The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2373

Builder Identification

Erie, Pennsylvania, 1929.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Herbert R. Gottfried was the son of Anton and Regina Gottfried; brother of Henry A. Gottfried. He was with the family firm, A. Gottfried & Co., in Erie, Pennsylvania. Fox gives the date 1929, probably based on the date of the patent. The patent was filed on December 17, 1927, however, pushing the date back, assuming that he had at least two years of experience working with pipes prior to filing the patent, he may have started in 1925 or earlier.

    Patent held:

    • Patent #1,716,630; 11 Jun. 1929; pipe voice adjuster.
    •  

    Source:
    • Diapason: Apr. 1949, 1.
    • Text of United States Patent #1,716,630; 11 Jun. 1929.

  • See main entry: A. Gottfried & Co.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Herbert R. Gottfried.


We are always interested in adding to our information about builders and correcting any errors that our Database may contain. If you can provide us with corrections or additions to the information presented here, please click the Update button and use the online form to send us details.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.


 

OHS Logo

This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.

Some of our entries are names that might never appear on a nameplate or nameboard.
On the other hand, there are both individuals and firms who are responsible for conserving historic organs through location, or preserving the usefulness of pipe organs through rebuilding or making modifications to existing instruments. In these cases, we are proud to acknowledge their contributions to the ongoing artistic tradition of the pipe organ in America through individual entries in our online database.