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Distinction:

New York City, New York, 1886-1893.
Classification: Builder

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November 01, 2015:

For further information, see main entry: Roosevelt Organ Works [Hilborne Roosevelt Organs]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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). —

Brother of Cornelius and Hilborne Roosevelt; attend St. John's School of Ossining, New York; graduate of Trinity College of Hartford, Connecticut, 1883; with Roosevelt Organ Company of New York City, New York, 1883, office work; succeeded Hilborne as head of firm, 1886; captain in New York State National Guard; closed organ firm, 1893; continued LeClanche Battery Co. and other business activities; died February 2, 1895 in New York City, New York.

Patents held:

  • Patent #449,177; March 31, 1891; organ.
  • Patent #449,590; March 31, 1891; organ. (jointly with W. N. Elbert)

Sources:

  • David H. Fox.
  • Letters.
  • [Information taken from the text of the United States patents listed above.]

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 21, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 121 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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