Wilson R. Barry & Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Andover, Massachusetts, 1966; Exeter, New Hampshire, 1987-1996.
Classification: Builder

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January 09, 2016:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, June 4, 2016. -

Wilson R. Barry (June 26, 1925 - March 24, 2012) was a master builder of both organs and harpsichords.1 He established his own firm in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1966 as Wilson R. Barry & Co. building organs and harpsichords. The firm was relocated to Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1987.2 The firm closed in 1996 with Mr. Barry's retirement.3


  1. "Wilson Barry" obituary, Boston Globe on Mar. 28, 2012. Accessed online at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=156732136#sthash.0HT5JXE0.dpuf; accessed Jan 9, 2016.
  2. David H. Fox, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (OHS Press, 1997), 63.
  3. "Wilson Barry" obituary, Boston Globe.

For additional information on Wilson Barry, the person, see separate article Wilson Barry

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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). -

Graduate of Princeton University; with Chester Raymond of Princeton, Massachusetts; with Tellers firm of Erie, Pennsylvania; with Andover Organ Co. of Methuen, Massachusetts, c. 1963; operated firm in Andover, Massachusetts, 1966; in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1987, organs, harpsichords.


  • Organ Handbook (OHS 1966) 26.
  • Robert J. Reich.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

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Database Specs:

  • 6 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles