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Johnston Organ & Piano Manufacturing Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


California 1913-1915. Succeeded Murray M. Harris firm, succeeded by California Organ Co.
Classification: Undetermined

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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). -

Succeeded Murray M. Harris firm of Los Angeles, California; established by E. A. Johnston, 1913; relocated to Van Nuys, California, 1913, with Bell as partner; foreclosed by Suburban Homes Co. of Van Nuys, and reorganized as the California Organ Co. of Van Nuys, 1915.

Staff: Edwin A. Spencer; Stanley W. Williams.


  • Bicentennial Tracker (Organ Historical Society, 1976), 121.
  • Diapason, February 1914, 1.
  • Diapason, September 1914, 5.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 27 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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