The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2972

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 1829-1902?.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Updated Feb 7, 2016 with information from sources listed in Notes below. —

    John P. Hunter was partner with Albert G. Hunter (presumed to be his older brother) as A.G. & J.P. Hunter of Philadelphia1 from circa 1830 until Albert's death in 18672. John continued the firm, and was joined by his sons John R. and Newton by 1880, doing business as J. P. Hunter & Sons3 of Philadelphia, PA. John P. Hunter died around 1902, John R. continued the firm, as Newton died at 28, predeceasing his father.4

    1) OHS Database Entry "A. G. & J. P. Hunter"
    2) Philadelphia City Death Certificate for Albert G. Hunter
    3) John Speller, Pipe Chat, February 1, 2008 (see next paragraph below)
    4) Philadelphia City Death Certificate for Newton Hunter

  • From John Speller on Pipe-Chat --

    Albert G. and John P. Hunter formed a company named A.G. & J.P. Hunter which traded in Philadelphia in the 1860's and 1870's. By 1880 this had morphed into J.P. Hunter & Sons. [February 1, 2008]

    For further information, see: A.G. & J.P. Hunter and J.P. Hunter & Sons

  • Editor's Note:

    Combining notes from the entries for the Hunter family members and their firms: this is the same John P. Hunter who was in partnership with Albert G. Hunter before forming J.P. Hunter & Sons, and John R. Hunter was one of the sons.

Database Entries

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