The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5807

Builder Identification

Succeeded Organ Power Co.; established 1895 Hartford, Connecticut, 1895; active in 1990;

Additional Notes

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

    Succeeded Organ Power Co.; established 1895 by Ira H. Spencer in Hartford, Connecticut, 1895, central vacuum cleaning systems, organ blowers; active in 1990; makers of Orgoblo organ blowers.

    Staff: A. W. Beard; H. H. Richardson; Lester C. Smith; James Topp; Joseph Why.


    • The Diapason, July 1919, 13.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1990), 755.
    • Music,* Oct. 1967, 8.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser's Guide, Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries, (published by Music Trades, New York).
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

    *Music was the name of the journal of the American Guild of Organists,1967-1978; the name changed to The American Organist starting with the Jan. 1979 issue.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Spencer Turbine Co.

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