The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 868

Builder Identification

Wilmington, Delaware, ca. 1885-1898.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1851 in London, England; father of Frank Brown; with Henry Willis & Sons of London, England; with Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York; established Brown Organ Co. of Wilmington, Delaware, c. 1885; retired to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1898; succeeded by son; died Dec. 1912.


    • Company Literature.
    • The Diapason, July 1915, 9.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades, year unknown).
    • Music Trades 1913.
    • John Speller.
    • The Tracker, 9:2, 9.

Database Entries

There are 41 entries in the database that describe organs by John Brown.

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