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Henry Erben & Son View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

New York City, New York, 1879-1884.
Classification: Builder

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October 13, 2015:

See main entry: Henry Erben
See also: L.C. Harrison & Co.

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

April 15, 2010:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, compiled from other entries in the OHS Database, January 28, 2017.  -

After his partnership with William M. Wilson in Henry Erben & Co. (New York City, New York, 1874-1879), Erben briefly retired. Leaving retirement, he formed a new partnership with his son, Charles, as Henry Erben & Son in 1879 and continued working until his death in 1884. Lewis C. Harrison, Erben's foreman, continued Erben's last business for a few more years before relocating to Bloomfield, New Jersey, in 1891 and forming L.C. Harrison & Co. with J.C. Petit.

[Harrison had a branch office in New York City, this may have been the old Erben & Son shop. There is no record in the OHS Database for Charles Erben beyond 1884. -Ed.]

Sources:
This entry was compiled by the editor from the OHS Database records for Henry Erben and Lewis C. Harrison:

  • David H. Fox, "Henry Erben & Co., A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. (Organ Historical Society, 1997), 121-122.
  • David H. Fox, "Louis C. Harrison & Co., A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. (Organ Historical Society, 1997), 149.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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