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Balcom, Vaughan and Chase View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Seattle, Washington, ca. 1930.
Classification: Builder

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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). -

The partnership of Clyde M. Balcom, Ernest L. Vaughan and J. Riley Chase of Seattle, Washington, lasting for 5 weeks c. 1930 must be a record for short-lived partnerships among organ builders. The two original partners returned the firm to its previous form of Balcom & Vaughan which continued for another 40 years.


  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 50.

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