The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 883

Builder Identification

Methuen, Massachusetts, 1870s–1890s.

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). —

    Active in Methuen, Massachusetts, 1870s–1890s, pipemaker.

    Source:

    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 398.
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  • Note from Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, November 13, 2017. —

    Barbara Owen, in her book The Organ in New England wrote “D. M. Bruce operated a pipemaking firm in Methuen, Massachusetts from 1870 to the 1890’s.”1, in Owen’s discussion of a letter from J. E. Treat (ID 6198, as James Treat & Co.) to Edward F. Searles (ID 5594): “Treat alludes to Bruce & Co., a Methuen pipemaking firm, which may have been another Searles enterprise. He speaks of the good quality of their work and the ‘old story of a fight against shoddy’, but adds that Bruce has more work than he can handle.”2

    Sources:

    1. Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 398.
    2. Ibid, 365.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by D. M. Bruce.


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