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Hagerstown, Maryland; New York City, 1909–1918; Merrick, New York, 1920–1931; Highland, Illinois, 1931.
Classification: Builder

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portrait: Photograph from an archival source: his essay, submitted by organ cow. Taken on 1920-01-01

October 30, 2004:

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

Born November 8, 1880 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; brother of George Losh, related to Daniel S. Wentz; in Hagerstown, Maryland, as child; with M.P. Möller, Inc. of Hagerstown: in New York City, 1909-1918, eastern sales manager; freelance organ sales, 2 years; acquired Reuben Midmer & Son of Merrick, New York, with brother, 1920, as Midmer-Losh, president; left firm, 1931; with Wicks Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois; died January 8, 1934 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Sources:

  • The Diapason Oct. 1920:2.
  • The Diapason Feb. 1924:2.
  • The Diapason Feb. 1934:8.
  • The Diapason Aug. 1975:18.
  • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 322.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 26, 2019.

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