The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 260

Builder Identification

Troy, New York, 1846-1851.

Additional Notes

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

    Active as an organ builder in Troy, New York, 1846-1851; made pianos thereafter.


    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 169.
    • The Tracker, 9:2 (Spring, 1965), 9.

  • From the OHS PC Database Builders editor -

    Augustus Backus was active as an organ builder in Troy, New York, from 1846 until 1851; he made pianos thereafter. Giles Beach was his apprentice in 1844.1

    1. Orpha Ochse. The History of the Organ in the United States (Indiana University Press, 1975) p58.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Augustus Backus.

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