The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1957

Builder Identification

Detroit?, Michigan, 1897-1915, (reed organs).

Additional Notes

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

    Successor of Farrand & Votey; established by William R. Farrand, 1897, reed organs, pianos; bankrupt in 1915.

    Farrand & Votey had begun as a manufacture of reed organs and pianos, the firm purchased the assets of the Roosevelt firm of New York and added a pipe organ division. The firm split into two entities in 1897: William Farrand retained the original portion of the business, while Edwin Votey made the pipe organ division into a separate company, Votey Organ Company. –Ed.

    Sources:

    • Robert F. Gellerman, Gellerman’s International Reed Organ Atlas (Vestal, NY: The Vestal Press, 1985), 45.
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  • For further information, see: William R. Farrand and Farrand & Votey

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Farrand Organ Co.


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