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BuilderID 1100

Builder Identification

Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada, 1879–1933.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr. was the son of Joseph C. Casavant, and brother of Samuel-Marie Casavant. He apprenticed with his father's successor, Eusbe Brodeur of Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada. He then travelled to Europe and studied with John Abbey of Versailles, France, 1878. Returning to Québec, he established Casavant Frères Ltée. in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada with his brother, 1879. He visited Europe again in 1896. Joseph-Claver Casavant Jr. died December 10, 1933 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada.

    Patent: With Joseph C. Hevey and Arthur Letiecq: Patent #1,760,813; 27 May 1930; stop action.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason January 1934, 1.
    • Jeanne D’Aigle, L'histoire de Casavant Frères, 1880–1980 (Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada: Les Editions D’Aigle, 1988) 543.
    • Organ Handbook (Organ Historical Society, 1982), 14.
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  • For further information see Casavant Frères Ltée.

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