The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 357

Builder Identification

Andover, Massachusetts, 1966; Exeter, New Hampshire, 1987-1996.

Additional Notes

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

    Graduate of Princeton University; with Chester Raymond of Princeton, Massachusetts; with Tellers firm of Erie, Pennsylvania; with Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, Massachusetts, c. 1963; operated firm in Andover, Massachusetts, 1966; in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1987, organs, harpsichords.


    • Organ Handbook (OHS 1966) 26.
    • Robert J. Reich.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, June 4, 2016. -

    Wilson R. Barry (June 26, 1925 - March 24, 2012) was a master builder of both organs and harpsichords.1 He established his own firm in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1966 as Wilson R. Barry & Co. building organs and harpsichords. The firm was relocated to Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1987.2 The firm closed in 1996 with Mr. Barry's retirement.3


    1. "Wilson Barry" obituary, Boston Globe on Mar. 28, 2012. Accessed online at:; accessed Jan 9, 2016.
    2. David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (OHS Press, 1997), 63.
    3. "Wilson Barry" obituary, Boston Globe.

    For additional information on Wilson Barry, the person, see separate article Wilson Barry

Database Entries

There are 5 entries in the database that describe organs by Wilson R. Barry & Co.

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