The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 6361

Builder Identification

Hagerstown, Maryland, 1902-1993.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va. Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Established by William H. Reisner, Sr., in Hagerstown, Maryland, 1902, and incorporated 1904. The firm originally manufactured jewelry, optical and mechanical devices. The company was sold to a firm in Massachusetts, 1920, and became an organ supply business which was then repurchased by Reisner. The firm acquired Thomas Engraving Co. of Nyack, New York, 1929. Reisner was acquired by William B. Clements, 1973; then associated with Kimber-Allen firm, 1984-1986 as Reisner Kimber-Allen; but later resumed its previous name. The firm was acquired by Organ Supply Industries of Erie, Pennsylvania, May 1993.

    Staff: Madeline H. Brown; E. B. Carl; J. H. Hankey; James Kegerries; Sheila Krytenberg; Jack K. Miller; C. Frank Myers; David Parker; Richard Ratcliffe; William Reisner, Jr.; M. V. Stickel; Randall Wagner; L. E. Wibberlee; Peter Wright.

    Sources:

    • The Diapason, April 1921, 9.
    • The Diapason, April 1924, 18.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • The American Organist, September 1995, 51.
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  • For further information, see: Organ Supply Industries

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by W. H. Reisner Manufacturing Co. [Reisner Inc.].


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