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Wangerin Organ Co. View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1924–1942.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va., Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

Succeeded Wangerin-Weickhardt firm; established by Adolph Wangerin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 7, 1924; space in factory leased to Bartola Musical Instrument Co. {Barton Organs}; closed 1942.

Staff: Otto Eberle; Halbert W. Hoard; (John A. Mehrl?); Carl Reidler; Ralph Wangerin; Philipp Wirsching.

Sources:

  • The Diapason: February, 1924, 2.
  • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 662.
  • Letter of Charles T. Meyer.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • The Tracker: 34:2 (Richmond, Va. Organ Historical Society, 1990), 23.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 15, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 155 Organs
  • 13 Divisions
  • 3 Consoles

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