The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3151

Builder Identification

California 1913-1915. Succeeded Murray M. Harris firm, succeeded by California Organ Co.

Additional Notes

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

    Succeeded Murray M. Harris firm of Los Angeles, California; established by E. A. Johnston, 1913; relocated to Van Nuys, California, 1913, with Bell as partner; foreclosed by Suburban Homes Co. of Van Nuys, and reorganized as the California Organ Co. of Van Nuys, 1915.

    Staff: Edwin A. Spencer; Stanley W. Williams.


    • Bicentennial Tracker (Organ Historical Society, 1976), 121.
    • Diapason, February 1914, 1.
    • Diapason, September 1914, 5.

Database Entries

There are 16 entries in the database that describe organs by Johnston Organ & Piano Manufacturing Co.

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