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BuilderID 1058

Builder Identification

Troy, New York, 1977-2017.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, October 9, 2017. -

    Paul Dennis Carey was born May 16, 1938 in Troy, New York; he attended St. Rose College. He established his firm in 1960 as Paul D. Carey, Organbuilder. The firm was renamed Carey Organ Co. of Troy, New York, in 1977. Mr. Cary died April 24, 2017. The firm he founded continued under the direction of Lynn Swank.1 According to the website Bizapedia, the company's filing status is "Involuntary Revocation" indicating the license was revoked and it is closed as of 2018.2


    1. Email from former staff member Stephanie Gilgut.
    2. "Carey Organ Co." Bizapedia, accessed April 19, 2018,


  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Born May 16, 1938, Troy, New York; attended St. Rose College; established firm 1960 as Paul D. Carey, Organbuilder. firm renamed Carey Organ Co. of Troy, New York, 1977.


    • Stephen Pinel.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 26, 2016. -

    The firm was still active as of November 2016, and Mr. Carey was still the head of the firm.


    • Carey Organ Co., accessed November 26, 2016,

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