The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 607

Builder Identification

Boston, Massachusetts, Beverly, Massachusetts, 1921.

Additional Notes

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

    Walter R. Birkmaier was the father of Arthur Birkmaier. He apprenticed with George S. Hutchings of Boston, Massachusetts, pipemaker and flue voicer; he was then with Ernest M. Skinner of Boston, Massachusetts, voicer; partner with Frederick S. Brockbank in voicing firm; with William W. Laws firm of Beverly, Massachusetts, 1921. He operated his own service firm for 15 years; he died 29 Nov. 1948, in Quincy, Massachusetts.

    Sources:

    • Nelson Barden.
    • Diapason, Jun. 1914, p1.
    • Diapason, Mar. 1921, p16.
    • Diapason, Jan. 1948, p5.
    • Letter of Henry J. Carruthers
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    D: , Mar. 1921:16,

Database Entries

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