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Richard Craig Hamar View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Hartford, Connecticut, 1965-69; Collinsville, Connecticut, 1967; Norwich, Connecticut, 1988-1989.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Apprentice with Rudolph von Beckerath, 1960-1963; with Akerman & Lund, Knivsta, Sweden, 1963-1964; with Austin Organ Inc. of Hartford, Connecticut, 1965; representative of Beckerath firm in New Hartford, Connecticut, 1966-1969; with Richard M. Geddes firm of Winsted, Connecticut; established firm in Collinsville, Connecticut, 1967; associated with Jeremy Cooper of Concord, New Hampshire, in Hamar-Cooper, ca. 1975; in Norwich, Connecticut, 1988; active in 1989.


  • Letter to David Fox.
  • Music, October 1969, (American Guild of Organists), 59.
  • Organ Handbook: 1988, 14 , and 1989, 16 (Richmond, Va.; Organ Historical Society).
  • Stephen L. Pinel.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • New Tracker Organs: "Hamar-Cooper at Sharon, Connecticut", The Tracker 19:3 (Richmond, Va.; Organ Historical Society, 1975), 21.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 03, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 7 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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