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England, prior to 1837; New York City, New York, 1837-c.1882.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders,rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

George Jardine was born November 1. 1800 in Dartford, Kent, England. He was the brother of John Jardine, and father of Edward G., Dudley, Frederick W., and Joseph P. Jardine.

George apprenticed with Flight & Robson of London, England. He worked with Joseph W. Walker of London, England prior to immigrating to the United States in 1837.

Jardine began his American career with Firth, Hall & Pond1 of New York City, New York. At some point, he formed his own firm and began making barrel organs. Later he began building church organs with his sons Dudley and Edward G.; Frederick and Joseph Jardine in New York City, New York.2 George Jardine died February 12, 1882 in New York City, buried at Trinity Church, New York City.

Editor's Notes:
  1. The database does not contain information for a firm by this name. The database does list the firm of Firth & Hall of New York City, New York, 1820–1847.
  2. The business became George Jardine & Son in 1855.


  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 162.
  • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 111.
  • Stephen Pinel.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 15, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 61 Organs
  • 2 Divisions
  • 4 Consoles

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