Warsaw, New York, 1915-1932.
Partnership of David Marr and John J. Colton in Warsaw, New York, 1915-1931; succeeded by David Marr Co.
Staff: B. B. Conable; A. Libbin; W. T. Morris; Frank J. Muckensturm; Thomas J. Quinlan; Benjamin F. Sperbeck; C. A. Van Arsdale; William D. Wood.
Additional information from Jon Sibley: Theatre organs were their primary product, but they also built a small number of church organs.
David Marr met John Colton while they were both working in the Wurlitzer firm in North Tonawanda, New York. When Marr left Wurlitzer in 1915 to form his own company, he persuaded Colton to come with him. Colton was named a partner in the new concern, Marr & Colton of Warsaw, New York, although he was not an investor. The new firm did well through the 1920s, producing over 500 mostly theater organs in fifteen years, but declined rapidly with the advent of films with sound tracks. The Great Depression of the 1930s forced the closing of the weakened company. Colton left in 1932, moving to St. Louis and becoming a salesman for the Kilgen firm. Marr continued on his own as a service company.
There are 33 entries in the database that describe organs by Marr & Colton.
We are always interested in adding to our information about builders and correcting any errors that our Database may contain. If you can provide us with corrections or additions to the information presented here, please click the Update button and use the online form to send us details.
Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.
This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.
At present we have no photographs that should be displayed on this page, though we may well have photographs under a related entry with a different form of the name. We would very much like to have photographs of all builders, nameplates, and other appropriate images in our database. If you can assist us with this project, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our photo editor will be happy to assist you.