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Edwin Bancroft Hedges, Jr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Westfield, Massachusetts;
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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October 30, 2004:

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

Born 6 April 1872 in Westfield, Massachusetts; son of Edwin Hedges, Sr.; with William H. Johnson firm of Westfield, Massachusetts; continued father's pipemaking business; firm merged with Samuel Pierce firm of Reading, Massachusetts, 1919; with successor Dennison Organ Pipe Co., 1924, head voicer with firm; with Aeolian-Skinner firm, 1944-1948; returned to Dennison firm of Reading, Massachusetts; retired 1953; cellist, instructor at Smith College; died 25 May 1967 in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Staff: (Nicholas Chatelain?); Leon D. Phelps; Joseph G. Webb; John Wright. {Distinction of staff from employees of Johnson & Son is not clear.}

Patent #1,331,258; 17 Feb. 1920; plug for organ pipe feet.


  • The Diapason, August 1967, 27.
  • John V. V. Elsworth, The Johnson Organs (Harrisville, NH: The Boston Organ Club, 1984), 42.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1990), 901.
  • Barbara Owen.
  • John Van Varick Elsworth, "The Story of A Great Voicer", The Tracker, 16:2 (Richmond, Va.; Organ Historical Society, 1972), 3-6.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 02, 2019.

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