The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 26

Builder Identification

San Francisco, California, 1916; Van Nuys, California, 1917-1920s.

Additional Notes

  • 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. —

    Vice-president of American Photo Player by 1917; also vice-president of subsidiary firm of Robert-Morton of Van Nuys, California.

    Source:

    • The Diapason, June 1917, 2.
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  • From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing editor. —

    Sylvain S. Abrams (1888–1979) graduated from the University of California, Berkley, in 1909. He was an assistant city engineer in San Francisco by 1916.1 He was vice-president of the firm American Photo Player by 1917. He was also vice-president of the subsidiary firm of Robert-Morton of Van Nuys, California.2

    Sources:

    1. University of California, Berkley, Directory of Graduates, 1864-1916, (University of California, 1916), 127.
    2. The Diapason, June 1917, 2.

  • See main entry: Robert Morton Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Sylvain S. Abrams.


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