The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1484

Builder Identification

North Tonawanda, New York, date unknown; Seattle, Washington, 1924.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    With Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co.of North Tonawanda, New York, "long time;"1 active in Seattle, Washington, 1924, service.


    • [Diapason? ]2 Aug. 1924:28.

    Editor's Notes:

    1. Wurlitzer began manufacturing pipe organs in 1910 when it acquired the Hope-Jones firm, but it had merged with Eugene De Kleist's barrel organ firm of North Tonawanda in 1909, so that is the earliest possible start date for a Wurlitzer employee in that area.
    2. Fox's Guide gives the date and page number, but no periodical title. The Diapason is the most likely candidate, but this has not yet been confirmed.


Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by B. C. Da Shiell.

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