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Smith Unit Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Chicago, Illinois, 1921; relocated to Geneva, Illinois, 1924; renamed Geneva Organ Co.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

NOTE: This entry is the same as Builder ID=7316. The two entries are to be merged.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

Established by Frederick W. Smith and Henry Hogans in Chicago, Illinois, 1921; relocated to Geneva, Illinois, 1924; renamed Geneva Organ Co.

Staff: Walter T. Hogans.

NOTE: Organs were built in Geneva facility with the following nameplates: Smith Unit Organ Co. , Geneva Organ Co., and Smith-Geneva Organs.

Sources:

  • The Diapason: December 1921, 17.
  • The Diapason: February 1924, 1.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 137.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 28, 2019.

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  • 0 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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