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Wirsching-Peloubet Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Salem, Ohio, 1919.
Classification: Builder

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December 18, 2018:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 10, 2018. -

Clarence Eddy Wirsching was the son of Philipp Wirsching; he was with his father's firm in Salem, Ohio; he acquired the firm with Eugene Binder as Wirsching-Binder Organ Co., in 1914. The elder Wirsching stayed on with the new company as shop superintendent.

Because they were underfunded, Binder and Wirsching issued stock, with half the shares going to a new partner, Leonard Peloubet. For the new company stock, Wirsching was to bring the assets of the shop, and Peloubet was to provided cash. Peloubet failed to provide the money, and Peloubet sold his shares to M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland. After Moller acquired additional shares, and thus controlling interest in the small firm, the Maryland firm promptly closed the Ohio firm.


  • Bynum Petty, "Wirsching Revisited", The Tracker 59:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 2015), 28.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 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). -

Succeeded Wirsching-Binder firm; brief partnership of Eugene Binder, Clarence E. Wirsching and Leonard Peloubet in Salem, Ohio, 1919; firm acquired by M. P. Möller of Hagerstown, Maryland.


  • The Diapason, February 1919, 11.
  • The American Organist October 1968, 29.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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