The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 472

Builder Identification

North Tonawanda, New York; Defiance and Lima, Ohio, c. 1922–1972.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 27 Dec. 1888; father of Earl Beilharz, related by wife's family to Dode M. Lamson; with Wurlitzer firm of North Tonawanda, New York; with Page Organ Co. of Defiance and Lima, Ohio, c. 1922, in charge of installations; acquired assets of Page firm and established the Lima Pipe Organ Co. of Lima, Ohio, 1935; retired 1972; succeeded by son; died 1973.

    Sources:

    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 454.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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  • For further information, see: Lima Pipe Organ Co.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Ellsworth Beilharz.


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