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BuilderID 1299

Builder Identification

Tonawanda, New York, 1985-at least 1989.

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). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Born February 6, 1960; son of Robert C. Colby; with Delaware Organ Co. of Tonawanda, New York, 1985, president; active in 1989.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): membership roll 1989.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 26, 2018. -

    Raymond E. Colby was born February 6, 1960 in Tonawanda, New York. He is the son of Robert C. Colby and brother of Roger A. Colby.1 He began working fulltime with Delaware Organ Co. of Tonawanda, New York, in 1985, a company founded by his father, Robert C. Colby. Raymond became president of the firm in 1989 upon retirement of his father. Raymond closed Delaware Organ Co. in 1996, and moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, where he assisted with the expansion of R.A. Colby, Inc.2


    1. David H. Fox, "Raymond E. Colby", (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 100.
    2. R.A. Colby Organbuilders, accessed June 26, 2018,

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