John E. Linhares View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Boston, Massachusetts, 1906; Elmira, New York, c 1908; , Boston, after 1910-c. 1918.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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May 07, 2018:

For further information, see: James Woodberry, James Cole, Hutchings-Votey Organ Co., and Ernest M. Skinner

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Son of Anthony Linhares, nephew of John A. Linhares and Frank Linhares, cousin of Edmund Linhares; in United States, age 3 (c. 1882); with Jesse Woodberry firm of Boston, Massachusetts [circa 19001]; with James Cole firm of Massachusetts [by 19062]; with Hutchings-Votey firm of Boston, Massachusetts [1907?-083]; with Hope-Jones Organ Co.4 of Elmira, New York, c. 1908, repair and rebuilding; with Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts , 8 years, erector.

Editor's notes:

  1. Woodberry started his own firm in 1900, and Linhares was 18 at that point.
  2. James Cole firm of Cole Church Organ Co. 1904/05?-1906, Cole was partner with Ernest Skinner in 1903, partner with James E. Treat in 1907
  3. Hutchings-Votey partnership dissolved 1908
  4. Hope-Jones firm closed in 1910.


  • The Console Newsletter November 1969 (Los Angeles: Richard C. Simonton, Theater Organ Society).
  • The Diapason January 1921, 15

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