Carl Borger

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Carl Friedrich Christian Börger , also Friedrich Carl Christian Börger (born May 20, 1846 in Krummendorf ; † January 14, 1917 in Gehlsdorf ) was a German organ builder.


Carl Börger learned the trade of organ builder from Friedrich Wilhelm Winzer in Wismar and Wilhelm Sauer in Frankfurt (Oder) . He set up the first workshop in Toitenwinkel in 1873 . Around 1880 he moved to Gehlsdorf, today's district of Rostock. Börger organs are mainly found in the area around Rostock and in northern Mecklenburg . Of the approximately 35 organs built by Börger, 25 have been preserved. At first he built organs with mechanical sliding chests based on the principle of Friedrich Friese III , from 1902 he used pneumatic cone chests . Börger's work during the mechanical phase was considered to be of high quality. Initially, he had to compete with the Rostock organ builder Julius Schwarz . Carl Börger was able to assert himself and in 1900 took over the insolvent business from Schwarz. The field of activity of his workshop also included rebuilding and repairs of organs. Carl Börger handed the workshop over to his son Christian Börger around 1912 .

Carl Börger has held the title of court organ builder since 1892, and in 1909 he was appointed court organ builder.


Organ in Rittermannshagen
Organ in Graal-Müritz
Organ Carl Börger Thulendorf

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