Gabriel Kney & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


London, Ontario, Canada, from 1963.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991, rev. ed., with additional information, 1997). -

Husband of Martha Kney; apprentice with Paul Sattel, Speyer, 1945-1950; with Erhard Quack in Germany, 1946-1949; with Keates Organ Co. of Lucan, Ontario, Canada, 1951, voicer; partner with John Bright in Kney & Bright of London, Ontario, Canada, 1955-1963; acquired firm as Gabriel Kney & Co., 1963; retired and closed workshop September 1996; continued service, restoration, and consulting, active in 1995.

Staff: Robert Baker, Thomas Churchill; Josef Daicsak; Elwyn S. Davies; Bruce Fotherby; Florence Hanel; John Henderson; Larry Hunt; Martha Kney; Antal Kozma; Andreas Rehmann; Art Seager.


  • Kallmann et al., Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981), 712.
  • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 422.
  • The American Organist January 1983, 37.
  • The American Organist April 1989, 91.
  • The American Organist October 1996, 50.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 19, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 91 Organs
  • 20 Divisions
  • 8 Consoles

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