The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2929

Builder Identification

Westfield, Massachusetts, c.1865–1899; Buffalo, New York, c. 1900–1928.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born October 1, 1845 in Brimfield, Massachusetts; father of Walter E. and Harold E. Howard; with Johnson firm of Westfield, Massachusetts; with Steere & Turner of Westfield, operated his own firm in Westfield, 1883; acquired Johnson firm of Westfield, 1898; in Buffalo, New York, c. 1900; in Springfield, Massachusetts; retired 1928; business acquired by Ernest M. Skinner; died March 18, 1931 in Westfield, Massachusetts.

    Staff: J. R. McKay; George William Turner; Charles Willet.

    Patent #515,957; March 6, 1894; pipe organ.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason June 1928, 55.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 250.
    • Organ Handbook (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1982), 17.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 405.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades).
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Database Entries

There are 31 entries in the database that describe organs by Emmons Howard.


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