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Reed Midmer, Sr. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

New York City, New York, C.1875; Merrick, New York, 1915.
Classification: Builder

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November 03, 2015:

See also: Reuben Midmer & Son.

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

October 30, 2004:

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

Son of Reuben Midmer; partner with his father in Reuben Midmer & Sons, 1875; he purchased the firm from his father's estate, 1895; and relocated the firm from Brooklyn to Merrick, New York. He sold his interest in the firm to Maximillion Averbeck, c. 1915; the firm continued under the same name until 1924 when it became Midmer-Losh. Reed Midmer Sr. died May 27, 1918 in Merrick, New York.

Sources:

  • The Diapason July 1918, 9.
  • David L. Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 316.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 279.

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

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