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Distinction:

Westfield, Massachusetts 1874-1898
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). -

Established c. 1844 by William A. Johnson in Westfield, Massachusetts; known after 1871 as Johnson Organ Co.; became Johnson & Son, 1874, with William H. Johnson; ceased organ production, 1898; made organ parts until 1907; succeeded by Emmons Howard.

Staff: Henry H. Bartlett; Edward Chaffin; Nicholas Chatelain; Hiram Copley; Wilson Cushman; Tom Dyson; LLewelyn Gladwin; Charles T. Harris; Albert Hedges; Edwin Hedges, Sr.; Edwin Hedges, Jr.; Emmons Howard; Alvin Humaston; George Kendal; Henry T. Levi; Marvin Loomis; Morgan; (Murdock?); Thomas Phelps; William Rice; John Wesley Steere; Adam Stein; Symmes; Edward A. Tilton; James E. Treat; George William Turner; Charles B. Viner, O. D. Walker; Ammi P. Whiton; Charles Willet.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) 1975. 227, 240.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: The Sunbury Press) 1979. 406;
  • Elsworth, John V. V.; The Johnson Organs (Harrisville, NH: The Boston Organ Club) 1984. 

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 23, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 499 Organs
  • 1 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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