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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1909-1929; as Maxcy-Barton Organ Co. (Barton organs) 1929-1935.
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 (Richmond, VOrgan Historical Society, 1997). -

Established by Daniel W. Barton, Walter Keefe, Tink Humphreys, and W. G. Maxcy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1909; made organ and percussion attachments for pianos; built "Barton" pipe organs by 1919; leased space in Wangerin factory of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; firm renamed Maxcy-Barton Organ Co., 1929; firm closed, 1935.

Staff: Harold T. Depue; Richard W. Dirksen; Walter Gollnick; K. G. Kurtz; Phil H. Pierce; Edmund Sobczyk; Al Stoll.


  • The Diapason, March 1929, 2.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 57.
  • Oshkosh Daily News April 26, 1974.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

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

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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