The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 369

Builder Identification

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c.1919–1935.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 7, 2017. —

    Barton Organs was one of two brand names used by Bartola Musical Instrument Co. for their line of theater organs. The other brand was the Maxcy-Barton which was used for some theater organs, but was primarily used for church organs.

    Sources:

    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 57.

     

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

    See Bartola Musical Instrument Co.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason, March 1929, 2.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 57.
    • Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Daily News, 26 April 1974.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

Database Entries

There are 55 entries in the database that describe organs by Barton Organs.


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