The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 779

Builder Identification

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by 1938.

Additional Notes

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

    Partner with Alfred Moorehouse and A. W. Brandt in Moorehouse, Bowman & Brandt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, by 1938.

    Patents: with Alfred Moorehouse: Patent #1,716,651; 11 Jun. 1929; organ
    Patent #1,796,386; 17 Mar. 1931; organ
    Patent #2,127,266; 16 Aug. 1938; combination action alone:
    Patent #2,788,695; 16 Apr. 1957; pipe support
    Patent #2,861,146; 18 Nov. 1958; electric relay
    Patent #2,892,375; 30 Jun. 1959; windchest
    Patent #2,898,794; 11 Aug. 1959; electric action
    Patent #2,910,907; 3 Nov. 1969; windchest


    • Letter to David H. Fox.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by S. G. Bowman.

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