The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1780

Builder Identification

Erie, Pennsylvania, from 1924; reorganized 1926; merged as Organ Supply Industries, 1984.

Additional Notes

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

    Established by Val P. Durst in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1924; reorganized as Durst, Boegle & Co., 1926; resumed previous name; acquired Erie Reed Pipe Co., 1933; acquired by Fred Gluck, 1971; merged with Organ Supply Co. as Organ Supply Industries, 1984, by Fred Gluck, owner of both firms.

    Staff: Carl F. Durst; Roland Durst.


    • Diapason: Nov. 1965, 34.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 798.
    • Music (American Guild of Organists, Nov. 1978), 40.
      (Music 1967-1978; name changed to The American Organist starting with the Jan. 1979 issue. )
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

Database Entries

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