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William E. Baker & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Sacramento, California 1963; Northampton, Massachusetts 1972; Florence, Massachusetts 1976; Hatfield, Massachusetts 1981.
Classification: Undetermined

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August 24, 2016:

From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, updated August 24, 2016. -

William E. Baker was born in1938 in Denver, Colorado; he attended College of the Pacific 1959-60 and University of Colorado, 1961-62. He founded his own business in Sacramento, California, in 1963; then relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1972. His firm was later active in Florence, Massachusetts, 1976. The last record on file has the firm in Hatfield, Massachusetts in 1981 and still active in 1990. The firm was last listed in Hatfield, Massachusetts by the Sphinxaur business locator website, but no date is given.

Staff: Christopher Thomas Stetson

Sources:

  • David H. Fox,A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997), 61.
  • Sphinxaur Small business locater.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 13, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

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

Born 1938 in Denver, Colorado; attended College of the Pacific 1959-1960 and University of Colorado, 1961-1962; established a firm in Sacramento, California, 1963; relocated to Northampton, Massachusetts, 1972; in Florence, Massachusetts, 1976; in Hatfield, Massachusetts, 1981; active 1995, service and restoration.

Staff: Christopher Thomas Stetson

Sources:

  • Organ Handbook: 1976 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society) [no page number given].
  • Organ Handbook: 1981, 7.
  • Organ Handbook: 1989, 94.
  • Stephen Pinel.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

 

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 13, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 6 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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