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Frank J. Steere View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Born c.1854; Springfield, Massachusetts; Westfield, Massachusetts, by 1870 to 1894; Hartford, Connecticut, c.1914-1926.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Born c. 1854 in Massachusetts; son of John W. Steer(e), brother of John S. Steere; with Steere & Turner of Springfield, Massachusetts; active in Westfield, Massachusetts, by 1870; with J. W. Steere & Sons of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1891-1894; with Austin firm of Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1914-1926, installer.

Patent #304,575; September 2, 1884; combination.
Patent #455,365; July 7, 1891; combination. (jointly with John W. Steere)


  • The Diapason September 1915, 3.
  • The Diapason April 1922, 2.
  • Organ Handbook 1985 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 23.
  • Barbara Owen.
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker 32:1 (1988), 28.

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

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