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Oliver Lowe View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Berkeley, California, 1927-1942.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Established Oliver Organ Co. of Berkeley, California, 1927; retired c. 1942; succeeded by Schoenstein* firm of San Francisco, California.

*This is a curious statement; Felix F. Schoenstein & Sons had been in business since 1877, they certainly did not succeed a firm established in 1927. Presumably, what was meant was that Schoenstein purchased the assets of the company when Lowe retired. —Ed.


  • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 910.

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