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H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Oberlin, Ohio, 1954-1973.
Classification: Builder

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April 09, 2021:

The correct name of the organization is H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs. Homer Blanchard did business as Homer D. Blanchard dba H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs. All of his name plates read "H. D. Blanchard Pipe Organs****

We received the most recent update for this note from Randall E. Wagner on April 09, 2021.

December 18, 2018:

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

Born March 26, 1912 in Elyria, Ohio; graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State Universities; taught languages at Geneva College and United States Naval Academy, 1937-1946, and German at Ohio Wesleyan University 1963-1977, Emeritus Professor thereafter; assistant sales manager of M. P. Möller Co. of Hagerstown, Maryland, after 1946; northern Ohio representative of Möller firm, 1952-1959; operated firm in Oberlin, Ohio, 1954-1973; founding member of Organ Historical Society (OHS), 1956; Archivist of OHS 1966-1983; died September 26, 1988, in Delaware, Ohio.

Staff: Roger E. Davis; James Hammann; Randall Wagner.

Sources:

  • The Tracker, 32:2, 10.
  • The American Organist, January 1989, 51.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From Builders editor, Stephen Hall, August 18, 2018. -

Homer Blachard was born March 26, 1912 in Elyria, Ohio; he was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State Universities. He taught languages at Geneva College and at the United States Naval Academy, 1937-1946, and German at Ohio Wesleyan University 1963-1977, he was Emeritus Professor thereafter.

He was an assistant sales manager of the M. P. Möller Co. of Hagerstown, Maryland, after 1946; and was the northern Ohio representative of the Möller firm, 1952-1959. He operated his own firm in Oberlin, Ohio, 1954-1973.

He was a founding member of the Organ Historical Society (OHS) in 1956, and is credited as the originator of the Society's name. He later served as archivist of the OHS collections (1966-1983). Homer Blachard died September 26, 1988, in Delaware, Ohio.

Staff: Roger E. Davis; James Hammann; Randall Wagner.

Sources:

  • The Tracker, 32:2, 10.
  • The American Organist, January 1989, 51.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 21 Organs
  • 32 Divisions
  • 19 Consoles

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