The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 261

Builder Identification

Hartford, Connecticut, 1812-1814; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1814-1864.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 21, 2016. -

    Allyn Bacon was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1789; He was an employee, then partner with George Catlin of Hartford, Connecticut, from 1812 until 1814. He was in active as an organ builder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1814 to circa 1833. He died in Philadephia on October 3, 1864.


    • David Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997), 60.
    • Supplemented by information from William Waterhouse, The new Langwill index: A dictionary of musical wind-instrument makers and inventors 1st. edition (London: Tony Bingham, 1993), 518.

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

    Born 1789; employee, then partner with George Catlin of Hartford, Connecticut, 1812-1814; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1814; died 1864.


    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 399.
    • The Tracker, 38:1 (Spring, 1994), 24.

Database Entries

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