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Bradford Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Evanston, Illinois from 1986. (Successor to Prairie Organ Co.)
Classification: Builder

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February 16, 2022:

From Ronald Damholt: I was Walter Bradford's partner in this firm for over 20 years, and have now begun to update its files on the OHS database. 2022-02-16

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on February 16, 2022.

November 04, 2016:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, November 14, 2016. -

In 1977 Walter Bradford established Prairie Organ Company of Evanston, Illinois, which he incorporated (together with Ron Damholt) in 1981, changing its name to Bradford Organ Company in 1986. Specializing in mechanical action instruments, the company built, restored and maintained pipe organs.

Source:

  • Email from Ronald Damholt received 31 October 2016.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 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) -

Established by Walter Bradford in Evanston, Illinois, in 1986 as successor to Prairie Organ Co.; active in 1991.

Staff: Roger Daggy; Ronald Damholt.

Sources:

  • Diapason, June 1986, 8.
  • Michael Friesen.
  • Organ Handbook (OHS Press, 1989), 7.
  • John Panning.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 29 Organs
  • 6 Divisions
  • 2 Consoles

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