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East Cambridge, Massachusetts 1861-1890s.
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 1830; apprenticed with Henry Erben firm of New York City, New York, 1845-c. 1850, continued with firm until c. 1853; with Hall & Labagh of New York City, New York, after c. 1853 for a short time; with E. & G. G. Hook firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 1854 for two years; with Simmons & Wilcox of Boston, Massachusetts, two years, in Havana, Cuba for a time during this period; operated his own firm in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1861-c. 1890; died 1904, in East Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • New York Weekly Review October 9, 1869.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 250.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 403.
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "American Organbuilding, 1850-1880, According to the Census", The Tracker 30:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1986), 31.

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Database Specs:

  • 60 Organs
  • 6 Divisions
  • 5 Consoles