New York City, c. 1887; Detroit, Michigan, 1899; Garwood, New Jersey, 1900.
For further information on successor firms, see Aeolian-Votey Organ Co. (New Jersey) and Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. For further information on predecessor firms, see Votey Organ Co., Farrand & Votey Organ Co. and Aeolian-Votey Organ Co. (Detroit).We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -
Established by William B. Tremaine in New York City, New York, 1878, as the Mechanical Orguinette Co., makers of player attachments for reed organs and pianos; adopted Aeolian name by 1887; owned by the Aeolian-Weber Piano & Pianola Co.; associated with the Munroe Organ Reed Co. of Worcester, Massachusetts; began selling pipe organs manufactured by Farrand & Votey of Detroit, Michigan, 1893; merged with the Votey Organ Co., 1899, and relocated to Garwood, New Jersey; reorganized as the Aeolian-Votey Co., 1927; the pipe organ division of the Aeolian firm merged with the Skinner Organ Co. of Dorchester, Massachusetts, to form the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., January of 1932.
Administration: Harry B. Tremaine; William B. Tremaine; Edwin S. Votey; Staff: George L. Beaudry; Eugene Braun; Tolbert Cheek; Charles E. Clinton; John Cook Sr.; John Dewar; William R. Dorr; Harry Durst; Julius Firmbach; William B. Fleming; John H. Hammond; John W. Heins; F. J. Huenken; Arthur J. Jasper; Albin W. Johnson; George B. Kemp, Sr.; George B. Kemp, Jr.; Leslie N. Leet; Carl M. Oman; Robert W. Pain; W. H. Price; Thomas Radley; Anton Rokus; Ernest Schmidt; Leo F. Schoenstein, Sr.*; Harry Smith; William C. Smith; (John W. Starkie?); Albert Stannke; Charles A. Stebbins; Frank V. Taft; Stewart R. Traquair; Richmond O. Whitelegg; Clarence A. Woodruff.
*Editor's Note: The Schoensteins repeatedly sent their sons to work with the leading firms in the east. The sons returned after a few years with experience with other firms and knowledge of the latest developments.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.