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BuilderID 3925

Builder Identification

Boston, 1905; Pacific coast 1907–1910; Warsaw, New York, 1915–1947; d. 1951.

Additional Notes

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

    British; with Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England, 1892; with successor Norman & Beard of Norwich, England; with Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, c. 1904; with Ernest M. Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 1905-1906; Pacific coast representative of Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910; with successor Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, New York, 1910; partner with John Colton in Marr & Colton of Warsaw, New York, 1915-1931; operated David Marr Co. of Warsaw, New York c. 1931-1947; partner with Clyde W. Collins in Marr & Collins Co. of Weston Mills, New York, 1947; died 1951, age 69.

    Patent: 1,762,274; Jun. 10, 1930; organ.

    Sources:

    • Diapason, Jan. 1925:6.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 289.
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    There is a note in the file for this entry: "Biography in Diapason Jun. 1921:15, not entered here." –Ed.

     

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, December 10, 2016. —

    British; with Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England, 1892; with successor Norman & Beard of Norwich, England; with Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, c. 1904; with Ernest M. Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, 1905-1906; Pacific coast representative of Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910; with successor Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, New York, 1910; partner with John Colton in Marr & Colton of Warsaw, New York, 1915-1931; operated David Marr Co. of Warsaw, New York c. 1931-1947; partner with Clyde W. Collins in Marr & Collins Co. of Weston Mills, New York, 1947; died 1951, age 69.

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