The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2163

Builder Identification

York, Pennsylvania, 1940s-1960s

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). -

    Active in York, Pennsylvania, 1940s-1960s; died c. 1970.


    • Raymond J. Brunner
    • Organ Handbook (Richmond, Va.:Organ Historical Society, 1976).
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • From the OHS PC Database files, James H. Cook, editor, date unknown. -

    Fred started building organs in the York, Pennsylvania area in 1936 and built organs until his death in 1972. He was a very active builder with over 70 organs to his credit. I am working on a book on Fred Furst and am documenting his instruments. Many have been removed, some have been rebuilt and a few are still playing in original condition. I have hundreds of pictures, and stop lists and general information that all will be included in the book when finished.
    Taylor K. Miller


    • Received from Taylor K. Miller (Taylor Miller Organ Co.-York, Pennsylvania).

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Fred Furst.

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