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Midmer-Losh Inc. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Merrick, New York from 1924.
Classification: Builder

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August 28, 2015:

From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 8, 2016. -

The company's claim to fame today is that it built the world's largest pipe organ: the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ in the Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey; inaugurated in 1932, it has over 33,000 pipes controlled from a seven-manual console. Unfortunately, the company went bankrupt in the process. The organ still exists but is only partially playable, there is some question as to whether all of it was ever playable at the same time.

For further information, see:
Atlantic City Convention Hall / Boardwalk Hall entry in the OHS Pipe Organ Database
Historic Organ Restoration Committee

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

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). -

Succeeded Reuben Midmer & Sons; established 15 Mar. 1924 by George Losh and C. Siebert Losh in Merrick, New York; firm acquired by W. F. Benzeno, c. 1980; active in Babylon, New York, 1989.

Staff: B. Allan; H. Breu; W. Brook; J. Cameron; James Campagnone; C. Dargis; John Dewar; G. Fabry; C. Gould; Warren B. Gratian; J. Hanrahan; Sam Hovsepian; H. Lamb; Walter F. McLaughlin; Lewis K. Rimer; Otto Strack; Harry F. Van Wart; W. Varneke; E. Watson; Henry V. Willis; J. Winter; J. Zidlick.

Sources:

  • The Diapason, April 1924, 4.
  • The Diapason, November 1925, 13.
  • David 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 April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 32 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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