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Renn, Samuel (1786 - 1845), organ builder

Michael Sayer

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Kedleston, Derbys., 10 June 1786; d Manchester, 11 Jan 1845). English organ builder. In 1799 Renn was apprenticed to his uncle, James Davis, a successful London organ builder who had migrated from Preston, Lancashire, about 1790. In 1808 Renn became Davis's foreman and supervised organ installations and maintenance in London and Lancashire; he was working on Davis's largest organ, in Stockport parish church, when Davis retired on inheriting

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