The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3329

Builder Identification

Alliance, Ohio, 1916; Basic {Waynesboro}, Virginia, from 1918.

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). -

    Established by August A. Klann in Alliance, Ohio, 1916; relocated to Basic {Waynesboro}, Virginia, 1918.

    Staff: Paul Bell; Cindy Fitzgerald; Jim Ivanoff; Curtis Klann; Paul A. Klann; Philip Klann; Robert F. Lent; Robert Morgan; Clarence Roggmann; Kitty Sprouse.


    • AIO: 1982 membership directory.
    • The Diapason, February 1926, 4.
    • The Diapason, December 1928, 6.
    • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 784.
    • Music, June 1974, 39. [American Guild of Organists, 1967-1978; name changed to The American Organist starting with the January 1979 issue.]
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 3, 2018. -

    August Klann started the company in Ohio, he moved to Virginia to be closer to his largest customer, Barckoff Organ Company. Paul Klann, son of founder Auguste, was president 1952-1995. His son Phillip became president in 1995.

    Originally, organ chest magnets were the main product, but over time the product line was expanded to include consoles and other products. Product offerings in 2015 include consoles, console interiors, console refurbishment, control system installation and testing, pedalboards, windchests, reed switch thumb pistons, pedal valves and cymblesterns.


    Klann Organ Supply website, accessed Sept 27, 2015,

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Klann Organ Supply [Klann Inc.].

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