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BuilderID 7316

Builder Identification

Chicago, Illinois 1921-1924

Additional Notes

  • No distinguishing information available from ID 7324: should be merged.

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

    Established by Frederick W. Smith and Henry Hogans in Chicago, Illinois, 1921; relocated to Geneva, Illinois, 1924; renamed Geneva Organ Co.

    Staff: Walter T. Hogans.

    NOTE: Organs were built in Geneva facility with the following nameplates: Smith Unit Organ Co. , Geneva Organ Co., and Smith-Geneva Organs.

    Sources:

    • Diapason: Dec. 1921, 17.
    • Diapason: Feb. 1924, 1.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 137.
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Database Entries

There are 10 entries in the database that describe organs by Smith Unit Organ Co.


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