The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1088

Builder Identification

B. 1855 in England; Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; Elmira, NY, 1907-1910; Chicago, IL, 1914; Milwaukee, WI 1917

Additional Notes

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

    Born 4 August, 1855 in England; he was the father of Henry J. Carruthers. He was a cabinetmaker, and musician; he started with Gray & Davison of Liverpool, England; then worked with Hope-Jones Electric Organ Co. of Birkenhead, England, c. 1894; followed by Norman & Beard of Norwich, England, c. 1897. He operated his own firm in Liverpool, England; before moving to the United States and joining Hope-Jones & Harrison of Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1904-1905; staying with Hope-Jones Organ Co. of Elmira, New York, 1907-1910, as superintendent, director; and then with its successor, a division of the Wurlitzer firm, 1910. Leaving Wurlitzer, he joined the Kimball firm of Chicago, Illinois, 1914. His last job was with the Wangerin-Weickhardt firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1917. Joseph J. Carruthers died 4 August 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Sources:

    • Diapason, Oct. 1914, 9.
    • Diapason, Feb. 1925, 6.
    • Diapason, Sep. 1937, 2.
    • David H. Fox.
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Database Entries

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