Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Tellers-Sommerhoff Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Erie, Pennsylvania 1906-c. 1918; succeeded by Tellers-Kent firm.
Classification: Builder

Update This Entry
August 31, 2015:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 4, 2019. —

Henry and Ignatius Tellers and William A. Sommerhoff had worked together at A.B. Felgemaker of Erie, Pennsylvania, from 1892 to 1906 when they left to form their own firm.

When Sommerhoff left the concern (circa 1917), another former Felgemaker employee, Albert E. Kent became a partner and the firm became Tellers-Kent. Tellers-Kent went bankrupt in 1933.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 04, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Partnership of Heinrich (Henry) Tellers and Ignatius Tellers and William A. Sommerhoff in Erie, Pennsylvania , 1906-(c. 1918?); succeeded by Tellers-Kent firm.

Source:

  • The Diapason February 1917, 15.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 04, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 23 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

This builder has been viewed 27 times.