The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1129

Builder Identification

Springfield, Massachusetts, 1906–1922; New Haven, Connecticut, 1922.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited February 5, 2017, (Hall). —

    Charles F. Chadwick was a representative of J. W. Steere & Son of Springfield, Massachusetts; and with the successor firm Steere Organ Company of Springfield, for 12* years, as factory superintendent, and vice president; he retired in 1918. After retiring, he established his own service firm in Springfield, Massachusetts; before moving and joining with the Hall Organ Co. of New Haven, Connecicut, 1922. Chadwick was in the organ business for 40 years; he died Oct. 1937 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    *The 12 years must refer to the total time between the two firms, the Steere Organ Company was only open for three years before being acquired by Ernest Skinner in 1921. –Ed.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason: September 1918, 2.
    • The Diapason: October 1922, 1.
    • The Diapason: November 1937, 9.
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Database Entries

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