William Ripley Dorr View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Minneapolis, Minnesota, c. 1914-1916; Chicago, Illinois 1916-1923; Los Angeles, California 1923-1924.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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From A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997) -

Born 1891 in St. Paul, Minnesota; graduate of University of Minnesota, 1914; organist; representative of Aeolian firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota; in Chicago, Illinois, 1918; in Los Angeles, California, 1922; with Hall Organ Co of New Haven, Connecticut, 1922, representative in California; representative of Aeolian firm of Garwood, New Jersey, in Los Angeles, California, c. 1924; resided in Palos Verdes Estates, California, by 1930.

Patent #1,779,665; 28 October, 1930; pipe organ


  • Diapason: Nov. 1922:9.
  • Diapason: May 1926:16.
  • Diapason: Mar. 1928:50.

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