The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 313

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, early 1900s.

Additional Notes

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

    With Skinner firm, foreman.


    • Nelson Barden.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, August 25, 2016. -

    Roy Walter Bangs was born on 30 July, 18861 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He worked with one or more of the Ernest Skinner firms, and eventually became foreman at the Skinner Organ Co.2 It is not known if he was connected with the firm of Johns & Bangs Organ Builders listed in the Boston Business Directory3 of 1918.


    1. 1920 US Census, Massachusetts, Middlesex County ED 169, page 13A, line 39.
    2. David Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Organ Historical Society, 1997) 62.
    3. Boston Register and Business Directory, (Sampson & Murdock 1918) Issue 83.

Database Entries

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