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BuilderID 1813

Builder Identification

St. Louis, Missouri 1939; after early 1940s Kilgen Organ Co.

Additional Notes

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

    Briefly known as E. R. Kilgen, then as Kilgen Organ Co.; one of the two rival 'Kilgen' firms formed after the liquidation of the George Kilgen & Son firm of St. Louis, Missouri, 1939; firm closed 1960.

    Staff: Frank Allen; Julius Bakos; B. H. Ballard; Raymond R. Dunn; Gordon Fowlston; Paul J. Garvey; Ruth Grafeman; Hugh T. Harrison; Lawrence Hausman; Max Hess; Stanley J. Kendzior; Charles C. Kilgen, Jr.; Eugene R. Kilgen; Leonard S. Kosakowski; Robert Maruska; Lawrence May; William A. Miller; Joseph Murphy; George Muth; Max Nagel; C. Nations; Frank Oswald; Christian Peper; Nicholas J. Pipitone; Santino Pipitone; Joseph Renard; Don Rudolph; Charles Schmalzer; Oscar Schmidt; Caroll Stoerker; George White; Ludwig Zentmaier.


    • The Diapason, November 1939, 28.
    • The Diapason, August 1944, 1.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 182.

  • See main entry: Geo. Kilgen & Son, Inc.(predecessor firm)

    See also: Kilgen Organ Co. (subsequent name of firm) and
    Charles Kilgen & Son (rival firm, also successor of George Kilgen & Son)

Database Entries

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