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Richmond H. Skinner View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Methuen, Massachusetts, 1931-1942.
Classification: Builder

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October 13, 2015:

See also: Ernest M. Skinner and E.M. Skinner & Son.

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 (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Born August 10, 1898; son of Ernest M. Skinner; attended M.I.T.; in World War I; graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.); briefly with Felix Schoenstein firm of San Francisco, California, c. 1911; graduate of California Institute of Technology, 1923; engineer with Stone & Webster; with Vaughan Engineers; with Nitrogen Fixation Co. of Virginia; general contractor in Boston, Massachusetts; in charge of father's organ factory at Serlo Hall of Methuen, Massachusetts, 1931, which was renamed Ernest M. Skinner & Son, 1936; in World War II; operated airline thereafter.

Sources:

  • The Diapason July 1941, 15.
  • Dorothy Holden, The Life and Work of Ernest M. Skinner (Richmond, VA: The Organ Historical Society, 1985).

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

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