The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1782

Builder Identification

Erie, Pennsylvania, 1925–1981.

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). -

    Carl F. Durst was the son of Frederick R. Durst, and father of William R. Durst. He worked with his father in in two supply firms: Durst & Co. and Organ Supply Corporation both of Erie, Pennsylvania, as a chest builder. He became president of the firm in 1955; the firm was renamed Organ Supply Industries in 1978. Carl Durst retired in 1981; he died at age 74.

    Patent with Frederick R. Durst (deceased):

    • Patent #3,058,383; 16 Oct. 1962; electric action.


    • William Durst.
    • The American Organist Sep. 1984:34.

Database Entries

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