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Distinction:

Los Angeles, California, 1904?–1988.
Classification: Builder

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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). —

(Established by Edward L. Crome in Los Angeles, California, 1904?*); active in 1988.

*The parentheses and question mark are in Fox's Guide. Assuming Edward L. Crome and the 1904 date are correct, this presents a conflict with the entry for Crome & Varnum where Edward L. was partner with James Varnum in 1906. The simplest resolution would be that Crome opened his solo venture in 1904, took on a partner for a year in 1906, then resumed business under the previous name. —Ed.

Source:

  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 10, 2019.
Industry Achievement Award (https://www.atos.org/atos-2017-awards): Open In New Tab INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Looking past the work of the original major theatre organ builders, there is perhaps no other...
Document created on 2017-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Grant Chapman on February 18, 2022.

Industry Achievement Award (https://www.atos.org/atos-2017-awards): Open In New Tab INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Looking past the work of the original major theatre organ builders, there is perhaps no other...
Document created on 2017-01-01
We received the most recent update for this document from Grant Chapman on February 18, 2022.
  • Death Notice - Ken Crome, successor to father and uncle. (Business also relocated to Nevada)

Database Specs:

  • 10 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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