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Adolph C. Reuter View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Pomeroy, Ohio, 1901; Mason City, Iowa, 1905; Highland, Illinois, 1908-12, South Haven, Michigan, 1912-13; Louisville, Kentucky, 1913; Highland, Illinois, 1917; Lawrence, Kansas, c. 1920-1957.
Classification: Builder

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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). —

Born December 3. 1880 in Pomeroy, Ohio; father of Carl Reuter, uncle of Albert G. Sabol, Sr.; with several firms; with Barckhoff Organ Co. of Pomeroy, Ohio, 1901; associated with William C. Verney, Barckhoff representative in Mason City, Iowa, 1905; with Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois, 1908-1912, superintendent; with Casavant Frères Ltée. firm of St. Hyacinthe, Canada, at South Haven, Michigan, factory, 1912-1913; with Henry Pilcher's Sons of Louisville, Kentucky, 1913, superintendent; partner with Earl Schwarz and several businessmen in Reuter-Schwarz Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois, 1917; firm relocated to Lawrence, Kansas, c. 1920; firm name changed to Reuter Organ Co., 1920; died December 3, 1957, age 77.


  • The Diapason April 1917, 2.
  • The Diapason January 1958, 1.
  • Junchen, David, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications 1990), 473.
  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Music April 1971 (New York: American Guild of Organists), 57.
        [Music was retitled The American Organist starting with the January 1979 issue.]
  • Social Security Death Index.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • The Tracker 22:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society), 5.


We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 06, 2019.

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