The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 105

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1880s; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1892–1932.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Born January 31, 1862 in New York City, New York; died September 16, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the father of John M. Anchor, and step-father of William F. Barrett.

    Beaufort J. Anchor was with the Roosevelt firm of New York City, New York, as head tuner at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, branch shop; he bought the Roosevelt branch shop in Philadelphia in 1892, and established his own firm; he was succeeded by his son, John M. Anchor.

    His step-son, William F. Barrett, was with Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highland Illinois.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason November 1939, 3.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser’s Guide, Purchaser’s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York: Music Trades).
    • Roosevelt firm letter.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Beaufort J. Anchor.


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