The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2014

Builder Identification

Redwood City, California, 1951-53; Cleveland, Ohio, 1953-1955; Methuen, Massachusetts, 1955; Gloucester, Massachusetts

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991) —

    Born 1 Feb. 1925 in Washington, DC; in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1930s; graduate of Cambridge School of Weston, Massachusetts, 1942; at Los Alamos Bomb Physics Division in W. W. II; graduate of Harvard College; physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory; at Stanford University, 1950; organ work with John Swinford of Redwood City, California; with Walter Holtkamp, Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio, 1953-1955; partner in Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, Massachusetts, 1955; established C. B. Fisk in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1961; died 16 Dec. 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts.


    • Diapason: Apr. 1984:4.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 416.

  • For further information on the firm, see: C.B. Fisk, Inc.


  • External link: C. B. Fisk Organbuilders.

Database Entries

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