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]

  • [[Saint Paul Church,Valparaíso

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  1. ^ British Institute of Organ Studies, The National Pipe Organ Register, archived from the original on 24 December 2012, retrieved 10 September 2012 
  2. ^ The making of the Victorian organ. Nicholas Thistlethwaite
  3. ^ Laurence Elvin, Forster And Andrews Organ Builders 1843-1956
  4. ^ Laurence Elvin, Forster And Andrews Organ Builders 1843-1956
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  10. ^ "Egginton. Opening and Dedication of the Organ at the Parish Church". Derby Mercury. Derby. 9 November 1892. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
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Literature: Laurence Elvin, Forster and Andrews, Their barrel, chamber, and small church organs