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BuilderID 1184

Builder Identification

Poughkeepsie, New York, 1920-1927; Garwood, New Jersey, 1927-1931; Boston,Massachusetts, 1931-?; Gloucester, Massachusetts, by 1957.

Additional Notes

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

    Tolbert Cheek was with the Auto-Pneumatic Action Co., 1909-1920, then with Welte & Sons of Poughkeepsie, New York, 1920-1927; next, with the Aeolian Co. of Garwood, New Jersey, 1927-1931, Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. of Boston, Massachusetts, 1931-32; with John H. Hammond, Jr. of Gloucester, Massachusetts, by 1957; inventor of player mechanisms for organs and pianos; electrical and cabinet work. Cheek died in 1969 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

    Sources:

    • Nelson Barden.
    • c.1935 Job Application with New York Herald-Tribune Co.
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