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Henry William Chant View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Chicago, Illinois, by 1855-at least 1870.
Classification: Builder

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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 in England; (father of Douglas G. Chant?); in Chicago, Illinois, by 1855, music dealer, music teacher, organbuilder (1861?)-1864; with Pilcher Bros. firm as Pilcher Brothers & Chant, 1864-1866; operated firm, 1866-1869; partner with William Jackson, 1869/1870; (organ tuner or service thereafter?); (in Florida and died there?).


  • The Stopt Diapason, no. 26 (newsletter of the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, Illinois). [According to this source, Michael D. Friesen, "A Chronological History of Organbuilders in Chicago,” The Stopt Diapason, no. 26 (April 1984): 20, 23, Henry William Chant was listed in Chicago city directories up to 1875. "Sometime after 1875 Chant left Chicago, and even in 1899 he was not really traceable.” -Ed.]
  • The Tracker, 30:4, 30.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 2 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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