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John Henry Odell View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

New York City, New York, 1859.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

See Main Entry at J. H. & C. S. Odell

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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). —

Brother of Caleb S. Odell; father of George W. Odell; with Ferris & Stuart firm of New York City, New York; established J. H. & C. S. Odell with his brother in New York City, 1859.

Patents held:

  • Patent #122,777; January 16, 1872; organ action.
  • Patent #609,291; August 16, 1898; organ action.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 277.
  • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 144.
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker: 32:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1988), 28.
  • [Information taken from the text of the United States patents listed above. ]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 25, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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