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date: 05 December 2019

Gullbergson, Pehr Olof locked

  • Bengt Kyhlberg

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(b Vallby, Sweden, 1780; d ?Mösa, Sweden, 1864). Swedish organ builder, active mainly in Lillkyrka, Enköping. As a youth in Nora parish, Uppsala, he might have come into contact with the organ builder Eric Nordqvist. A self-taught man, he took up his profession full time about 1834; previously he had been a printer, clerk, and alderman. He became one of the most sought-after organ builders in Uppsala province. In 1837 he was recognized by the Kungl. Kommerskollegium. From 1836 to 1843 he collaborated with the organ builder Jonas Wennström from Ovanåker. By the time Gullbergson retired, in 1859, he had built 24 organs, of which about half survive, among them the organs at Kungs-Husby (1834), Nysätra (1839), and Torsvi (1834). These are characterized by their good workmanship and, in most cases, fine tone. He might also have experimented with making bowed folk instruments....

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