The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2646

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts area, 1867–1878; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880–1903.

Additional Notes

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

    Charles S. Haskell was born February 1839 in Massachusetts; he was the father of William E. Haskell and Charles E. Haskell.

    Charles S. Haskell was in Chicago, Illinois, 1865-1866, working as a piano key maker, and carpenter. He moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area, 1867-1878, where he worked as an organbuilder, and carpenter. He briefly partnered with C(harles?) T. Harris in Haskell & Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, 1878-1879. He then joined the Roosevelt Organ Works [Hilborne Roosevelt Organs] at the branch shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880-c. 1888, supervisor. Leaving Roosevelt, Haskell established his own firm, C. S. Haskell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1888. Haskell died c. 1903; he was succeeded by his son Charles E. Haskell, with William B. Fleming.

    Patents held:

    • Patent #288,331; 13 Nov. 1883; plumbing valve
    • Patent #300,468; 17 Jun. 1884; plumbing valve.
    • with Hilborne L. Roosevelt: Patent #323,829; 4 Aug. 1885; pneumatic action.
    • Patent #336,351; 16 Feb. 1886; pneumatic action.
    • Patent #340,461; 20 Apr. 1886; cabinet pipe organ.

    • alone: Patent #285,892; 2 Oct. 1883; steam engine governor.
    • Patent #319,092; 2 Jun. 1885; employees' time clock.
    • Patent #337,326; 2 Mar. 1886; pneumatic action.
    • Patent #860,745; 23 Jul. 1907; organ.
    • Patent #921,610; 11 May 1909; key action.
    • with William E. Haskell: Patent #488,559; 27 Dec. 1892; organ.
    • Patent #708,765; 9 Sep. 1902; organ.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 19, 2016. —

    For information on Haskell bass (method of shortening bass pipes), see William E. Haskell.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Charles S. Haskell.


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