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Music: Fisk Organs

Music: Fisk Organs

 

As a World War II draftee, Charles Brenton Fisk’s first assignment was the Manhattan Project, working for Robert Oppenheimer at the age of 18. But that’s not even the most amazing part of his life story.

Since founding his namesake company in 1961, Fisk’s instruments have left an indelible mark on American organ building. The company has completed over 90 instruments in 23 US states, as well as Switzerland, Japan, and South Korea. It’s hard to imagine that these incredibly engineered, perfectly pitched, room-sized organs are built in a state-of-the-art facility in the woods of West Gloucester. (But they are).


▶︎ C.B. Fisk, Inc., 21 Kondelin Road, Gloucester. (978) 283 1909. Check out this fascinating video about their process.

 
 
Food: Brother’s Brew Donuts

Food: Brother’s Brew Donuts

Tech: Vivaldi Browser

Tech: Vivaldi Browser