The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 106

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1939.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Son of Beaufort J. Anchor, who was with the Roosevelt firm at the Philadelphia branch. The senior Anchor purchased the branch shop from Roosevelt in 1892 and established his own firm; John succeeded his father at the shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1939.


    • The Diapason, November 1939, 3.

Database Entries

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