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Smith Unit Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Chicago, Illinois 1921-1924
Classification: Builder

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April 15, 2010:

No distinguishing information available from ID 7324: should be merged.

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:

  • Diapason: Dec. 1921, 17.
  • Diapason: Feb. 1924, 1.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 137.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Specs:

  • 13 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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