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Distinction:

London, Ontario, Canada, 1945; Lucan, Ontario, Canada, 1951; Acton, Ontario, Canada, 1961.
Classification: Builder

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May 07, 2018:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, November 1, 2015. —

Established in 1945 in London, Ontario, by Bert Keates (b 1909), to manufacture custom-built pipe organs. The company moved to Lucan, Ontario, in 1950, became incorporated in 1951, and relocated in Acton, Ontario, in 1961. Upon Keates' retirement, December 31, 1971, Dieter Geissler became president and the firm name was changed to Keates-Geissler Pipe Organs Ltd.

Sources:

  • Florence Hayes, "Keates-Geissler Pipe Organs Ltd." The Canadian Encyclopedia (Historica Canada: 1999), online article published 02/07/06, last edited 12/15/13, accessed 11/01/15, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/index.php/en/article/keates-geissler-pipe-organs-ltd-emc.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 27, 2019.

May 07, 2018:

SeealsoKeates-Geissler Pipe Organs Ltd and Bert Keates

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 27, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 18 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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