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Wm. Jackson & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Chicago, Illinois, 1869-1871; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1873-1885.
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). Edited February 5, 2017, (Hall). -

William Jackson was born about 1836 in England. He immigrated to the United States and was in Albany, New York, by 1868. He moved west to Chicago, Illinois, by 1869; While in Chicago, he was partner with Henry W. Chant in Chant & Jackson, 1869-1870; then partner with Charles H. Davie in Davie, Jackson & Co., 1870-1871. By September, 1873, he was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the Marshall Bros. firm, as head voicer. By 1875, he was in business for himself in that city, he became proprietor of Jackson Piano Co. 1877-1885, providing tuning and maintenance of organs and pianos. His tuning business grew in Wisconsin, in 1885 he had offices in Appleton, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Ripon, and Sheboygan.


  • Patent #102,822; 10 May 1870; organ.
  • Patent #103,723; 31 May 1870; organ. (jointly with Charles H. Davie)


  • Stopt Diapason: #29; (Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, IL).
  • Richard Weber, "Sketches of Milwaukee Organbuilders, 1847-1902: The Marshall Brothers", Footnote 46, The Tracker: 34:1 (Richmond Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1990), 23.
  • Richard Weber.

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

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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