The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1868

Builder Identification

Detroit MI; Hartford CT, 7 years; Elmira, NY, 1909-10; Van Nuys, CA, 1916-1918; Chicago 1929; d. 1941

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). --

    Robert Pier Elliot was born 10 Nov. 1871 in Michigan; attended school in Saginaw, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio; with Granville Wood & Son Organ Co. of Northville, Michigan; followed that firm to Detroit, Michigan, when acquired by Farrand & Votey (reed and pipe organs), 1889; with Clough & Warren of Detroit, Michigan; one of the founders of the Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, vice president, 7 years; with mining company in Mexico, 1905-1908, with Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, NY, 1909-1910, president; with Kinetic Engineering of New York City, NY, then Philadelphia, PA, president; with California Organ Co. of Van Nuys, CA, 1916-1918, vice president, general manager; with W. W. Kimball of Chicago, IL; with Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, NY, 1928-1929; returned to Kimball, 1929, New York City, NY, representative; with Welte Organ Co. of NY, two years, vice president and general manager; associated with Aeolian-Votey firm of Garwood, NJ, 1927; associated with Ansley Radio Corporation of New York City, NY, (WQXR); died 4 Oct. 1941 in Forest Hills {Queens, New York City}, NY.

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