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Oliver B. Culley View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1895.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Born in Philadelphia, 1855. Died in Philadelphia, 1933. Buried at Fernwood Cemetery, Upper Darby, PA.

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

(With the Roosevelt firm branch shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?); Oliver B. Culley's name was found on pipes of a c.1890-1895 organ by the Miller firm of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He was a partner with Samuel L. Bates in Bates & Culley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1895.

The Bates & Culley Organ Factory was located at 1827 S 11th St, Philadelphia PA.


  • The Diapason: February 1913.
  • One or more local directories of the place and period.
  • John Speller.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 09, 2020.

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