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Richard C. Simonton View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Los Angeles, California, 1930sā€“1979.
Classification: Corporate Officer

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March 05, 2016:

From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing Editor, updated March 5, 2016. ā€”

Richard C. Simonton (1915-1979) was a Hollywood businessman and entrepreneur, known for his work in preserving the work of musicians in the Welte-Mignon piano rolls, and for founding the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS). He also purchased the business interests of the Alfred Kilgen firm of Los Angeles, but whether he was actively involved or not in running the company is open to question.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 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) ā€”

Acquired Alfred G. Kilgen Co. of Los Angeles, California, 1956.

Source:

  • The Diapason January 1956, 3.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 23, 2019.

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