Hope-Jones, Robt. (Robert), 1859-1914

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Dates:
Birth 1859
Death 1914

Biographical notes:

Robert Hope-Jones was born on February 9, 1859, in Hooton Grange, Eastham, England, and as a young adult worked as an electrician at several professions. Between 1881 and 1903, he was the proprietor and sometime partner in several English organ firms, including the Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. and the Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England. In 1903, he came to the United States where he worked for the Austin Organ Company and Ernest M. Skinner, and in 1907, founded his own company in Elmira, New York. Between 1910 and 1914, he worked for the Rudolf Wurlitzer Company in North Tonawanda, New York. He died in Rochester, New York, on September 14, 1914.

From the description of Copies of the correspondence of Robert Hope-Jones, British-American organ builder, 1903-1914. (Organ Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 575167762

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Subjects:

  • Organ (musical instrument)
  • Organ (Musical instrument)--Construction
  • Organ builders--Records and correspondence
  • Organ builders
  • Organ (Musical instrument)--History

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • England--Birkenhead (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Elmira (as recorded)