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New York City, New York, c. 1891-1900; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1900; New York City, New York, c. 1901-c. 1909; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1910-1938.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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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 October 31, 1866 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; with carpet factory, age 14; with Odell firm of New York City, New York, for 19 years, except for one year, c. 1900, when with C. S. Haskell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; with Wanamaker Store of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in musical repair department; with Wanamaker Organ Shop when formed, c. 1911; retired February 1, 1938; died February 3, 1962.

Patent #1,439,652; 19 Dec. 1922; tremolo.

Sources:

  • The Diapason October 1935, 1.
  • The Diapason March 1938, 8.
  • The Diapason April 1962, 26.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 358.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 05, 2019.

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