The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 19

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1880–1903.

Additional Notes

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

    George Abel learned his craft while with the Walcker firm of Ludwigsburg, Germany; he immigrated to the United States in 1880. He worked as a cabinetmaker until he started with the Roosevelt firm of New York City, NY, as a chestmaker. After the Roosevelt firm closed, he became a partner with Oscar Müller in Müller & Abel of New York City, NY, 1893-1903.

    • American Art Journal, 3 Feb. 1894.
    • Local directories of the period.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975) p279.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries (Published by Music Trades, New York).
    • Stephen Pinel.

Database Entries

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