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BuilderID 1089

Builder Identification

Garwood, New Jersey, 1930; Boston, Massachusetts, 1935. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1932–1978.

Additional Notes

  • Note 1: Original Note (transfered to OHS Online Database, 2005, Jim Cook)
    From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    With Aeolian in 1930; with Aeolian-Skinner of Boston, MA in 1935. Died mid-1960s. Firm established in Springfield, Massachusetts, 1932; closed 1978; [*primarily organ maintenance; most accounts acquired by Czelusniak et Dugal of Southampton;] Staff: Hayden S. Carter.

    * Material enclosed in brackets is not in Fox's Guide to North American Organbuilders, but appears in the Online Database original note. Presumably, the information comes from William Czelusniak. —Ed.


  • Note 1: Original Note revised (uploaded to OHS Online Database, January 20, 2017, Stephen Hall)
    From the Builders Listing Editor. —

    Albert E. Carter was working with the Aeolian Co. in 1930. He established his own service firm in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1932, the same year that the organ division of Aeolian merged with the Skinner Organ Co. to form the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. so he may not have stayed with the merged company, or he may have formed the service company as a second job. Fox states that he was with Aeolian-Skinner of Boston, Massachusetts in 1935, if he did not stay with the merged company, he returned to it. Carter died in 1965, but his firm continued under Hayden S. Carter until it closed in 1978. It was primarily an organ maintenance concern; when it closed, most of its accounts were acquired by Czelusniak et Dugal of Southampton, Massachusetts.

    Staff: Hayden S. Carter.

    *Sources cited by Fox:

    • William Czelusniak.
    • Springfield, Massachusetts, Evening Union, 18 Dec. 1935.

    *The merger of Aeolian and Skinner Organ Company is documented in the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. entry.

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