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BuilderID 1113

Builder Identification

Dorchester, Massachusetts, 1919-1938

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. -

    George L. Catlin was with the Skinner Organ Co. of Dorchester, Massachusetts, as general manager and treasurer; and with the Aeolian-Skinner firm, 1932, as vice president and general manager.


    • The Diapason, January 1932, 1.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Lisiting editor, Stephen Hall, May 12, 2016. -

    George L. Catlin (c.1880-c.1950) was part of the new management brought into the Skinner Organ Co. of Dorchester, Massachusetts when Arthur Hudson Marks bought and reorganized the company in 1919. Catlin was a graduate of Yale, class of 1901.1 He had served as an officer under Marks during the first World War. He was based in Boston and became general manager and treasurer.2 Catlin remained with the company after its merger with the Aeolian Co. when it became Aeolian-Skinner in 1932. His new title was vice president and general manager with the new company.3


    1. Directory of the Living Graduates of Yale College, (Press of the Curtiss-Way Co., Meriden, Conneticut, 1914).
    2. Jonathan Ambrosino, "A History of the Skinner Company" The American Organist (Journal of the American Guild of Organists) May 1990.
    3. The Diapason, January 1932, 1.


  • See main entry: Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
    See main entry: Ernest M. Skinner

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