The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1280

Builder Identification

Detroit, Michigan, 1874-1910; 1912-1917.

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). -

    Succeeded Simmons, Clough & Co.; established by James E. Clough, George P. Warren and Joseph A. Warren in Detroit and Adrian, Michigan, 1874; makers of reed organs and pianos; a pipe organ division was added in 1893 when John T. Austin joined the firm. The pipe division closed in 1899 when fire destroyed the factory, it was succeeded by the Austin Organ Co. The Clough & Warren firm went bankrupt in 1910; but was reorganized in 1912; the firm was last listed in 1917.

    Organ Division Staff: Basil G. Austin; John T. Austin; Robert P. Elliot.


    • The American Musician; (Cincinnati, Ohio, 27 Apr. 1889), 31.
    • The Diapason, Oct. 1910.
    • Robert F. Gellerman, Gellerman-s International Reed Organ Atlas (Vestal, NY: The Vestal Press, 1985), 28.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (published by Music Trades, New York).

  • Pipe organ division started by John T. Austin in 1893. Incorporated as Austin Organ Co. in 1898. For further information, see: Austin Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are 30 entries in the database that describe organs by Clough & Warren.

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