The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 260

Builder Identification

Troy, New York, 1846–1851

Additional Notes

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

    Active as an organ builder in Troy, New York, 1846–1851; made pianos thereafter.

    Sources:

    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 169.
    • Tracker, 9:2, 9.
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  • From the OHS PC Database Builders editor —

    Augustus Backus was active as an organ builder in Troy, New York, from 1846 until 1851; he made pianos thereafter. Giles Beach was his apprentice in 1844.1

    Source:
    1. Orpha Ochse. The History of the Organ in the United States (Indiana University Press, 1975) p58.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Augustus Backus.


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