Detroit, Michigan, 1887-1897.
Successor of the Whitney Organ Co., reed organs; in 1890, Clark J. Whitney sold his interest in Whitney Organ Co. to Edwin S. Votey, manager; and the firm's Secretary/Treasurer, William R. Farrand. The two men reorganized as Farrand & Votey; The partnership of Farrand and Votey was in Detroit, Michigan, 1887-1897; reed organs; began pipe organ work with acquisition of Granville Wood Pipe Organ Co., 1889; acquired assets of Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York, 1893; pipe organ business succeeded by Votey Organ Co.; reed organ business succeeded by Farrand Organ Co.
Staff: (Aeolian Co.); John T. Austin; James H. Bolton; Joseph Courville; William J. Davis; Robert P. Elliot; G. Fink; Julius Firmbach; William B. Fleming; Leonhard Gutfleisch; George Head; John W. Heins; F. C. Kupfer; W. F. Raynolds; Leo F. Schoenstein; August R. Schopp; Edwin A. Spencer; Charles Wales; A. E. F. White; Granville Wood; William D. Wood; Philipp Wirsching.
Farrand & Votey built a four-manual instrument for the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago World's Fair) in 1893. The organ was located in Festival Hall and was widely praised by visiting musicians including Alexander Guilmant. After the fair, it was moved to the University Auditorium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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