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Richard Schneider / Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Kenney, Illinois, from c. 1980.
Classification: Builder

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May 18, 2016:

From OHS Database Builders Editor Stephen Hall, May 18, 2016. —

This name is not found in the 1997 edition of A Guide to North American Organbuilders, it was presumably replaced by "Schneider Workshop & Services of Kenney, Illinois" which is listed in the 1997 revision. There is also a listing for "Schneider Orgelbau Werkstatt" in the 1997 revision which states it was a predecessor of Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. 1976-1989.

This form of the name is listed in several directories, however, and is on the sign on the building at 41 Johnson St. in Kenney, Illinois.

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

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). —

In East Grand Rapids. Michigan, 1959-1973; attended Concordia Lutheran College of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973-1975; attended Michigan State University of East Lansing, Michigan, 1975-1976; with J. A. Hubert & Son of Southfield, Michigan, part time, 1973-1975; with Gratian Organ Builders of Kenney, Illinois, 1976-1977; established his own firm in Decatur, Illinois, 1977; relocated to Niantic, Illinois; acquired Gratian Organ Builders of Decatur, Illinois; established Schneider Workshop & Services of Kenney, Illinois, January 1, 1980; active in 1989.


  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • The American Organist, April 1989, 75.

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

Database Specs:

  • 22 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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