The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 4176

Builder Identification

Merrick, New York from 1924.

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). -

    Succeeded Reuben Midmer & Sons; established 15 Mar. 1924 by George Losh and C. Siebert Losh in Merrick, New York; firm acquired by W. F. Benzeno, c. 1980; active in Babylon, New York, 1989.

    Staff: B. Allan; H. Breu; W. Brook; J. Cameron; James Campagnone; C. Dargis; John Dewar; G. Fabry; C. Gould; Warren B. Gratian; J. Hanrahan; Sam Hovsepian; H. Lamb; Walter F. McLaughlin; Lewis K. Rimer; Otto Strack; Harry F. Van Wart; W. Varneke; E. Watson; Henry V. Willis; J. Winter; J. Zidlick.

    • The Diapason, April 1924, 4.
    • The Diapason, November 1925, 13.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 322. 

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 8, 2016. -

    The company's claim to fame today is that it built the world's largest pipe organ: the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ in the Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey; inaugurated in 1932, it has over 33,000 pipes controlled from a seven-manual console. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt in the process. The organ still exists but is only partially playable, there is some question as to whether all of it was ever playable at the same time.

    For further information, see:
    Atlantic City Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall entry in the OHS Pipe Organ Database
    Historic Organ Restoration Committee

Database Entries

There are 28 entries in the database that describe organs by Midmer-Losh Inc.

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