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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1895-1921.
Classification: Builder

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May 03, 2021:

The shop was originally located at 1827 South 11th Street in Philadelphia, adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. By 1908 the firm listed its address at 702-20 Mercy Street (7th and Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia)

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on May 03, 2021.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Established by Samuel L. Bates and Oliver B. Culley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1895; last listed 1920/1921.

Staff: Ferdinand T. E. Rassman.


  • The Diapason, February 1913, 1.
  • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 54 Organs
  • 4 Divisions
  • 8 Consoles

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