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Distinction:

New York City, New York, c.1840-1860; Brooklyn, New York 1860-1888.
Classification: Builder

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August 28, 2015:

For more information, See Main Entry Reuben Midmer & Son

Reuben Midmer & Son was succeeded by two firms: Midmer-Losh, constructing new organs; and Midmer-Light, a service firm established by Reed Midmer, Jr. (grandson of Reuben Midmer) and James Light.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

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

Father of Reed Midmer, Sr.; Born 1824 in Sussex, England; immigrated to the United States, c. 1840; apprenticed with Thomas Hall of New York City, New York; with Ferris & Stuart of New York City, foreman; established his own firm in Brooklyn, New York, 1860; partner with son, 1875; retired 1888; died 1895; succeeded by his son.

Sources:

  • The Diapason December 1917, 3.
  • 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.

Database Specs:

  • 12 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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