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BuilderID 1518

Builder Identification

Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990; Chicago, Illinois, date unknown; Bloomington, Illinois, 1995–at least 2001.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Graduate of Southern Methodist University; Organist, conductor; with Aeolian-Skinner firm, midwest sales director, 1969-1972; with King of Instrument Studios, organ sales, president; with Hendrickson firm of St. Peter, MN, representative in Minneapolis, active 1990; with King of Instruments firm (successor of the Möller firm) of Chicago, IL, and Hagerstown, MD, 1994, vice president, sales director.

    Sources:

    • American Organist: Apr. 1989:56.
    • American Organist: Apr. 1994:50.
    • American Organist: Aug. 1994:36.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, December 13, 2016. —

    The website for Euro Musik (Bloomington, Illinois, United States representative for Reiger-Kloss firm) mentions Merrill Davies twice, once under the description for Opus 3717 and then under the description of Opus 3715. The description of Opus 3171 at Madison Street United Methodist Church of Clarksville, Tennessee, states "...the specification was immediately revisited and redrawn by Mr. [William E.] Gray and in consultation with the church musicians, Merrill Davis, artistic director of Euro Musik...." The description of Opus 3175 at First Congregational Church of Beloit, Wisconsin describes him as "Merrill "Jeff" Davis, artistic and marketing director,...."

    Source:

    • Rieger-Kloss, Euro Musik Corporation,
      http://www.rieger-kloss.com/our_organs/3715/index.php, and
      http://www.rieger-kloss.com/our_organs/3717/index.php,
      Accessed December 13, 2016.

    Database Entries

    There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Merrill N. Davis, III.


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