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BuilderID 2852

Builder Identification

Medway, Massachusetts, 1837-1871.

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). —

    Born c. 1800 in Massachusetts; father of Edwin Lafayette Holbrook, grandfather of Edwin Handel Holbrook, cousin of Josiah [Joseph?] Ware; operated bell foundry by 1820; partner of Josiah Ware in Holbrook & Ware of Medway, Massachusetts, 1837-1850, bells and chamber organs; retired 1871; died March 20, 1875 in East Medway, Massachusetts.

    Staff: Henry Pratt.


    • Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Columbia, Pa. February, 1996, 31.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 140.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 404.

Database Entries

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