The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 995

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, c. 1869-1872.

Additional Notes

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

    Partnership of William Tremaine and brother Charles M. Tremaine, sold pianos, and possibly reed organs, Active in New York City, New York, c. 1894.

    Source:

    • Tracker 9:3, 15.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 8, 2016 —

    Partnership of William Tremaine and his brother Charles M. Tremaine, sold pianos, and possibly reed organs, in New York City, New York in the late 1800s. Groce gives the dates as 1869-1872, no record in 1873-1874, William Tremaine was selling organs in 1875-1876, although it is not recorded if this meant reed organs, pipe organs, or small automatic player organs, the following year he organized a company to manufacture and market an automated player pipe organ, the 'orguinette', which had been invented by Mason Mathews in 1876.

    Source:

    • Nancy Groce Musical Instrument Makers of New York: A Directory of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Urban Craftsmen (Pendragon Press, 1991) 159.

  • For further information, see William B. Tremaine

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by C. M. Tremaine & Brother [Tremaine Brothers].


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