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BuilderID 612

Builder Identification

Hartford, Connecticut; South Newfare, Vermont.

Additional Notes

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

    With Austin firm of Hartford, Connecticut, superintendent; active in South Newfare, Vermont; 38 years experience in 1986.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason, June 1986, 27.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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  • Note from the Organ Database Builders Listing editor Charles Eberline, April 18, 2017. —

    Stuart Biza was born in 1929. In May 1947 he was hired at the Austin plant to nail up boxes and do other odd jobs. After about six months he was promoted to the console room, where he worked until 1950, when he enlisted in the army. After military service and employment elsewhere, he returned to Austin in 1959. He had his own company in New Jersey from 1969 to 1974 but returned to Austin in 1974 as plant superintendent. He ended his full-time employment on January 31, 1984, but remained associated with the company as New Hampshire and Vermont representative from 1984 to 1987. He lived in retirement in Florida and died in 2000.

    Source:

    • Orpha Ochse, Austin Organs (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 2001), 381.
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  • See main entry: Austin Organs, Inc.

Database Entries

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