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Rock Island, Illinois, 1908-ca.1927.
Classification: Builder

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August 30, 2015:

For further information, see: Marshall-Bennett Co.;
See main entry at: John F. Lancashire

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Bennett Organ Co. succeeded the Lancashire & Turner, Moline, Lancashire-Marshall and Marshall-Bennett firms; it was established in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1908. The Bennett firm was acquired by a group of businessmen of Rock Island, Illinois, in 1927, and eventually renamed the Rock Island Organ Co. which closed in bankruptcy in August 1930.

Staff: William E. Beazley; Robert J. Bennett; George J. Bohen; Fred Cesander; J. Riley Chase; Richard W. Dirksen; Edward Harris; Frank Harris; G. M. Howell; William R. McArthur; Carl J. Markhus; Theodore Sandburg; Albert Stannke; Adolph Sundstrand; Carl A. Sundstrand; Lamotte Wells; Charles J. Whittaker; Robert Wilson; Charles Wright; Edward Wright; John Wright.


  • The Diapason December 1920, 1.
  • The Diapason August 1927, 8.
  • The Diapason November 1927, 1.
  • The Diapason September 1930, 39.
  • Organ Handbook (published yearly by the Organ Historical Society in connection with the OHS annual convention.), 1986, 17.
  • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (New York, Music Trades)
  • The American Organist January 1968, 20.

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Database Specs:

  • 129 Organs
  • 43 Divisions
  • 28 Consoles

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