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John C. B. Standbridge View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1871.
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). — Born December, 1800 in Birmingham, England; father of John G. Standbridge and George O. Standbridge; in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1801; graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, c. 1822; organist, 1830s; began organ work, 1840; with William Darley and Jones; music teacher by 1850; active beyond 1865; died December 14, 1871 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

[update since the above source was published: JCB Standbridge was active into the year of his death, 1871, and worked on the Arch Street Methodist Church, Philadelphia organ with his sons.]


  • One or more local directories of the place and period.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 173.
  • Stephen Pinel.
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker, 32:1 (1988), 23.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on July 31, 2021.

Database Specs:

  • 27 Organs
  • 3 Divisions
  • 2 Consoles

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