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Robert L. Sipe (& Associates) View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Texas, from 1972.
Classification: Builder

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October 31, 2015:

See also Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 23, 2019.

October 31, 2015:

See also Sipe-Yarbrough and Robert L. Sipe, Inc.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 23, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Robert L. Sipe was born in 1940 in Dallas, Texas. He began doing organ maintenance and rebuilding while a student at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, (1956-1959). He was a partner with J. Rodney Yarbrough in the firm Sipe-Yarbrough of Dallas, Texas, 1960-1964; the firm continued as Robert L. Sipe, Inc., 1965-1968. He was a representative of Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston, Massachusetts, in Texas, 1968; then accepted an offer to become president and tonal director of the Aeolian-Skinner Company of Randolph, Massachusetts, in 1969. He served as vice president, technical and artistic director at Aeolian-Skinner, 1970-c. 1972. After Aeolian-Skinner closed in 1972, he returned to Texas and re-established his own firm there; active 1989.*

Staff: Storey Clamp.

*Firm is active at last update, December, 2016. —Ed.

Source:

  • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 413.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 23, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 43 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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