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Distinction:

Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1850.
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). —

Born 1826 in Danvers, Massachusetts; attended Yale University; associate of Joseph Alley Sr in Newburyport, Massachusetts; experimental organs; geologist, mining engineer, astronomer; pursued mining in Mexico; died 1890 in Mexico.

Patents:

  • Patent #6,565; July 3, 1849; Organ action. (Jointly with Joseph Alley)
  • Patent #73,753; January 28, 1868; Enharmonic keyboard for organ.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) 1975. 140.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press) 1979. 410.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 20, 2019.

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