The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 302

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois, 1920.

Additional Notes

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

    Organist; with Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. of Chicago, Illinois, 1920, director of education department.


    • Diapason, Jan. 1920, 3.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, August 25, 2016. —

    Claude B. Ball was a theater organist and organ teacher in the 1920s. He was with the Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Co. of Chicago, Illinois, 1920, as director of the education department.1 There he taught an entire generation of theater organists. After the switch to movies with sound tracks, he continued as organist for several men's lodges in northern Ohio. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb 1, 1959 at age 92.2


    1. Diapason, Jan. 1920, 3.

Database Entries

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