The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 174

Builder Identification

Ankeny, Iowa, from 1966.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Active in Ankeny, Iowa, 1983; Robert E. Arndt; active in 1989.


    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) membership lists: 1982:30, and 1996.
    • John Panning.
    • The American Organist January 1983, 36.

    Active in 2016. -Ed.
  • From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, March 7, 2016 -

    Established in 1966, Arndt Organ Supply Company L. L. C. started by servicing organs and making replacement parts for theater organs whose manufacturers were no longer in business. The company has since expanded, building new church organs in Minnesota, Iowa and California.

    Robert Arndt, owner and founder, established the firm in 1966. The first product produced was a copy of the Howard "Wonder" Seat which gave organists support to play for hours of silent movies. Responding to the needs of customers, AOSC then began reproducing many parts and items for Wurlitzer theatre pipe organs, church pipe organs, player pianos, and band organs, as well as building new church and theater pipe organs. The firm moved into its present office and factory facilities in the Ankeny Industrial Park, Ankeny (a suburb of Des Moines), Iowa in 1971.

    Source: Arndt Organ Supply Company website,, accessed March 7, 2016.

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