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Lawrence Phelps & Associates View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Erie, Pennsylvania, 1973-1979.
Classification: Builder

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October 27, 2015:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 22, 2019. —

The Tellers firm ceased building organs in 1973. Later in the same year, Lawrence Phelps purchased the Tellers factory and changed the name to Phelps and Associates. Paul Fischer remained with the new firm as plant superintendent under the direction of Phelps until the closing of the company in 1978. Organ Supply Industries (OSI) acquired the factory in 1980.

Source:

  • From a series of telephone conversations with Paul Fischer, September, 2015.
  • We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 23, 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). —

Lawrence Phelps operated own firm in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1973-1979; associated with ProMusica Corp. of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1979.

Staff: Daniel Jaeckel; Samuel H. Koontz; Ken List; Burton Tidwell; Clive Webster.

Source:

  • Derived from David H. Fox, "Lawrence Phelps & Associates"*, A Guide to North American Organbuilders (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991), 233.

This article separates Lawrence I. Phelps (the person) from Lawrence Phelps & Associates, the company. —Ed.
We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 23, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 29 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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