The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2566

Builder Identification

Active in Two Rivers, WI; acquired Alden Organ Stop Factory of Bruce, WI, 1912.

Additional Notes

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

    Active in Two Rivers, WI; acquired Alden Organ Stop Factory of Bruce, WI, 1912.

  • From, accessed Nov 12, 2015 --

    Established by James E. Hamilton in 1880 as "J.E. Hamilton Holly Wood Type Company", they manufactured wood type for printing. His locally made wood type was cheaper and quicker to ship than metal type from the East, and his business boomed for the next 20 years.

    The company grew and expanded its product line to include type cabinets and other furniture useful in the press room, then to furniture for dental and medical offices and labs, drafting tables and furnishings, and the first gas-powered clothes dryer. Forging ahead with the technology of new materials, the company switched from using wood to using steel to manufacture furnishings in 1917. The company changed its name to Hamilton Wood Type Manufacturing, and today it is known as Hamilton Scientific, a manufacturer of laboratory furniture and fume hoods.

Database Entries

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