Oral History Information
Jack Linton followed in the footsteps of his father who formed the famed Linton oboes brand of musical instruments. The instruments have been handcrafted in Elkhart, Indiana, since the 1930s. The company gained a well-respected reputation for their professional series, which have been played by the symphonic soloists in Russia, Europe, Asia and the United States. When Jack took over the company he worked on the marketing of student models and expanded the market within a few years. Jack passed away after a long illness, which never took from him his positive attitude and passion for music.