The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5399

Builder Identification

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1879; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c. 1880.

Additional Notes

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

    Established by Samuel R. Warren and sons Charles S. Warren and Samuel P. Warren in Montral, Quebec, Canada, 1879; relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c. 1880; associated with Mason & Risch [piano manufacturers] of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Vocalion Co. of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1889; reed and pipe organs; firm sold to Dennis W. Karn as Karn-Warren Organ Co., 1896. Staff: Louis Mitchell.


    • The American Musician; April 20, 1889, 28;
    • Robert F. Gellerman, Gellerman-s International Reed Organ Atlas (Vestal, NY: The Vestal Press, 1985) , 141.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985),: 181.
    • Kallmann et al., Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981), 985;
    • Musical and Sewing Machine Gazette , 28 February 28, 1880, 51.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 415.

  • For further information, see: Karn-Warren Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are 15 entries in the database that describe organs by S. R. Warren & Sons.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Builder's Nameplate and Manual. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt