The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1094

Builder Identification

St. Louis, Missouri, 1980s.

Additional Notes

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

    Paul Carton was with the Marlin Mackley firm of St. Louis, Missouri, 1980s.


    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, May 13, 2018. -

    Paul Carton was born in 1949. He was an expert on reed organs and collected and restored many instruments for himself and for customers of his company, St. Louis Reed Organ. He died of cancer on January 23, 2008, probably in St. Louis, Missouri (his obituary does not state his place of death).


    • "Carton Collection,” Piano World Enterprises, accessed April 23, 2018,
    • "Paul Shapleigh Carton” (obituary),, accessed April 23, 2018, (originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 27, 2008).

Database Entries

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