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W. Zimmer & Sons, Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Charlotte, North Carolina, 1964-1996; Fort Mill, South Carolina, 1996 to at least 2015.
Classification: Builder

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April 15, 2016:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 15, 2019. —

The company has closed, the web site went offline circa 2016, and the NorthCarolinaDB website lists its status as dissolved. Some members of the Zimmer family may continue to do service or consulting work.


  • NorthCarolinaDB website, accessed October 15, 2019, https://northcarolinadb.com/company/0166214/w-zimmer-sons-inc.
  • Cornell Zimmer.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 15, 2019.

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; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Established by Wilhelm Zimmer and his sons Ben A., Sr. and Franz J. Zimmer in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1964; relocated to Fort Mill, South Carolina, 1996.

Staff: William J. Ayers; Czelusniak et Dugal; David Finch; Henry J. Hawkinson; O. D. Hollar; Brooke L. Hopkins; John C. Lane; Thomas W. Linder; Jim J. Molenaar; Karl L. Park; Sherman W. Pasotto; Gerard C. Peeters; James P. Queen; J. Morris Spearman; James G. Twyne; Henry J. Wingenbach; Cornel Zimmer; Ben Zimmer, Jr.; Paul Zimmer.


  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Organ Handbook 1989 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 9.
  • The American Organist: January 1983, 37.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 15, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 231 Organs
  • 18 Divisions
  • 11 Consoles

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