 306.
  • Musical and Sewing Machine Gazette 28 Feb. 1880, 51.
  • John Panning.
  • Stopt Diapason The Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, IL. #25.
  • Tracker, 1:2, 8.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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