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BuilderID 1375

Builder Identification

B. 1886 Belgium; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1927-1929; South Beach, Connecticut, 1930-1931; St. Louis, Missouri, 1931; died 1973.

Additional Notes

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

    Born in Antwerp, Belgium, 1886; organ recitalist; with St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church of Oswego, New York, 1905-1914; with theater in Buffalo, New York, 1914; built practice organ, 1915; with Wanamaker shop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1927-1929, superintendent; with Welte-Tripp Organ Corp. of South Beach, Connecticut, 1930, vice president, in charge of factory by 1931; to Kilgen firm of St. Louis, Missouri, Apr 1931, vice president; died 1973.

    Sources:

    • Diapason: Nov. 1914:11.
    • Sep. 1915:13.
    • Jan. 1922:7
    • Jan. 1930:17
    • Jun. 1931:28
    • Nov. 1932:1.
    • American Organist: Sep. 1988:61.
    • Oct. 1988:64.
    • Nov. 1988:63.
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  • For further information, see:
    Wanamaker Organ Shop
    Welte-Tripp Organ Corp
    Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Charles M. Courboin.


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