Bilhorn

The company known as Bilhorn was established in 1885 by Peter Philip Bilhorn, a then well-known evangelist singer and composer with the world famous Sankey and Moody evangelists. He invented the folding portable organ to support his evangelistic activities and then-obviously being a good business man as well-set up the firm of Bilhorn Bros. Organ Co of Chicago. He was supported by his brother George E. Bilhorn, although it was always P.P.'S name that appeared as "owner'' on the letterheads.

Bilhorn sold many instruments themselves and also made them for the big department stores, such as Sears & Roebuck (c. 1902). They bought their reeds and reed boards from Hinners Organ Co. - a company that was also producing reed organs, and big enough to make their own reeds.



Bilhorn Products

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Bilhorn Portable Folding Organ

Bilhorn Portable Folding Organ

 
Bilhorn Style K Folding Organ

Bilhorn Style K Folding Organ

 
Bilhorn Style O Folding Organ

Bilhorn Style O Folding Organ