Forster and Andrews

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Forster and Andrews. British organ building company, was formed by James Alderson Forster (1818–1886) and Joseph King Andrews (1820–1896), who had been employees of the London organ builder J. C. Bishop.

They opened the business that bore their name in Hull in 1843. The business developed and became one of the most successful of the North of England organ builders. The business was taken over by John Christie in 1924 and finally wound up in 1956. As well as their Hull headquarters, the company had branches in London and York.[1]

The German builder Edmund Schulze (1823–1878), an influence on Forster and Andrews, used to recommend them to prospective clients when he was unable to accept commissions.[2]

List of organs[edit]

First Methodist Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1882


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  3. ^ a b Laurence Elvin, Forster And Andrews Organ Builders 1843-1956
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  6. ^ "All Saints Church - Woollahra NSW".
  7. ^ Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 19 July 1884 p7
  8. ^ "The Organ". St John the Baptist, Potters Bar.
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  11. ^ "Music | St Paul's Clapham". stpaulsclapham.
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  13. ^ Pratt, Graham. "St. Peter's Church, Bourton on Dunsmore".
  14. ^ "Egginton. Opening and Dedication of the Organ at the Parish Church". Derby Mercury. Derby. 9 November 1892. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  15. ^ "St Peters Church – Helping Maintain an Anglican Presence on the Cartmel Peninsula".
  16. ^ "Nazarethkirche hat neue Orgel". HAZ – Hannoversche Allgemeine.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2019. Retrieved 22 January 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Pilrig St. Paul's Church – Scottish charity number SC007277".
  19. ^ "Records of Forster and Andrews" (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

Literature: Laurence Elvin, Forster and Andrews, Their barrel, chamber, and small church organs