Oscar Muller (Oskar Müller) View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Salem, Ohio, 1881-1883; New York City, New York, 1883-1903.
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). —

Muller was born in November of 1852 in Germany, he immigrated to the United States in 1881. He worked at the Barckhoff firm of Salem, Ohio, for two years; before moving to New York City to join the Roosevelt firm, he became foreman of action department. After Frank Roosevelt closed the firm in 1893, Muller became a partner with another former Roosevelt employee, George Abel, in Müller & Abel of New York City, New York. The firm experienced involuntary bankruptcy in 1902 and closed the following year.


  • American Art Journal February 3, 1894.
  • Local directories for the place and time.
  • Kares, Martin; The German Element in American Organbuilding, 1700-1900 (dissertation, Marburg 1990).
  • Stephen Pinel.

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