The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 588

Builder Identification

Provo, Utah, 1978; American Fork after 1984.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, April 7, 2016. -

    Established by Michael L. Bigelow in Provo, Utah, 1978; in American Fork, Utah, 1984; active in 1995.1 The firm specializes in tracker action instruments, and is noted for its Either/or System whereby stops can be registered on either one manual or the other. This allows a small tracker instrument to have its resources available on two manuals while using a single chest. Although the majority of its opus list are two manuals of less than 12 ranks, the firm has built three manual instruments of up to 50 ranks.2

    Staff: Bruce Fowkes, David Chamberlain.


    1. David Fox, "M. L. Bigelow & Co.", A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. (Organ Historical Society, 1997), p72.
    2. M. L. Bigelow & Co. website, Accessed April 7, 2016.

Database Entries

There are 46 entries in the database that describe organs by M. L. Bigelow & Co.

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Left Stop Jamb and Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Robert Zanca