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Beverly, Massachusetts ca. 1950-1980s
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

William F. Laws (1914 - 1998) was the son of William W. Laws. The elder Laws had worked for the Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut prior to establishing his own firm in Beverly, Massachusetts around 1921. The younger Laws learned the trade in his father's shop and succeeded his father, around 1950, when the founder retired. William F. Laws kept the firm active until the mid-1980s.


  • Music June 1972 (American Guild of Organists), 45. [Music was renamed The American Organist starting with the January 1979 issue.]
  • Robert Reich.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

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

Database Specs:

  • 5 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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