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BuilderID 609

Builder Identification

Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1983-1987; Norwood, Massachusetts, 1987-1989; New York City, New York, from 2014.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, July 25, 2016. -

    John Bishop apprenticed with Jan Leek of Oberlin, Ohio, begining in 1975.1 Mr. Bishop was with Angerstein & Associates(1983-1987) of Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he constructed keyboards. After the Angerstein firm closed, he did service work in Norwood, Massachusetts. He established the Bishop Organ Co. in North Reading, Massachusetts in 1987.2 Mr. Bishop is currently one of the principals of the Organ Clearing House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, having worked there since 2000. In 2005, the Bishop Organ Company was merged into the Organ Clearing House. In 2014, John and his wife, Wendy Strothman, moved to New York City, New York where they live in Greenwich Village. John continues to operate the Organ Clearing House, and in 2015 reorganized the Bishop Organ Company as a consulting service.3


    1. John Bishop, "Mise en Place", In the Wind (blog), accessed July 24, 2016,
    2. David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1997), 73.
    3. Email from John Bishop to Stephen Hall, Builders Listing editor July 25, 2016.

  • For further information, see: Bishop Organ Co. and Organ Clearing House


  • / / / / Archived Note / / / /

    The following note is from the previous version of this entry; it has been superseded by the note above, which contains new information or corrects errors or inaccuracies.


  • Archived Note: from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    With Angerstein firm of Stoughton, Massachusetts, keyboards [1983-1987]; active in Norwood, Massachusetts, by 1987, service; active in 1989.


    • Barbara Owen.
    • Organ Handbook 1987 (OHS convention), 45.
    • The American Organist August, 1989, 27.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

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