The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3562

Builder Identification

Beverly, Massachusetts ca. 1950-1980s

Additional Notes

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

    William F. Laws (1914 - 1998) was the son of William W. Laws. The elder Laws had worked for the Austin Organ Co. of Hartford, Connecticut prior to establishing his own firm in Beverly, Massachusetts around 1921. The younger Laws learned the trade in his father's shop and succeeded his father, around 1950, when the founder retired. William F. Laws kept the firm active until the mid-1980s.

    Sources:

    • Music: (American Guild of Organists) June 1972:45. [Music was changed to The American Organist starting with the January 1979 issue.]
    • Robert Reich.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by William F. Laws.


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